What age do babies start teething?

What age do babies start teething?

by Goss, July 17, 2017

And the shrill of dad’s whistle blew to signal the end of play and time for baby to hit the sack. It’d been a long and hard fought day, with dirty nappies, a biting incident and (what looked suspiciously like) a couple of teething red cheeks. Only the post-match analysis could reveal if the baby had actually started teething already…

 

When do babies start teething? 

At the mid-way point in the first season of fatherhood, your baby’s first teeth may start to come through. Around 6 months old is relatively normal for the first teeth to be cut through, however, this can range from 3 months all the way up to the end of the first year. Teething may actually start a couple of months earlier than 6 months, although you probably won’t see a tooth for another couple of months. Some babies are born with teeth (good luck with the breast-feeding!). By the time your little one is 3 years old, they will usually have all their 20 primary teeth. Usually the bottom front teeth, called incisors, come first.

 

Symptoms of teething

Bedtime woes: Teething can scupper the bedtime routine that you’d just nailed. Teething can cause discomfort, which can lead to difficulty sleeping. That’s a shame. On the plus side, it’s now time to brush that single tooth.

Dribbling skills improve when teething: A sign of teething is that your baby starts to dribble more.

Seeing red: Your little one might start to get red cheeks from time to time. They also might be a little more grouchy when teething.

Chewing and gnawing at things: It’s common for babies to bite or gnaw their fist, a toy or anything else they can get their hands on.

Sophie: The solution to help with teething

Whilst there’s nothing you can do to help move the teething process along, there are some tips and tricks for making teething a little more bearable.

Keep it cool: a cold and clean plastic spoon or cloth could help with soothing the toothing… I mean seething the teethin… oh just forget it.

Try a teether or teething ring: When your baby is cutting her first teeth, she might be interested in trying out a teether or teething ring to gnaw at. We’ve gone for the range of Sophie The Giraffe teether.

sophie the giraffe review teether

We recommend Sophie The Giraffe – a favourite among little teethers. Perfect for soothing the toothing… I mean seething the teethin’… oh just forget it.

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