Signs of Teething

Re: Signs of Teething

Postby Louis on 23 Oct 2012, 07:23

In general, the first tooth arrives during the seventh month, but it may appear as early as two or three months (or even earlier) or as late as 12 (or even later). The teething patterns of Mom and Dad play a role, too; if either you or your spouse popped out your primary teeth early or late, your baby is more likely to do the same. Some newborns actually enter the world with a tooth or two. :D :D
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Re: Signs of Teething

Postby Favor on 23 Oct 2012, 07:27

These precocious pearls may be "preteeth" that precede the arrival of baby's real primary teeth. More commonly, they're early-bird but bona fide baby teeth (unfortunately, if they're not anchored firmly into the gum, they'll have to be removed, so the infant doesn't choke on or swallow them; talk to your pediatrician if your baby was born with a tooth). :)
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Re: Signs of Teething

Postby Vicky on 23 Oct 2012, 07:32

The order in which teeth erupt onto the scene is more predictable — although, again, can vary from tot to tot. In most babies, the bottom front teeth and then the top front teeth (or the bottom and top incisors) rear their pearly white heads first, followed by the teeth immediately to their side (the lateral incisors). The first molars are usually next, followed by the canine teeth (located between the lateral incisors and the first molars), and, finally, the second molars (around your baby's second birthday). :D :) :)
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Re: Signs of Teething

Postby Favor on 23 Oct 2012, 07:37

Pain. The inflammation of tender gum tissue can cause what seems like terrible pain to some babies, but it hardly affects others. First teeth usually hurt the most (as do the molars, because they're just plain bigger), although most babies eventually get used to what teething feels like and aren't quite so bothered later on. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Signs of Teething

Postby Vicky on 23 Oct 2012, 07:39

Irritability: Your baby's mouth will ache as that little tooth presses on the gums and pokes up to the surface, and, not surprisingly, it'll probably make her feel out of sorts. Some babies may be irritable for just a few hours, but others can stay crabby for days or even weeks. ;) ;) :(
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Re: Signs of Teething

Postby Gift1 on 23 Oct 2012, 07:42

Refusal to feed: Uncomfortable, cranky babies yearn to be soothed by something in their mouths, whether a bottle or the breast. But the suction of nursing may make a teething baby's sore gums feel worse. For that reason, teething babies are fussy about feedings (and get more frustrated as neither their discomfort nor their hungry tummies find relief). Babies eating solid foods may also refuse to eat during teething (though check with your pediatrician if your baby shuns several feedings). :)
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Re: Signs of Teething

Postby Jerry on 23 Oct 2012, 07:44

Diarrhea: Doctors are divided on the subject, but some parents swear that their teething babies have bouts of loose poops (perhaps from all that swallowed drool). It may or may not happen, but do make sure to always report any diarrhea to your baby's doctor if it lasts more than two bowel movements. ;) ;)
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Re: Signs of Teething

Postby Gift1 on 23 Oct 2012, 07:46

Low-grade fever: Doctors are reluctant to definitively link teething to fever — in part because the first teeth pop in around the same time that babies lose the immunity they acquired from Mom, making them more susceptible to infections and bugs. But like inflammation anywhere else in the body, inflamed gums can sometimes produce low-grade fever (less than 101° F, measured rectally). Treat it like any other low-grade fever, with a call to the doctor if it lasts for three days. :o :o :(
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Re: Signs of Teething

Postby Louis on 23 Oct 2012, 07:52

Wakefulness. The teething fairy doesn't only work days. As your baby's teeth begin to emerge, her discomfort may disrupt her nighttime slumber (even if she previously slept through the night). Before offering comfort, see if she can settle herself back to sleep; if she's still restless, soothe her with patting or lullabies but avoid a return to nighttime feedings (which will come back to haunt you when teething is done). :lol: :lol:
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Re: Signs of Teething

Postby Favor on 23 Oct 2012, 07:53

Gum hematoma: Teething can trigger bleeding under the gums, which looks like a bluish lump. It's nothing to worry about and can heal faster (and feel better) with the help of a cold compress. :D
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