The process of teething in each baby begins at different times. This is influenced by individual characteristics and heredity. Some babies are born with one or more teeth. But basically teething begins closer to 6 months.
What are the main symptoms of teething in babies?
Some teething symptoms in an infant begin to appear long before it appears. Most often this is increased salivation. Due to this, natural pain relief occurs due to the enzymes present in saliva. A negative consequence of this can be bad breath and a rash on the chin and neck.
Many babies become restless when the first teeth appear, due to the fact that the inflamed gums begin to hurt. They are not pleased with their favorite toys. They do not want to sleep in their crib. Babies calm down only when their mother picks up on her hands. Such periods are especially difficult for parents, because they try to entertain the restless baby all day, and at night they cannot fully relax.
This time for each child is purely individual: for someone it lasts only one night and in the morning happy parents will find the first tooth in the baby, and someone will have to endure this condition for more than one week.
At the moment of tooth eruption through the top of the gums, an increase in temperature can be observed. A watery runny nose may appear without any other signs of a cold. At this time, the baby will refuse food and consume plenty of fluids, which will cause frequent loose stools. Due to weakened immunity, the likelihood of contracting a viral disease increases.