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My child is biting…. what do I do?

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My child is biting…. what do I do?

Posted on 13 August 2014 by Kristrun

IMG_2162Let your child know immediately that biting is unacceptable. Use firm, short and simple commands: “No, no biting”. But don’t dwell on it, don’t shout and be careful not to scare your child. Distract the child and try to focus on something else almost in the same moment…. “look, the moon”, and walk away from the scene where the biting took place.Don’t explain why they should not bite, don’t say anything else about the biting and don’t mention it again. You are actively ignoring what happened, and that works! Praise the child for doing other, unrelated things. Make sure to support positive behavior and the child will be a lot less likely to bite again.Remember: toddlers don’t understand the concept of apology until the age of 3 or 4 (depends on the child). By spending time on forcing the toddler to say “I’m sorry”,  you are dwelling on the negative behavior and it’s a lot more likely to happen again. Children don’t care if the attention is positive or negative, just as long as they get your attention. Support and praise positive behavior and actively ignore bad behavior.
It works!
Conchita Amende
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Infant Dental Care

Posted on 27 January 2014 by Kristrun

IMG_9928Parents play a key role in their child’s dental care.

Teething usually starts around 6-9 months and can continue gradually erupting until the child is 2 ½ years old

When an infant is teething it can very often result in pain and itchiness in the gums, along with increased drooling and fussiness. Parents are often at a loss with how to deal with their child’s pain and their fatigue. The treating of bleeding gums should left to a dental professional as it could be a sign for concern. High, constant fever is never a result of teething and should be seen by a healthcare professional.

When an infant has started teething it is recommended to limit the night-feeds, especially with children who are being formula fed, and supplement instead with water if possible. Night-feeds with breastfed babies are really important, especially in the first 6 months and often longer. It should be borne in mind that if the baby falls asleep while being breastfed at nights it is important to brush the teeth well before that last feed, and where a coat forms on the teeth during night-feeds, it is recommended to brush early mornings. It might also be a good idea to have a clean, wet washcloth to stroke the baby’s mouth with after a feed.

Never give your baby juice, day or night, since the sugar damages the teeth and the fruit-acids ruin the tooth enamel.

By the age of three, a full set of first teeth have normally arrived and it is at this time that it is recommended to stop using a pacifier.

Good dental care is really important but not always easy, not only for children but also for adults that are getting dental implants in Idaho Falls. As an adults have different dental worries, like worrying about porcelain coverings that make your teeth appear perfect so that you can consider your self presentable. Children under the age of 3 are best situated in a supine position while their teeth are being cleaned, for exsample on the changing table or in a parent’s arms. Use only a tiny amount of toothpaste (equivalent to quarter of the infant’s little finger nail) as it is not uncommon for this to be swallowed. You should also take your child to a dentist located in downtown Calgary when their first tooth comes in.

Injuries to teeth are common in children, particularly when they are learning to take their first steps! When the oral mucosa is wounded it often results in excessive bleeding but the healing is fast and usually without complication. It is common that the teeth loosen a bit, particularly the two front teeth of the upper gum, the enamel can be broken and tooth/teeth can break. Thankfully they are still young and the have more teeth coming, they won’t need to see anyone at The Birmingham Periodontal & Implant Centre for a good long while however, it is important to have a Flagstaff Dentist check and valuate the trauma and follow up some time afterwards.

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Top Teething Remedies

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Top Teething Remedies

Posted on 03 May 2012 by Annerley

baby teething remediesMost babies’ first teeth sprout between four to seven months of age. For some babies, teething can cause discomfort including gum swelling and sensitivity, irritability, fussiness, drooling, biting behaviour, refusing food and even sleep problems. We consulted with an emergency dentist in Perth and a dentist in Manassas VA on teething and found these five remedies that should provide some relief for both mother and baby.

  1. Homeopathic remedies such as Camilia Teething Relief and Natra Bio Children’s Teething Relief can provide temporary relief of teething pain safely. Both these products are available at the Annerley online store.
  2. A wet flannel that has been frozen and is wrapped up in a little bun and given to the baby to suck on. Make three or so of these, always keeping one in the freezer and swap them so the baby always has a cold flannel to suck on. Putting a piece of apple inside and freezing that can be fine too, just make sure that the piece is well wrapped in and sealed.
  3. Numbing Gels can help periodically and are safe to use. Combine this with a suitable dose of paracetamol before bed time if the teething pain is persistent and baby is suffering badly. Only use paracetemol at night time for relief (for both baby and mum), and never for long periods.
  4. The  fourth tool is a mental tool: During teething periods, try and keep the baby moderately active with plenty of resting time. Keeping active and having lots of fun takes the attention away from discomfort that often, if staying in the
    homeopathic teething remedies

    Gels, amber beads and homeopathic teething remedies are all available at the Annerley shop.

    same environment, will be the first thing on the little child’s mind.

  5. Amber beads have been used by mothers to soothe and comfort their baby’s teething pains for centuries. We often forget that Amber is not a stone, but is a resin and when warmed releases antioxidants which are thought to be absorbed by the baby’s skin, so providing a healing and calming effect.

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