Not all babies experience the terrible teething symptoms, some babies
go through it as though nothing is happening. A mother might not even know
that her baby is teething, until a tooth starts showing. Then there are babies that endure such a difficult teething time, that they appear to
Teeth can take months before they all appear, but a baby's teething symptoms are usually worse during the last few days, in which the teeth break through the gum.
The first teeth that come out are usually the most painful, because they are large; this is true for the back teeth as well, although they only come out much later, from about the age of one.
Signs Symptoms of Teething
Here are the Symptoms of teething in infants to watch for:
A teething rash. This is a rash that is often found on a teething baby’s chin from all
the drooling. The saliva can irritate the skin, which is what causes the rash. You can
use coconut oil as a barrier cream, which is great for a baby’s skin and
does not contain harsh ingredients; this can be used by eczema prone
babies too. You can also prevent this by keeping your baby’s chin clean and
Chewing on everything in sight (including mom sometimes, whilst breastfeeding). This helps a baby relieve some of the pain and pressure
on the gums.
Waking up at night more often than usual and making moaning sounds while asleep.
Some babies may cough or gag a little; this is again due to additional saliva that they are swallowing and not anything to worry about,
except if your baby has a high temperature.
Diarrhea. Also caused by the extra saliva swallowed. Do not ignore
constant diarrhea. If it persists for longer than a few days, its best to see your doctor. Also ensure that your baby is drinking enough fluids or breastfeeding frequently to prevent dehydration.
Excessive crying. The pain of teething may be too much for some babies to handle. Ask your doctor about pain medication. Try Dr Harvey's Cuddle cure to calm a baby. Watch the video here.
Congestion or runny nose.
Swollen, red gums.
Hot flushed cheeks.
If the teething infant symptoms are severe, lasting more than a few days, contact your doctor.