teething
Infants,  Parenting

When Babies Start Teething

When do babies start teething? 

When will my baby or babies start teething? 

Every parent is eager about when their child will start bringing out teeth from their gums.

Teething usually begins after 2 months in babies. But the tooth/teeth may not be visible until the baby is about six months. This is about when they are also ‘ripe’ for weaning. Usually, the first tooth or set of teeth to come out from the gums is/are the lower incisor(s).

By the time the baby is about 28 – 30 months they have a complete set of milk teeth.

Signs and Symptoms of Teething in Babies

  • Itching of gum and drooling saliva.
  • Restlessness and discomfort occur when babies are teething.
  • Lack of appetite and gum scratching. You can get a pacifier for the baby at this time. Making sure that it is always clean and sterilized.
  • High temperature.
  • Crying excessively.
  • Diarrhoea or watery stool. In this case, you can see a doctor as soon as you can and make sure your child is getting hydrated as much as possible. Because they get weak from losing water.

This is a great time to prepare an Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) for the child.

This is a very delicate time in the baby’s development as a baby can die from losing excess fluids and becoming very weak. The good thing at this time also is that the baby can start taking water. Make sure that there is always warm water available for the baby.

You can leave comments below about when your baby started teething and how you handled them that period.

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