How to find out that your baby is teething?
Babies start the teething process 2-3 months before their real teeth appear, which can lead to a lot of confusion and frustration. Just as you are experiencing now. Many babies will feel great discomfort. They will cry constantly and will generally be very unhappy. Many parents will be left wondering why their newborn is experiencing such discomfort.
But there are a few ways we can find out: whether our baby’s discomfort is coming from their teeth or not.
1. Do you see your baby biting more than usual?
Teething can turn your baby into a real Dracula when it comes to biting.
They will bite anything, fingers, plastic spoons, toys and even your breasts. If that’s the case, there are numerous amounts of teething toys to help with that. Be sure to look for toys that are made from chemical-free materials. Many of these teething toys are made from substances that you really wouldn’t want around your child.
2. Large amounts of slime
When babies are teething, they create tons of saliva to lubricate their tender, bulging gums. This is normal. It is one of the body’s mechanisms to slightly help with your pain.
If you find that your baby is drooling more than before, it is most likely a sign of teething when it occurs along with another of the symptoms listed here.
3. In general, more discomfort and less time to sleep
If a baby has grown to sleep through the night without waking up and suddenly starts waking up again and again,
It is most likely because it is teething. Especially if you see any of the other symptoms we mention on this page!
4. Fever and other sickly symptoms
Many moms pick up a slight fever during teething. They may also discover a rash around the mouth area and a cough, which are caused by the extra slime.
5. Decreased appetite
When babies are teething, they usually eat much less. The reason for this is that the feeding process can and often does trigger your sore spots. Try to keep your baby fed as much as possible. Keep track of your calorie balance.
If the calorie balance is too low, contact your doctor!
These are all symptoms of teething. If you recognize any of these and, in addition, all these symptoms, it means that your baby is teething.
What can you do about it?
Well, completely stopping his pain isn’t something you can do, unfortunately. However, you can help him in many ways and significantly reduce the pain.
There are numerous ways that you can help your baby with teething pains and here are a few.
Reducing inflammation, if it exists, is the first thing I recommend taking care of to relieve your baby’s pain.
You do this by feeding him paleo-type foods: fresh fruits and vegetables, grass-fed meats, plenty of healthy fats (coconut, avocado, butter), and whole eggs. Other types of food can increase inflammation.
Another great tip is to freeze fruits and vegetables, and this works.
Make sure your baby gets plenty of rest and eats low amounts of sugar. These can relieve stress, which is also a factor in causing inflammation.
Keep breastfeeding because there are so many antibodies in that milk!
Give your baby vitamin D either by using some vitamin D liquid or just spending time in the sun.
Teething toys are usually quite useful. We usually recommend getting the affordable ones. The reason for this is to have a wide variety and eventually find the best and most useful specific type for our child.
These are all ways to ease your baby’s pain and help him out a bit.
But keep in mind that this period is a regular part of a baby’s life and all we can do is help as much as we can and be patient. The teeth will eventually grow in and our child will calm down from this agonizing pain.