What To Expect When Your Baby Starts Teething

[:en]As each and every parent will know, when your baby starts teething, it’s not all fun and games anymore. Teething is the cause of a grumpy, crabby, crying, baby! Every baby has different levels of experiences when teething. Some baby’s have no symptoms, other babies can experience teething symptoms for months. There are some tell tale signs of teething, and we explore what to expect when your baby starts teething and how to treat it.

When does teething begin?

Usually, most babies get their first tiny tooth at 6 months old, some get their first tooth on their first birthday, or some when they are as early as 3 months. However, the visibility of a tooth doesn’t mean your baby isn’t going through the symptoms of teething.

What are the symptoms of teething?

While you may think your baby is being just a lil grumpy (being a baby is a hard life), they might be experiencing teething. Drooling, biting, crying, waking up at night, refusing to be fed, or irritability are often signs that your baby is experiencing teething. Be on the look out for these types of behaviors around the 3-12 month age bracket.

What are the best teething treatments? 

  • Chewing: Teething rings, rattles, and chewy, soft toys will do the trick.
  • Cold drinks and food: refrigerated food such as yogurt and soft food will help soothe your baby’s mouth.

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