Baby Teething

Your little one's cute gummy grins are treasures, not only because they reflect overloaded sweetness but also because they won't last long. Your newborn is soon going to get her first set of chompers, which of course is the beginning of the next treasury phase.

Last Updated: Oct 22, 2020 11:29 GMT

Baby Teething
Baby Teething
What is teething in babies?

Teething in babies is the process of popping out of their first set of teeth, called the milk teeth. The white little pearls you begin to see in your baby's teething process is her hard work of several days or weeks. The teeth have to push up through a bone and then rip through the pink gum line. Yes, it's nothing sort of an easy pie. While, to some babies, the process of teething can feel like a volcanic eruption causing pain and swelling, to other babies teething can happen calmly.

When do babies start teething?

As with every other organ development in babies, teething as well can be different from one baby to another. When babies start teething depends mostly upon the genes they carry. If you have a family history of early teething, your baby too is likely to experience early teething.

Here are some general teething timeframe guidelines:

·         Your baby's first tooth begins its processing way before her birth, in the womb. In rare cases, babies can be born with the first tooth.

·         The first baby tooth erupts around 3 or 4 months of age. Again, it is not a thing of worry if it doesn't until 12 months. The teething timeline greatly varies between babies.

·         The first to shoot out from under the gum lines are the two bottom central teeth, called the central incisors. That begins the perfect pearly smiles when the gummy grins end, aha! The next in line are the four upper central incisors. From there on, teething continues with the adjacent ones on the upper and the lower jaws, and on either side up to the molar teeth.

·         From the time a tooth bud begins to develop, it may take up to 8 weeks for teething to complete. The teething process, however, may not happen round the clock for 8 weeks. There can be intermittent rests and pauses before the tiny chompers finally make it to the surface.

·         The timeframe for all the milk teeth to line up usually takes 2 to 3 years.

How does teething feel to your baby?


Teething experiences to babies can be diverse. It can either be achy or give no discomforts. Babies might seem to be fussy and crying without an apparent reason. They may tend to bite hard at things to soothe their gums. They may refuse to eat. They may have sleeping difficulty. They may be clingy to the moms, dads or care takers. When you pay close attention, you can easily identify the symptoms of teething in your baby so that you can give them that cuddle and comfort when they need it the most.

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