The emergence of those tiny pearly whites in your baby will be one of your most memorable developments in her. Starting at the age of six months, it might take up to three years for all your little one’s teeth to develop. However, this teething process in your baby, though might seem adorable, is always accompanied by a lot of pain and discomfort.
This long and painful process is indicated by red and swollen gums, flushed cheeks, heavy drooling and frequent biting. Classic signs and symptoms of teething include:
•Chewing on solid objects
•Irritability or crankiness
•Sore or tender gums
But why is teething such a pain for your baby to endure? An article in babycentre states, “Your baby's teeth started developing while she was in your womb (uterus), when tooth buds were formed in her gums. Now her teeth are pushing through her gums. This is what's causing them to be painful and perhaps swollen. It's the same kind of pain as when your wisdom teeth came through.”
The best way to ease the pain your baby is experiencing is through making her chew. “Teething babies love to chew, and for good reason: The gumming action provides counter-pressure, which relieves the aching of new pearly whites pushing up and out into the mouth,” says an article in What To Expect. For more such tips on curing your baby’s teething pain, look through our ClipBook.
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