How to help a child when teeth are cut?
It is possible to help a child survive a difficult period of life when teeth are cut. For this you need to know about the main symptoms that accompany teething. And also read the tips to help alleviate the condition of the child.
The main symptoms of teething
Although each child is unique and develops in its own way, there are some common symptoms that accompany the appearance of teeth.The beginning of the process accompanies:
Sudden increase in body temperature. If the temperature rises by more than 39 degrees, you should consult a doctor. Since such a significant jump in temperature may indicate other diseases. In this case, you need to use antipyretic drugs, which should appoint only a doctor.
Redness and swelling is clear. Not often parents themselves may notice changes in the baby’s oral cavity, therefore it is desirable that a specialist conduct the examination;
Copious salivation. This is a normal process for such a period;
Wet cough. A large amount of saliva secretes into the larynx, which causes a cough;
Runny nose Also appears due to the large amount of saliva. Usually it is not very intense and passes in 3-4 days;
Diarrhea. It is also the result of a large amount of saliva. The frequency of bowel movements is not so high, a maximum of 2-3 times a day.
Nausea. Very similar to the usual baby regurgitation.
The desire of the baby to gnaw and bite different objects. He pulls toys to the mouth, etc., more often than usual.
Loss of appetite and restless sleep. This happens as a result of general ill-being.
Also, some children suffer from aggravating signs of diathesis. Other individual symptoms may occur. But parents should remember that if during the period of teething the symptoms appear very intense, you need to consult a doctor. Indeed, against the background of this process, a cold or other more serious diseases may develop.
How can you help your baby?
It is natural that parents want to help the child to survive this difficult period and alleviate the symptoms at least a little. But in their desire, they often make mistakes. To make life easier for your child, follow these guidelines:
If the baby is breastfeeding, then during this period it is not necessary to limit it in the amount of feeding. Frequent contact with the mother’s breast will allow the baby to feel calmer and more confident. And also the digestion process will return to normal and reduce the level of manifestation of unpleasant symptoms.
To reduce the discomfort in the zone is clear, you can give the baby a special device. It is made of safe material, has a relief surface, which provides a clear surface massage. If there is no such device, you can massage the baby yourself clearly. Use for this purpose a sterile bandage or gauze that is moistened with boiled water or chamomile decoction.
Do not use drugs yourself. In case of increased body temperature, only a doctor can prescribe medication.
It is necessary to adhere to enhanced methods of oral hygiene. Since the integrity of the tissue is broken and the bacteria that exist in the mouth, can penetrate into the body.
In order not to allow bacteria to develop and bring negative consequences, you can use special drugs and hygiene products, such as gel toothpastes designed specifically for children.
By adhering to these recommendations, you can make life easier for yourself and your child.