Teething can be a painful process for the toddler and parents.
What is teething?
Toddler teething usually takes place between 13 to 19 months. What happens? The toddler molars tear through the gums, you will see a small part of the teeth starting to appear or poke out from the gum.
How does a toddler react to teething?
A toddler is in discomfort, pain and new changes always bring about emotional changes too. Therefore your toddler may cry, have tantrums, may not be able to sleep due to pain, may not like to eat food due to pain and discomfort, may start to drool which may cause drool rash on the skin.
Toddlers may want to chew and bite on something to ease the pain in the gums as gums become swollen and sensitive. Teething can cause ear pain and ear infections causing a fever too.
However, not all fevers or ear aches are due to teething. Therefore, if you see such symptoms or signs it would be advisable to take your toddler to a doctor.
The remedy is to comfort your toddler and be patient. Do not ignore your toddler’s needs, be loving and if need be take your toddler to a doctor if pain or discomfort persists.
What can parents do for toddlers to ease teething?