Top 6 Teething Symptoms For Toddlers
We've chatted with our audience, and compiled the top teething symptoms for toddlers. How do you know if your toddlers is teething:
1. Ear Pulling
The pain caused in the jaw caused by teething can transfer to the ear canal, when this happens the baby will often pull on their ears in an attempt of lessening it. However. Bear in mind that since ear pulling is also a common sign of an ear infection, it's important to determine how strong the pain is. Teething pain is minor in comparison to an ear infection, therefore making the ease of distracting your little one more possible than one with an ear infection. If you’re having trouble distracting your baby from the irritation during the day and/or a fever arises, it likely that your child has an ear infection.
2. Drooling excessively
When babies are just newborns, you know they drool loads since they’re learning how to swallow their saliva. Moving on to teething, the drooling process starts all over again (or never stops in some cases) because the body creates extra saliva to keep the tender gums lubricated.
3. More biting
Be prepared to have your baby biting on some of everything. Biting on anything from plastic sporks, to toys to your breast! Of course, there are tons of teething toys on the market which may help. For a healthy option, check out the Baby Fruity Food Feeder to help with your teething little one.
4. Sleep pattern troubles
Due to the teething process which causes much discomfort, your little one will usually take less naps and wake up earlier in the morning. Which means fun times for all around! Aren’t you just jumping with joy!
After all your effort of getting your baby on a routine and sleeping through the night, their schedule may get out of whack again because they start waking up several times from discomfort. Perhaps this could be due to the fact that during the night when it’s quiet, the baby feels the teething pain more because there are fewer distractions.
6. Coughing, rashes, a fever, and diarrhea
Although there are some opposing views between doctors regarding this matter, many moms have detected a little fever, under 100 degrees, in their babies when the teeth are breaking through. Because of the extra drool, facial rashes can occur, also chafing, and coughing take a toll on the baby since it settles at the back of the throat. Diaper rashes and diarrhea develop with some children. However, if your baby has diarrhea, a fever, or a runny nose, keep in mind that it could be more serious than just teething, especially if the symptoms last longer than 24 hours. Although some parents swear these symptoms are directly correlated to their baby's teething, there's no scientific research that they're connected. According to experts at the American Academy of Pediatrics, fever and diarrhea are not normal teething symptoms. One possible explanation is that since teething babies regularly put things in their mouth to soothe their gums, they potentially get ill from coming into contact with bacteria and other germs.
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