Posted by: Kym | 2005/06/22



can anyone tell me the possible signs of teething. My daughter is only 5 months.

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This is when it usually starts. The first teeth to appear are the two middle teeth on the lower jaw-the lower incisors.

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Posted by: Louise | 2005/06/23

Firstly the gums will be swollen and your baby will drool a lot and he will be extremely irritated and his little hands will be permanently in his mouth and the runny tummy you will the see the color changing and the "suur" smell.
You can give some teejel but I found the Parsons powders works magic and when you go to any chemist ask them for their “teething mixture” it works wonders.
Also purity has teething biscuits and a plain piece of biltong soaked in a lot of salt.

Good luck and

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Posted by: Sam | 2005/06/22

Hi there

Sometime baby has slighty runny tummy, gumming everything they can reach, sligh temp and it you look into their mouths bumps or a white under the gums where the new tooth is trying to break through.

Baby also becomes quite miserable. If the do become so either give a cool teething ring (will help numb the gums) or rub the gums with a clean finger, this helps sooth the soreness.

If it becomes bad use a teething gel - I used Bonjela - in a blue tube - I found it excellent. My son is one and has 7 teeth and I still use it when teething becomes difficult

Hope this helps


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Posted by: Lee | 2005/06/22

Hi there,

Well my daughter is now 6 months and she got her first toofie at 5months. She didnt really show many signs, although i did notice that she had a runny nose and rather niggly....Also her hands were always in her mouth. If i looked carefully you can see little bumps or blisters where there the teeth are in the gum.

But generally, babies can run a fever, have a snotty nose, can have a cough it varies from baby to baby.

Take care!

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