It’s sometimes difficult to determine if your baby is unwell or if what they’re exhibiting are actually teething symptoms. If only bubs could talk and tell us what the problem is! Instead, we’re left to guess.
When it comes to teething symptoms, however, there are a few tell-tale signs that can help you figure out what to do to help your little one.
Teething Symptoms – Cheeky Chops
The first of the teething symptoms that most parents can identify in their toothy children are the presence of BRIGHT RED rosy cheeks. Check for temperatures first but, if there doesn’t seem to be any other reason, one can often put rosy cheeks down to the presence of little toothy pegs.
Teething Symptoms – Get Your Dribble On
Are things seeming a little… sloppier than usual? Teething babies produce incredible amounts of drool so get ready for some sticky t-shirts and saturated bibs.
It might be a wise idea to invest in a couple of nice cloth bibs that can absorb a lot of the excess spit otherwise you’ll find yourself changing your child every half an hour.
Teething Symptoms – Attack Of The Gummy Monster
Those little gums are going to want to press down on SOMETHING to alleviate some of the pain. Chances are, everything they come across is going to be going into that mouth. Keys, remote controls, stray hands and fingers – anything they can get their little mitts on!
A great tip for parents of children with teething symptoms is to keep a few gel teething rings in the freezer. Having these as a go-to will provide your child with some much-needed relief (and save your keys from getting slimed over!).
Teething Symptoms – Disrupted Sleep
Poor little tykes. Imagine waking up with tooth pain in the middle of the night but not being able to actually complain about it! Their sleep is likely to become quite disrupted and they’ll probably need quite a bit of soothing to head back into the land of nod.
Be prepared to give lots of cuddles, play some light music or white noise and just generally try to make the process more bearable for them. It might seem like it’s never-ending while it’s happening but, truth be told, teething is just a stage every parents go through. There is light at the end of the tunnel and you will get through it – you just have to accept that you’re going to be a little more tired while it’s happening.
Does your child have any teething symptoms that aren’t on the list? Let us know in the comments!
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