Teething is when your baby develops their first teeth, which can be a difficult and painful experience for babies and parents.
Some symptoms of teething are sore gums and excessive drooling
Luckily there are several effective remedies that reduce teething discomfort
Teething is one of the earliest transitions your baby will go through, and we have a couple of tips and tricks to make the transition from gums to teeth that can bite an apple as smooth as possible.
Teething is when your little one starts getting his/her first teeth ever (milk teeth), and usually begins between age 4-7 months. Some may even be born with their first teeth! As a rule of thumb, most babies start teething around 6 months.
Usually, the first teeth to appear are the two bottom front teeth followed by top front teeth. Then the side top front teeth, side bottom front teeth, first molars, canines, and finally second molars. Most babies have all their milk teeth by 2.5 years old.
Sometimes your little one can experience some discomfort in his/her gums like soreness and redness when the teeth are coming out. This is often followed by crankiness and frustration, but there are luckily many ways to help ease the teething discomfort.
Some symptoms of teething include:
- Chewing on different objects
- Sore gums
- Excessive drooling
It’s worth to mention that there seem to be a common myth that high fever or diarrhea are related to teething. Several studies have shown that these symptoms are not indicators of teething, so If your baby experiences this you should take him/her to your family physician right away.
For effective remedies that reduce teething discomfort, read our post "5 Teething Remedies (That Actually Work)".