What are the first signs of teething??

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Natasha - posted on 01/12/2010

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Sylas is only 2 months old. Can they start this young. He's drooling a ton and chewing on anything near his mouth.

Alisha - posted on 01/12/2010

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Every baby is different, most start between 4 and 8 months. Signs can be that they want to chew on things more often, excessive drooling, and of course the always fun non stop crying. But you can make this easier on your baby if you use baby orajel, freeze a wet wash rag an then let the chew on it, teething toys are good also. If the baby takes a pacifier then you can try to freeze it, the cold takes some of the swelling out of the gums an makes it less painful. Good luck an I hope that I helped.

Torey - posted on 01/12/2010

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Hi Natasha,



My kiddos had the following signs. Drooling alot, Some ear pain, chewing on anything they could get their hands on. They also had sinus drainage and some time some loose stool. Hope that things go well for you and your little one.



Torey

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A lot of drooling...instead of sucking on hand or binky or whatever they "naw" on it. My little one is 2 months 2 weeks and 2 days and she started doing that this week and I felt around her mouth and can feel the little tooth coming. SO EXCITING!

Tara - posted on 01/12/2010

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It depends on the child. Some kids get really rosy cheeks, some get super drooly, some chew on anything they can get their little hands on. Your doctor will tell you that fever is never associated with teething. My daughter drooled a little more than normal and chewed on anything she could grab, plus some things she couldn't (chair arms, tables, etc). Also you may see some swelling in their gums, and sometimes you can see the edge of the tooth as it is breaking through.

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