“Having a baby isn’t exactly a walk in the park”
Having a baby isn’t exactly a walk in the park. We are all well aware just how temperamental little ones can be at the best of times, so when teething pains hit, it’s not exactly surprising that they can become agitated and irritated. While all parents should prepare for some sleepless nights when their little one’s teeth are breaking through, there are a few ways to help to relieve your little one’s pain and get a little rest for you and them at the same time. Here are a few to get you started off on the right foot.
Knowing the Warning Signs
Your baby can’t tell you what’s wrong, but by the time they start to teeth, you’ll probably be pretty familiar with the ways that they have of indicating what they want. Certain cries might be associated with sleepiness, others with hunger. So if your baby starts crying excessively around four months of age and you’re not sure why teething may well be the reason. Here are a few symptoms to look out for:
If any of these symptoms are present, chances are you’ve found the root of the problem.
Registering Your Child With a Dentist
It is recommended that you take your child to a dentist by the time that they are one year old. If your child is experiencing teething problems, it may be a good time to get this first appointment out of the way. The appointment will usually consist of the dentist having a quick check around your little one’s mouth while your little bundle of joy is sat on your lap. This is easier than attempting to keep them still in the dentist’s chair on their own. After the examination is complete, the dentist will be able to alert you to any potential problems. They will also be able to advise you on future dental care for your child, for example, teeth cleaning techniques and recommended dental products.
Invest in Teething Toys
Your little one is going to want to chew on anything within reach. So make sure the first thing that they grab is a specially designed plastic teething toy. These can be effectively cleaned and will have textures that soothe your little one’s aching gums. Remember to disinfect and distil them if they are dropped on the floor in public so that your child doesn’t end up with any dirt or excess bacteria in their mouth. This isn’t only bad for their general health but could result in the dirt getting trapped in areas where their teeth are rupturing the surface of their gums. This could lead to infection and further discomfort.
These steps are simple but will truly make the world of difference to your child’s health, happiness, and well-being. It could also give you a little more time for rest and relaxation, as your baby will nod off to sleep more easily and wake in a better mood in the morning.
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Until Next TIme!
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