Baby's first teeth, advice to parents

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The first tooth? Between the fifth and eighth month



There are very few (one in 2-3) children who already come into the world with their teeth, the others have their first milk tooth between the fifth and eighth month of life. Normally the appearance of the first teeth begins at the level of the mandible, and more precisely with the two incisors in front. Look at the teething calendar

Then come the teeth above, then the left and right incisors. All eight incisors are visible around the first birthday; six months later the front molars also arrive. Then we see the canines, while lastly the molars appear behind. From two and a half to three years, the 20 milk teeth have all appeared for each child.



There are those who suffer and those who do not. There are no rules

Complications in teething are different from baby to baby: there are some who don't notice anything, others suffer from it, have little appetite, cheeks red and rough, cry easily and are not well, sleep badly, put on immediately in the mouth everything that comes under fire, they gladly bite their hands and drool a lot. Some also have diarrhea, bottom sores, rashes, a low fever or a cold. All side effects that indicate an immune system that has weakened during this period. Others have slightly different views on the subject. Read The first teeth, ailments and remedies

To relieve the discomfort

  • Bite into something cold and hard decreases the feeling of tension. Ideal for the little ones: a cold but not frozen chew ring. Even pieces of carrot, kohlrabi or apple taken from the fridge.

  • Massage the ends of the baby's fingers: that's where the reflex zones of the teeth are.

  • Wipe with a cotton swab on the gum an herbal tea of ​​chamomile or sage or an equivalent tincture.

Teeth must be brushed immediately

Advice to parents: brushing your teeth must become a ritual



  • Be an example, because the little ones learn by imitation.


  • Combine cleaning your teeth with a nice ritual. It will soon become normal.

  • Make it a game. And use a little imagination if the little one doesn't really want to open his mouth. An example? Say "Aaaa". In this way, the baby's mouth often opens automatically. Or make the little one laugh by quickly brushing on the teeth with the bristles.

(Article from Eltern)

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