About Babies Teething

The teething stage will start when your baby reaches two months of age. This is similar to toddlers sometimes. Your baby will begin to drool at first and it is recommended that you place a bib on your baby to stop any irritation that could happen from the wetness.

When your baby is holding a rattle they would also be old enough to grip a teething ring. It would be a great idea to have a couple in the fridge for hen you baby needs them. This can be considered the same as a baby most of the time. It is not a very great idea to freeze the teething ring because it could cause the babies gums to be frost bit.

The first teeth will appear around the age of six to nine months. However if you or any other close family member had teeth sooner your baby’s teeth may erupt sooner too. No matter what, when that tooth come out it will need to be cleaned. You can clean your baby’s teeth using a washcloth or a soft toothbrush.

It is time to start flossing your baby’s teeth when they have many teeth that have erupted out of the gum. This can also help them fine tune their fine motor skills. Studies done by the American Dental Association have proved that; tooth brushing alone only removes about forty percent of food that will stick to them. Of course this has nothing to do with a baby usually. Without this flossing daily cavities and nasty breath is sure to come quicker.

A dentist needs to see your child twice per year. Your child should see their dentist when they are able to sit for as long as ten minutes. But this should be done by the time that they turn three.

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This post was written by Noel D'Costa on July 7, 2010

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