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Teething Period in Babies

Beginning and Duration of Teething Period

Babies' first teeth start to appear around the 6th month. However, this process is different for every baby. In some babies, the first tooth may appear as early as 3 months, while in others this process may take up to 15 months.

These differences may be due to genetic and structural reasons.

Teething Order

The two teeth in the front-bottom usually emerge first.

Then, the two upper and front teeth, lateral incisors, first molars, canine teeth and second molars emerge respectively.

All babies' primary teeth are usually completed by the age of 3.

Permanent teeth begin to appear around age 6.

What to Expect for Babies During Teething Period

Restlessness and mild fever may occur. (In case of fever above 38 degrees and diarrhea, a doctor should be consulted)

Excessive saliva production and the desire to bite objects, nasal congestion and discharge, ear pulling behavior, diarrhea, diaper rash, loss of appetite and slight weight loss, mild swelling and discoloration of the gums are the symptoms that can be observed.

Methods to Comfort the Baby

Cold compresses and light massages of the gums with clean hands, the use of teethers containing water cooled in the refrigerator, and slightly cold fruits and vegetables can be offered during the complementary feeding period.

Local anesthetic effective gels and pain relieving syrups can be used by consulting a doctor and avoiding excessive use.

This information is intended to provide basic guidance regarding the baby teething process. Since every baby is different, it is important to consult a doctor, especially if there are symptoms such as fever and diarrhea.


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