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Can a two month old teeth: Symptoms, Signs, Fever & Remedies

Tips for helping your teething baby

Teething can be distressing for some babies, but there are ways to make it easier for them.

Every baby is different, and you may have to try a few different things until you find something that works for your baby.

Teething rings

Teething rings give your baby something to chew safely. This may ease their discomfort and distract them from any pain.

Some teething rings can be cooled first in the fridge, which may help to soothe your baby’s gums.

The instructions that come with the ring should tell you how long to chill it for.

Never put a teething ring in the freezer, as it could damage your baby’s gums if it gets frozen.

Also, never tie a teething ring around your baby’s neck, as it may be a choking hazard.

If your baby is chewing

One of the signs that your baby is teething is that they start to chew on their fingers, toys or other objects they get hold of.

If your baby is 6 months or older, you can give them healthy things to chew on, such as raw fruit and vegetables. Pieces of apple or carrot are ideal.

You could also try giving your baby a crust of bread or a breadstick.

Always stay close when your baby is eating in case they choke.

Find out what to do if your baby starts choking

It’s best to avoid rusks because nearly all brands contain some sugar.

Avoid any foods that contain lots of sugar, as this can cause tooth decay, even if your child only has a few teeth.

Teething gels

There’s a lack of evidence that teething gels are effective. It’s recommended that parents try non-medical options for teething first, such as a teething ring.

If you do decide to use a gel, make sure you use a teething gel that’s specially designed for young children.

General oral pain relief gels are not suitable for children.

Teething gels contain a mild local anaesthetic and are only available from pharmacies. Speak to a pharmacist for further advice.

There’s no evidence that homeopathic teething gels are effective. If you use a homeopathic gel, make sure it’s licensed for use in the UK.

Some unlicensed homeopathic gels advertised on the internet have been linked to serious side effects.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has a list of licensed homeopathic gels.

Paracetamol and ibuprofen for teething

If your baby is in pain, you may want to give them a sugar-free painkilling medicine.

Paracetamol or ibuprofen can be given to relieve teething symptoms in babies and young children aged 3 months or older.

Children under 16 years old should not have aspirin.

Always follow the instructions that come with the medicine.

If you’re not sure, speak to your GP or pharmacist.

Comforting a teething baby

Comforting or playing with your baby can distract them from any pain in their gums.

Gently rubbing their gums with a clean finger may also help.

Preventing teething rashes

If teething is making your baby dribble more than usual, gently wiping their face may help prevent a rash.

Caring for your baby’s new teeth

You’ll need to register your baby with a dentist when their teeth start coming through.

Find a dentist near you

Start brushing your baby’s teeth with fluoride toothpaste as soon as their first milk tooth breaks through.  

Find out how to look after your baby’s teeth

Can Babies Be Born With Teeth?

Did you know that babies can be born with teeth? Natal teeth (i.e., teeth that are present at birth) are relatively rare, though less rare than you might think. Approximately one out of every 2,000 to 3,500 newborns comes into the world with at least one tooth.

But if you’re imagining a newborn smiling up at his mother with a full set of teeth, you should know that babies with natal teeth are usually born with no more than two teeth. A few babies have arrived with a much more substantial portion of their primary (“baby”) teeth present, but no cases of newborns with a full set of teeth have been reported.

Regardless of their number, natal teeth present special dental concerns and may require specialized care. In this article, we will discuss

What Is the Difference Between Natal Teeth and Neonatal Teeth in Babies?

Whereas a natal tooth is present at birth, a neonatal tooth erupts during the first 30 days of an infant’s life. Natal and neonatal teeth present extremely similar issues and are generally studied and discussed together. The following information applies to both natal and neonatal teeth.

What Are Natal Teeth Like In Newborns?

Just as with older babies, the lower central incisors (the bottom front teeth) are usually the first teeth to erupt in newborns. In some cases, natal teeth look like normal primary teeth. Often, however, they are somewhat underdeveloped:

  • Natal teeth may be smaller than normal primary teeth and/or cone-shaped;
  • Their enamel (the tooth’s hard, protective outer coating) is often hypoplastic, meaning that it is thin or even absent; hypomineralized, meaning that the enamel is softer than normal; and/or hypomatured, resulting in tooth discoloration; and
  • They typically have underdeveloped roots and are at least slightly mobile.

Are Natal Teeth Primary Teeth?

The vast majority of natal teeth are simply ordinary primary teeth that erupt unusually early. But a notable minority are not.

A full set of primary teeth consists of twenty teeth, but occasionally children grow more than twenty. These excess teeth are known as supernumerary teeth and, as discussed below, can lead to bite issues. Fewer than 10% of natal teeth are supernumerary teeth.

A pediatric dentist can use dental X-rays to determine whether a natal tooth is supernumerary.

What Causes Natal Teeth?

The precise cause of natal teeth in newborns is unknown. Researchers have theorized that they may be a result of genetics, fever, infection or malnutrition, but so far no studies have been able to confirm the cause. Interestingly, various studies have reported that between 8% and 62% of infants with natal teeth had a positive family history.

Researchers have suggested that certain other medical conditions may be associated with natal teeth, including the following:

Cleft lip and palate may be the most common of the medical conditions associated with natal teeth, and the incidence of natal teeth among cleft lip and palate patients is significantly higher than among the general population. One study found that approximately 30% of the bilateral cleft lip and palate infants studied and 5% of the unilateral cleft lip and palate infants had natal or neonatal teeth. Another found that approximately 11% of the bilateral cleft lip and palate infants studied and 2% of the unilateral cleft lip and palate infants had natal or neonatal teeth.

Complications Associated with Natal Teeth

Aspiration Risk. Natal teeth that are highly mobile can fall out spontaneously and therefore may present an aspiration risk. The chances that a child will aspirate (i.e., inhale) a natal tooth is believed to be extremely low. However, because an aspirated tooth can cause potentially serious respiratory issues, including obstruction of the child’s airways, the possibility of aspiration should be considered.

Feeding Difficulties. Natal teeth can cause discomfort (for the baby and/or the mother) during nursing. In some cases, babies may develop an ulceration of the tongue known as traumatic lingual ulceration or Riga-Fede disease. This condition is often associated with lower incisor (bottom front) natal teeth. As natal teeth may be sharp and cone-shaped, movement of the tongue backward and forward during nursing can lead to an ulcer on the underside of the tongue. Riga-Fede disease typically presents as an open sore that can develop into a fibrous mass on the tongue, and it can make feeding painful or difficult for affected infants.

Crowding and Displacement. If the natal tooth is a supernumerary tooth, it may cause issues when the child’s other teeth come in. For example, supernumerary teeth can cause crowding issues and they can cause permanent teeth to come in incorrectly or to not come in at all.

Cavities. If the natal tooth has enamel hypoplasia or hypomineralization, it is at higher risk of developing cavities than a tooth without enamel defects. 

Do Natal Teeth Need to Be Removed?

It depends. When natal teeth are supernumerary, they generally should be removed. Your child’s pediatric dentist can diagnose a supernumerary tooth and help determine the appropriate time for the extraction.

In contrast, when a natal tooth is part of the normal primary dentition (i.e., is one of a child’s twenty primary teeth), it is best to save the tooth when possible.

Primary teeth are extremely important – they help children to chew food and to speak clearly, and they help permanent teeth to come in correctly. And unlike missing permanent teeth, a missing primary tooth cannot be replaced with dental implants, as an implant can prevent the replacement permanent tooth from erupting properly. This means that, when a natal tooth that is part of the normal dentition is removed, the child will have to live without that tooth until the replacement permanent tooth comes in (typically six to twelve years, depending on the location of the tooth).

Natal teeth that are causing feeding difficulties can often be managed by grinding or polishing down any sharp edges on the tooth or by applying a small amount of composite resin (white filling material) over the tooth to smooth it. Smoothing out rough edges in this way may prevent trauma and allow ulcerations associated with Riga-Fede disease to heal.

That said, sometimes natal teeth removal is recommended. If smoothing down the tooth is not sufficient to eliminate feeding issues, extraction may be required. Additionally, natal teeth that are highly mobile are often extracted to prevent potential aspiration.

Extraction of natal teeth should be performed by a pediatric dentist who has familiarity with natal teeth. The extraction should be followed by removal of the soft tissue lining of the tooth socket in order to prevent continued root development.

Natal Teeth Management

Natal teeth that are not extracted may require special care and monitoring. Natal teeth with enamel defects are at increased risk for cavities. A pediatric dentist can teach you how to properly clean natal teeth and can closely monitor them for signs of decay.

Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist in DFW

If your child is born with natal teeth or grows teeth during the first month of life, visit a pediatric dentist right away. Hurst Pediatric Dentistry’s Dr. Lin is a board-certified pediatric dentist who has experience handling natal teeth. Call (817) 510-6400 today to book an appointment to learn how to care for your child’s natal teeth and to see whether any treatments are advisable.

Hurst Pediatric Dentistry is located in Hurst, Texas and serves pediatric patients from Hurst, Euless, Bedford, North Richland Hills, Keller, Colleyville, Southlake, Westlake, Fort Worth, Saginaw, The Colony and the surrounding area.

This article is intended to provide general information about oral health topics. It should not be used to diagnose or treat any medical condition or as a substitute for the advice of a healthcare professional who is fully aware of and familiar with the specifics of your case. Always seek the advice of your dentist or other qualified healthcare provider with regard to any questions you may have relating to a medical condition or treatment.

  • Dr. Jin Lin is a board-certified pediatric dentist with a passion for helping children achieve healthier, more beautiful smiles. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and his Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. After graduating cum laude from dental school, he completed his post-doctoral pediatric dentistry training at Boston Children’s Hospital and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, where he served as chief resident and worked with children with a wide variety of special medical and dental needs, including children with rare syndromes.

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Signs your child’s Two Year Molars are Erupting (and ways to help them)

Your 2 year old suddenly becomes a little more moody than usual. You start to think “oh, this is just the terrible twos”. Did you know that what could be contributing to your toddler’s behavior is actually their 2-year molars erupting? The 2 -year molars (also known as second molars) are the last set of teeth at the back of the mouth. They typically erupt when your child is between 23 and 33 months old. This process can be very uncomfortable, causing even the happiest child to become irritable. This is why we have outlined some general info and ways to help your child through this.


Your child may not be able to communicate the cause of the pain. Here are a few common symptoms to look out for:

  • Your child may be drooling more than usual
  • They might be unusually irritable
  • Your child may be chewing on their fingers, clothing, or toys
  • They might have a consistent low-grade temperature of about 99 degrees F
  • If you’re able to get a look – they have red gums at the eruption zone
  • Interrupted sleep
  • All of the above may become worse at night


If your toddler takes to the idea, here are some things that could help alleviate their discomfort:

  • Rubbing the gums with a clean finger
  • Having your child bite down on a cold spoon
  • Giving them a cold, wet washcloth soaked in ice water (or freeze a wet washcloth)
  • Offer them a teething ring
  • Moisturizing the skin around their mouth (if drooling is causing dry skin)
  • Keeping a child busy with fun distractions

Caring for your two-year-old while they are getting their 2nd molars can be difficult. The home remedies we’ve listed above may help, but it is also good to remember that teething pain is temporary and your child will feel a lot better once the teeth have erupted.

How to Relieve Your Baby’s Teething Pain Safely

Bo Espinosa-Setchko, MD, MPP

When your baby is howling from a sharp little incisor that’s just itching to break through the gumline, you understandably want to do whatever you can to stop the pain.

But if your go-to has been homeopathic teething tablets and gels, you’ll want to switch up your strategy. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that these may pose a risk to children and infants.

The FDA warns caretakers to be on the lookout for these symptoms after using a homeopathic teething aid:

  • Seizures
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Excessive sleepiness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Flushed skin
  • Constipation
  • Trouble urinating
  • Agitation

If you observe any of these symptoms, contact your pediatrician immediately.

6 Simple Solutions to Teething Pain Relief

“The good news is that teething pain can be managed without medications of any kind, whether prescribed or over-the-counter,” says Bo Espinosa-Setchko, MD, MPP, a general pediatrician at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s.

Those medicines, intended to help your baby, has the potential to cause harm, she says.

“In fact, many pain relievers contain benzocaine, which can pose a safety risk leading to methemoglobinemia, a blood disorder that causes a reduction in blood oxygen and can be fatal,” Dr. Espinosa-Setchko says.

Benzocaine is sold under brand names such as Anbesol, Baby Orajel, Cepacol, Chloraseptic, Hurricaine, Orabase, Orajel and Topex, along with generic and store brands advertised as relieving oral pain.

Dr. Espinosa-Setchko advises trying these all-natural items instead to help make your baby a little more comfortable:

  • A wet washcloth. Place it in the freezer for 15 to 30 minutes first and then let your child gnaw on it.
  • A frozen banana or berries. These are an option once you’ve introduced solids.
  • Solid teething rings. Chill these in the freezer beforehand but not to the point at which they’re rock solid. Skip the liquid-filled rings, as there’s a chance that sharp teeth could puncture these and release the liquid, which may contain bacteria.
  • A sippy cup of cool water. This is a good choice once your baby is older than 6 to 9 months.
  • Chewy toys. Try ones made of silicone or latex instead of plastic, which may contain potentially harmful chemicals.
  • Your finger. This works best before your tiny tot has sprouted any teeth, of course. Just be sure to wash your hands first!

Related links

Find out more about pediatric care at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital at UHRainbow.org/Pediatrics.

Your Child’s Baby Teeth Timeline


GROWING AND LOSING BABY TEETH are major milestones in your child’s development. If you’re a first-time parent, you probably have a lot of questions about what to expect, so let’s take a look at how baby teeth develop and when you can expect to start seeing them, as well as when adult teeth will start replacing them.

Baby Teeth Develop Before We’re Even Born!

Long before a babies are even born, their teeth begin to develop in the gums, a process called odontogenesis. The tooth buds that will become baby teeth start forming by week six of pregnancy, then continue to grow until after the baby is born, ultimately pushing through the gums. Even then, the roots still have a bit of growing left to do.

They Don’t All Erupt At Once

Baby teeth tend to erupt in pairs, and these pairs tend to alternate between top and bottom teeth. The first pair, the lower central incisors, normally make their appearance after between six to ten months. The next two are the upper central incisors between eight to twelve months. The lateral incisors come next, between nine and sixteen months. The first molars come next, then the canine teeth, and finally the second molars.

Most toddlers have their full set of twenty baby teeth by the time they turn three. Talk to us if you’re worried your child’s baby teeth aren’t growing in according to schedule, but there isn’t usually cause for concern unless no teeth have arrived by eighteen months. Whenever that first tooth does arrive, be sure to schedule an appointment!

It’s Time To Call the Tooth Fairy!

Normally, children begin losing baby teeth between ages five and six. Kids who take a little longer might feel left behind, because losing a tooth is a rite of passage and symbol of maturity. If no baby teeth are loose by the time they turn seven, it’s a good idea to talk to us about it. There isn’t usually anything to worry about; late-blooming adult teeth can actually be stronger and more cavity-resistant than they would’ve been if they arrived on schedule!

Fun Trivia: Natal Teeth And Folklore

In some (rare) cases, a baby might actually be born with one or two teeth. These are called natal teeth. They aren’t actually part of the regular set of baby teeth and typically are oddly shaped and have malformed roots, which makes them very loose. Doctors often remove them before new parents take their baby home from the hospital.

Even though natal teeth are perfectly harmless anomalies, over the centuries, different cultures have had a wide range of reactions to them. In China, they were considered bad luck, but in Europe, they were a mark that the child had a wonderful future ahead of them. Some Ural-Altaic tribes even viewed them as a sign that the child was a sorcerer!

Keep On Brushing!

No matter whether your child is a six-month-old with just one tooth or is a teenager with nearly a full set of adult teeth, all teeth always need to be cleaned and taken care of. Healthy brushing habits for baby teeth lead to healthy habits for adult teeth!

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The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.

There’s A Gap Between My Baby’s Front Teeth! What it Means & What to Do

Babies are incredibly cute – especially your own baby. But what happens when your baby’s teeth start coming through and you notice a big gap between their front teeth? You may start to wonder if there’s something wrong with your baby’s mouth, or if you did something wrong. Before you rush your baby to the dentist, read this article. It’s likely that your baby’s gaps are completely normal! In fact, they can actually be a good sign.

Why Baby Teeth Are Important

Why worry about your baby’s teeth when they are bound to fall out one day anyway? Baby teeth are actually very important, both for your child’s health right now and their future.
It goes without saying that baby teeth help your child chew food and speak. But a lesser known fact is that baby teeth actually create a path for your child’s adult teeth to grow in by holding a space for them, according to the American Dental Association (ADA). If your baby loses a tooth too early, then a permanent tooth may drift into the area, making less room for adult teeth to come in later. This can lead to a crooked or crowded smile.

What Causes Gaps Between Your Child’s Teeth?

Now that you know how important baby teeth are to your child’s future smile, we’re here to hopefully alleviate your worry It’s very normal for children to have gaps between their baby teeth. In fact, it’s typically a good thing! Many children have gaps between their teeth because of natural development, their teeth are small, or their frenulum. While the first two causes are relatively self-explanatory, let’s explain the third a little more.
Your frenulum is the piece of connective tissue that connects your gum between your two front teeth and upper lip. If you lift up your upper lip, you can probably feel it! This frenulum is thought to help position your baby’s teeth, according to Victoria State Government. When the frenulum is oversized, it can cause a gap between your front teeth. Typically, when your baby turns one, the frenulum will naturally shorten. More teeth will grow in to fill the gaps. If there’s still a gap in your baby’s front teeth, large molars may close it when they grow in.
Other causes of gaps, like small teeth, also typically resolve themselves when your child gets their adult teeth. Large gaps can actually be a good thing because they give your adult teeth more space to grow in. This could mean you don’t have to cough up the money for braces when your child grows up.

When Gaps Between Your Baby’s Front Teeth is a Bad Thing

If your child has excessive gaps in their teeth, which is uncommon, it may be a sign that something is wrong. Gaps in your baby’s teeth can also be caused by extra teeth that prevent other teeth from growing in, missing teeth, a large jaw compared to their teeth size, or an oversized frenulum. These causes may affect your baby’s adult teeth, leading to teeth misalignment or a permanent gap.

Treatments for a Gap Between Your Front Teeth

Like we said earlier, it’s likely that the gap in your baby’s front teeth will close naturally. However, there are some uncommon incidents in which the gap persists into your child’s adult teeth. If you think your child is experiencing a gap between his or her front teeth because of extra teeth, missing teeth, a large jaw, or an oversized frenulum, you should take your child do the dentist.
The ADA recommends visiting the dentist within 6 months after your baby’s first tooth comes in. This visit should help you to identify what’s really at the root of your baby’s front tooth gap.
If your baby’s front tooth gap isn’t normal and won’t naturally fix itself, you have several options. Remember, a tooth gap could just be a cosmetic issue. A tooth gap can affect your child’s self esteem, but it can also be a unique and loved feature in your child’s appearance. Make sure to think long and hard about getting your child’s gap closed if it’s purely cosmetic. Gapped teeth may also cause teeth misalignment. In this case, it will likely be best to fix the problem.
Here are some treatments your dentist may recommend to close a gap between your baby’s front teeth.

  • Veneers can be placed on your child’s front teeth to close a small gap between the teeth. These veneers will be slightly wider than your child’s normal teeth to close up the gap.
  • Frenectomy is a surgery that can remove the oversized frenulum that is causing a gap between your child’s front teeth. This will typically be done before the teeth are moved with the other treatments.
  • Removable treatments, like a plate or Invisalign, can be used to move the teeth closer together.
  • Fixed treatments, like braces, can be used with rubber bands and wires to move the teeth closer together.

As you can see, gaps between your child’s front teeth are typically not anything to be worried about. That being said, it’s important to bring your baby to the dentist regularly in case there is a more serious issue behind your baby’s gap. Make sure to bring your baby into the dentist if there are any issues after their first tooth grows in – and not later than their 3rd birthday. The ADA actually even recommends after their 1st birthday. This way, your dentist will be able to closely monitor your child’s baby teeth to see if any issues arise.
There’s no better place to bring your child in for a checkup than Water Tower Dental Care! We’re experts in baby teeth and will make sure to keep you and your child comfortable during your child’s first dentist appointment. Contact us to make an appointment today!

90,000 Your kitten’s teeth change: when and how do baby teeth change?

Most mammals are born toothless, and your kitten is no exception. For the first few weeks after birth, kittens can only eat the milk of the mother cat. As soon as the teeth begin to erupt, it will be possible to gradually switch to solid food.

Milk teeth

Milk teeth are the first to appear in kittens. This happens at the age of about 2-3 weeks. In the process of growth, the number of teeth also increases – a two-month-old baby should have an average of 26 teeth.Temporary teeth differ from molars: they are sharper, thinner and slightly smaller than permanent teeth.

There are four types of teeth in cats:

  1. Cutters. These are the front teeth located between the canines. The cat mainly uses them to capture prey or food
  2. Canines . They serve to capture prey and are used for protection in the event of a fight with other animals.
  3. Premolars . With the help of premolars, cats can hold prey as well as grind food.
  4. Molars . They perform the same function as premolars. There are no milk molars, i.e. the pet immediately grows molars.

Change of teeth

The change of milk teeth to permanent ones begins at about 3-4 months. The age of changing teeth is the same for kittens of all breeds. As soon as a milk tooth falls out, it is almost immediately replaced by a molar one. In rare cases, baby teeth are delayed to fall out: this can lead to dental problems such as a malocclusion or uneven positioning of the permanent teeth.If you suspect your pet has dental problems, be sure to see your veterinarian.

The order of changing milk teeth to molars is exactly the same as the appearance of milk teeth.

  1. Milk incisors change to permanent ones at the age of 3-4 months.

  2. At 4–5 months of age, kittens begin to cut their permanent canines.

  3. Premolars grow up to 4–6 months.

  4. Molars grow at about 5 months –

How many teeth does a cat have? Your one year old kitten should already have 30 permanent teeth.You can handle the counting yourself, or make an appointment with the veterinary clinic.

Dental care

Caring for a pet’s oral cavity is one of the foundations of its health. To avoid dental diseases in a kitten, its teeth must be carefully monitored. Examine both deciduous and molar teeth carefully for contamination, bite patterns, or uneven growth. Your veterinarian will advise you on how to brush your pet’s teeth at home. Also, consult with a specialist about which toothpaste and brush should be purchased at a pet store for a kitten.

If you notice a strong odor from the mouth in a cat, be sure to consult your veterinarian about what this may be. In addition to poor hygiene, it is possible that your kitten is ill with something.

All problems are easier to prevent, so do not hesitate to contact your veterinarian in time.

90,000 Can teeth be cut at 2-3, 4 months in a child

Can teeth be cut in 2-3 months? They can, but this is significantly ahead of the generally accepted schedule.If the teeth have climbed at 4 months, do not look for an anomaly in this.

The first year of a child’s life is a period of his active growth and development. Every month the baby changes: here he smiled for the first time, began to confidently hold his head, turned over on his own on his own. Parents take each new skill with great pride – after all, their baby is growing up. With special excitement, mothers and fathers are waiting for the moment when the baby’s teeth begin to cut. This process brings both joy and fear. After all, it is associated with the whims and malaise of the baby, and always raises a lot of questions and doubts from the parents, especially if the baby is teething at 4 months or even earlier.

Are there teething norms

The human body is a perfect mechanism created by nature, in which everything is thought out, down to the smallest details. Having been born, the baby begins to adapt to life in a completely different environment, outside of the mother’s body. The first six months, until the stomach and intestines work, the child can only eat breast milk, or milk formulas (if artificially fed) – he does not need teeth at all during this period.As soon as the stomach is ready to accept and process solid food, the baby’s teeth begin to erupt.

Thematic material:

Long observation of newborns allowed to create a certain normative table of teething. According to this table, the first teeth in a baby should erupt about 5-6 months. And by the age of three, there should already be 10 of them on the upper and lower jaw. There is even a special formula that allows you to calculate the number of teeth in accordance with the age of the child: N = n – 4, where N is the number of erupted teeth, and n is the age of the baby in months.

But this does not mean that as soon as the child turns 5 months old, at the same moment he will have the first tooth. The data given by doctors are average, and some deviations in one direction or another are quite acceptable.

If a tooth erupted at 2 months

Many parents panic when they see a white streak in their baby’s mouth when they are two months old. How to react to such a phenomenon: to run to the doctor or calmly wait until the next tooth erupts? Consider this the norm or pathology?

Compared with the average normative indicators, teeth at 2 months are considered too early.Therefore, it will not be superfluous to show the child to the doctor – after all, sometimes the cause can be an endocrine disease or a violation of mineral metabolism in the child’s body. I should especially be alerted by the fact that several teeth came out at once at this age. The reasons for this phenomenon can be quite serious.

  • Hyperthyroidism – increased content of thyroid hormones.
  • Albright’s syndrome is a genetic pathology characterized by hormonal changes in the body and early puberty.
  • Eosinophilic granuloma is a rare disease characterized by tissue overgrowth that affects bones, skin, muscles, gastrointestinal tract and lung tissue.

Fortunately, such cases are recorded quite rarely. And early teething occurs more and more often. Therefore, among the reasons, doctors call:

  • acceleration – after all, modern children grow and develop much faster than their peers some 20 years ago;
  • genetic factor – if mom and dad had their teeth cut early, then their child will definitely repeat this “phenomenon”;
  • during the mother’s pregnancy – after all, it was her body that supplied the fetus with trace elements necessary for the formation of dental follicles;
  • climate – in children born in areas with a warm climate, this process always occurs earlier, since under the influence of sunlight, vitamin D is produced in their body, which contributes to better absorption of calcium;
  • gender of the child – in girls, teeth erupt much earlier than in boys.

Interestingly, even such individual characteristics as hair color, eye color, height and time of birth of a child affect the timing of teething. And yet – the first-borns acquire teeth earlier than the second and third children.

First tooth at three months

A growing three-month-old baby already knows a lot: he reacts to a familiar voice, holds his head and back well, rises on his forearms, lies on his tummy and even tries to roll over on his own.He still feeds only on breast milk. Can teeth be cut at 3 months?

Oddly enough, they can. Of course, this is significantly ahead of the generally accepted schedule, but you cannot argue with nature. What can cause teeth to appear at 3 months?

  1. The formation of dental germs occurs even before the birth of the child, at 5-7 weeks of intrauterine development. If the expectant mother takes at this moment vitamin complexes or foods high in calcium and vitamin D, then the baby does not lack these microelements. In this case, he is born with already formed and sufficiently mineralized tooth follicles, almost ready for eruption.
  2. The teething mechanism is very complex. By the time it appears above the gum, complex processes are taking place; the area of ​​the bone covering the crown of the tooth and the part of the gum blocking its path should dissolve. The speed of these processes depends on the individual characteristics of the organism: in some, the process is delayed for many months, in others it goes very quickly.
  3. At the age of three months, there is an active prevention of rickets, a disease that slows down the overall development of the baby. Therefore, pediatricians often prescribe vitamins in addition to breast milk, which also contributes to the fact that teething begins relatively early.

Early teeth require particularly careful care. In order not to earn the same early caries, the baby should be shown to the dentist, who will give advice on care.

Emergence of teeth at 4 months

If a four-month-old baby has teeth, don’t look for an anomaly in this.This is a completely normal process, because doctors consider a deviation from the generally accepted average rate for 1-2 months to be quite acceptable. This fact rather speaks of the accelerated development of your baby than of a serious pathology.

It is almost impossible to miss a child’s teething. The symptoms are so obvious and painful that you are guaranteed a few unsettling days and sleepless nights.

  1. The baby becomes moody and irritable, crying endlessly.
  2. His gums turn red, swell, ache and itch, so the crumb pulls everything into his mouth, be it a toy, a blanket, or his own fist.
  3. Drooling increases so much that blouses and bibs have to be changed almost every half hour.
  4. Bad breath indicates that the mucous membrane at the site of the future tooth begins to dissolve.
  5. Very often, children have a fever and a runny nose begins, and in this case it is important not to confuse eruption with the onset of an infectious or viral disease.
  6. The baby’s appetite is markedly reduced, the stool is disturbed.
  7. On the cheeks and in the area of ​​the nasolabial triangle, rashes often appear.

Sooner or later, every little person goes through such tests. And it is very important that at this moment there are calm, patient and strong parents nearby who can alleviate the baby’s condition and enjoy his growing up.

90,000 Trick question: should spouses sleep in the same bed – Obvious and incredible from Otari Khidirbegishvili – December 10 – 43779257304

The most disgusting definition of marriage in world literature belongs, undoubtedly, to Guy de Maupassant.He wrote that “it is an exchange of bad mood during the day and bad smells at night.” Of course, Maupassant lived in an era when the overwhelming majority of families kept a pair of allied chamber pots under matrimonial beds, and after the widespread introduction of sewage, the intensity of marital intimacy decreased significantly, but still . .. Snoring, sweat, making cozy nests from a blanket and pillow partner, a minimum of grace and nobility in poses – no, the thorns of the marriage bed are still sharp …

As a child, I knew for sure that a real adult would not work out of me.I didn’t know how to tie my shoelaces with a bow, learn the temperature from a thermometer and sleep in the same bed with other people. When guests came to the dacha, my grandmother sometimes had to give them my couch, and put me to bed with him, jack. And, contemplating the big toes of my grandmother’s feet, turning yellow in the light of the moon, I came to the deepest conviction: I should not be an adult lady, wife and mother. I cannot sleep with any husband in the same bed. Dot. When I shared this thought with my grandmother, she tried to allay my fears, saying that when I become a wife and a mother, I will go out so much during the day that I can easily fall asleep sitting in a trough with snakes.

I was slightly intrigued, but otherwise the prospect of marriage continued to be an unattractive picture.

Men who are thrown into your bed do not get out of there themselves. And you sleep next to them in an embrace, how cute.

Having grown older and having somehow got used to thermometers and laces, I still held the last adult bastion for an insurmountable obstacle. Yes, I tried NOT to sleep in the same bed with men, but … when all the interesting things ended, I certainly remembered that I had to go home urgently.My curtains are not ironed there, the rabbits are not fed, the goblins are not finished. Still, sleep is an extremely lonely occupation, and a free pillow is, alas, more comfortable than the most beloved hairy chest in the world. In the end, I’m not the only one so crazy – over there, Jack London in “The Little Mistress of the Big House” also has a separate bedroom for the main character, and she runs to visit her husband at night, dropping charming nightcaps along the way. True, she then left her husband … And all the same! My bed is my bed. Untouchable, selfish and inhospitable, yes!

But, as is always the case with ideals, life has made adjustments. The housing issue not only traditionally did not dispose to separate matrimonial bedrooms. A considerable part of the young people here have no personal living space at all, which I could gracefully leave in the hour before dawn. And I fell in love with one like that. After two months of romantic walks under the moon, he brought me to visit an acquaintance who kindly gave us a cot on the balcony. And after several meetings on this cot, it suddenly turned out that I can perfectly bring a man to my home, launching him into my bedroom and into my bed.But since the men who are thrown into your bed usually do not get out of there themselves, you sleep next to them in an embrace, like a pretty one.

Again, let’s look at history with geography. At different times, different peoples had terribly dissimilar customs. Some shaved their heads, others grew braids, some sat on chairs, others on mats, and some dyed their teeth black for beauty. There were harems, monogamous marriages, incest, cannibalism, dances with castanets, and invented steam engines. Terrible, in a word, diversity in laws, norms and habits.But in all epochs, all peoples had a general rule: “Husband and wife sleep together.” The only exception, it seems, were the Babylonian kings, who never fell asleep in the presence of wives and concubines (and, in general, this did not lead to anything good for the Babylonian kingdom). And, of course, Orthodox Jews and Muslims, for whom it was and is a taboo to sleep with their wives during their “unclean period” (that is, menstruation) – there is generally a separate dish.

Take, for example, the Chinese emperors, whom for thousands of years they tried to wean from sleeping in their arms with ladies.In ancient China, it was believed that the son of heaven should not love wives too much. And the eunuch brought the wife from the harem to fulfill the conjugal duty to the emperor in the bedroom. On the back. Nude – so that she would not bring with her some kind of emperor-killing thing (by the way, this did not help: the beloved managed to stab one ruler with a hairpin). After that, the eunuch stood on guard, and if it seemed to him that the emperor was busy for too long, he began to loudly chant godly hymns, hinting that it was time to put his wife out of bed.So, in spite of all these tricks, there was always some Yang-guifei who persuaded her husband to drive away the castrated alarm clocks and learn the joys of a joint marital sleep, which was then disapprovingly pointed out in the annals by the chroniclers (they say, he slept with his wife and launched state affairs ).

Although the Chinese emperors were not guilty of anything – they only followed the instinct that exists in higher mammals and in birds leading a group or paired lifestyle.For them, a sign of kinship is primarily a smell. The color of the eyes, the shape of the ears, the number of spots on the tail – this is the tenth thing. The main markers are: a) smell; b) voice signal. It seems to a person, of course, that this has nothing to do with him, and we, as rational beings, recognize children and wives exclusively with the help of our eyes. Yes, visual images are significant, but only for our consciousness. Which is very easy to fool with a new coat or a wig. But we cannot deceive our subconscious.It hears a familiar timbre, it senses a familiar scent and puts the label “ours”. Moreover, we may not even recognize this smell, not feel it, its chemical signals go past the volitional centers, past the Wernicke zone and other zones responsible for the conscious processing of information. These volatile compounds, almost invisible to the nose, but read, most likely by the so-called vomeronasal organ, are called “pheromones” or “chemosignals”. The principle of their work in an adult is still little researched, but something is already known.

For example, the fact that the active fixation of chemosignals in memory occurs only with close and prolonged physical contact. And that this contact must be constantly renewed: even if we are not cats that forget the smell of their own children in a week, it has been proven that six months is the maximum period that our subconscious mind devotes to forgetting the chemical portrait of even the closest people. Therefore, it is so understandable and natural that alienation and awkwardness that arises in spouses after a long separation.

The eyes say, “Here is your beloved,” the ears confirm, “This is his voice,” but our sclerotic VNO shrugs: “I have no idea who this man is. I smell it for the first time! ”

So separately sleeping spouses, perhaps, will retain the ardor of the first passion longer and will not be privy to each other’s funny night secrets, but the feeling of true closeness and kinship will come only to those who peacefully sniff into the folds of their partner every night, allowing chemo signals to connect bodies and souls by complex chemical bonds.

Connections that are difficult to break, even when all the other senses sadly report: “This fat and bald man is not at all the one for whom we, the mistress, married.” Ties that make some people cry with emotion, pressing a T-shirt forgotten on a chair to their face. By connections that are stronger than logic and common sense.