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The eruption of your baby’s first tooth is a milestone event. Most babies will develop their first tooth at six months of age. Children typically develop their full set of primary teeth by three years. Many people understand the most common signs of teething are irritability and excessive drooling. However, there are a number of other signs that may signal your child is teething.

Decreased Sleeping: Have you noticed a significant change in your baby’s sleep pattern? While going through this process, many babies will find it more difficult to fall asleep. The pain caused by the discomfort of their gums can also cause them to wake up more often.

Rubbing of Cheek and Ear Area: A baby teething will typically rub their cheek and ear area to try and relieve discomfort. They are also likely to bite or gnaw on anything they can find. The pressure of biting or gnawing causes pressure relief of the gums. Giving your baby a teething ring is a great way to help alleviate the discomfort.

Loss of Appetite: When a child is teething, their gums will become tender and sore. As a result, they may refuse food. Naturally, the process of chewing causes more discomfort to the baby.

It’s important to understand all babies deal with discomfort differently. Teething can be a very painful process. Understanding the possible signs of your baby teething can help them be more comfortable during the process.

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