Baby Teeth

Source:  Baby Teeth    Tag:  baby xray
That's sort of eerie, isn't it? But it's just an x-ray of a baby's teeth. Isn't that wacky? It's like a tooth traffic jam.

Anyways, I thought we had a sleep relapse last week because he woke up every two hours! The difference was that when he woke up he would be crying or moaning. The next day I looked at the top part of his mouth and his right, top incisor has cut through his gums! The left top is pushing at his gums but is not through yet. No wonder he wasn't sleeping well! Poor fella. So we are making sure that he gets his teething tablets every eight hours and if he seems to be in pain at all I will slather teething gel on his top gums. The tablets and gel seem to really work. Here is the typical timeline for baby teeth to come in; in pink I wrote in when Aki Bear's teeth have come in:
  • 6 months 5 months: lower central incisors
  • 8 months 7 months: upper central incisors
  • 10 months 7 months, 3 weeks: upper lateral incisors
  • 10 months: lower lateral incisors
  • 14 months: first molars
  • 18 months: canines
  • 24 months: second molars
At the rate his teeth are moving you'd think he'd have a mouthful by the time he turns one! I was giving him celery to gnaw on but now with upper and lower teeth he can actually get chunks off and has choked a bit. So we've stopped giving those but are sticking with the delicious pineapple cores.

I was reading somewhere that one of the reasons why babies around teething age start experimenting with sounds is that they have these new things (teeth) occupying a once open space(mouth) and they are testing them out.

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