Baby chewing a teething ring

Recognizing the Signs of Teething Baby

Teething baby can certainly be a stressful time for both baby as well as parents. In most babies teething starts usually around the age of 6 months. Nevertheless, the very first set of milk or primary teeth can take up to 2 or 3 years of time to appear. The process of teething could be painful and difficult time for your baby. Learning to identify teething signs is the vital step in determining the excellent remedy for babies teething.

Every child is unique and thus, recognizing the symptoms might be somewhat problematic. This is because each baby experiences teething uniquely, physicians and parents usually disagree as to the teething symptoms and how irritable and painful it is. However, most times, a symptom remains the same.

Symptoms when your babies teeth

Irritability – Cutting tooth is extremely painful. When the tooth gradually rises through the surface of the gums it would be tender as well as uncomfortable. Irritability is the most obvious and classic teething baby symptom. The discomfort and pain which your baby feels is often the worst when a first tooth appears and even when large molars appear. Furthermore, feeding at this particular time might be painful as well and most of the babies tend to fuss while being fed.

Drooling – Teething process stimulates drooling, babies often drool a lot and during teething this increases. Waterfall drool is most common when babies teeth.

Coughing – This is the direct effect which is caused by drooling. The additional saliva might cause your baby to seldom gag or cough. However, this is nothing to much worry about. If your child do not have fever and seems to be well, then no need to worry. However, it is better to consult your pediatrician to confirm whether the coughing is caused because of teething process or due to some other problems.

Chin rash – This is yet another most commonly observed teething baby symptom. Some of the babies drool extremely during the process of teething. This in turn might cause rashes to appear around mouth or chin. You can aid by wiping your baby’s chin and mouth periodically throughout a day.

Gnawing or chewing – Your babies would start to beaver as they would desire to bite down or gnaw anything which they get in their hand. Chewing or Biting down aids relieve the pressure that created under the gums’ surface. This symptom is probably the very common symptom of baby teething.

Cheek rubbing and ear pulling – Pain in babies gums might spread to the cheeks and ears specifically when back molars start coming in. Thus, it is natural for your children to rub themselves around their cheeks and ear. Keep in mind that ear pulling might also be an indication to ear infection. Ensure to consult a doctor, if in doubt.

Not sleeping – Pain of teething can be much worse during night time and this might cause your child wake up quite often than the usual. Dearth of sleep would make your baby more discomfort or irritable during day time as well.

These are few of the common symptoms that indicate your child is teething!


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