If you have a child or have been around a mom with young children than you have probably heard the phrase, “Oh, he is teething.” For the first 3 years of your child’s life any tantrum, meltdown, or poor behavior you can blame right on your child getting a new tooth.
I’m going to walk you through the teething baby symptoms and toddler symptoms so you don’t have to try and guess what is going on with your child.
Here is a Baby Teeth Eruption Chart:
Getting a new tooth is miserable for most babies/toddlers and moms. Teeth typically begin erupting around 6 months of age. Normally, the first two teeth to come in are the bottom two front teeth, also called the central incisors.
Feel free to print it out our teething baby chart for your reference. It breaks down by month what teeth you can expect.
Remember every child is different and there is nothing wrong at all if your child doesn’t get her first tooth until 10, 11, or even 12 months. Many dentists love later teeth because they are protected longer.
Do you want a chart to record when your baby’s teeth come in? We have one here for you and it’s free!
5 Teething baby and toddler symptoms:
- Chewing on anything and everything
- Fussy and irritable
- Sore, tender, and sometimes swollen gums
- Low-grade rectal fever of 99 F (37.2 C)
Researchers deny any correlation between teething, diarrhea, and fevers higher than 99F. Many mothers strongly disagree with this after their own experiences with their baby and toddler teething symptoms.
In all seriousness teething is painful. As adults, when we are in pain we don’t always conduct ourselves in a manner we are proud of. We become more irritable and short with our spouse and children. We say things we wish we wouldn’t have. So when a toddler experiences teething pain it is understandable they are fussy and act out.
Take a deep breath when your toddler is acting out and remind yourself that he is in pain. Ask God for patience to handle your child in a loving manner, and then do your best to soothe him and ease his pain.
Be sure to join us next month, February 10th for our best teething hacks, remedies, and ways to soothe teething pain!
Did you miss the beginning of Nicole’s “Moms in Distress” Series? You can watch it here.
Make it a great day!