How to tell if your baby is teething
It’s a horrible feeling when your baby is crying and you have no idea what’s wrong or how to fix it. And it’s even more horrible if you’ve hardly had any sleep and this is the third night in a row your little one is screaming at the top of their lungs.
Teething is a common cause of discomfort and pain in infants, so to help you recognise if this is the reason for your baby’s cries, here are some of the signs and symptoms – and a solution you may want to have up your sleeve, too….
Baby teething fact #1
According to parents.com, most infants begin teething between six and eight months of age, but it is possible for the process to start as early as three months. The bottom front teeth are usually the first to appear and it’s quite common for teeth to appear in pairs.
Baby teething fact #2
Some signs that your baby may be teething include: irritability or fussiness, biting (usually solid objects or their hand), loss of appetite, trouble sleeping and excessive drooling.
Baby teething fact #3
When teething, some babies can experience symptoms similar to illness, such as diarrhoea, runny nose and a low-grade fever. If these symptoms are due to teething they should pass within a few hours. If they persist, contact your doctor.
Baby teething fact #4
You can help soothe the pain of teething by massaging Bonjela Teething Gel* into the affected area. Just a pea-sized amount will provide fast-acting pain relief, to effectively soothe your baby’s discomfort and help them sleep better. If your baby is fussy, you’ll be pleased to know the gel also has a pleasant taste to help prevent additional tears.
*Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist seek medical or dental advice. Do not
exceed the recommended dose. Incorrect, excessive or prolonged use without medical supervision can be harmful. This preparation is for the relief of minor and temporary ailments and should be used strictly as directed.
Did your baby have any symptoms when teething? How did you help to soothe their discomfort?