Even before birth, the milk teeth are created in the jawbone. But it is only between the 6th and 10th month that the teeth break through. However, the order is not the same for all children: while one child’s lower incisors flash first, others have upper or lateral teeth. The cheek and canines usually come at the end. However, it takes a good 2.5 to 3 years to break the deciduous dentition. Signs of teething Increased saliva production, the baby is drooling The baby is chewing on his fingers and other objects The gums are swollen and red The baby pulls more on the ears The cheeks are red and hot The baby is whiny and affectionate Restless nights are also a frequent accompaniment Increased sucking and sucking need to calm the chest and / or pacifier Diarrhea and fever can accompany teething Since the immune system is temporarily weakened when teething, behind diarrhea and fever is usually a slight infection, which coincides with teething. What helps with teething? Above all, the children need loving care and closeness during this time. Since a sling can be a useful help that makes everyday life easier. But especially when the baby is very demanding, parents often forget about their own needs. Therefore, it is very important to eat nutritious and adequate: For with empty stomach and low blood sugar levels, exhausting phases feel even worse. Perhaps there is also the opportunity to find relief during the day by a dear neighbor, who goes for a walk or the grandmother, who brings something to eat. But if the exhaustion is already great and the nights short, then a soup with fenugreek seeds can bring a boost of energy: Ingredients: 2 potatoes, ½ onion, 1 pinch of fenugreek seeds, 300ml vegetable soup, 100ml buttermilk, salt, chives and parsley (chopped). Roast fenugreek and chopped onion in a little oil or butter, then add peeled potato slices and add soup. Cook for about 15 minutes. Finally, stir in the buttermilk and season with salt and herbs. Good Appetite! Our energy balls are also providing a boost. Massages: Even before the breakthrough you can massage the gums and jaw with clean fingers. Chewing: Like a massage, chewing works on hard objects. But whether plastic spoons, carrots or teethers: Do not leave your baby alone with these teething aids, so it will not be swallowed. When buying teethers, make sure they do not contain plasticisers or PVC. Polypropylene and polyethylene rings are safe. But never place the teething ring in the freezer, always in the fridge. Tip: When the items are slightly cool, they relieve the pain and reduce the circulation. Even ice cream made of mother’s milk in oblong shape is good! Homeopathy: Chamomilla D12, 3 times 5 globules, in the acute case every 2 hours. Also available are ready-mixes in the pharmacy (Osanit) or plant-based suppositories against restlessness (Virbucol). Violet root : The root of the wild iris (available at the pharmacy) does not cause tooth decay and releases pain relieving ingredients when chewed on it. The violet root is simply cleaned in boiling water. Tea: Give chamomile or sage leaf tea in sips or dab the painful area with it. Also, a washcloth that has been soaked in tea, can be offered for chewing. Tooth oil : Mix 1 drop of chamomile with 1 tbsp of sunflower or rapeseed oil to massage the inflamed area in the mouth. The application is made several times a day. Acupressure: Accompanying the massage on the gums, the point between the thumb and forefinger can also be massaged. The point is located exactly on the skin ridge. Press gently for 30 to 60 seconds and rotate clockwise. Foot Reflexology: The points for the teeth are located directly on the toes. Massage the toes individually. A little lavender oil can be used without assistance (mix 1 drop of lavender oil with 1 tbsp cooking oil). Children Tuina: The corners of the mouth are points from the area of the children Tuina, which affect the salivation flow. Similar to acupressure, these points are circularly excited for 30-60 seconds. In addition, this massage can be extended by a cheek massage with toenail oil. Bach flowers: Since many children are very restless during the period of teething, Bach flowers can be used for inner balance. A mixture of Clematis, Impatiens and Walnut supports this phase. 4 times 4 drops daily. The Rescuetropfen can be used here.