Babies have many different types of cries, as new parents we start to learn what each one means. However, at times it can be difficult to determine if your baby is actually teething or just crying for another reason.
Babies commonly begin to gain new teeth between 4 and 6 months. However, some babies start as early as 3 months, while other babies can take up to a year before you see any teeth begin to bud. It may be hard for many people to believe, but babies will not receive all their teeth until they are around 3 years old.
Before children are able to talk, they offer signs that many parents may notice as a queue that teething is in progress. If you can notice the different signs of teething then you can help relieve the pain and irritation of your babies gums during teething.
Pre Teething Symptoms
There are actions and signs that you will notice in your baby before the physical reactions of cutting teeth begin.
Here are some common teething symptoms to look for:-
- Chewing is one of the biggest teething signs that parents notice. Babies will start chewing on anything including Mum’s breast. This action can help relieve some pain from the pressure in the gums.
- Tugging at the ears, or rubbing the eyes and general irritability are also signs.
- Your may notice that your baby is off their food, due to the fact, that sucking can cause gum pain, if this is the case offer your baby soothing foods such as yoghurt to reduce the effects of the gum pain.
- Reflux is another teething symptom that you might notice.
Physical Teething Signs
Physical reactions are very common and there are definite signs that we see that can help us spot when a baby might be teething.
- You may notice that your baby might drool more than before. This can sometimes cause a rash around the mouth from the extra moisture.
- Sometimes your baby will have difficulty sleeping, as gum pain can come more often in the sleeping hours.
- Watch for bleeding on the gums, make sure to wipe blood away and ensure it is from teething.
- Your baby may have a mild fever.
- Your babies ears and cheeks are a reddish color.
Emotional Teething Signs
There are other emotional signs you may notice, that might help you to know your baby is teething.
- When a young one is not feeling well, they tend to be a little clingier. As a parent you will know that your little one is not the same as usual.
- When their bodies are not feeling well it is normal for them to depend on the emotional comfort of those that take care of them.
- Remember that teething is something that every baby will go through. Not all babies are the same, so not all babies will teeth at the same time.
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We would love to hear about any signs that you noticed with your little one when they started teething, please share your experiences, as it may help other mums with teething babies.