When Do Babies Start Teething - Watch For Symptoms

When Do Babies Start Teething ?– Watch For Symptoms

By: - Babies - September 16, 2011
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“When do babies start teething?” will be a very common question among parents as many people know that teething time can be a tough time and they probably want to be prepared. You may also want to know how to prepare yourself and your child for some sleepless nights or cry filled days. Stocking up on some teething rings for instance may be in order. If you don’t want the added expense of those, wet, frozen washcloths work great for teething relief.

The main answer to the question of “When do babies start teething?” can be approximately from 6-9 months, though this certainly isn’t set in stone for all babies. In fact, in some cases, babies can be born with teeth and others will begin to show symptoms of teething at 2-3 months. Almost always, the first teeth you will see coming in are one of the bottom center teeth, followed by its neighbor. The top middle will come in next.  Though this is typical, like the answer to the question “When do babies start teething?” it can really depend on that individual child and nothing is set in stone.

It is not easy for babies to grow teeth and you will probably find a very fussy and uncomfortable baby at times. This is usually one of the main symptoms of teething. Other symptoms you will probably notice are drooling, a rash on the chin, coughing, chewing on anything they can get into their mouths, noticeable pain, irritability, refusing to eat, low grade fever, sleeplessness and ear pulling. When you start seeing these symptoms of teething there are definitely some things you should do to help your baby through this time.

One of the best things you can do to help your baby with teething is to offer something safe to chew on. You can use the suggestion of the washcloth above, get a few teething rings you can freeze or freeze some fruits, like banana, that can be put in a baby feeder mesh. Rubbing your babies gums with your own finger can also be helpful, just make sure your finger has been washed well. If your baby will take it, some ice cold water in a bottle can be a welcome relief as well. If none of those methods seem to work, there are over the counter medicines you can give your child. If they have special medical needs, check with the doctor, however, before giving them to your baby.