Let me begin by saying that I am blessed; my son had an almost painless teething cycle (a tad slow, though).On a bright, summer morning, of the 10th of july,2010, the Sun shone gleefully on my son and his beautiful first tooth.
A significant fact that we need to know is that our baby’s tooth buds start to develop even before she is born. The other important point is that there is no rigid timeline for the first tooth to appear. Now, I am known to be a hyper mum amongst my friends; someone who worries about anything and everything related to my son (yes, true that! Even a small change in the eating pattern freaks me out). So me being me, by the 6th month, I was all perturbed, because my precious baby had not flaunted even a single one of his pearly whites.
Consequently, like all over- anxious, first-time-mothers, I, too, did my fair share of research and discovered the following information-
Next in line are the molars and canines. Our baby’s third birthday usually welcomes her last teeth.
Here, I would also like to include a few’ tell- tale’ signs that our baby has finally started teething:
Though we really cannot do away with the physical pain associated with teething, we can try and alleviate it to some extent. Allow me to share a few tried and tested soothers. Mums, you can gently rub your baby’s gums, with clean fingers, exerting slight pressure. Try to give her something to chew on. Cold carrot worked best for my son.
Most important, love the baby to the moon and back ☺.
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