Childhood Diseases

Posted by: FTM | 2012-07-10


10 weeks and Teething

My 10 week old baby is displaying teething signs. He is drooling excessively, trying different ways to scratch his gums &  is really fussy.
I bought him a teething gel ring even though its stated that it is for babies over 4 months. Can I continue using the teeting ring &  what else can use to relieve his pain.

Expert's Reply



Your baby has started with teething. The signs are certainly there. You should be able to use the teething ring for him already, but if he is not ready now he will be in a few weeks time. Otherwise apply a little teething gel to the centre of his lower gums where his first teeth will come through at 5 to 6 months. Pansoral Gel or Teejel usually help a lot for discomfort. Do not use the teething gel all the time, only when your baby appears to have discomfort or pain.

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Posted by: Purple | 2012-07-10

Babies drool because they don''t have teeth to keep the drool in. The salivary glands become active at around 8 weeks (2 months) which is why babies begin drooling then.

its also a normal developmental stage for baby to put hands in mouth from close to 3 months of age. This is also not related to teething.

When your child is teething you will see the white tooth under the gum about to pop through. Biting on a rubber ring or cooled ring will help then. Prodol and tee-jel are also helpful. Most children will get teeth somewhere between about 4 and 16 months for a first tooth - with the average age being around 7 months.

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