Teething is one of the big hurdles that you will have to overcome when you become a parent. Babies will start to teeth anywhere from 6 months, however, this can be earlier. Teething can be stressful for parents as well as baby, and by knowing what to expect and the best way’s to deal with it, this will hopefully help you through the stage!
Once your child reaches the age of 2-3, teething should be complete, and your child will have a full set of 20 teeth! This is a great milestone to reach, however, getting through this time can be stressful and very discomforting for your child. A study by Nelsons also revealed that over a third of parents state that it is the most distressing ailment for parents.
I am going to share with you some more information on teething alongside symptoms to look out for as well as some top tips to handle it!
What Order Do Baby Teeth Appear In
Below is a rough guide to how babies teeth will usually appear.
- Bottom incisors – These are usually the first to come through at around 5-7 months.
- Top incisors – These tend to come through next at around 6-8 months.
- Top lateral incisors – These come through around 9-11 months.
- Bottom lateral incisors – These come through around 10-12 months.
- First molars – These tend to come through around 12-16 months.
- Canines – These come through around 16-20 months.
- Second Molars- These come through around 20-30 months.
Symptoms Of Teething
- Ear Pulling
- Flushed Cheeks
- Loss of appetite
- Difficulty sleeping
- Sore gums
Not all of these symptoms will appear, some babies may fly through teething without any trouble, however, these are the most common symptoms which I have experienced first hand myself with both of my children.
Top Tips To Ease Teething
- Keep teething products/dummies in the fridge so they are nice and cool on babies gums
- Offer baby a cold bottle of milk/water. This will help soothe their gums and replenish fluid levels if they are excessive dribbling.
- If dribbling causes sore skin, use a barrier cream to help protect the skin.
- Try giving your little one a product such as Nelsons Teetha Teething granules which can help relieve the symptoms of teething.
- Use a clean finger to help massage your babies gums. This can help relieve some pressure.
- If your baby is over 6 months, give them healthy things to chew on like fruit or vegetable sticks. (Always stay close to your baby when they are eating in case of choking.)
- Try some teething toys for your baby to chew on.
Nelsons Teetha teething granules is the UK’s number one homoeopathic teething relief brand used within the homoeopathic tradition for the symptomatic relief of teething pain and the symptoms associated with teething. These granules contain a 6c homoeopathic potency of natural chamomilla and are suitable from 3 months old.
Nelsons teething granules costs just £5.85 available from Boots, Holland and Barret, selected grocers and Lloyds pharmacies. For more information on these products, you can visit http://bit.ly/36BvsLM
*This post was in partnership with Nelsons Teetha, however, all opinions are my own*