What are the Teething Symptoms and How to Choose One for Your Baby ? - Little Pomelo

What are the Teething Symptoms and How to Choose One for Your Baby ?

Baby Teething Symptoms

There is always a common misconception that parents assume that their babies start teething from the age of 3 or 4 months due to they frequent to put their fingers into their mouth. In fact, this sign is just a developmental pathway and there is nothing to do with teething. As a result, the symptoms of babies teething may not be as obvious as parents think.

Sometimes, some babies will show a classic “teething signs,” but they are not have their first tooth until age of 5 or 6 months, or even when they are turning to 1 year old. So when the teething symptoms come, parent will misjudge them as a sign of teething while it is a sign of illness or infection. As a result, it is important to teach parents how to tell the babies symptoms when is comes to the first tooth period.

For majority babies, they are start teething between 3 to 6 months according to their tooth grow status, while few children could start as early as 2.5 months. Although some researchers believe that teething would have obvious signs for most babies, but it is common for parents to claim that their children suffer a lot during teething period, in particular age of between 6 and 24 months.

If your baby is experiencing teething problems, following these teething-related symptoms you might see in them which include:

  • Biting toys
  • Lingering fingers frequently
  • Biting nipples if breastfeeding
  • Easily waking up at night
  • Rubbing ears
  • Irritability
  • Drooling
  • Decreased appetite for milk and solid food

How to choose a teether for your baby ?

Even though the help from parents or toys are limited, but it is still necessary to prepare a teether for your baby because it can help baby soothe the pain. Believe or not, teether is the most effective way to help baby relieve some of their teething pain through the pressure of biting down on a teether. In the mean time, babies can learn and develop a lot of early skills by putting teether into their mouths, which it can help babies to active their potential. As so many teether options on the market, parents would be so confused about how to choose the most fit one for their baby. Following are some suggestions based on their different function.

First, the prior consideration when choosing the right teether is safety. Since this item will be in the baby’s mouth, parents want the safest materials without any toxic components at all. Remember to avoid any BPA, PVC, phthalates, or any other include toxic paints. The best option would be the material with BPA-free rubber, BPA-free plastic, BPA-free silicone, or natural wood.

Second, considering the durability when choose a teether for the baby. Because the function of a teether is to be chewed, sucked, and lingered, it is important to prevent children from choking or splinter hazard. As a result, the quality is a crucial factor to think about when buying a teether for baby. And parents need to supervise their baby all the time when baby is using a teether.

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