Symptoms of teething

For most toddlers, symptoms of teething are quite minor and infrequent. The pain of teething tends to last for a few days, but if multiple teeth come through simultaneously, the pain can continue for longer.

The range of symptoms and their severity varies between babies; your baby may cut teeth with no complaints at all or teething may bring lots of pain and tears for your bub.

If symptoms of teething last for longer than a few days with no sign of a tooth, it’s possible that your baby’s pain and distress may be due to other causes.


Signs of teething

If your baby is teething, you may notice:

  • Swollen red gums
  • Cheeks that are flushed red
  • A rash on the face
  • Excessive drooling
  • Biting, rubbing or sucking the gums
  • Tugging at the ear on the same side as the tooth that is erupting
  • Wakefulness during the day and night-time sleeplessness
  • Reluctance to feed
  • Mild fever
  • Irritability and unsettled behaveiour
  • The appearance of a blister on the gum

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