When the first teeth cut through a babies gum, it can be a frustrating time for little ones and their parents. Teething can begin as early as 3 months and continue until a childs third birthday. In some rare cases, kids are born with one or two teeth or have a tooth emerge within the first few weeks of life.
Teething can be uncomfortable, but if your baby seems very irritable, talk to your doctor. Although tender and swollen gums could cause your babies temperature to be a little higher than normal, teething doesn’t usually cause high fever or diarrhea. If your baby does develop a high fever during the teething phase, it’s probably due to something else and you should contact your physician.
Breast Feeding is really important as it will help babies strengthen their immune system, breathing patterns, mother and child bonding, nursing and facial structure development
Small children do not have the manual dexterity to brush their teeth by themselves, however, children should be introduced to the toothbrush technique as early as possible.
Small children learn a lot through imitation, so it is a good idea to let them watch you while you brush your teeth. By 2-3 years many children can already clean the tooth surface with simple horizontal (scrubbing) movements. After this they can learn more difficult movement.
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