Baby teething - Facts & symptoms
Did you know that your baby actually start developing their first teeth whilst they are still in the womb?
Your baby’s teeth development already starts in the first trimester, and there are very few babies are born with a tooth, which is called the natal tooth. This tooth most like to be smaller and wiggly compare to baby tooth, but as long as they don’t cause you pain during breastfeeding or any problem to your baby, you don’t need to take any special care.
Most babies start teething between the age of 4-8 months and normally are the bottom and top incisors appear first, followed by the side incisors and morals.
After the appearance of the first tooth, a new tooth usually appears in pairs with a frequency of about one month. However, always remember that every baby is different, so these frequent experiences may vary in many cases!
The breakthrough of a tooth may take 5-8 days, which is painful and tiring for most babies. Teething can cause many sleepless night for the baby and family, but it also doesn’t last forever. Your little one should have all her milk teeth by the age of 2 or 3.
- Dribbling (sometimes can be quiet heavy);
- red and swollen gums;
- red, fiery cheeks;
- your baby keeps rubbing his/her cheeks and ears;
- continuous biting and sucking;
- small appetite;
- red bottom, runny tummy;
- being restless and having unsettled sleeps;
- slight increase of body temperature, which normally happens right before a little tooth trying come through.