Teething is one of the great milestones of a babies development and there is nothing cuter than seeing those first teeth emerge, but it’s not always a smooth ride for all babies. Teething can start from early as 3 months (or might not start till 6 months) and every child experiences different teething symptoms.
Your baby may be cranky for a few days before a tooth emerges, or may display all the symptoms of teething for months, with nothing to show for it. We call this phase the “teething monster” phase.
If your baby is teething, you may notice the following teething signs and symptoms.
- heavy drooling
- red and swollen gums
- the need to gnaw
- gum rubbing, biting or sucking
- pulling ears and rubbing the chin and cheeks
- Irritability (due to aching)
- loss of appetite (often due to pain babies refuse to eat much, if you are worried, then call your medical professional for a advice.)
Since some signs of teething may actually be signs of an illness, it’s important to remember to speak to a medical professional if you are worried or if symptoms worsen.
While teething charts can give you a general idea of when teeth are expected, they are not 100 percent accurate. As any parent will know, each child is different and each has a different development schedule. So what does teething look like? And how can you help your bub through it?
As a guide, most babies sprout their first teeth around six months old. Sometimes teeth can come through as early as 3 months and as late as 12 months, so there is no need for alarm if teething starts early or a little late. Of course if you are worried, it is always a good idea to talk to a dentist or your health care professional.
By age 3 they should have all of their baby teeth, and by around age 6 your child will likely start losing them and begin to get their adult teeth.
So to sum up, it’s painful. And there is nothing more distressing than seeing our little ones in pain.
For parents wanting to stick with natural teething remedies, it can become a confusing time. Infant teething toys and teething rings can be a good way to help with teething, but sometimes their gums can become very inflamed and sore and your baby might not want to chew.
So Bubbagum™ natural teething gel can help. Our goal, to take the confusion out of finding a natural alternative to teething.
Because we know how precious your little monsters are.
Our teething gel includes organic ingredients such as chamomile flower known for it’s calming properties, marshmallow root which contains anti-inflammatory properties and organic liquorice root which provides a cooling/soothing effect on inflamed gums.
Read more about our ingredients here.
Proudly Australian owned and made, our teething gel is 100% cruelty free and vegan friendly, so that means we believe in NO testing on animals.
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