Because babies can’t speak and can’t communicate with each other, sometimes a little irritability and disobedience of TA will make Ma people nervous and helpless.
If it’s irritability + loss of appetite + poor sleep + fever and diarrhea… When these symptoms appear together, it is likely that the mothers will collapse like the end of the world.
In fact, excluding disease factors, there is another reason that these symptoms may also occur at the same time, and it is only a normal process of baby growth and development. That’s it.——
Period of eruption of the baby’s teeth.
At this stage, the symptoms of different babies are different, but no matter which one occurs, mothers need to give enough patience and tolerance to help their babies through this period smoothly.
How much do you know about the eight major symptoms of dental discomfort?
The symptoms of tooth eruption usually appear 1 to 2 months ahead of time. If not handled properly and promptly, these symptoms may last longer.~
Sign 1: Exceptionally much mouth water.
Babies will stimulate gingival nerve when teeth appear, which will cause increased salivary gland secretion, baby will appear drooling phenomenon. Some babies secrete more, causing the skin around the mouth to become rough, chapped and even rash under the constant stimulation of saliva.
[Countermeasure]: You can prepare a soft cotton cloth and wipe your saliva with a soft towel dipped in warm water. The action must be gentle to avoid the infection caused by scratching the skin. You can also use warm towel to gently wipe the part while the baby sleeps, and apply some moisturizer to prevent chapping.
Symptom 2: Gingival swelling and pain
Sometimes you can see the baby’s gums are blue or swollen and occasionally bloodstained. In severe cases, gum swelling and pain can also spread to the ears and around the face, when the baby will appear to pull the ear or rub the cheek small movements.
[Countermeasure]: Can give TA some cool things with a certain degree of hardness massage gums. For example, a frozen carrot or cucumber strip can be given to TA before deciduous teeth erupt, but it should not be used after deciduous teeth erupt to prevent the baby from choking after biting.
Sign 3: Bite anything that gets into your mouth
From biting one’s own little hand to biting one’s mother’s nipple to even biting a stranger’s finger. TA will gnaw at anything that goes into its mouth to release the pressure inside its gums and make itself feel more comfortable.
Mothers can wrap wet gauze around their fingers and gently massage their babies’gums. Usually, we should pay more attention to the baby’s behavior, if we find that the baby bites the lip, we should stop it in time.
Sign 4: irritability
When the deciduous teeth slowly push out of the gums, the pain may intensify. If the baby can’t express the pain in words, it will become irritable, irritable and crying. Mothers will also feel that the child is not as good as before.
[Countermeasure]: It can let the baby bite the molar stick, divert his attention, and also give the baby emotional comfort with words and hugs.
Sign 5: Loss of appetite
Tooth-growing babies often become restless during breast-feeding. He may be eager to suck because he wants to stuff something into his mouth, but once he starts sucking, his gums will ache because of the sucking action, which will make the baby refuse food.
[Strategy]: Because of the swelling and pain of the gums, the baby may not like to eat hot food. The mother can give the baby some cool liquid, semi-liquid or soft food. Babies who eat bottles can adjust their pacifier holes appropriately, and it is suitable to drink easily without choking milk. They really don’t want to suck, so they can drink with cups or spoons instead. If the baby refuses to eat seriously, it is necessary to take him to a doctor.
Sign 6: Diarrhea
Some babies have diarrhea when they have teeth. This is because when the baby teeth, there will be too much saliva, and swallowed too much saliva, can cause a slightly lower appetite, or loose stool.
[Strategy] Let the baby drink more water. When the number of baby stools increases, but the water is not much, we should temporarily stop adding other supplementary food to the baby, mainly porridge, fine, rotten noodles and other digestible food, and pay attention to the disinfection of tableware; if the number of times per day is more than 10 times, and the water is more, we should timely seek medical treatment.
Sign 7: Fever
Some babies also have fever when they have teeth. In fact, fever is only a symptom, not a disease itself. It represents the body’s response to inflammation. It is a good phenomenon. Infection, trauma and so on can cause inflammation, teeth are small trauma process.
[Countermeasure] As long as the body temperature does not exceed 38 C, and the spirit is good and the appetite is strong, it does not need special treatment, and can alleviate and subside by itself; if the body temperature exceeds 38.5 C, accompanied by irritability, crying, refusal of milk and other phenomena, it should be timely to see a doctor.
Sign 8: Sleep may be affected
When the first tooth and molar erupt, the pain will cause the baby to wake up suddenly at night. Don’t rush to coax him or feed him to see if he can settle down.
[Countermeasure] This situation will not last long. Please be patient and use the above methods to comfort the baby as much as possible.