hi im a teenage mum n jus wanted to ask sumfin i dont no? lol how do you no wen ur baby is teething ??? xxx

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Claire - posted on 02/05/2009

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your babys cheeks maybe rosey, and your baby might be dribbeling a lot, also could be trying to bite on things, hope its helpfull for you xxx

Nichole - posted on 02/05/2009

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if ur baby is drooling and trying to chew on things. i do daycare at home and a couple of my kids get a fever and the squirts when that happens as well

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Jolene - posted on 02/05/2009

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Drooling more, ear pulling, red cheeks, trying to bite everything, sometimes they can get a teething rash and occasional diahrea as well.

Lindsay - posted on 02/05/2009

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hi i am a mom of 2 lil girls and i noticed that they were teething when they were biting on their fingers and chewing on everything and druleing alot...hope i helped u out on that question ttyl Lindsay

Debby - posted on 02/05/2009

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Diaper rash is another common side effect of teeting, but the most common are the drooling, pink cheeks, and alot of chewing

Becky - posted on 02/05/2009

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HI,



Babies do have episodes of teething were it seems nothing much has happened, the tooth or teeth are moving up and pushing through but are not near the surface of the gum yet. Babies tend to chew their fist, rattle or want to suck on something much more it soothes their gums. When the tooth is near the surface it makes the gum look red, swollen and if you can put one finger over the gum it feels really hard and lumpy. Red cheecks, sore bottom, when the teeth at the front cut you can see the tooth.



Babies can get all of these signs or none! With my daughter she would cut four teeth at a time and really didn't suffer apart from chewing her gums a bit. But my son Oliver only does one at a time and is taking ages over it and he is suffering from nappy rash which is common with teething babies you just have to make sure you use nonscented wipes or better still warmish water with cotton wool and make sure their nappy is changed often.



 



Hope this helps a bit



 



Becky x

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Aside from fever, red cheeks, swolen gums, crankiness, crying, rashes, drooling, etc ... some babies also develop diarreah and their sleep is easily disturbed.... most babies get their first teeth by 5-7 months. Some a bit earlier and some a bit later. The first teeth to come are always the incissors on the bottom.  You'll see that once those suckers come out, your baby will be back to her/his content self once again.  Good luck and have patience.  For pain control, I haven't used those gels for reasons already listed by Joy ... my doc recommended infant tylenol and my baby has been doing well with it.

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Hi, I agree with everything the other Moms said and I just wanted to add a side note.  If you do use any of the teething gels (I use Baby Oragel) be careful of the amount you use.  If too much is given the baby can swallow it and the throat can go numb and make swallowing all that extra spit more difficult.  I was so paranoid when I first heard about this that I started using less than what it says in the directions.  I only use a dot on my finger MAYBE the size of a Nerd candy, one of the average size ones.  LOL Sorry...it's the only thing the same size I could think of to compare to.  Hope this helps.  Good luck and be prepared for inconsolable crying spurts....my son's breaking in molars now and the poor thing is SORE.  With these bigger teeth, you can actually see the shape of the teeth in the gum before it breaks through.  It looks really painful and I'm glad I don't remember teething and neither will he.



P.S.  Another thing that helps is to take a damp wash cloth and freeze it.  This is safe for them to chew on (supervised of course) and it relieves swelling and pain. 

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Quoting Cherie:

hi im a teenage mum n jus wanted to ask sumfin i dont no? lol how do you no wen ur baby is teething ??? xxx




Hi , I was a teenage mum, my eldest daughter is now 9. The most obvious sign of teething is dribbling and a desire to put everything in their mouth, especially anything cold. Hope this helps xx (Ps Calpol rules when teeething starts!)

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it is a tough one to tell when they r teething esspecially if they dnt suffer with any side affects as from around 12 weeks babies start dribbling alot and start to put their fists in their mouth.iv got 3 little ones and they were all pretty good with teething however the rosey cheeks and regular grumpiness gave it away x

Heather - posted on 02/05/2009

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when your baby wants to chew anything and biting down on her fist and crying allthough you've done everything and your babies cheeks could go red drbbling alot more than normal calpol is best and teething gel not a nice feeling for baby when they cant tell you wots wrong anyway hope this bit of advise helps you and enjoy every milestone

Nikki - posted on 02/05/2009

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besides drooling a LOT, their gums can look swollen and red too where the tooth is coming through.

Ann - posted on 02/05/2009

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I have heard you can tell because their gums get red and puffy, drooling, squirts and sometimes ear aches! 

Karyn - posted on 02/05/2009

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my daughter tended to get sick when she was getting teeth, a rash on her face and just plain miserable.

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