Teething In Babies: Signs And Symptoms

Teething is the process starts when the baby is ready to get tooth. It is due to break through the gums. Teething is medically termed odontiasis. When your baby is around 4 months to 24 months old. It is common to see some signs of teething. The process of teething may cause some discomfort for your little one as they get their first set of teeth.

These primary teeth of babies, may appear from as young as 3 months or even as old as 12 to 14 months. In very rare cases, some babies may, even be born with a visible tooth. It is important to be able to recognize teething symptoms so you will know what to expect when your baby starts to show signs of those first tiny teeth.

Common Signs And Symptoms Of Teething

As your baby grows and develops in those first few months, you can expect the front teeth to appear first at around 4 to 7 months. Teething is generally associated with gum and jaw discomfort as the infant’s tooth prepares to erupt through the gum surface. When the tooth moves beneath the surface of the gum tissue, the area may appear slightly red and swollen. Generally, the symptoms are show up about three to five days before the tooth is visible.

More Biting:

When teething is occurring in infants, they may bite their fingers, toys etc to get relief from the pain or pressure on their gums. So, allow them to bite any thing safe they want. You can also offer some teething objects that are available in the market.

Ear Pulling:

Ear pulling may not be seen usually as baby teething sign, but some babies may pull their ear to help relieve the pain.

Increased Drooling:

Drooling is one of the common teething symptoms, Drooling mean that saliva flowing outside of infants mouth unintentionally. Sometimes, it may lead to diarrhea. If noticed high fever or stools containing blood or pus, then consult your doctor. If their is passage of loose stools only, try to rehydrate your baby.

Restless Sleep:

Infants feel discomfort while sleeping, it is due to swelling or soreness of gums. So they feel difficult to sleep at night or day times.

Other symptoms of teething are as follows:

  • More sucking to relieve from pain.
  • Rash around their mouth area due to drooling.
  • Irritability in babies make them cranky or fussy.
  • Teething fever below 100. 4 Fahrenheit.
  • Refusing the food.

Tips To Ease Teething Pain

  • Press gently your child’s gums with your finger or the back of a smallĀ coldĀ spoon
  • Don’t take off your child’s fingers when they are biting.
  • Allow them to bite a chilled teething ring, but not a frozen teething.
  • Allow your child to suck on a cold, wet cloth.
  • Give them a teething wafers and iced breast milk or fruit juice.