You may not be able to tell when your baby will start teething, but there are some signs that can tell you they’re on their way. Teething symptoms vary from baby to baby and some can even start from birth. Whilst some may show no signs of discomfort , most will offer tears and have restless nights.
my teething baby have prepared our top ten signs can can our whilst teething. You can expect some or many or the following symptoms some of which may precede the appearance of a tooth by a couple of months.
Our top 10 signs for teething babies…
1. Dribbling and Coughing
2. Biting (Gumming)
3. Rash on the face or cheeks
5. Rosey Cheeks or slight fever
6. Pain and Irritability
8. Gum Hematoma
9. Refusing to Feed
10. Ear Pulling and Runny nose
Teething stimulates dribbling and your baby can make an incredible amount drool. Expect this to first start anywhere from eight weeks to four months of age. With a mouthful of drool, it’s not uncommon for your baby to cough. Excluding other signs such as cold, flu or allergies this is no cause for concern.
The teeth attempting to poke through the gums is uncomfortable for your baby. To try and relieve some of the pressure teething babies will bite/gum whatever is at hand, so make sure you have plenty of suitable teething toys.
Your baby may develop a rash of their cheeks, around their mouth and even on the neck and chest, because of their saliva contacting their skin. Removing the dribble can help prevent this dry-skin rash. Dribble bibs can help eliminate dribble rash.
Doctors are divided on the subject of teething causing loose nappies, but many parents reports bouts of diarrhoea (perhaps from all that swallowed saliva). Even if you believe that the extra runny nappies are due to the teething, if it is persistent please seek a drs opinion.
Doctors are reluctant to link teething with fevers, partly because teeth start to appear at around the same time that baby loses their acquired immunity from Mum, making them more prone to viruses and bugs. But like any inflammation swollen gums can produce a slight fever. Treat this the same way as any other slight fever and see your doctor if it lasts more than two or three days.
Tender gums from the little tooth pressing on the gum and poking through the surface causes what seems like terrible pain to some babies while it hardly seems to affect others. Your baby’s mouth will ache as the teeth press on the gums and burst through to the surface. This can make your baby grumpy and irritable and can last for a few hours to a few weeks. Most babies get less fussy as teething progresses.
As the teeth begin to emerge, especially as they work on cutting their first tooth, your baby may become irritable during the night. Your previously wonderful sleeper may have disrupted sleep as unfortunately teething doesn’t stop when you and your baby need rest.
These are the little bluish blisters that appear on your baby’s gums as the teeth push through and are caused by bleeding under the gums. A cold compress or chilled teething toy can offer your baby some relief.
Some teething babies may become fussy about feeding as the sucking during feeding may make their sore gums feel worse.
As the gums, ears, and cheeks share that same nerve pathways, teething babies, especially those with oncoming molars, can been seen to rub their ears and chin as the pain in the gums can travel elsewhere. As babies with ear infections will also pull their ears, check with your doctor if you suspect it isn’t just from new teeth. Runny noses are common for teething babies