Sunday, April 25, 2010

My Husband called me up Saturday night, our two year old toddler Syfra is teething. Her second molars (found at the very back of the the mouth on the top and bottom) have begun coming into place. She has swelling gums and gave her a very bad mood swings. She doesn't like to eat solid foods at all.

The teething comes in wit h fever. Syfra had fever, coughing and colds associated with her teething.

Last night, I texted my husband checking on our little girls, twas almost 10pm, Blessy, our youngest baby girl who just turned 1 year. My husband had a hard time getting the baby into a deep sleep, she also have her teething process, She already has her two bottom and top middle teeth came out, and now causing again discomfort, the ones coming out from the sides of the middle teeth, bottom and top.

The teething causes her fever, cough and cold. As I am far from her, I am very much eager to take away my daughter's pain.

Good Lord, I hope they will go through with the process of teething just fine. I hope they can go through this as quick as it could get.

I have read on babycenter about teething. Though experts disagree that teething has symptoms:

• Drooling (which can lead to a facial rash)
• Gum swelling and sensitivity
• Irritability or fussiness
• Biting behavior
• Refusing food
• Sleep problems

What can I do to ease my baby's discomfort?

Give your child something to chew on, such as a firm rubber teething ring or a cold washcloth. If your baby is old enough to eat solids, he may also get some relief from cold foods such as applesauce or yogurt. Giving him a hard, unsweetened teething cracker such as zwieback to gnaw on is another time-honored trick. (Avoid carrots, as they can be a choking hazard.) Simply rubbing a clean finger gently but firmly over your baby's sore gums can ease the pain temporarily, too.

If these methods aren't working, some doctors recommend giving a teething baby a small dose of children's pain reliever such as infants' acetaminophen — but check with your doctor before giving your baby any medication. (Never give your baby aspirin or even rub it on his gums to ease the pain. The use of aspirin in children is associated with Reye's syndrome, a rare but potentially life-threatening condition.)



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