Babies start teething around six months of age. Some start at an earlier age while others will not start teething until a little later. Every child will handle teething differently. There are signs to look for to let you know if the baby is teething.
8 Simple Ways To Know When Baby is Teething
Some easy ways to know if your baby is teething or not are listed below.
- A tooth will be visible below the gum. You will be able to feel and see part of the tooth even if it is still below the gum line.
- The gums are swollen and red. This indicates that the tooth is moving closer to the surface and will break through the gums soon.
- The baby will start biting or chewing on anything they can get their mouth on. The baby may try to suck on things to alleviate the pain that they are feeling. Once this starts, have several teething rings chilled and ready for the baby to enjoy.
- Drooling will increase. It is best to keep soft cloths readily available to keep the drool wiped away from the baby’s chin and neck. This will help keep the skin from becoming irritated.
- The baby will become increasingly irritable. You may notice that the baby cries and holds onto their mouth or they are unable to be consoled.
- Baby will rub his face often. He may tug at his mouth or grab at his cheeks to try to stop the pain that he is feeling. Baby may start grabbing at his ears and tugging.
- It will be difficult for the baby to sleep. He will be restless and could cry out in his sleep.
- Baby may turn away from food. The gums may be so sore that chewing or sucking will cause more pain to the baby.