SIGNS OF TEETHING

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Teething can be a different experience for each child. For some, teething is a smooth ride, while for other babies it can become very painful and irritable time.

We call this the “Teething monster” phase.

HOW DO I KNOW IF MY BABY IS TEETHING?

Recognising teething symptoms can help you know what to expect when your little one starts to show signs of those first tiny teeth.

Here’s how to spot the signs, along with natural teething remedies to help soothe your  teething baby.

TEETHING SIGNS

  • Red swollen gums
  • Drooling
  • Biting
  • Rosy cheeks
  • Ear pulling
  • Cranky and irritable
  • Fussy feeding
  • Mouth and chin rash or Teething rash – Drooling is a common symptom of teething. If your baby is drooling, the constant drip may cause chafing, chapping, redness and rashes around their mouth, chin and neck. 
  • Disrupted sleep
  • Crying more than usual

HOW TO HELP YOUR TEETHING BABY SLEEP

Your baby may seem more bothered by teething pain at night when there are fewer distractions around for them. It’s the same reason adults can feel more chronic pain at night.

To read tips and information about helping your baby sleep check out: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/HealthyLiving/sleep-and-your-baby

*important note: not all teething symptoms may necessarily be linked to teething. It can be painful, but doesn’t usually make babies sick. If your baby has diarrhoea, vomiting, rashes on the body, a high fever, or cough and congestion, it’s always best to see your health care professional. 

WHAT AGE TO BABIES START TEETHING?

Teething, or ’Eruption’ refers to the tooth breaking through the gum line. At around 4-6 months old, it’s common to start seeing signs of teething.

The average age for teething is 6 months, however teeth can start coming through as early as 3 months and as late as 12 months. 

Growing teeth is not a competition, and your baby’s teeth will arrive when they’re ready. So there is no need for alarm if teething starts early or a little late, every child is different. 

HOW LONG DOES TEETHING LAST?

The stages of teething can be different for many babies, however baby teeth usually erupt in pairs from the front of the mouth to the back.

The stages of teething can be different for many babies, however baby teeth usually erupt in pairs from the front of the mouth to the back.

By age 3 they should have all of their baby (primary) teeth, and by around age 6 your child will likely start losing them and begin to get their adult teeth.

Primary teeth may be temporary, but they deserve good care. A child needs strong, healthy primary teeth not only to chew food easily, but to pronounce words properly. This first set of teeth also holds a place in the jaw for the permanent teeth come through.

TEETHING CHART

HEAD TO OUR TEETHING SIGNS PAGE FOR ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT TEETHING AND MORE.  

Teething may cause your baby to be uncomfortable but it does not cause serious illness. You know your baby best, if you think these symptoms are connected with an illness, talk to your health care professional. Take your baby to the doctor if your child has a high temperature, diarrhoea, sore ears, is not drinking, or seems unwell.

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