Teething Symptoms in Babies

Teething in babies is the process of popping out of their first set of teeth. The signs of teething can vary from baby to baby. Read the 5 common teething symptoms.

Last Updated: Oct 22, 2020 11:29 GMT

Teething Symptoms in Babies
Teething Symptoms in Babies

5 Common Teething Symptoms in Babies

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.

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.

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What are the symptoms of teething in babies?


Here are the most common signs that your baby is teething:

1. Biting 

If your baby has been unusually biting a lot of things lately, it might sign that his gums are working on. As teeth begin to struggle out of the gums, it may cause pain or a new sensation for them. This makes babies to grab something in between their gums all the time. Most often, they’ll look for hard things to bite on like plastic toys, buttons on their clothes and rattles. 

2. Drooling

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If you seem to be wiping your baby’s mouth more often than usual, your little one is probably teething. As a counter-reaction to the discomfort that teething brings about, the saliva let out increases excessively. A fluid-filled mouth must be soothing to their gums and the fact that small babies aren’t experts at swallowing large pints of saliva makes it all overflow out as drool. 

3. Over-fussiness

Of course, babies can often be fussy. But if you suspect your baby is finicky more than you can handle, you might want to check if it is a sign of teething. Babies have no way to express what they feel inside their mouths. Their gums might writhe within in pain or discomfort. But they are not going to tell you directly in words. Instead, they might resort to behavior that they are used to. Fussiness is their most favorite because that is definitely going to make you turn all your care towards them. 


4. Waking up during sleep

Teething is known to progress during sleep as well, as much as it does during the day. So, if your baby who always had a sound night’s sleep suddenly begins to wake up with a roar in the middle of the night, it is likely that her teething is work in progress. There could be other reasons, hunger being one. If waking up during sleep is combined with any of the above symptoms, you must watch out what’s happening inside her tiny little mouth. 


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5. Less food intake

Teething babies may not intentionally avoid food. But the irritability that surrounds the days prior to the rising of the teeth may make food less interesting. They might not be in the best of their spirits to savor a variety of foods at this time. If you detect a change in your baby’s curiosity towards food, in addition to the symptoms above, you might as well find their tiny little pearls springing up soon. 

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