Baby drooling at three months

Why does abundant salivation in infants occur?

When a baby is just born, it has a very small amount of liquid such as tears and saliva, because the glands have not yet begun their work sufficiently. This will take some time. At about the age of three months, you will begin to notice in your child droplets of saliva around the mouth that flow out. Isolated saliva in infants for 3 months of life is due to an increase in the activity of the corresponding glands.

Its relative excess indicates a peculiar preparation of the baby’s body for solid food intake in the future. Not always such discharge is associated with teething, as most parents think. A little later, the child independently learns to swallow saliva. However, if the child did not learn this in the second half of his life, this should be alarming, as it can be an indirect indicator of mental retardation.

How to help the child in this period of time?

When you notice that drooling babies who are 3 months old begin to wet their clothes quickly, you should stock up with bibs to help reduce the number of times you change clothes. Use only soft wipes to remove saliva, using gently soaking movements. Do not rub, as you can injure the delicate skin of the baby. If the baby’s skin at the point of saliva is reddened, after treatment with warm boiled water, you can lubricate the irritated area with baby cream.

Thus, there is no reason to worry about the release of a large amount of saliva in infants for 3 months of life. Follow simple recommendations, and you will not notice how the drooling stops flowing on their own and this process is settled.