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