There is no set rule, when a baby will teething, although the average baby will start at the age of 6 months. At this age the baby’s growth has begun to appear marked by the appearance of the first milk teeth in the upper or lower front. As for some babies who have started teething at the age of 3 months. You do not need to worry if your baby will start teething milk teeth for the first time at the age of 6-10 months. If your baby after 14 months of age does not teething, you should consult a doctor.
The appearance of baby teeth for the first time will be preceded by signs of being fussy and often crying at night, maybe it will affect his body temperature but not more than 39 degrees Celsius. The most common sign is that the baby salivates more and has a high desire to bite objects around him. One of them is biting a baby toy to reduce pain during teething, to reduce itching, you can give teether. Then the next sign is a lack of appetite in children due to swollen gums. In dealing with your child’s discomfort when teething, you can take several steps.
Here are tips for dealing with fussy babies when teething:
1. Rubbing Gums
You can rub the gums where the roots of the teeth in your baby are growing, the important thing you pay attention to is not to force your baby to rub the gums. Do this by slowly inserting your finger into the baby’s mouth and then rubbing it on the gums. In part, brushing your teeth will comfort your baby.
2. Toys put in the refrigerator
Give toys that do not hurt him, one of which is teether, which is a toy to bite, you should first clean it so that it reduces germs when they enter his mouth. In addition, you can put it in the refrigerator first, a cold object when the baby bites it will make it comfortable.
3. Give finger food
In addition to toys such as teether, you can also provide finger food, in addition to being usually teething at the age of 6 months so that complementary foods have been given breast milk. Give it finger food in a size that makes it easy to grip, does not choke and also melts easily in your baby’s mouth.
4. Consult a doctor
If the pain in your baby does not go away, you should consult a doctor, especially if the pain in your baby does not subside for several days so that the cause can be found immediately and given medication according to the age of your baby.