When do Babies get Teeth?

January 8th, 2015 | By: Nancy Ripton
Everything you need to know about teething

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When do Babies get Teeth?

Your baby wants to put everything in her mouth – so she must be teething. Not necessarily, says Dr. Alan Greene, author of Raising Baby Green. Here’s how to tell if a visit from the tooth fairy is imminent, or if something else is to blame:

Teething Symptoms

Teething symptoms vary and can range from severe to nothing at all. Most children will experience at least one of the following symptoms as their teeth prepare to break through their gums:

  • trouble falling asleep
  • fussiness
  • drooling
  • runny nose
  • rash around the chin or mouth
  • red cheeks
  • swollen gums
  • biting
  • an increased need to suck
  • rejection of breast or bottle
  • congestion