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.
The mild baby teething symptoms to look out for before your baby's first tooth arrives may include:
- sore and tender gums
- teething pain and discomfort
- biting, gum rubbing and sucking or more dribbling than usual which can result in teething rash
- 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.