Signs of teething :)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

If there’s one thing (for now) that we’re so excited about for Abi, it’s seeing her gums erupt with the first tooth. You won’t believe how many times in a day we would ask her “may ngipin ka na?” while actually checking her mouth. Crazy, I know, but she enjoys the attention too LOL! I’ve read in books and in the net that it could get pretty uncomfortable for the baby. I received a newsletter from whattoexpect.dom and included is the 5 signs of Teething. Here goes:

  • Drooling. You might find that your baby's shirts are suddenly soggy. Fasten on a bib to keep her more comfortable (and cleaner), and gently wipe her chin throughout the day to stave off chapping (if that doesn't work, ask your doctor about a mild moisturizer such as Aquaphor or even Lansinoh nipple cream). Pooling saliva may also cause a slight cough or even trigger the gag reflex. If she's otherwise healthy, you can safely ignore both.
  • Gnawing. She's not trying to be naughty. Little nips at your fingers, breast ouch!), or her spoon help relieve the pressure she feels from under her gums.
  • Crying. Some babies breeze through teething with nary a whimper, while others suffer from a good deal of pain — which they feel compelled to share with you in the form of whining or crying. Talk to your doctor about when to administer pain relievers such as infant acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
  • Fasting. Since sucking movements can worsen teething pressure or pain, your baby may refuse to nurse or eat, or may nurse briefly and then turn away. Keep at it, and call your pediatrician if the strike lasts more than a few days.
  • Waking. Especially when she's working on cutting that very first tooth, your baby may fuss during the night as well as during the day, so be prepared for a little extra crib-side duty for a while.

Well, these things are happening except the last one, because she still naps at day time and sleeps through the night, that is after we struggle to put her to bed. She has become really cranky during bedtime and it’s been really stressful. According to the article, teething may occur between the 3rd and 12th month but more normally when the baby hits the 7th month. And these signs may happen three months before the first milk tooth comes out. So we’re probably experiencing the teething blues.

Can’t wait when it finally happens :)


Mae said...

omigosh... bat parang nananaginip ako. parang di pa din nagsi-sink in sa akin na ang laki na ni Abi??!!! hahaha! kalokah!!!

Kaje said...

mare, one week na lang and she's already six months old! LOL! wake up wake up na :D