Finally, I’m very proud to say that Kitty has a teeth! No, actually let me rephrase.
I’m very proud to say that Kitty has tooths! I say tooths because they are not quite full teeth. Yet.
They are growing in a rather interesting design. One of them, the front lower one is more like an eighth of a tooth. It’s not a full tooth, it’s not half a tooth and neither is it a quarter of a tooth. It’s an eighth of a tooth. Then next to it is another one that’s sprouting, and this one is more like a sixteenth of a tooth because it’s much smaller than the eighth one.
Now, on the upper side, there is a tooth that is just at the surface of the gum. It’s somewhat still inside the gum but somewhat still out of the gum. So this one is a thirty-two’th of a tooth. See why I’m not saying that he has teeth? They are more like tooths because none is complete yet.
I am very elated at this milestone. My little boy is growing! But the person who is most happiest is Kitty’s father.
Kitty began showing signs of teething when he was three months, and we were sure the teeth were gonna sprout any moment then. He was drooling seriously, biting at anything and everything, plus the teeth were already visible from the gums. Kitty’s dad went to the office and announced to all sundry that his son’s teeth were coming out. He even had a small party about it. And then he waited. And waited. And waited some more. But no signs of the teeth that we could clearly see. Whoever coined the phrase ‘So near but yet so far’ might have been waiting for his son’s teeth too. It’s been months and months of waiting for those teeth I tell you. But finally, they are here! And we’re all happy.
And so is Kitty, because now his smile is no longer completely kibogoyo, but partly kibogoyo. He looks so sweet in his half tooths!
Now, what I need to know right now is about cleaning baby’s teeth. At what age should their teeth begin being cleaned? Should I start cleaning Kitty’s tooths already? And how do I go about it? Anybody…?