Teething is such a big milestone for babies, but it can be uncomfortable and painful for them. The more aware we are about teething, the better we are able to manage it as parents.
Typically, the first teeth come in around six months of age, but babies can start teething anywhere from six to 13 months.
These are the most common symptoms of teething.
- Swollen gums
- Slight Fever
- Loss of Appetite
- Lots of drool
- Change in sleeping patterns
What’s not normal?
- High Fever
- Constant Vomiting
Soothing a Teething Baby
- Cold pacifier: Give your baby a cold teether or pacifier to chew on.
- Clean and massage your baby’s gums with clean wash clothes
- If you are breastfeeding, nurse your baby more for comfort.
- If your baby doesn’t want to eat solids, try fluids.