Teething is an exciting and important stage of your baby’s life. It can also sometimes be hard to figure out when it is occurring. A teething baby often needs extra care to get through this commonly stressful time, so it is very important for you to spot the signs. This way, your little one gets the soothing attention he or she needs, when they need it.
Here are eight of them for you to watch out for.
1. Swollen Gums
As you can imagine, tooth eruptions can be very disrupting to your infant’s tender, new gums. As a result, the gums typically become swollen during teething. If you notice that your baby’s gums look irritated and sore, you most likely have a new little teething baby.
ONE WARNING. Be sure to look out for blue or red gums, because this could be a sign of a serious medical problem that requires professional care.
2. Visible Tooth Below Gum
If it looks like a white bulge is forming below baby’s gum, but it has not erupted yet, it is most likely a tooth. Sometimes, teeth do not erupt until 18 months of age, but the discomforts of teething can begin before the eruption. Consider any visible tooth to be a sign that the baby might need teething toys or other remedies to ease discomfort.