Teething is a normal part of childhood development that all babies go through, but it can be a challenging time for both the little one and their parents. It’s important to understand the teething process so you can be prepared for what lies ahead. Knowing what to expect during this time allows you to better help your child cope with their discomfort.
How Long Does Teething Last?
On average, teething begins when your baby is around 6 months old and continues until they are about 3 years old. However, each child is different, so some may start earlier or later than others. The first teeth will typically appear around 6-10 months old. Babies usually get their full set of 20 primary teeth by age 3.
After these teeth fall out and permanent teeth come in, there may still be some teething discomfort while they adjust to the new set of teeth coming in.
Signs of Teething
Baby may drool more and have swollen/tender gums during teething. Other signs are fussiness, object chewing, irritability, and sleep troubles
Baby may have low-grade fever (up to 101°F) for 1-2 days, but seek medical attention if it lasts more than 48 hours or reaches over 102°F. To relieve teething discomfort, you can massage gums with clean finger or use cold washcloth/silicone/rubber teethers approved by BPA standards.
Avoid using lidocaine as topical anesthetic due to potential serious side effects like seizures. In addition; acetaminophen (Tylenol) may temporarily reduce your baby’s fever and pain associated with teething but it’s important not to give more than recommended dosage due to potential health risks involved with overuse of this medication..
Teething: Understanding duration & signs. Relieve discomfort with gum massage, cold washcloths, frozen teethers & Tylenol.
It’s important not ot give more than recommended dosage due to potential health risks involved with overuse of this medication .
Remember that consulting with your pediatrician before using any kind of medication for pain relief is always advised for safety purposes! With careful preparation and understanding of what lies ahead during this process .
you can make sure that both you and your baby have an easier time navigating through it together!