As many parents can attest, an infant’s baby teeth making their debut through delicate pink gums is often accompanied by crying, fussing, and the child’s overall discomfort. According to the Mayo Clinic, most babies begin the natural process of teething at around 6 months old.
If your infant exhibits any of the following symptoms, it’s likely that teething is imminent:
- Chewing on solid objects
- Crankiness and irritability
- Swollen gums
- Loss of appetite
- Trouble sleeping
Here are some tips from the Mayo Clinic on how to soothe a teething baby: