They’re dribbling constantly, everything they get their hands on goes in their mouths and they are fussy, clingy and crying a lot more than usual! And sleep 💤 what’s that?
They must be teething right?
Whilst it’s possible that your baby could be cutting a tooth (some babies cut teeth as early as 6 months, some babies have even been born with teeth this is rare.)
A lot of mums suspect that sleep challenges along with the sudden crankiness and crying along with dribbling & everything your baby grabs going in their mouths is down to teething.⠀
But unless the above is accompanied with:
- Hot or red cheeks,
- Baby actually biting down on hard objects ,
- Changes in bowel movements
- Refusal of feeds or decreased appetite.
Then it’s unlikely to be teething. ( between the months of 4 -6 there is alot of mental development happening that can make your baby a bit of a fuss pot for a few weeks.)⠀
The dribbling is usually down to the maturation of your baby salivary glands and them constantly putting their hands & other things in their mouths due to the development of their hand/eye coordination.
If the fussiness your baby is experiencing is down to teething then a tooth should appear around 3/4 days after the fussiness starts.
Have you noticed your baby’s sudden ability to put everything in their mouths and dribbling galore?
Share this with a friend who has a baby around 4,5 or 6 months of age, they may need to see this!
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