Baby teething is an important occurrence that enables the baby to enjoy a larger variety of foods and get adequate nutrition for increased activities as s/he grows. Another important function that baby teething serves is that it maintains space for permanent teeth so that they emerge at the correct position at a later stage.
Here is a general guide on the timeline of baby teething:
|Kind of Tooth||Age|
|Central incisors||6 - 10 months|
|Lateral incisors||10 - 16 months|
|Canine||17 - 23 months|
|The first baby molar||14 - 18 months|
|The second baby molar||23 - 31 months|
As a thumb rule, there are 20 baby teeth, which should be in place by the time the baby is 30 months old.
It is quite normal for the baby to go through some level of discomfort as the teeth erupt. You may notice some of the following signs of teething in your baby:
Signs of teething are usually mild in babies; however, if your baby has fever or digestive issues, then you must consult a doctor.
Baby teething pain is quite common in all babies. However, it is not something you should worry about unless the pain is more than just mild and the baby is not at ease. Here are some ways in which you can help your child with baby teething pain:
Happy teething to your baby!
Also read: The Truth About Baby Teething
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