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8 symptoms of the birth of the first teeth

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8 symptoms of the birth of the first teeth
8 symptoms of the birth of the first teeth

Baby's first teeth usually emerge from 6 months of age and can be easily noticed, as it can make the baby more agitated, with difficulty eating or sleeping, for example. In addition, it is common that when the teeth start to appear, the baby starts to put all the objects that he sees in front of him, in his mouth and tries to chew them.

Although it is more common for the first teeth to appear after 6 months, in some babies the first teeth can appear as early as 3 months or close to the 1st year of age, for example.

Some babies may not show any change in behavior due to teething, but others may show some signs and symptoms, the main ones being:

  1. Agitation and irritability;
  2. Abundant salivation;
  3. Swollen and painful gums;
  4. Willingness to chew every object you find;
  5. Difficulty eating;
  6. Lack of appetite;
  7. Difficulty sleeping;
  8. Low fever.

These signs are common and to alleviate it is important to bet on homemade measures that can help relieve the pain and discomfort caused by the birth of the first teeth.

What to do when your first teeth are born

As baby's first teeth erupt, parents can relieve baby's pain by massaging the gums with their fingertips, using specific anesthetic ointments such as Chamomile, or giving baby cool objects and toys to chew on., like teethers or carrot sticks after putting them in the fridge.

If the baby's chin is red and irritated because of the drool, you can apply the cream used for diaper rash because it contains vitamin A and zinc, which help protect and regenerate the skin. See how to relieve the discomfort of baby's first teeth.

How to take care of your first teeth

As soon as the first teeth begin to erupt, it is recommended that you brush your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste suitable for children's use, as it has enough fluoride to ensure he althy teeth. It is important that a soft brush is used and that light movements are made to avoid damage to the gum. See in more detail how to brush your baby's teeth.

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