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10 typical baby teething signs that are easy to spot


baby teething signs

When our little ones are crying it's always a bit of a guessing game of what is wrong with them.

But baby teething signs are pretty obvious especially when a new tooth is erupting.

Teething in baby generally begins during four to seven months. The two bottom teeth typically appear first, then after about four to eight weeks the four upper teeth appear (lateral and center incisors).

The baby will begin cutting their lower incisors after one month and the canine teeth will then follow at about 16 to 23 months.


How long does teething last?

The teething process differs highly from baby to baby. What to expect, you can see in the following teething chart.

baby teething chart

lower teething chart


As these new baby teeth try to make way, they mostly cause a great discomfort and pressure inside the gums. This process can bring about irritability and crankiness and even make the baby wake up during the night in a crabby mood.

There're various baby teething signs that tell if a baby is having teething issues. The great news is that it is easy to spot when babies start teething. Here is what you have to look for.

  • High temperament and irritability
  • Swollen, sore or tender gums
  • Drooling in excess
  • Rubbing their gums
  • Biting, chewing or sucking on solid items
  • Red rash on their jaw and/or cheeks
  • A baby may be rubbing their ear, more often on the side where the tooth is growing
    Your baby may be fidgety and restless in the day
  • Your baby may find it difficult to get to sleep

10 classic baby teething signs

1.CHEWING/BITING: Teething infants will be biting or chewing on their toys, cloth, fingers, and even you! This is due to the fact that your baby is trying to relieve the pressure he or she is feeling under the gums.

2. CRYING: Most babies endure a great deal of pain when they are teething, while some babies don't. Consult the specialist about how to ease baby teething pain with teething gels or powders as they can have dangerous side effects.

3. NOT FEEDING: If you are bottle feeding or breast feeding a teething baby, your baby may not to feed very well, or perhaps not drink at all in the event that they're teething. Sucking mostly worsens the pain they are feeling. This is very normal, and nothing much to worry about unless you have the feeling your baby is not getting enough milk.

4. DROOLING EXCESSIVELY: New appearing teeth will stimulate saliva flow, making your baby drool lot. Drooling in excess may likewise bring about loose or runny bowel movements. If your baby has a diarrhea more than a day, consult a pediatrician.

5. DIAPER RASH: Teething and a diaper rash often occur at the same time. Loose stools will irritate the skin in the diaper area and cause a rash.

6. LOW FEVER: When your baby is trying to ease his uncomfortable gums by putting their fingers or other items into their mouth, they may also introduce harmful germs into their bodies. This can be a reason your baby has a mild fever. Doctors usually deny the existence of teething fever, but believe that any raise in temperature is either from the mild inflammation of the gums or from the bugs that baby is exposed to while experiencing the teething process.

7. HANDS IN THE MOUTH: A very characteristic baby teething sign is when your baby is pointing at his or her mouth or putting fingers in the mouth. Babies try to ease this pain during the day by biting or chewing on any item that they can fit in their mouth, including their hands.

8. NOT RESTING WELL OR WAKING UP: Teething problems in babies might make them more restless during the night, particularly in the event that they're experiencing a new tooth breaking through.

9. NASAL COUGH AND CONGESTION: One of the side effects of teething that is also brought about by the excess drooling.

10. MILD RASH AROUND THEIR MOUTH: A facial teething rash is also caused by drooling in excess. Gently clean the skin as often as you can. It also helps to apply some aquaphor healing ointment around the mouth and on the cheeks to protect the skin.


During the period your baby is teething hygiene is very important. All the items baby plays with like teething toys and rattles you should wash with soapy water on a regular base.

Some babies have a hard time and display the entire list of teething symptoms and others are just very lucky and the period of teething passes without any baby teething signs.




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