Signs your bub is teething... June 11 2017

Teething signs and symptoms

Symptoms that indicate your baby may be teething include:

  • Baby sucking on teether 
  • red swollen gums
  • flushed cheeks
  • dribbling
  • irritability or restlessness
  • a slight fever
  • pulling the ear on the same side as the erupting tooth
  • sucking fingers and fists.

Mild teething problems may be eased by the baby chewing on hard objects such as chilled teething toys or sugar free rusks.

Alternatively you can give your baby a dummy or wet flannel to bite on (place the flannel in the freezer for a little while so that it stays cooler, longer. It may also help to rub your child’s gums with a clean finger or the back of a cold spoon.

See your dentist or doctor before using any pain reliever or oral gel containing anaesthetic, or if problems persist.

Courtesy of www.healthywa.wa.gov.au