We know that a teething baby is not a happy baby and it can be a tough time with your baby getting not much sleep if any at all. So we thought we would make a quick guide on how long teething actually lasts on average for babies.
When Will My Baby Start Teething
Most babies are different but what we do know is that most babies will have their first tooth before they turn 1 years old.
We see a lot of babies start teething around 6 months old but it can happen at 4 months or even have a delay if up to 12 months so don’t worry if you can’t see any teeth
Baby Teething Symptoms
Its good to know what the symptoms are so you can easily spot when they are starting the teething phrase. So the things to look out for are:
- Swollen and red gums
- More distressed than usual
- Chewing a lot more objects
- Dribbling a lot more
- Flushed Cheek
Some extra symptoms can be vomiting, diarrhea or fever like symptoms.
How To Treat Baby Teething
Once you can see that your baby is teething and has some of the symptoms above its time to soothe it and help the process along without causing much distress.
- Give your baby something to bite on
- Rub a clean finger on your baby’s gum to relieve the pain (temp solution)
- Give your baby a dummy to chew on
Now if your baby is over the age of 6 months you can also give them light soft solids foods such as bananas or cucumber slices but nothing too hard as this could cause choking.
Baby Teething Chart
See the image below to get a rough time-frame of how long the teething lasts.
We hope you enjoyed this guide and it was useful if you did give it a share so other mums know how to treat the teething stage.