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Updated 22 January 2015

Is my baby teething?

A baby’s first tooth can arrive as early as three months, but the average age is seven months. What are the signs that your child may be teething?

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A baby’s first tooth can arrive as early as three months, but the average age is seven months. What are the signs that your child may be teething?

  • Drooling
  • Cough – due to increased saliva
  • Chin or face rash
  • Biting
  • Pain and discomfort
  • Diarrhoea
  • Fever
  • Refusal to feed
  • Irritability
  • Struggling to sleep
  • Ear pulling


Tip: give your baby frozen bananas to chew on. The cold will numb the gums.

 
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