Baby Teething

Basically Teething occurs when the teeth emerge through the gums. The teeth grow throughout the gums in stages. it is too much painful and frustrating time for baby and parents. Usually the lower front teeth come through first, followed by the top middle teeth. A baby first teeth (also known as milk teeth) usually develop while the child is growing in the womb. In most babies, these teeth start from around six months old. Usually Two and Half or Three when they have their full set of first teeth. This process is known as teething.

How to know when my baby is teething?

Your baby may sprout her first teeth with no problems at all, but it could be a painful and drawn-out process.If your baby is teething, you can notice there.
  • sleepless at night and wakeful during the day
  • gum rubbing, biting or sucking
  • heavy drooling
  • Puffy gums
  • red flushed cheeks or face
  • irritable and unsettled
  • not feeding as well or A change in eating habits
  • Ear pulling
  • rubbing her ear on the same side as an erupting tooth
  • red and swollen gums
Normally babies get their teeth in pairs. First come the middle two on the bottom. A month or so later, the two above those arrive. it's not uncommon to see a baby with four bottom and no upper teeth or the reverse. A general Overview:
  • 6 months: lower central incisors
  • 8 months: upper central incisors
  • 10 months: lower and upper lateral incisors
  • 14 months: first molars
  • 18 months: canines
  • 24 months: second molars

How long will teething last?

There is no set date when your baby's first tooth will arrive, it could be any time between five and seven months. Teething may be start from 6 to 12 year or more and Milk Teething process can take two and a half year approx.

Teething tips

There are several ways where we can help to make teething easier for your baby. Every child is different, and you may have to try several different things until you find something that works for your baby.
  • Rub your baby's gums. Use a clean finger, moistened gauze pad or damp washcloth to massage your baby's gums. The pressure can ease your baby's discomfort.
  • Keep it cool. A cold washcloth or chilled teething ring can be soothing on a baby's gums.
  • Cold foods if eating solid foods, try giving a chilled mashed banana or avocado .
  • Teething gels There are teething gels available which contain a local anaesthetic or mild antiseptic. These are thought to be safe to use in children and may provide some relief.