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My little one recently turned 3 months old and I’m just unsure whether he has started teething already. Lately he’s been extremely difficult and sometimes gets to the stage that I’m the only one who can soothe him. He’s constantly got his whole fist in his mouth. There’s a waterfall flowing out of his mouth and he has lately been sticking his tongue in front of his bottom gums like a dog sticking out his tongue but instead he leaves it sitting in his mouth (if you get my picture). I know every babies different as a friend of mine had ber daughters first tooth cut through at 4 months but I’d just like to know what everyone else experienced and what signs you had. Thanks.

Posted anonymously, 23rd April 2014

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  • During the teething period there are symptoms that include irritability, disrupted sleep, swelling or inflammation of the gums, drooling, loss of appetite, rash around the mouth, mild temperature, diarrhea, increased biting and gum-rubbing and even ear-rubbing, pulling the ear on the same side as the erupting tooth, sucking fingers & fists

  • I know a baby who started having symptoms of her first tooth. Her Mum could see “white” in her gum for about a month before she got her first tooth.
    A relative of mine who is now an adult got tonsillitis every time he got a new teeth including his permanent ones. If crying and discomfort continues it’s best to get baby checked. Otherwise baby will cry even more because of sore throat.

  • all signs, as is a red cheek, and believe it or not pulling or rubbing their ear!

  • My daughter had her first tooth at 3 months, red cheeks and drooling were the signs for her

  • Lumps and red gums refusing to drink bottle also dribbling sect.

  • Grizzly is one and pulling or rubbing their ears was a sign with mine.

  • Sounds like teeth or a tooth. Sometimes has red bum red cheeks, a lot of drool

  • Sounds like a tooth to me, I remember seemed to take forever to actually show through. Try a little bonjella when really grumpy and see if that helps.

  • I have 3 children and each one was different.
    My eldest was a nightmare baby and would cry all the time…people often said “Oh she must be teething”…she didnt get her first tooth until she was just over a year old…lol
    My second would get bright red cheeks but was always very happy. Im not sure when she got her first tooth as after my eldest getting hers at over a year i gave up worrying about such things.
    My 3rd was slightly restless but nothing major. Again im not sure of her age when she got her first tooth.

  • Ours were the same and it was a long process for them — first tooth didn’t come through until 8 months!!

  • Mine did a lot of this at 3 months but he didn’t get teeth until almost 7 months. But chew toys are always great even without teething as it strengthens the jaw for chewing food and talking later down the track. A lot changes for babies at 3 months too which could be what the fussy behaviour is all about.

  • It could be your baby gum sore.

  • it sounds like he is starting to teeth, good luck with it all

  • lots of dribbling and mouthing toys and can be a bit snotty as well

  • Grizzling, chewing, fists in mouth, flushed teeth, temperature, excessive drooling are all indications of teething.

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