Are you always drowning in your baby’s drool? We believe most parents here will agree that their baby is drooling all the time. Here is something you need to know: try to bear and live with the drool. Drooling is something that commonly happens to all babies – it is definitely their favorite activity! So, what’s the real scientific explanation behind the baby drooling?
Fortunately, Andrea McCoy, M.D. is here to explain how drooling happens. She works at Children’s Medical Center of Temple University which based in Philadelphia. According to the medical director, babies keep drooling because they simply don’t know how to spit it. Instead of spitting it, they just roll it out from their mouth. Therefore, it is clear enough that you should not be worried about your baby’s hobby for drooling.
However, several cases show babies that experience irritation around their mouth. Andre McCoy suggests parents to moisturize the irritated area with appropriate amount of Aquaphoe, Vaseline, or Eucerin. It is also strongly recommended for parents to prepare waterproof cloth bibs. Besides they make your baby looks cuter, the bibs also useful to prevent baby drooling to stain their clothes.
Some of them are also more prone of drooling rather than other. Typically, babies who have reflux are likely to drooling more. The reflux makes baby unable to swallow their saliva because it provokes some chronic acids that burn their throat.
Well, parents also asked “is teething also stimulate the never ending drooling?” Well, most cases show there is no correlation between teething and your baby drooling. Drooling typically happens when baby is about 2 until 4 months, while the teething process usually begins form 6 up to 9 months. However, it doesn’t mean the white pearls do nothing with the drooling. The other cases show teething process causes drooling to get even worse.