what are the symptoms of a teething baby?

what are the symptoms of a teething baby?

what are the symptoms of a teething baby?

Common symptoms of baby teething are pain, irritability, red cheeks, drooling, biting things, swollen gums, restless sleep, elevated body temperature, diaper rash, etc.

  1. Pain: The baby may show signs of pain and discomfort.
  2. Grumpy: The discomfort caused by the teeth will make the baby grumpy and crying, especially one or two days before teething.
  3. Red cheeks: red spots may appear on the baby's cheeks.
  4. Drooling: Excessive saliva produced during teething will make the baby drool often.
  5. Chewing, chewing or biting things: Put anything near your baby's mouth, he may chew.
  6. Swollen gums: Check your baby's mouth to see if there is a little redness or swelling on the gums.
  7. Restless sleep: The baby may wake up suddenly in the middle of the night and look irritable.
  8. Elevated body temperature: Teething can slightly increase the body temperature, so the baby may feel a little hotter than usual.
  9. Diaper rash: Babies are more likely to get diaper rash when they are teething, and may have loose stools.

What is the reason for the late teething of young children

Mothers are always concerned about the growth of their babies, and during the teething stage, mothers of Bao see that other children of the same age are growing teeth, and their babies will not be able to see their teeth for a long time, so they will inevitably be worried. And because teeth are part of the human bones, many mothers think that it is a manifestation of calcium deficiency when the baby is late for teething. So what is the reason for the late teething of young children? Let's take a look now.

1. Physical reasons

Teeth are highly calcified substances, and the process of tooth calcification requires more nutrients, including calcium, phosphorus, vitamin D and so on. If one or more of these nutrients is missing, it will affect the baby's teething and tooth development.

2. Calcium deficiency

Since the baby’s teeth will undergo calcification after birth, sufficient calcium is indispensable as the baby grows up. If mothers find that the baby is teething late, accompanied by weak body, poor sleep quality, etc., they need to pay attention to whether it is caused by calcium deficiency.

3. Genetic causes

In some cases, it is due to the lack of corresponding nutrients during the pregnancy of Bao’s mother that the baby’s teething time is late after birth.

Baby teething early or late

Newborns will naturally give birth to teeth after they have grown to a certain stage, and many parents are very concerned about the time when their children have teeth. So, is the baby's teething early or late?

1. Children with early teething will have sprouting teeth not long after birth, and even some have already given birth to sprouting teeth. At this time, the dentin will be thinner, with insufficient calcification, and the teeth will appear whiter and dull.

2. Children with late teething may not have sprouts until 10-12 months. This is a normal category. If the child is over one year old and has not teethed, it is an abnormal situation, which is likely to be related to the child's nutritional status and health.

3. There is no difference between the early or late of the child's teething. It does not mean that there will be any adverse effects on the child's teething late, as long as it is within the normal time range. If the late teething is caused by the disease, you should be more vigilant and you should take your child for examination in time.

As long as the child is healthy, the morning or evening of teething has no special meaning. It will only have some impact on the child's supplementary food and the breastfeeding women.

Baby teething sequence

When a baby is born, there are no teeth. Tooth development does not begin until a few months after birth. At this time, the baby’s gums will slowly grow some deciduous teeth. These teeth will grow in a certain order, and most babies are common. of. Parents can pay attention to the correct teething sequence of the baby to determine whether the baby's teething state is normal. So what is the order of teething?

1, 6-8 months

At this stage, the baby will grow two middle front teeth in the middle of the lower alveolar, and then the middle two front teeth will grow out of the upper alveolar.

2, 8-12 months

Two outer front teeth will grow around the lower alveolar front teeth of these four-month-old babies, and the upper alveolar will then grow these two front teeth.

3. 12-16 months

At this stage, the deciduous molars begin to grow, and the first deciduous molars will grow out of the baby’s upper and lower alveolar.

4. 16-20 months

After 16 months, the baby will begin to grow canine teeth, and the upper and lower alveolar will have canine teeth.

5. 20-30 months

At this stage, the two second deciduous molars of the baby's lower alveolar will grow, and then two second deciduous molars of the upper alveolar will grow. At this time, the baby's 20 deciduous teeth will be grown.

This is just the order of teething for most babies. Parents only need to pay attention to the quality of the baby's teeth, which is the most important.

Baby teething recipe

2 teeth period:

Generally, when babies are 4-8 months old, a pair of mammary incisors in the lower jaw will erupt quietly. From then on, the baby is out of the ranks of toothless. In this period, the baby likes to put anything he can get into his mouth to chew, making people dumbfounded, and sometimes chewing chopsticks and spoons by imitating the actions of adults.

During this period, mothers can try to give the baby some semi-solid foods, such as mashed potatoes, mashed egg yolks, oatmeal, etc., so that the baby can experience the transition from a watery diet to a mushy diet. Supplementary food with a slight consistency can make the baby realize that his food has begun to change, and lay the foundation for adding solid food in the future to allow the baby to exercise and chew with his teeth.

4 teeth period:

At about 8-12 months, the baby's upper jaw will grow two or more teeth. At this time, the baby's nutritional needs are getting higher and higher. During this period, the mother should give the baby more choices, such as pureed meat, minced meat, tomatoes, tofu, and so on.

However, if the baby's chewing ability is not good, the baby's digestive function is weak, and the lumpy food is not crushed by the teeth into the digestive system, and the nutrients are not easy to be decomposed and utilized. Therefore, during this period, parents should consciously use solid food to guide the baby to practice chewing.

6-8 teeth period:

The lateral incisors of the upper jaw will erupt when the baby is 9-13 months old, and the lateral incisors of the lower jaw will also erupt when the baby is 10-16 months old. During this period, the baby gradually adapts to solid foods, and the digestive functions of the stomach and intestines gradually mature.

During this period, the mother can give the baby solid food, such as steamed eggs, vegetables and the like.

8-12 teeth period:

Around 13-19 months, the baby will have the first deciduous molar (large tooth).

With deciduous molars, the baby's chewing skills are greatly improved. During this period, the baby will enthusiastically use the spoon to deliver the food to his mouth. Even if the table is full, it is worthy of encouragement from the mother. This will also affect the baby's future personality.

This period can reduce the intake of liquid foods and increase solid foods, such as soft rice, bread, vegetables, and meat slices.

12-20 teeth period:

During the 16-20 months thereafter, the baby’s 20 deciduous teeth will gradually grow and complete the eruption process of the deciduous teeth series. During this period, the baby can not only swallow food by himself, but also the feeding skills will gradually become perfect. The mother can give it. Ordinary soft foods, such as rice, noodles, soybeans, etc.

Eruption of permanent teeth:

When the child is about six or seven years old, Hengya begins to erupt one after another, replacing the original deciduous teeth. As children grow older, they should eat more chewy foods such as jellyfish, peanuts, sugar cane, etc., to maintain a good stimulating effect on the deciduous teeth and promote the deciduous teeth to fall off on time. When the child's front teeth and posterior molars have erupted, add some foods such as celery, corn, apples, etc., to complete the tooth replacement smoothly and let the child have a healthy and neat tooth.

Baby teething diarrhea

When the fetus is about 4 or 5 months old in the mother’s body, the teeth are already calcified and growing. From birth to 6 months old, the lower incisors will grow, and the slower ones will also grow at 7 months old, but because At this time, the antibodies brought out by the mother's body have gradually disappeared, the resistance is weak, and the baby likes to bite things, which will be prone to infections and have fever. In order to prevent the baby from biting unclean items, you can use wet gauze to massage His gums eased the discomfort.

The cause of diarrhea can be preliminarily judged from the characteristics of the baby’s stool, the following abnormal stools and possible causes:

1. The stool is green with a small amount of mucus, and the number of stools increases. It often indicates hyperperistalsis, which is seen when you are hungry;

2. There are more foamy stools and off-white soap-like objects, indicating fat indigestion;

3. Stool smells sour and fizzy, indicating indigestion of sugar;

4. Stool smells very stinky and unformed, which means that protein putrefaction is increased;

5. Stool is green or yellow, and it is like egg drop soup, which often indicates improper diet or caused by extra-intestinal infection;

6. Loose and watery stools, frequent, often viral enteritis;

Physiological diarrhea is generally common in breastfed infants, mostly within 6 months. The reason

It is because the certain nutrients contained in breast milk exceed the baby’s needs, and the baby’s digestive ability has not yet

Diarrhea caused by healthy development. 

Physiological diarrhea often has these characteristics:  

1. The number of stools ranges from 2 to 3 times to 8 to 9 times a day, like a paste, without a special smell.

2. The child is a little puffy, and often there is ringworm on the face, behind the ears or hairline. 

3. Although the child has some diarrhea, the body still absorbs more nutrients than ordinary children. Therefore, these children continue to gain weight while diarrhea, and weigh more than other babies of the same age, their growth and development are not affected, their appetite is good, and they don't get sick.

Physiological diarrhea does not require weaning, nor does it need to use antidiarrheal drugs. As the baby grows up and his digestive function becomes sound, he gradually adds porridge, noodles, fish, mud and other supplementary foods, and the baby's bowel movements will gradually become normal.

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