When Do Babies Start Teething?
Many babies start teething at 7 months. Yet some babies might teeth as early as 4 months and others might show their first teeth after their first birthday.
Which Tooth Should I Expect First?
Usually baby’s two central bottoms or two central tops appear first.
Babies teething symptoms vary. Your baby may experience some or most of these symptoms.
- Swelling gums
- Rubbing gums with their finger
- Chewing behavior
- Chewing toys
- Rubbing ears
- Decreased appetite
- Mild fever
- Rash around mouth
- Runny nose
- Loose stool
- Diaper rash
- Sleep issues
How Can I Help My Baby Feel Better While Teething?
- Let your baby chew a clean and safe cold teething ring
- Rub and press your baby’s gums using your finger.
- Feed your baby cold drinks or foods like fruit purees.
- After consulting the physician, rub a numbing gel on your baby’s gums.
- If your baby was in lots of pain ask the doctor to prescribe a mild pain reliever like paracetamol.
Using a clean wet cloth, wipe your baby’s gums and teeth twice a day or use a special baby toothbrush to clean teeth.
What order of Teeth Should I Expect?
Usually the order of teeth appearance is as follows:
- Central incisors usually at 8-12 months
- Lateral incisors usually at 9-13 months
- First molars usually at 13-19 months
- Canines usually at 16-22 months
- Second molar at 25-33 months