Know Two Year Molars Well and Take Care of Your Kids

image001Just when you think your baby is done teething and you can relax, remember the molars are not very far behind. During the span of a child’s first to third birthday will come a time when eight molars will fight through his gums. Any parent who has been through this experience would tell you that teething has never been as hard a challenge as it becomes when premolars and molars are concerned.

These eight molars are more painful than those small incisors that made your baby miserable. On an average, babies just become antsy and irritable during their teething time. During this time, all you have to do is watch what they put in their mouths. Some children do not seem as affected by it as others do, whereas many bawl through the night and the day.

When Will My Babies’ Molar Appear?

12 to 18 months is the timeline during which your baby’s first two molars are most likely to appear. These two teeth cause your baby the most amount of distress. The third and fourth molars are most likely to appear between 20–30 months of age. The most painful ones are the pointed canines that fight their way through your baby’s gums. These square shaped teeth cut through around 16–20 months of age.

Tooth Eruption Chart

Upper Teeth

 

Tooth Emerges

Tooth Falls out

Central Incisors

6-10 months of age

7-8 years of age

Lateral Incisors

8-12 months of age

8-9 years of age

Canines

16-20 months of age

8-9 years of age

First Molars

11-18 months of age

9-11 years of age

Second Molars

(Two Year Molars)

20-30 months of age

9-12 years of age

Lower Teeth

 

Tooth Emerges

Tooth Falls out

Central Incisors

5-8 months of age

6-7 years of age

Lateral Incisors

7-10 months of age

7-8 years of age

Canines

16-20 months of age

9-11 years of age

First Molars

11-18 months of age

10-12 years of age

Second Molars

(Two Year Molars)

20-30 months of age

11-13 years of age

Why Do Babies Find Two Year Molars Growing Painful?

The coming out of molars will be different from your child’s previous teething experience. This will not make your baby sick. Instead, it will just make your child more irritable than usual. These teeth are slower in pushing through and sucking on anything increases the pain. The baby has trouble falling asleep and breastfeeding or bottle-feeding will hurt. In this case, it is best to offer your child drinks from a cup so that his or her daily amount of liquid intake does not suffer.

How Can You Help to Ease the Two Year Molars Pain?

There is little you can do to fight or ease the pain of a molar coming out. However, a few steps listed below might help ease the painful process for both you and the baby:

1. Give Your Little One Something Cool to Bite on

This does not include gel-filled teething rings as they have the potential to leak now that your toddler has teeth. The best option would be to provide the child with a healthy, raw vegetable or fruit that has been previously cooled. This could be a carrot or a banana.

You can also use cooled bagels, bread, and sugar free rusks. Just be sure to watch your baby as he or she nibbles on it so that your child does not accidentally choke on it when you are not looking.

2. Rub Teething-gel on Your Toddler’s Gums

You can try rubbing teething-gel on your toddler’s gums to numb the pain. This relief, however, is short-lived and only works if the baby does not impulsively lick it off.

3. Ask a Doctor about Medication

Ask your doctor if you can give your child infant paracetamol to ease the pain. This medicine is only for extreme duress situations and should not be overused. Only use medication when all else fails and your baby is still in pain.

Will Babies Get Sick When Their Molars Are Growing?

The answer is no. In the case of molars, that is generally not the case. Around the age of two, when your child’s molars come out, there are other infections that are commonly associated with that time in your child’s life. Take note of what is causing your child pain, whether it is really the molars or if it is something else. At this stage in your toddler’s life, ear infections, colds, coughs or urinary tract infections are common.

If your child is not being perturbed by sucking or chewing on things alone, it is best to take him or her to the doctor.

Two Year Molars--When to See a Doctor

The best way to tell when your toddler need to see a doctor is by recognizing the symptoms that do not come with teething. These symptoms can vary from one baby to the other. Nevertheless, listed below are a few things that you need to keep an eye out for:

Signs

Descriptions

Medicines not work out

Medicines do not offer your baby any relief. This can include the infant paracetamol and the teething gel that you applied for a short-term numbing effect.

High fever

If your child has high fever that does not improve or come under control after proper medication. This includes fever that is above 101 degrees Fahrenheit.

Severe pain

Severe pain is not caused by chewing or sucking on anything.

Drowsiness

Your child is drowsy and lethargic. This may be the cause of something other than the molars.

Loose stools

Diarrhea is very watery.

Diarrhea includes blood

This is a red flag for immediately visiting the doctor.

Vomiting

Your child is vomiting. This is not normal for a teething child.

Symptoms last for a while

Symptoms continue even after the third day.

Important Notes:

  • Two year molars are a hard thing to cope with especially after you have suffered through a whole mouth of teeth. By now, even your child is irritated by the ordeal and this causes a strain on him or her. There is also the added fact such as suckling, gel-filled teeth rings, biting and chewing that bring relief to the baby.
  • It only takes up three to five days of botheration after which everything becomes easier than it were the first few days. It is best to be patient with your child, and keep the symptoms in check.

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