Teething in Infants: What to Expect As a New Mother

If you’re just starting out as a new mother, there are a lot of things your baby will make you learn, whether or not you are ready to learn them. Because if you don’t know how to manage the challenges you’ll face, you will get frustrated in the long run.

Babies come with a lot of responsibilities from the first day they are born. You have to know when your baby is crying for food and when he/she is crying for comfort. In the first six months, on the average, of your baby’s life, there are no teething problems. After six months, teething begins. And, I must tell you, it is not pleasant. Not for you and definitely not for your baby. If you’ve had a child before, you already have experience. But that experience may not suffice for your next child because every child comes with its own peculiarities.

What should you expect when your baby’s teeth starts to come out?
 

Expect a Lot of Fussing

One of the side effects of teething in infants is drooling. Expect a lot of that when your baby starts to teeth. As a new mother, you may start to worry that your child drools. You don’t have to. The drooling usually stops as soon as the teeth come out. 

Expect Irritability 

This is a really trying time for your baby. At this point, practically anything can irritate him. He’ll get cranky often and throw fits. Just be patient and remember again how you feel when you are in pain. 

Expect an Increase in Temperature 

Teething triggers a rise in temperature in babies. The gums are sore and tender. Take note, however, that it never leads to fever. If your child has fever, you will need to go see the doctor. Don’t worry, it gets better. 

How Can You Help Your Child? 

You can help your baby adjust to this new development by:
Massaging his/her gum regularly. 
Trying an over-the-counter remedy such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
Cuddling him/her. 
Clean the drools as they come. 

What Should You Avoid?

Be wary of over-the-counter remedies; some of them actually cause more harm than good.
Avoid giving your baby teething objects that can injure them. 

How to Care for the new Teeth 

Clean your baby’s gum with soft cloth and warm water twice a day, before the teeth appear. When the first two teeth appear, use soft brush to clean twice a day. Use toothpaste not more than the size of a grain of rice. 

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Article credit : Cocci Beauty

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