The Teething-Diarrhea Connections and Solutions
Anything/Everything Connection: Have you noticed that children will put anything and everything in their mouths to ease teething discomfort? Anything within reach. Everything on the floor. So, there's a good chance your little tike bit down or chewed on a bacteria-smothered item lying about. And certain bacteria can cause diarrhea.
Anything/Everything Solution: Ensure that anything and everything that comes close to your child's mouth is germ-free. As parents, that might entail keeping your home's floor spotless and decluttered.
Also, have a few soft, bacteria-free chewing rings available for your teething child – preferably chilled (never frozen).
Immunity Connection: Teething usually occurs when children are between the ages of six months and two-years-old. That's also the age range when many children experience various, completely unrelated ailments or infections that cause diarrhea, fever, or vomiting. The symptoms of those ailments/infections coincide with teething. And your child is more susceptible to medical conditions causing the symptoms due to their underdeveloped immune system.
Immunity Solution: Ways to develop your child's immune system are via breastfeeding, nutrient-rich liquids and sold foods, probiotics, and vaccinations. And with each exposure or illness, your child produces antibodies to build their immunities to viruses or bacterial infections.
Fun Fact: Your baby's immune system is actually stronger immediately after birth than at six months. That's when the newborn still has the benefit of passive immunities received from the mama.