It doesn't take parents long to realize that a child's development does not always stick to given timeframes. For this reason, the following plan is only an approximate guideline for teething:
- In the 6th week of pregnancy the formation of the dental ridge is already underway; the substances for baby teeth develop.
- Between the 4th and 6th month of pregnancy hard tooth structures develop; at birth, the tooth crowns are already finished.
- In individual cases babies are born with a visible tooth – don’t worry, even this is within normal boundaries.
- Generally, the preparation for teething starts from 4 to 6 months.
- Between 6 and 8 months of age it is likely that an incisor (bottom middle) will appear first.
- Followed shortly by the top middle incisors, then the side ones.
- Around 14 months the first molars arrive, then the canines.
- Finally, the second molars can be expected from the second birthday.
- The complete set of baby teeth consists of 20 teeth – 8 incisors, 4 canines and 8 molars
What babies need now
When new tingling, itching and pushing sensations are suddenly felt due to growing teeth beneath the surface, babies particularly like to put things in their mouths and chew on them. This provides relief. Everything that cools feels good, usually the next best object within reach, is chewed on until it reaches body temperature.
Oral care accessories developed especially for infants offer good relief:
Looks cool – and is cooling: the MAM Cooler teether with cooling water-filled element. It is easy to hold and completely safe to chew on. The different surfaces are fun to experiment with. In addition, the shape is such that the cooling element can comfortably reach even the molars. Different colours and motives sharpen the visual sense.
The MAM Massaging Brush is not only ideal for cleaning the very first teeth. Parents can also use it to give their child an oral massage, which helps combat itching and tingling. The shape and brush head make it possible to reach all parts of the mouth and the right spots accurately. The long handle invites babies to hold on and join in.