When do Baby’s first teeth, what are the symptoms and side effects, and what medicines and home remedies are there? Here you can find out everything you need to know.
At a glance
- Teeth come from around the 6th month
- After 2.5 years, all 20 milk teeth are there
- Pain, restless & tearful
- Infections, diarrhea, soreness & fever possible
- Pain suppositories and gels relieve pain
- Also, vegetable gels based on chamomile or sage
Baby’s first teeth – this is how you can help!
They often put children and parents to the test: when a Baby’s first teeth appear, many babies suffer from a variety of ailments. Restless nights are therefore not uncommon in the phase of tooth eruption.
When does it usually start with Baby’s first teeth?
Teeth eruption usually begins at the age of six months, although the first symptoms can appear earlier. They start when the teeth are slowly working their way through the jaw. This process begins as early as the third month of life.
The incisors of the lower jaw appear as Baby’s first teeth, followed by those of the upper jaw. Usually, between 20 months and 2.5 years of age, the complete deciduous set of 20 teeth has developed.
Consequences and symptoms in children
Most children have to suffer a lot in the teething phase. They are in pain and are therefore often restless and tearful, have less appetite, and change their sleeping habits. Often times, the tooth bar will appear red, swollen, and inflamed, and the baby will suffer from increased salivation.
It takes everything in its mouth to chew on. Many parents also report accompanying infections, thin stools, and soreness on the sensitive skin in the diaper area. Also, elevated temperature and fever may occur.
Gels and teethers alleviate discomfort
In pediatric practices, pain suppositories and gels with a local anesthetic are often prescribed for the toothed strip for difficult teeth. Also vegetable gel, for example, chamomile, or sage base, is available in the pharmacy. A teething ring cooled in the refrigerator also works well and relieves pain. Pediatricians with a homeopathic focus recommend Chamomilla D6 Globuli for teething problems. If necessary, 3 of the milk sugar globules are given 3 times a day.
Amber necklace miracle drug? D rather not!
Some parents swear by a cheek massage with teething oil (available at pharmacies). You apply some of it on the outside of the affected cheek at the level of the toothed strip and massage it in gently. This massage is said to soothe and relieve pain. A topic that has been discussed again and again among parents is amber chains, which supposedly can make teeth easier.
However, assuming that amber has a healing effect. There are no studies that show any benefit from this measure. On the contrary: wearing an amber necklace unsupervised can be dangerous, in the worst case there is a risk of strangulation if the child gets stuck somewhere.
Dental care begins with the Baby’s first teeth
As soon as the first tooth is there, ideal dental care begins. To start with, a cotton swab is enough to clean your teeth in the evening before going to sleep. Then you can slowly move on to a baby toothbrush.
Of course, you can continue to breastfeed your child when the teeth come! Your baby will not bite you because it cannot do so during the drinking process. Most likely, an accidental pinching might occur near the end of the feeding, when your baby is full. If you find that it is no longer sucking, take it off your chest.