Is my Baby Teething?

Babies can teethe from the age of three months, though it’s likely that you’ll probably see teeth from 12 months of age

 

Babies can teethe from the age of three months, though it’s likely that you’ll probably see teeth from 12 months of age.  All babies go through the teething stage differently but here are the main signs to look out for.

Symptoms can normally develop a few days or even weeks before a tooth is actually cut.  Some may not show many signs of teething at all but most will demonstrate either one or more of the following.

* Being irritable or cranky
* Swollen or slightly red gums
* Drooling or having a lot of saliva
* Biting, chewing or gnawing on toys or other objects
* Trouble sleeping
* Not wanting to eat
* Red cheeks
* Grabbing their ears or face

Some of these symptoms could of course be related to other issues.  Below are symptoms not normally associated with a teething baby.

* Fever or very high temperature (though, their temperature may be a little higher than normal)
* Runny nose
* Vomiting
* Lethargy

Common worries about teething

Many parents may worry that their chid hasn’t started teething yet.  However, it’s extremely common for babies to start teething later than others and it in no way is a sign of their overall development.  If your child hasn’t cut any teeth by 18 months or later then you could always contact your Doctor for guidance.

How to help with teething

A teething ring that’s been stored in the fridge can help to soothe any soreness. You could also give your child a teething toy or accessory like the Gumigem Toy Phone which is a fun way to relive any discomfort that your baby may have.  This safe teether is durable and free from any ‘nasties’, including lead, latex, BPA and phthalates so you can be assured that your baby’s health isn’t compromised. It’s also perfect for little hands and is suitable from birth.