Some children get cranky and irritable when they are teething, others may dribble and drool, but the only sure way to know if your child is teething is to examine their gums.
You may be able to see or feel a new tooth emerging.
Before each tooth arrives, your child may have some mild symptoms, such as:
- sore and tender gums
- teething pain and discomfort
- more dribbling than usual, biting, gum rubbing and sucking
- flushed cheeks and ear rubbing
- a poor appetite, irritability and disturbed sleep.
Teething shouldn’t cause any serious concern. If your child seems really distressed or has other symptoms, seek medical advice as these are unlikely to be related to teething.