Symptoms of Teething

Symptoms of Teething for a Baby

What symptons can you expect when your new baby starts teething

 When your baby turns 3-4 months old, the teeth will start to grow and will make a grumpy yet grand entrance.

Symptoms of teething will appear about 2 months before the teeth actually start to show. The severity of the symptoms varies from one baby to the other. Here are some symptoms of teething:

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  1. Drooling: Finding your baby's bib suddenly soggy is a sign that the teeth are growing. Your baby might begin to randomly salivate for no rhyme or reason. The production of saliva in a way soothes the pain of the growing and teeth and helps the young one cope with the not so pleasant experience.
  2. Crying: When babies start to feel the slightest pain of growing teeth they like to let you know. If your baby is experiencing teething pains then as an adult be prepared to face a lot of crying and whining. You could speak to the concerned doctor if you could ease the pain with a pain reliever. When babies feel uncomfortable, the waterworks start.
  3. Gnawing: Mothers be prepared to feel the bite for when your babies start to teeth they like to bite onto food. A spoon should relieve pressure which has been created under the gums.
  4. Fasting: Babiesmight not like the idea of eating and will take to fasting because of the pain. They might nurse for a while and then look away. If your ordeal lasts for more than 3 days, speak to a doctor. For nay parent, seeing the child go without food can be a scary experience but is advised to avoid panicking.


  1. Waking: When the first tooth is just about to show, the baby will create a big fuss at night. You will have to be by the crib to ensure she is comfortable.


All of these symptoms of teething must be taken seriously. It is always a good idea to have the baby checked up by a paediatrician.

Many doctors don't agree that diarrhoea is a symptom of teething but most mothers feel it that it is. Irrespective of the teething process, you should look for alternatives to ensure the baby is not feeling too much pain. Counter pressure works wonders and helps reduce the pain. A baby teether is a must buy in such cases. You can offer cold food and water and see if your baby likes that. At the end of the day, every baby has to go through the process of teething so you might as well be well aware of the symptoms that your baby might exhibit.

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