Last few nites Ayser Zarif started cranky. At first memang tatau kenapa...but this morning cam discovered laa...maybe dia nak tumbuh gigi ni....
Bole tgh2 pagi buta kol 3 pagi melalak non-stop. Bagi susu memula nak pastu xmo...Adehh...dugaan dugaan. Pastu lama sket baru nak susu pastu stop wat mcm2 gaya tido laa...nk susu pon macam2 gaya.
Pastu dinner now dia cam x nk makan dh..makan sikit pastu nangis....so i discovered this morning masa baca kt Solid Food group...then i check kat babycenter...Nah info pasal teething ni.
What are the symptoms of teething?
While some children seem to sprout their first teeth with no problems at all, for others it is a painful and drawn out process. In addition to pain, common signs and symptoms of teething include:
• red and swollen gums
• red flushed cheek or face - yes ada sikit tapi cam kene gigit nyamuk jek tu
• ear rubbing on the same side as the erupting tooth - ada ke x eh...xpasan plak
• heavy drooling
• sleepless nights and wakefulness during the day - yes ada
• inconsistent feeding - yes ada
• gum rubbing, biting or sucking - yes ada
• general crankiness and being unsettled - yes ada
For babies who have some or all of these symptoms, and their parents, teething is no fun.
Some parents also report that their baby develops a high temperature, loose bowel movements or diarrhoea just before a tooth breaks through. Most experts do not believe that teething causes these conditions, as they don't occur consistently when a baby is teething. It's best to treat them as separate problems and always consult a doctor if necessary.
You may find that your baby gets a red rash on her chin and lower lip from all the dribbling. To prevent a rash developing, gently wipe the dribble off with a soft cotton cloth, making sure that you don't rub. Smoothing a barrier cream such as petroleum jelly on her chin at bedtime and before she goes out will help to protect her skin from further irritation.
Why does teething hurt?
Your baby's teeth started developing in the uterus, when teeth buds were formed in her gums. As her teeth develop, they push through her gums, a process which can cause irritation, pain and swelling.
While pressure seems to relieve the pain, sucking causes more blood to rush to the swollen areas, making them particularly sensitive. This is why some babies may temporarily reject the link breast or bottle when they are teething.
What are the best ways to soothe painful gums?
There are plenty of things you can try before resorting to pain relief products or teething gels. Giving your baby something cool to bite on can relieve the pressure and ease the pain. You could try:
• Rubbing a finger or a cold spoon over your baby's sore gums to numb the pain temporarily.
• Giving your baby a teething ring. Solid silicone-based teething rings are recommended over liquid-filled products, which could leak and cannot be sterilised.
• Letting your baby chew on hard non-sweetened rusks, breadsticks or oven-hardened bread. Some parents use frozen bread, such as bagels, for a cool chew.
• Fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables, such as cucumber or frozen bananas to use as a chewable soother.
• Or you could try a pacifier to help your baby self-soothe while chewing on the teat.
Keep an eye on your baby if you give her hard breads or vegetables to chew on - don't use raw carrots, for example, once she has her first tooth, as she may bite off lumps that she can then choke on. Also never tie anything around your baby's neck for ease of use in case she strangles herself, this includes teething rings, pacifiers or attachable teething biscuits.
You could also try chilled water in a bottle or, if she prefers, a feeding cup. If she is old enough for solid foods, try offering her cold apple puree or plain yoghurt. There will be times when your baby will reject all of these offerings and, at these moments, a cuddle is the best therapy you can supply.
Should I use teething gels or homeopathic remedies?
Teething gels usually contain a local anaesthetic and an antiseptic, which work together to ease the pain and prevent infection. A small amount rubbed onto the sore gum with a clean finger or cotton wool pad has a numbing effect that lasts for about 20 minutes. However, you should not use teething gels more than six times a day.
If you are breastfeeding, avoid using teething gels immediately before a feed as they can numb your baby's tongue making it hard for her to suck successfully. They might also numb your areola (the dark skin around your nipple) making feeding difficult for both of you.
Some mums swear by homeopathic granules (available from chemists). These come in small sachets that you pour into baby's mouth. You can also get powders or tablets to dissolve in warm, cooled boiled water as a drink.
Some teething granules contain lactose or other ingredients ending with "~ose". These are forms of sugar so check the label carefully. Sugar is a prime cause of tooth decay so you don't want to be filling your baby's mouth with it at regular intervals, particularly if this is not her first tooth.
Can I give my baby infant paracetamol?
Babies under three months old should not be given infant paracetamol without first talking to your doctor. Fortunately, most babies have reached this age before they get the first symptoms of teething so if all else fails, and your baby is in real distress, the correct dose can be given.
However, you should first make sure that there isn't something else causing your baby to be upset. Ear infections are often mistaken for teething and will need medical attention. Also, if he has a temperature, or is inconsolable, you should certainly consult your doctor.
How long will teething last?
Just as there is no set date at which your baby's first tooth will arrive, so the time it takes to make its journey through that little gum is different for every child. Some will be troubled for just a few days before a tooth emerges, while other babies will display all the symptoms of teething for months with nothing to show for it at all.
The good news is that, for most babies, the first few teeth are the worst. Problems associated with teething tend to subside, certainly until the molars, the large teeth at the back of the mouth, start to come through and that is unlikely to happen until after your baby's first birthday, giving you and your baby time to recover from this difficult and, for some, stressful stage.
Hopefully my baby tak kene teruk laa....aminnnnn
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