Common Baby Teething Symptoms
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I remember the time when my little chloe start teething around 7 months. She has a sore gums and she is very irritable. Thank God because she haven't experience night waking or even diarrhea like others baby do. Well, this scenario explains that teething symptoms may really vary from child to child.
Anyway, you might want to check the common signs of teething below and she if your baby experiencing that.
- Irritability – As the teeth rise to the surface, baby’s gums may be sore and painful, making your little angel very fussy. The levels of pain and discomfort vary with every child and even with every tooth. (When she's teething, she actually wants to be carried always.)
- Drooling – Your baby will seem like a never-ending faucet of drool. Teething stimulates drooling and if you are not meticulous, this may cause a rash on your child’s face, lips, chin, neck and chest.
- Biting and Gnawing – Teething babies will bite anything and everything to help relieve the pressure from the erupting teeth.
- Loss of Appetite – Some babies tend to lose their appetite due to painful gums during teething. (This actually happened to my girl. I actually thought she doesn't like her milk at all since we changed from Nestogen to Nan.)
- Tender, Swollen Gums – You may actually see the outline of the teeth as they bulge inside the gums. The gum tissue may sometimes appear bluish or purple. This condition is called an eruption cyst. These are usually harmless and should be left alone. The tooth will eventually rupture the sac as it pushes through the gums.
- Night waking – Teething pain happens during the day AND night. Some babies wake up when the pain gets bad enough.
Anyway, I've read on the article also that fever and diarrhea are not actually a sign of teething. Based on the recent studies, it happens because it is a consequence of viruses or bacteria acquired while chewing on dirty objects. So mommies be careful for the things that your little ones are biting. Make sure everything that touches their mouth are clean. =)
Source for teething symptoms: Pediatric Dentistry Center Philippines