Teething babies

As a mum I know at any point that your baby is in pain or not happy this can be a distressing time for any parent.

Teething usually begins at around 6 months old although some babies will start later or earlier they are all different after all. Teeth will continue to come through until the rough age of 2 years.

Signs of teething

  • Drooling
  • Swollen, bulging gums
  • A tooth visible below the gum
  • Irritability
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Trying to bite, chew, and suck on everything
  • Rubbing her face
  • Rejecting food

These are all common symptoms of teething but could also be signs of something else, if you are concerned always consult your doctor or health visitor.

Cold teething rings are excellent for relieving pain and satisfying the urge for them to chew something. Only put these in the fridge not the freezer.

If you feel you want to give your child any pain relief always speak with a pharmacist or doctor for the appropriate medication for the baby’s age.

Usually, the lower front teeth come first followed by the uppers, the pain from teething often settles once the tooth is through the gum.

And remember cuddles make everything better.

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