The most obvious signs that your child may be teething

The most obvious signs that your child may be teething

The most obvious signs that your child may be teething

It is natural for infants and toddlers whose primary teeth are coming in to chew on anything they can get their hands on and to be fussy and tearful.

These are some of the other tell-tale signs that could indicate teething:

  • Excessive drooling
  • Inflamed, bulging and sometimes discoloured gums
  • A tooth visible just below the gum
  • Sleeplessness due to pain and discomfort
  • Caressing his or her face
  • Irritated and flushed skin on the cheeks or chin
  • Loss of appetite due to discomfort
  • Tugging on the ears

However, you need to take into account that there is always a chance that these signs are not connected to teething and may be due to another underlying condition. If you are unsure, it’s recommended that you chat to your paediatrician as soon as possible.