A baby’s milk teeth (first teeth)usually develop while the child is growing in the womb.
In most babies, these teeth start to emerge through the gums when they are around six months old. However, all babies are different and the timing of teething varies.
Some babies are born with their first teeth. Others start teething before they are four months old, and some after 12 months. Early teething should not cause a child any problems, unless it affects their feeding.
Some babies show very few signs or symptoms of teething, while others find it painful. However, there ways you can make teething easier for your child.
Teething Symptoms Can Include:
- Lots of dribbling
- Sore, swollen gums
- Red, flushed cheeks
- Restlessness and disturbed nights
- Irritability or grumpiness
- Chewing on fingers, toys or teething rings
- Rejecting breast or poor appetite
- More demand for breast-feeding
- A raised temperature
- Rubbing the cheek or ear on the side the new tooth is coming through
The level of pain that a baby can handle will be different for each child. Some may be a lot fussier than others while they are teething. The soreness and swelling of the gums before a tooth comes through is the cause for the pain and fussiness a baby experiences during this change.
Give your baby some fruit to chew on. Offer your baby a wedge of apple or a carrot (not miniature ones which can get stuck in their throat but a full-sized one). Peel and wash properly. The chewing relieves the irritation and pain in the gums.
It is important to not add further toxicity to your baby’s system so try to adhere to the following:
- Do not consume any artificial sweeteners, such as Splenda, NutraSweet or Aspartame
- Do not consume high fructose corn syrup or mono-sodium glutamate.
- Do not drink any carbonated beverages.
- Avoid all fast food restaurants.
- Avoid all canned food.
- Eliminate conventional dairy products. The best dairy products are raw, unpasteurised and homogenised dairy from grass fed cows. If this is unavailable, then buy organic dairy.
- Avoid conventional beef. The best beef is organic grass fed beef. www.grasslandbeef.com/StoreFront.bok?affld=104400 The second best is organic meat; this includes beef, veal, lamb, chicken and turkey.
- Most of the water that we drink is very acidic and in order to heal our bodies need a more alkaline state. During the program drink alkalized water, which you can buy from Real Water www.drinkrealwater.com/
German chamomile, often under the name chamomilla, is one of the most common supplements recommended for teething, according to a review of homeopathic products in the January 2010 “Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.” German chamomile differs from Roman chamomile, which is not safe for babies. Talk to your health practitioner before giving any supplement to your child, because only he can judge if German chamomile is safe. Do not give a child under 5 more than 1/2 cup of chamomile tea a day. Your health practitioner may recommend a dose as small as 1 to 2 oz. a day.
Prescription and non-prescription medication:
What non-prescription and prescription drugs are you taking? Your non-prescription and prescription are partially the reason that you have this illness or disease – you need to get off these medications but do so only under the guidance of a licensed health care practitioner.
Massing the gums helps relieve discomfort caused by the pressure of the tooth trying to erupt below. Before a tooth erupts past the surface, use your clean finger to rub the gums. Once the tooth breaks through the gum, wet a washcloth with cool water and massage the gums. Clean the washcloth before using it in your baby’s mouth again. You can also massage the gums.
We know that stress has a negative impact on the immune system and a compromised immune system is a key factor in the development of an abscess. Here are some things you can do to combat stress and restore balance:
- Go to a Dr Morter BEST (Bio-Energetic Synchronisation Technique) Practitioner.
- Sign up for Energetic Re-Balancing: 2 practitioners to consider are:
Stephen Lewis, founder of the Aim Program. Find out more by clicking here.
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- Consider using Mary Millers Iching System Products – ichingsystemsinstruments.com
- Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) has remarkable results in dissolving stress. Find a local practitioner here or go to www.thetappingsolution.com or www.tftrx.com
- Practice Meditation: Meditation has been scientifically shown to relieve stress, as well as to improve overall health and immune function, and to reduce the pain and suffering caused by chronic disease. In fact, in 1984, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recommended meditation as the more appropriate and effective choice for treating mild cases of high blood pressure, instead of commonly prescribed blood pressure medications. Meditation can offer new insights and improved coping strategies, better enabling you to meet the challenges of the day. Some types of meditation, such as Transcendental Meditation (TM), have even been shown to produce deeper states of physical relaxation than ordinary sleep.Although there are many types of meditation practices to choose from, all of them have one thing in common: focused attention on the breath. If you are new to meditation, you can begin by sitting up straight yet comfortably and closing your eyes. Place your attention on your breathing as you inhale and exhale. Each time you find your attention starting to wander, simply refocus on your breath. Though doing so may seem difficult initially, with practice it will become easier and easier, and you will easily spend 20 to 30 minutes meditating in this manner. The key is to be gentle with yourself and not force. At first, you may find yourself unable to sit still for more than a few minutes. If that is the case, don’t continue. Instead, each day seek to add to the length of your meditation practice until you reach your goal of 20 to 30 minutes per session.
Mother Nature’s Natural Germ Fighters naturalhealthdossier.com/2012/03/mother-natures-natural-germ-fighters/
Immune health NC_Newsletter_07-11.pdf
Top teething remedies: a natural approach www.youtube.com/watch?v=cE-iZlXjjSI
Further Information (links and books)
Natural ways to help teething babies www.livestrong.com/article/504598-natural-ways-to-help-teething-babies/
Homeopathic remedies for teething www.truestarhealth.com/Notes/2260005.html
An ayurvedic approach to teething wellbeingmagazine.co.uk/article/ayurevedic-approach-childhood-teething
Chinese medicine and teething books.google.co.uk/books?id=IweR3vK1CBcC&pg=PA85&lpg=PA85&dq=teething+chinese+medicine&source=bl&ots=PiAaQ5N7sM&sig=1TR08wazEOMXBvfakQgzoPQgBBw&hl=en&sa=X&ei=MDkJUa24MYia0QXzlYGgBw&ved=0CC8Q6AEwAA
Aromatherapy for a healthy child with teething pain www.livestrong.com/article/555967-aromatherapy-for-a-healthy-child-with-teething-pain/