Your baby is 5 - 6 months old? Congratulations, a difficult time, characterized by pain in the tummy, is already behind. However, it is unlikely that parents will be able to relax, since at the approach is not less difficult stage - the stage of teething. And when the child's teeth are chapped, there are also problems. Although, of course, 6 months - the term is very, very conditional. In fact, the first tooth of a crumb can appear at three, and four months, and sometimes in 8 - 10 months or even a year. All these variations are the norm, so parents should not worry. In any case, in order to calm down, parents can always consult a dentist. The same is true with respect to the very process of teething - it is purely individual in each case. The reaction to teething in children can be very different - in some cases the child experiences mild discomfort, in some - the child rises high body temperature, completely disappears appetite, digestive upset, signs of acute respiratory illness may appear, the child becomes restless, sleeps poorly and crying. And in some cases, the teeth of the child erupt absolutely painlessly - the parents quite by chance find an already erupted tooth. By the way, about the late teething. As already mentioned, each child has his own individual term for dentition. But, nevertheless, most parents start to panic very much, if at 6 - 7 months the child's first tooth does not appear. There is a huge number of various horror stories about late teething - supposedly the child and mental and physical development also suffer, and the teeth will be much weaker and more prone to tooth decay than those children whose first teeth erupted in time. However, doctors - pediatricians and children's dentists are confident that all these statements have absolutely no basis. Moreover - numerous observations show that at a later age erupt much more easily than at an early age. Yes, and the teeth themselves are exposed to tooth decay much less often than in those kids, from whom they erupted too early.
Signs of teething
Despite the fact that in most cases allparents are well aware of signs of teething, when in practice it comes to business, adults are lost and do not always realize what is happening. And in some cases, the child has no symptoms typical for eruption at all, or they are not so clearly expressed. How can you determine what exactly at this moment the child's teeth are pricked? After all, parents are often able to alleviate this difficult period for the baby and greatly reduce the discomfort in the gum area. So, parents may suspect that their baby's teeth are chopped if they notice symptoms such as:
- Increased salivation is observed approximately in70% of all cases of teething. Someone's salivation is stronger, almost uninterrupted, and someone's gain is so insignificant that it can go unnoticed.
- Itching of the gums in the crumbs. The degree of its intensity is also very individual, but with a certain amount of observation, the mother will notice this. The child will constantly pull something into his mouth, maybe even bite or gnaw his mother's breast. By the way, if your baby tries to bite you, do not scold him for it - the kid acts extremely intuitively, without any malicious intent.
What problems can lie in wait?
As a rule, most children are quite simpleand easily tolerate teething. However, in some cases, this process can be quite painful, with some complications. Parents should be aware of these complications and be ready for them. Otherwise, they will not be able to provide the necessary assistance to the child. So:
- Increased body temperature
When teething teeth in babies oftenthe body temperature rises. And it can vary very much - from subfebrile to very high (39 - 39, 5). In any case, parents should call a doctor and consult. Before the doctor comes, the temperature should be brought down only if it exceeds 38 and 5 degrees. For these purposes, children's preparations containing paracetamol can be used.
- Impairment of appetite
Because of the worsening of the general condition, when ychildren's teeth are cut, the child's appetite can deteriorate to a great extent, and sometimes even disappear altogether. If this condition lasts longer than a day, parents should also seek help from a doctor - he will examine the baby and establish the exact cause of loss of appetite.
Very often during teething in a childdiarrhea begins. It is generally accepted that diarrhea causes diarrhea, but diarrhea is only a consequence of the fact that most often during this period the child drinks a very large amount of liquid, which, in turn, significantly dilutes the stool. In addition, during this period the child experiences the strongest itch, for the calming of which the child pulls everything that comes to his arm in his mouth. And on these subjects, unfortunately, often lives a different pathogenic microflora, which leads to intestinal infections. Therefore, the resulting diarrhea is in no case unacceptable to write off on teething, because in the absence of appropriate measures, rapid dehydration of the body and a significant deterioration in the general condition of the child are possible.
- The onset of a cold, a cough
Sometimes during teething in a childthere is a cough, a runny nose, and a reddened throat. Strictly speaking, the same happens here - during the teething, the immune system of the child is greatly weakened, so the viruses easily penetrate the child's body.
How to help the baby in this period?
Of course, during this period, parents may have littleto ease the condition of your baby. However, remember that all serious decisions should only be made by a doctor. However, you can reduce your body heat or ease itching yourself. In order to remove the itching of the gums, their doctors are recommended to treat them with specially designed gels. Most often Russian pediatricians prefer such gels as Kalgel and Solcoseryl. The first drug relieves itching quickly enough, but its duration is very short - no more than 30 minutes. Solkoseril acts much longer - about 4 hours. However, the use of drugs is too often impossible - a break between use should be at least three hours. And, of course, do not forget about such useful details as special "teethers" - rubber toys with pimples, filled with water. They perfectly facilitate the condition, especially if the teethers have a few minutes in the freezer. Of course, during this period it will be difficult enough for you, but it will take a very little time and your little one will please you with strong and healthy teeth. And you will be able to inform other young parents with knowledge how children's teeth are cut. We advise you to read: