Last updated on Jun 11th, 2021 at 12:14 pm
Babies generally start teething from six months. But, every baby is different. So, it’s not completely unheard of for a baby to cut his first tooth at three or four months old. There have even been stories of babies being born with teeth.
By two years old, your baby should have finished the teething process, having cut 20 milk teeth in total.
Besides the tell-tale sign of a tooth popping up, other signs also give parents the teething heads up.
These signs include;
- Excessive drooling (yes, they can drool more than they already drool on a day to day basis)
- Bright red cheeks
- Acidic and watery stools that can result in a nappy rash
- More dirty nappies than usual
- Your baby puts everything in his or her mouth
- Your baby’s sleep patterns change and he wakes up frequently (this is due to discomfort)
- Your once happy-go-lucky baby is now a tad miserable
- Your baby “fasts” and goes off feeds (solids and milk) due to pain and discomfort