Teething

Every parent dreads teething, it can start as early as 4 months and as late as 12 months (see your doctor after 12 months). The rule of thumb is the later it starts the more teeth come in at once and the quicker the process goes.  Usually the first tooth is the most painful, then it gets a bit easier.

Signs of teething:

  • Irritability, or lack of sleep

  • Excessive drooling

  • Lots of chewing

  • Slight fever (up to 38.5C)

Teething Timeline

​Generally this is the timeline to expect:

  • First set bottom front

  • Second set top front

  • Side teeth

  • Around 1 yrs first molars (these aren't fun)

  • Between 12-18 months canine teeth

  • Around 2 yrs second molars

Managing Teething

Teething Aids:  Try and have a couple different ones to find your child's preference, and make sure you can freeze them (rubber).  Don't go for liquid filled, I'm always paranoid of these breaking open!

  • Sophie

  • Rings

  • Stars

Camilia: Teething Relief Liquids

I think I heard of these from a mom friend on Facebook, but my goodness they work!  Don't go without during teething!

Tylenol: If your child is running a fever, there is no harm in a little Tylenol before bed to help them sleep.  Teething is painful, so comfort is a top priority.  If you are concerned about using Tylenol or have a prolonged fever (from teething it shouldn't last more than a day or two) contact your doctor.

Ice Pops: Once your child is readily eating multiple foods, try making them some ice pops to ease the pain!  A common recipe I use is blend 2 ripe bananas, 1/2 avocado, 2 tbps coco powder, 1/4 cup almond milk, freeze and serve.  I've also cut frozen blueberries in half, anything cold and chewy is great.

Baby Chocolate Pops

Blend: 2 ripe bananas, 1/2 avocado, 2 tbps coco powder, 1/4 cup almond milk. Freeze and serve!

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