When Your Baby is Teething
When Your Baby is Teething
Baby Teething is painful – this is the first thing to understand! A sharp little tooth working its way through baby’s gums usually hurts, but it is a normal part of your baby’s development.
There are 20 primary teeth hidden in baby’s gums, which will develop and push through – usually at around the age of 6 months, but sometimes not until 15 months.
The lower central incisors (lower front teeth) normally come through first, next are the upper central incisors, followed by upper and lower teeth either side of the central incisors, then upper and lower molars. The canines, then the last set of molars usually come through by age 2.
- Rashes around the mouth
- Hot, red cheeks
- Ear rubbing
- Raised temperature
- Sleep disturbances
- Loose stools
- Nappy rashes
- Refusal of solid foods
- Refusing the breast (pressure seems to relieve the pain, but sucking causes more blood to rush to the swollen areas – making them more sensitive)
But how can you tell if your baby is teething, or something else is causing him or her to be unusually irritable, or have a flushed face or loose stools? Is baby just teething – or is he or she ill? At around 6 months of age, your baby will be going through a development stage that can affect behaviour. It is also around now that he or she may begin to catch minor illnesses, which could be the cause of the symptoms.
It is important to regard any symptoms such as a high temperature or diarrhoea as serious – whether you think baby is teething or not. Contact your baby’s doctor, who will check for an ear infection or other illness.
This information presented to you acts as a guide which contains researched information only and is not intended to replace advice from a qualified health professional.
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