What to Expect When Your Baby is Teething? {Guest Post}

happy babyTeething is a notoriously tricky time for young children and can be of a nightmare for parents. It usually begins at around the age of 6 months when the front teeth start to erupt, but this can vary significantly. Some children do not develop any teeth until after their first birthday. This natural stage of development and it affects children in different ways; some have no problems, but others really struggle.

Disclosure:  This post is for informational purposes only.  All opinions reflected in this post are my own and may differ from your own opinions.

How do I know when my baby is teething?

You will usually notice signs of the condition before the teeth start to develop. Signs to look out for include:

  • Rosy, flushed cheeks or a rash on the cheeks
  • Your baby chewing and gumming on toys and objects
  • Irritability and being more emotional or clingy than usual
  • Dribbling and drooling
  • Coughing
  • Feeding less
  • Diarrhea

Some babies will display none of these symptoms, while others may show all of them. For some babies, this is a horrible process that makes them feel poorly and sorry for themselves—while others hardly experience any difficulties. It is impossible to know how your baby will react to teething or how long the process will take.

The first teeth to appear are generally the lower incisors, followed by the upper incisors, the lateral incisors, the canines and then the molars and second molars. Most children will have all their baby teeth by the time they reach the age of 2-and-a-half years old.

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8 Responses

  1. Jeanne Medina says:

    Thanks for the info. I'm long past this stage with my kids, but I will pass this link to my cousin who's just starting her parenting journey.

  2. Melanie S says:

    Thankfully, the teething stage is in the past for us. I never game my babies anything medicated, but I did find that the cold teething rings helped a lot!

  3. Pamela R says:

    I’m watching a little one right now who’s teething—she has Sophie—<3 <3 it!!!

  4. Regina Sober says:

    Great information for new mom's and a reminder for mommies!

  5. I wanted to get Sophie the Giraffe but it was a bit expensive here and having it shipped from Amazon to our country would be almost the same price. Alternatively, we used frozen vegetables to help her soothe his gums as well as cold chew toys.

  6. Mumma Teddy says:

    Great post, I really enjoyed reading it, but believe it or not some children are born with a couple teeth, my daughter was born with one of her front teeth, and didn't finish teething until she was almost 2 years old.

  7. Richard says:

    Glad the articles has proved useful! Good luck to any mummies or daddies with teething babies.

  8. My kids were great teethers- they were not too upset by the process. I know I am one of the lucky ones!
    Great tips

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