Is your baby teething? Find out what to expect as your baby approaches the solid food frontier.
Your baby’s teething timeline could begin as early as three or four months old, and last through toddlerhood. By age three, all 20 primary teeth should have managed to emerge from your toddler’s gums. There are several stages of teething to overcome before you and your baby reach the pearly white finish line. Here are some of the symptoms you can expect, and ways you can get through this experience together! If you have any questions or concerns, be sure to talk to your pediatrician.
How to tell if your baby is teething
She’s a drooling machine - You might notice your teething baby drooling more than usual, which could result in a small facial rash. Fear not! Your pediatrician can suggest some options to help moisturize your baby’s face.
He’s chewing on EVERYTHING - Don’t be alarmed if your baby appears to have a newfound interest in putting things in his mouth. Chewing on hard objects, toys, or teething rings can help teething babies relieve painful pressure from their gums.
She’s fussier than usual - You’d cry too if you had tiny teeth trying to break through your gums! Gently rub your baby’s gums with a clean finger, or firm rubber pacifier to help take some pressure off.
He has a slight fever - As long as it doesn’t break 101°F, a teething fever is totally normal. Call your pediatrician if your baby experiences a high fever or diarrhea.
Infants’ TYLENOL® works differently than other pain and fever medicines to relieve your teething toddler’s pain, while staying gentle on the tummy. If your child is under 2 years of age, be sure to ask your doctor before giving your child Infants' TYLENOL®.
*If you have any questions, talk to your pediatrician.
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