How to Tell If Your Baby is Teething

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Babies generally have their first tooth come in around the seventh month. Sometimes, though, it’s hard to tell if they are already teething. While many teething babies cry because of the bothersome pain, there are those who would smoothly pass the stage without showing any symptoms at all. Nevertheless, there are teething symptoms that are common to all babies. Your baby is teething if you notice the following symptoms:

Drooling

A common sign of teething, drooling usually starts to happen sometime in the baby’s third month, at the earliest. You better prepare some towels and bibs once the drool flood gate is opened.

Biting

Babies experience discomfort and pain when they are teething. So, they tend to bite on something as a relief. Offer your baby something cool and hard to bite, like cold teething biscuits, once you notice this sign.

Bulging gums

An outline of the teeth may appear underneath the gums during the teething stage. Soothe the swelling by giving your baby a cool compress or popsicles.

Cranky mood

Teething can cause terrible pain to babies that it can affect their mood, to the point that they’d refuse to feed. When this happens to your baby, offer her cool mushy foods instead.

Be reminded that your baby’s fussiness may also be a sign of something else other than teething. It’s always a good idea to check with your doctor to confirm any doubts.

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