So what’s with all the drool? Is Baby teething? Here’s a handy timeline to help you figure it out:
Baby development experts say teething usually starts around 4 months old and continues until Baby is about 2 years old. Some babies may teeth sooner than others. When babies start teething, they usually do it in a predictable manner: first come the two lower middle teeth; next the four upper middle teeth, and after that the incisors (the furthest forward molars) then finally the back molars.
Â An infant who is cutting teeth can be miserable, but some may seem not to notice, and no matter what, babies cutting teeth put everything into their mouths!
Â Here’s help for Baby’s woes:
Â • Give Baby a chilled teething ring or popsicle.
Â • You can try infant Tylenol or Motrin (just be sure you’re dosing correctly). Pain gel is another option which deadens the sensation in the gums for a short period of time
Â • Let Baby chew on a pacifier (keep a couple in the fridge so they’re cool)
Â • Allowing Baby to suck on a cold, wet washcloth is helpful