When Does Teething Start? Symptoms and Solutions
- November 6, 2012
- by Melissa Lawrence
Teeth are a big topic in my house, where we have my older boys losing teeth and my littlest one still getting some in. My years of experience have taught me that teething is one of those things that’s different for every baby: with some of mine I had no clue teeth were coming in and others were much more bothered by the process. When does teething start? Usually between 4 to 12 months, when their first teeth are sprouting up, and also in the second year, when their molars are cutting through their gums. If your baby is around this age, keep watching!
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Here are some things commonly-known symptoms and remedies for teething:
Baby Teething Symptoms:
- Drooling/Swelling of Cheeks/”Drool Rash”
- Gum Swelling and Sensitivity
- Irritability or Fussiness
- Sleep Disruptions
How to Sooth a Teething Baby:
Try these at home remedies to soothe your baby’s aching gums!
- Cool Foods to Eat or Chew On
- Cold Washcloth
- Teething Toys
- Age-Appropriate Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen (Check with your doctor)
For more on teething and how to make it less painful for your baby and for you, watch my vlog!
What worked for you in battling teething discomfort in your little one? What was your teething timeline like? Comment below!
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