Teething Signs To Look Out For In Your Baby

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Is your baby dribbling? Is he or she getting more irritable than normal? Every baby experiences teething differently from the time their first tooth comes through to the symptoms they have.

So when does teething begin? It really varies from one baby to another.

According to WebMD.com:

Teething usually begins around 6 months of age. But it is normal for teething to start at any time between 3 months and 12 months of age. By the time your child is about 3 years old, he or she will have all 20 primary teeth.

When it comes to symptoms, expect your baby to have various teething symptoms. According to pediatrician Deb Lonzer,:

No more than a third of babies have any one symptom … one-third of the kids might drool, another third might be irritable, and another third might have trouble sleeping.

Although the teething stage is a difficult time for your baby, you could help ease the pain. By being aware of the teething signs, you’d know how you could comfort your little one.

Biting and gnawing. A teething baby will gnaw and gum-down on anything. The counter pressure from biting helps relieve the pressure from under the gums and temporarily numbs the pain. Source: MetroParent.com

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The diamond shaped teething attachment on our bibs is perfect for this!

To help relieve and ease the discomfort that your baby may be experiencing, your baby may be gnawing on anything and everything that he/she can get his/her hands on. Everything is acceptable to your baby.

Heavy dribbling. The byproduct of a baby’s saliva production, drooling begins when a child is about 3 months old and lasts until he’s between 12 and 15 months old – more or less the same time period as teething. Drooling is a classic symptom of your baby’s teeth gradually pushing toward the gum’s surface, a process that can start months before the first tooth’s eruption. Source: Mom365.com

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When your baby is teething, an extra amount of dribbling is normal because the body creates extra saliva to lubricate their gums. It’s definitely a good time to have our dribble and chew bibs handy during your baby’s dribbling stage.

Gum-rubbing or finger-chewing. Chewing helps to relieve the pain and pressure of teething, so you may notice your baby trying to soothe herself by chewing on her fingers. Try to keep your baby’s hands clean so that she doesn’t swallow any germs. Source:BabyCentre.co.uk

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During teething, your baby’s gums become tender. As a result, your baby will have the tendency to touch their gums with their fingers to soother them. You could use a cold teething ring or the teether attached to our bib to soothe their gums.

Cheek-rubbing and ear-pulling. Pain in the gums may spread to the ears and cheeks, particularly when the back molars begin coming in. This is why you may see your baby rubbing his cheeks or pulling at his ears. Source: MetroParent.com

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Chin or facial rash. If your baby is a heavy drooler, the constant contact with saliva may cause the skin around the chin and mouth to become irritated. Gently wipe your baby’s mouth and chin periodically throughout the day to help prevent chapped skin and rashes. Source: MetroParent.com

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WhatToExpect.com suggest:

Patting away the drool will help prevent the rash. You can also create a moisture barrier with Vaseline or Aquaphor, and moisturize with a gentle unscented skin cream as needed. Have some nipple cream (like Lansinoh) on hand? It’s great for protecting tender baby skin, too.

Irritability and fussiness. Your baby’s mouth will ache as that little tooth presses on the gums and pokes up to the surface, and, not surprisingly, it’ll probably make her feel out of sorts. Some babies may be irritable for just a few hours, but others can stay crabby for days or even weeks. Source: WhatToExpect.com

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Decreased appetite or refusal to feed. Uncomfortable, cranky babies yearn to be soothed by something in their mouths — whether a bottle or the breast. But the suction of nursing may make a teething baby’s sore gums feel worse. For that reason, teething babies are fussy about feedings (and get more frustrated asneither their discomfort nor their hungry tummies find relief). Babies eating solid foods may also refuse to eat during teething. Source: WhatToExpect.com

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Keep feeding your baby during meal times and also when your baby appears hungry so that they continue to get nourishment.  If your baby still keeps refusing to eat, call your doctor.

These Designers Make Hospital Gowns Look Cool To Give Poorly Children A Chance To Be Themselves

 

What goes through our minds when we think about hospital gowns?  Boring, horrible, ugly even.  Luckily for the most of us its a temporary arrangement but there are some unlucky children who unfortunately have to wear them alot, now thanks to a Ward+Robes, boring and ugly hospital clothes might soon be a thing of the past.

Several fashion designers have teamed up with a nonprofit organization called Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada to redesign hospital gowns in order to give sick kids “a chance to be themselves”. “wearing a hospital gown is like being in a hospital,” explains one girl in the video below. “There’s nothing good about it.” Another young patient reveals that “It sort of makes me feel like my identify’s been stripped away from me.”

The Ward+Robes project has just launched in a hospital in Ontario, and they hope to role out their stylish new gowns to other hospitals across the country and perhaps even to other countries. And judging by how happy these kids look, these robes will be a very big hit around the world!

Watch the video:

Parents pay a premium for magic sleep-inducing doll

With just 5,000 of these amazing baby-taming toys in existence, parents are prepared to pay a hefty price in the hope of a good night’s sleep.

The Lulla Doll, which is designed to calm and soothe kids at bedtime, normally retails for $95, but high demand is seeing buyers pay up to $350 for the toy on eBay. Local Lulla Doll seller Michelle Green told The Daily Telegraph the sales are going ‘crazy’. “I’m packing and they’re going out the door as fast as I can get them,” she said. The Courier Mail reports that desperate parents are even turning to Facebook hoping to own the toy for their child.

 

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Mum Rebecca Ilie, from Chestwood bought a Lulla doll last year for her 19 month-old son, Max, who was a dreadful sleeper. She told The Daily Telegraph: “I wore the doll for a couple of days so it smelt like me, then we put it in his cot. His sleep was dramatically improved within days and by three weeks he was sleeping through the night,” she said, adding that she ordered two more when it lived up to its promise. As the brainchild of three mums from Iceland, the Lulla Doll by Roro is a cuddly companion that replicates a human heartbeat and breathing sounds that were recorded from an actual human. These sounds provide security and comfort for a baby, since it replicates the sounds and rhythms of the baby’s mum.

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The doll, which has a simple unisex, unirace face, is made from natural fibres and is designed to absorb familiar smells for extra comfort. The team behind the doll studied mother-child attachment and tested the doll in NICU units in the Iceland National Hospital, with the help of some premature and newborn babies. They found that babies who slept with a Lulla Doll fell asleep sooner and sleep longer at a time, had stable heartbeat and breathing, increased neurological development and wellbeing, had lower stress levels and cried less. Roro is now working with distributors in the UK, Australia and New Zealand to fill the demand for a second drop with thousands on waiting lists worldwide.

Source: Kidspot.com.au