There is no definite benchmark for when a baby’s first tooth will appear. It’s true, Ma, on average, babies start teething when they are 4 or 7 months old. However, some babies may start teething sooner or later. Some children may have teeth from birth, some start teething at the age of 4 months, some are just starting to grow teeth even though they are about to start solids (complementary food for breast milk) around 6 months old, and some are just starting to grow teeth even though they are already before the age of 12 months.
Yes, every child can be different when it comes to the first teething. Many factors can influence it, but Mama and Papa should first identify the characteristics of a baby’s growing teeth.
Fussy And Often Cry At Night
Teething often causes discomfort for babies, making them restless and fussy. Babies really feel the most pain when their first teeth erupt, this is because there is an inflammatory process when something grows from the gums.
Especially if what grows are large molars. This pain can be followed by an increase in body temperature. But not to cause a high fever.
His Gums Are Swollen And Red
Removing the tooth from its growth point causes the gums to swell and become red. This is a natural process, as long as the other symptoms are not severe.
Lots Of Salivae
When a baby is teething, his body reacts to produce more saliva. Also, in the theory of growth, a baby’s salivary glands reach their full capacity by the time they are 3 to 4 months old.
If Mom or Dad is worried because babies often drool and are at risk of choking on their saliva, consult a doctor.
Like To Bite To Reduce The Pain
When a baby starts teething, his gums will be pushed hard by the new teeth and causing discomfort. Pitting gums that are swollen due to teething reduces the sensation of pain and discomfort. This is why babies tend to like to bite when they start teething.
Her Cheeks Are Blushing
Some babies experience rosy cheeks when their teeth erupt. Of course, accompanied by other symptoms, for example, fever.
Red cheek skin can be caused by the production of saliva that wets the cheeks it irritates the skin.
His Body Temperature is Slightly Rose
Because it reacts with pain and a little inflammation, the baby’s body will have a slight fever when it is teething. But the fever is not over 39 degrees Celsius.
More Often Ask To Drink Breast Milk Or Refuse Breast Milk
A baby who is teething will feel discomfort all over the body. The process of growing teeth causes not only pain in the gums, but also in the whole body due to the body’s reaction against inflammation.
His Appetite Is Down
Besides being fussy due to discomfort all over the body, babies can also experience a decrease in appetite.
Not Sleeping Well
Growing teeth cause pain and keep babies awake at night. If you find that your baby has trouble sleeping because he is teething, try various ways to make him comfortable and fall asleep. In addition, stick to a regular bedtime schedule so that his sleep patterns don’t change, making it more difficult to sleep.