How to Take Care of a Baby at Teething
Teething marks an important milestone in the development of children 6-7 months old. Proper child care at this stage is very important. Let’s find out together.
Get Acquainted with the “Baby” Teeth
The first teeth will erupt at around 6-7 months. Next, the teeth will “plump” gradually and perfect by the time the baby is about 2-3 years old. A total of 20 milk teeth will appear at this age.
However, the above milestones are only relative. The mother does not need to be too worried if it takes 8 months for the baby to have ahead in the case of height, the weight of the baby is still normal, baby does not have rickets, calcium deficiency.
The baby’s first teeth often make mom happy and … tired. Because some teething babies are very “peaceful”, others are not. The baby becomes irritable, likes to bite at objects, is uncomfortable with his mother, often requires her to be carried.
When you see the baby suddenly fussy, uncomfortable, pay attention to check your child’s benefits. You should see a hard lump or sharp point sticking out of the gum surface, causing swelling and pain. I drool a lot, I don’t sleep well. Some children also have mild diarrhea during teething.
The baby’s condition is not related to the time the baby teething. But one interesting thing is that normally, girls will have teeth earlier than boys. If your baby is still teething at 12 months of age, take him to the doctor to determine the cause.
How Should Mothers Take Care of Children?
Spend more time with your baby, and cuddling your baby.
If your baby refuses to eat and refuses to eat, there is no need to force him too much. No problem! You only need to adjust the menu, let your child enjoy light cool foods such as yogurt, fruit smoothies in the cooler compartment. These will make your baby feel comfortable.
Teething baby is easy to lose weight. Therefore, you need to take special care of your child’s diet. Divide into several meals, feeding each child a little. You can choose flour, milk, pureed congee. Adding to that is yogurt, mashed fruit.
Usually, due to an enzyme released when teething, the baby will appear signs of diarrhea with paste, paste 3-4 times/day. This is not diarrhea, so let your child eat and drink as usual.
For children to avoid harassing, they can choose for children types of lozenges, biting gums, teething pads specialized for children, so they can gnaw, chew to help uncomfortable. Especially pay attention to all toys with square edges, sharp edges because of the baby put these things in the mouth will hurt the baby’s gums and teeth.
If your baby is 12 months old but still has not seen any teeth, he should consult a doctor, because this is a case of teething too slow, maybe due to a lack of nutrition, rickets, calcium deficiency, deficiency vitamin D …
What to Do to Help Your Baby When Teething?
Children should drink plenty of water.
Children should be “gnawed” on a soft and cool object, ensuring hygiene.
Only use pain medicine if directed by a doctor.
Cuddle, comfort, play with your baby to help him forget teething.
Nutrition for Teething Babies
Soft foods should be given to children to eat easily, too hot or too cold foods are not conducive to the development of children’s teeth. In addition, children need calcium in the composition of daily meals.
When teething, babies may refuse to eat if the food stimulates and causes gums. Mothers can prepare the following foods to ease their pain while ensuring a daily diet for their babies:
Pureed food for children
This food is soft and porous, allowing children to eat a lot without chewing. Even older children can eat this food when teething if chewing food is too difficult. Parents can also grind fruits and vegetables at home by cooking until soft and mixing them with a small amount of water in a blender.
These pureed foods can be fed to your baby in a warm or cold form, but their teething gums will be more receptive to colder foods.
Cake for baby teething is teething
This cake is available in stores and supermarkets specializing in babies. This cake is soft when combined with your baby’s saliva. Most teething crackers contain very little sugar and no preservatives.
Parents can boil or steam vegetables until they are soft and then let the baby hold pieces of vegetables to eat. This way your baby still absorbs the fiber and vitamins needed during teething.
Cool drinks can soothe fussy babies during teething. For children over 6 months old, the best choice is water. Some mothers often give their babies fruit juice mixed with water.
Infants over 12 months usually like cold milk. Nursing mothers can breastfeed their babies more often when they teething to provide essential nutrients for babies, which also contributes to calm the baby and ease crying when hurt.
Note: Teething symptoms never include high fever, coughing, vomiting, and prolonged diarrhea, but may be symptoms of another illness, so seek medical attention right away.
For children to have healthy oral development, it is necessary to have appropriate nutrition to ensure the factors of sugar, protein, starch, fat; especially the ever-changing menu will help your baby enjoy eating more. This will be an important factor supporting your baby during teething.