Is my baby teething?

Is my baby teething?

Discover in this post – an abstract of an article originally published at www.nhs.uk – what are the baby teething symptoms.

When it comes to teething, all babies are different. But your baby will probably get their first tooth some time during their first year.

Keep reading to find out how to spot when your baby is teething and what order your baby’s teeth are likely to appear in.

When do babies start teething?
Some babies are born with their first teeth. Others start teething before they are 4 months old, and some after 12 months. But most babies start teething at around 6 months.

Teething symptoms
Baby teeth sometimes emerge with no pain or discomfort at all. At other times, you may notice that:

  • your baby’s gum is sore and red where the tooth is coming through
  • one cheek is flushed
  • your baby is dribbling more than usual
  • they are gnawing and chewing on things a lot
  • they are more fretful than usual

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