Teething on Babies
What Is Teething?
Is your child currently experiencing teething? This process can be challenging for parent and baby. 👶🏻 Symptoms include:
🦷Gnawing on Things
🦷Pulling on Ears
🦷Rubbing the Face
Remember, once that first tooth is in, it’s time to start seeing a dentist!
Teething On Babies
The earliest stage teething occurs in when your child is a baby. It can start as early as birth. Yes! While uncommon, some babies are born with their first teeth. Other babies start teething before they are 4 months of age. And some start after 12 months. However, most babies start teething around 6 months.
When To Take Your Baby To The Dentist
Once that first tooth is in, seeing a dentist will ensure that you receive the proper advisory on your child’s oral health, if they are growing in properly, tips unique to your situation, and much more. In addition, a dentist will be able to find early signs of problems that could contribute to lifelong wellness, such as a tongue tie or lip tie.
Recommended Teething Products
1. Baby Einstein Curious Explorers Teether Book
This is a gentle option that is also interesting and creates exposure to books. Your baby can practice their motor skills flipping pages, and making use of their grip with he handle. The bright primary colors are a joy and will attract the attention of your little one’s eyes. At this age, the eyes are still developing and attracted to colors and shapes.
- Little hands can easily grip this take-along toy
- Teething corners help soothe sore gums
- Soft pages are easy to flip
- Use handle to create a new carrier toy
2. Mombella Mimi The Mushroom Soothing Teether
The Mombella Mimi mushroom is a great alternative to a pacifier. The product is design is specific for newborns to 7 months. It is a cute and lightweight option that meets the sucking needs for a baby developing their jaw and ability to breastfeed. By sucking on the Mombella Mimi Mushroom, it doubles as a pacifier and soothing toy. It also prevents your baby from pulling on your nipples and helps deal with the discomfort that teething can cause.
- Sleeping with a pacifier in mouth will lead to chance of airway/breathing problems and slow language development
- Easy for little hands to hold and grab onto; baby is able to decide when to use it when not to
- Enough oral practice leads to better oral habits
- Helps with better development of the mouth structure and also future language speaking ability
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