My 2 month old is drooling a little and making bubbles. What does this mean?
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Jennie - posted on 10/18/2012
My son is 2 months old and drooling like a maniac! Whenever I hold him over my shoulder, he always "chews" on it and drools all over me. This is what I found out about baby drool:
According to "thelaboroflove.com":
"Even though the tooth does not actually come through the gum until six to eight months of age, it begins traveling upwards much earlier. Frequently, around three months of age you will notice your little one begins to drool at an amazing rate, wetting bibs every time you turn around. What happens is when the tooth begins traveling through the gum it catalyzes saliva production, which in turn means your baby starts to drool!
Another reason why babies drool so much around this age is because it helps them grow and develop. This seems unbelievable, but it is true. Stomach acid is neutralized by the saliva, the babys intestinal lining is further developed from all that drool, and heals the esophageal lining that may become very irritated from spitting up regularly. In addition, drool has special enzymes that will help your baby begin to digest solid food when he starts eating it around four to six months of age."
Paulette - posted on 12/31/2009
Some of my seven have dribbled lots, some haven't. My youngest was a real dribbler, and was constantly soaking his bibs. However, they were all late teethers, getting the first tooth between 9 and 13 months. When they were teething they would dribble more, get diaper rash, sometimes a runny nose, sometimes wake in the night, sometimes the gums will look swollen, sometimes they can be quite miserable for a day or two. But those little toothy grins are so worth it!!
Alex - posted on 12/29/2009
Thanks for all of your comments. She doesn't seem to be in any pain or discomfort so i'm guessing she's just producing more saliva, which is what a healthcare prof told me yesterday. She said she's probably just producing more saliva to prepare to eat solids.
Ashley - posted on 12/28/2009
i was told that it isnt always teeth comming. it just that there mouths are starting to produce saliva and they havent figured out how to swallow all of it yet. my daughter started doin the same thing at two months or so and a month later she is doin much better. of course she loves to make sounds and has figured out blowing bubbles is fun lol
Jessica - posted on 12/27/2009
haha so cute my son is now 5 months and he has worked out he can blow raspberry's! even while he's drinking his bottle, so i often get covered in milk during feeding time, he has also realised what blowing does too so ive got milk and spit going everywhere at the moment.
I say enjoy the lovely bubbles while you can, cos once they learn to blow raspberry's there is nooooo stopping them lol
Jessica - posted on 12/27/2009
My baby girl is 2months too and she has started doing that too... Our doctor said it could be that her teeth are starting to work their way up through the gums. It's nothing to worry about. Just another bodily fluid to clean up :-)
Brandi - posted on 12/27/2009
probably nothing. He probably just sorta figured out he could do that. Babies that young don't have much control of their mouths at all, so they tend to drool and when they figure out how to make the bubbles, they keep doing it. :-)))
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