Snap, snap, snap. Has your cuddly and friendly tot been transformed into a grumpy little teething monster? Sometimes teething can make your baby more grizzly and fussy than normal but how can you check to make sure?
Firstly, you can check if there are any actual teeth emerging through the gums by running a clean finger along the gum lines to feel for any small ridges. The most common signs of teething can include dribbling, red cheeks, swollen or sensitive gums and lots of biting and chewing.
Teething tots and their parents will all need some help to provide relief from new and emerging teeth. There’s no set date when your baby’s first tooth will arrive. Most babies start at around six months, but it can happen at any time, from before birth to after their first birthday. The teething process could carry on for a year or more but your little one should have all their milk teeth by the time they are two-and-a-half years old. To help relieve your baby’s teething symptoms you could try Nelsons® Teetha® Teething Granules and Gel , a homeopathic medicinal product used within the homeopathic tradition for the symptomatic relief of teething pain and the symptoms associated with teething which are sore and tender gums, flushed cheeks and dribbling.
Teetha® products are available from all good health stores and pharmacies.
*If you are concerned about any symptoms that your baby may have in particular if they have a fever please consult your doctor.