Fever and teething

The sooner you figure out that a child’s fever, irritability, and drool is a sign of teething, the sooner you can do something to help them manage their pain.

Teething patterns

Teething patterns vary greatly from child to child – some don’t have any teeth at their first birthday, while others are sporting a mouthful by then. The vast majority of babies sprout their first teeth between 4 and 7 months of age.

Teething and eating

Teething kids may not like to eat, but small sips of water helps keep them hydrated.

Signs of teething

Watch for telltale signs of teething such as bright red cheeks, low fever, unusual irritability, and changes in nursing, feeding or sleeping patterns.

When baby is cutting molars

If your baby is cutting molars, the best thing you can do to help relieve the pain is to give her something to chew on. Offer your child a teething ring, a bagel, zwieback, a frozen banana, or something else that she likes to chew.

Drooling and teething

Excessive drooling is part of the teething process. To prevent skin irritation, keep a clean cloth handy to dry your baby’s chin.

Teeting and tummy problems

Many babies and toddlers get diarrhea or an upset stomach while they are teething.  Many also refuse to eat solid foods while teeth are erupting.

No shots for kids

There are old wives tales about giving babies a shot of brandy to help them through teething, but this is dangerous, and poisonous to them.

Classic signs of teething

Classic signs and symptoms of teething often include drooling, crankiness, swollen gums, and chewing on solid objects.

When to first go to the dentist

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends you bring your child in within six months of the appearance of his first tooth.

Valentine’s for babies

For babies valentines day, make Heart Shaped Pureed Teething Pops with heart shaped ice cube molds puree fruits like apples, pears, and peaches, in a blender.

Drooling teething babies

Drooling is a characteristic side-effect of teething. It is harmless, in and of itself; however a drooly baby often suffers from dryness or irritation from constantly wet skin.

Teething tip

Sometimes, the stress of teething is worse than the actual physical pain at any one moment. Try soothing your baby with soft music, or massage.

Dealing with teathing

One of the most popular ways of helping infants deal with mouth soreness from teething is to let them chew on cold things like a wet washcloth.

Teething tricks

A cold washcloth or chilled teething ring can be soothing for tots who are teething. Don’t give baby a frozen teething ring, extreme cold may hurt.

When teething begins

Although timing varies widely, most babies begin teething by about age 6 months. The two bottom front teeth are usually the first to appear, followed by the two top front teeth.

The differences of teething and why some teeth hurt more.

The first eight teeth that appear are almost always incisors: the relatively thin, flat, and sharp front teeth used for biting rather than chewing.

Relieving pain for teething

If your baby is cutting molars, the best thing you can do to help relieve the pain is to give her something to chew on. Offer your child a teething ring, zwieback, or a frozen banana to chew.

Thumb and finger sucking.

The sucking reflex is normal and healthy in babies. However, a thumb or finger sucking habit can cause problems with the growth of the mouth and jaw, and position of teeth, if it continues after permanent teeth have erupted, between four and seven years of age.

Sooting a biter

Tips to consider if your child is a biter include providing teething rings, teething biscuits or cold washcloths for children who are teething and do not, under any circumstances, bite your child back.