My baby is teething since she was 2 months old. Yes, its possible!
Some babies are born with their first teeth. Others start teething before they are 4 months old, and some after 12 months. But most babies start teething at around 6 months.
Baby teeth sometimes emerge with no pain or discomfort at all. At other times, you may notice that:
- your baby’s gum is sore and red where the tooth is coming through
- one cheek is flushed
- your baby is dribbling more than usual
- they are gnawing and chewing on things a lot
- they are more fretful than usual
Well, my younger daughter Eva was 2 months old when she first started showing the symptoms of teething. It was very hard for her as she since birth was breastfeeding (even until now when she is almost 1 year old) and she would not take dummy. So I had to comfort her with either breast or toys.
Teething is no fun for babies and can be heartbreaking for parents. I knew it was painful but I had no idea how agonising it could be for little ones to cut their first tooth and not only first.. I had never experienced anything like this with my first daughter, as it was so easy for her to cut through all her teeth. Again, its very individual for all children.
Teething is so hard for babies, especially when they are younger, they cant show how much pain they are into. Try to play with your child as much as you can so she can redirect her attention on something else. She is not 11 months old and already has 8 teeth (9th one on the way).
Again, I am not a doctor or health professional in any shape or form, I love to share my experiences with you and hope that you find them helpful.
There are lots of toys out there in the market which you can buy for baby to help comfort her. The best toys are usually those with the gums which your child can bite and wont break. I sometimes help Eva to chew even my own finger as its soft and really helps her relief the pain. But the most effective out of all the remedies is Bonjela.
Bonjela Teething Gel, £2.69 – Boots
This goes with me everywhere because it provides a quick pain relief by numbing the affected area. I rub it all over her gums when she starts to get a bit grizzly and it seems to work, unless he’s having a very bad teething day, in which case, I move on to something stronger. On a normal teething day, I use this every 3 hours on James so that he remains as pain-free as possible throughout the day. The one I really like is the one with Double Action.
If the pain is worse and she cries from it, I then use Calpol.
Calpol (Paracetamol), £3.15 – Boots
Also know as ‘life-saver’ when all else fails. On some of our worst teething days, Calpol has been the only thing that helped Eva to calm down and not be in so much pain. Always consult your Health Visitor or doctor before giving medicine to your baby (2 months +), but I think they will all agree that a bit of Calpol will be just fine. Eva loves the sweet taste of it, so it’s easy to get him to have his medicine!
I had also tried some sachets, but they did not seem to work for her.
Please share below if you have found any better way of helping your child while teething.
Thank you so much for reading.