BABY'S

ORAL HYGIENE

Your baby may sprout her first teeth with no problems at all, but it could be a long and painful process.

 

If your baby's teeth are on their way, you may notice the following signs of teething: red and swollen gums, gum-rubbing, biting or sucking, sleepless at night, not feeding as well, irritable and unsettled, etc. A useful baby teething product definitely helps to reduce irritation and discomfort.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I know if my baby is teething?

A: Your baby may sprout her first teeth with no problems at all, but it could be a long and painful process. She's going to need lots of cuddles!If your baby's teeth are on their way, you may notice the following signs of teething:

 

  • red and swollen gums

  • red, flushed cheeks or face

  • heavy drooling

  • gum-rubbing

  • sleepless at night and wakeful during the day

  • not feeding as well

  • irritable and unsettled

Q: What are the best ways to soothe my baby's painful gums?

A: 

  • Apply something cold to help numb the gums, e.g. a freezed wet cloth or by chewing cold, soft fruit.

  • Give your baby a teething ring (preferably putting it in the fridge for a while before giving to your baby).

  • Rub a clean finger over your baby's sore gums to numb the pain temporarily.

  • Apply teething gels to ease pain and prevent infection. Make sure you use one that is sugar-free and specifically made for babies.

Q: How long will teething last?

A: There's no set date when your baby's first tooth will arrive. Most babies start at around six months, and should have all their milk teeth before two-and-a-half years old.

 

You also won't know how long it will take for a tooth to push through that little gum. Your baby may be troubled for just a few days, or for months to show all symptoms of teething.

 

Your baby's first few teeth will probably be the worst. Her next few teeth may come through more easily.

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