When a baby is born, she is able to explore the complexities of this world. She would achieve all her milestones slowly and always step ahead with each passing day. The baby after six months is able to sustain little pressures from the environment. This is the stage where she would be able to start taking semi solid food. Solid food is given to the baby when she starts to have his teeth coming out. This would help the baby chew and bite the food properly. Teething is another milestone which a baby achieves during his early months.
How early can a baby start teething?
Babies can start teething as soon as three months and as late as twelve months of age. This time is different for different babies. Some may show early signs of teething while others won’t show it unless their first birthday comes up. It depends on the baby’s overall development that when the teething process would start.
Symptoms of Teething
There are a few symptoms which actually tell the parents that their child has started teething.
This is the first sign which shows the baby has started his teething process. If you find that the baby is getting his clothes soggy quite often then this actually means that the baby would take out his teeth anytime. Teething stimulates drooling and the baby should be given bibs to soak the extra saliva coming out.
The baby would get a habit of biting everything that comes her way. The teeth poke out of the inflamed gums and cause a lot of pain and discomfort. Babies tend to bite on anything in order to soothe the discomfort. Different teething rings and rattles are given to ease out the pain.
Babies are too young to tell what is bothering them and crying is the only way they can communicate. When they are in a lot pain, they would cry and be cranky. Parents would give them painkillers to make them calm down but it would only be temporary.
Some kids would be irritable for few hours while others would be have cranky mood throughout the day. These mood swings are pretty normal with teething babies. They need to be given comfort so that their pain goes away.
Rubbing on cheeks and ear
The sensitive part of the gums also gives pain towards the ears and the cheeks. The swollen gums would cause more pain which travels towards the ears. Babies in the teething process would rub often on their cheeks and ears. At times they would also pull their ears to get some comfort.
Waking up at night
Babies with teething issues also tend to wake up often at night time. They would start crying in the middle of the night with no apparent reason but the reason lies in their swollen gums. You need to give them a dose of acetaminophen to make them feel better for a while.
The process of teething is a painful one, which a baby goes through and how early a baby can start teething is around three months.