Teething is an exciting time in your baby’s development!
Primary teeth, “baby teeth,” are formed while a baby is developing in the womb, mommy’s belly. At birth, all 20 primary teeth are in the jawbone.
Most babies begin teething between 4-7 months. The lower two front teeth usually come through first followed by the top two.
Signs and symptoms of teething:
- Chewing , biting, sucking on everything
- Irritability or crankiness
- Swollen, bulging gums
- Turning away food
- Difficulty sleeping
- Grabbing ears
- Rubbing the face
- A tooth showing
What’s NOT teething:
- Fever over 100.4
- Runny nose
American Academy of Pediatrics say fever and diarrhea are not normal symptoms of teething. It is possible that because babies are putting their hands and objects in their mouth more they are contacting more viruses and germs.