Teething is a terrifying time for both parent and child. As parents, we try hard to give the baby everything we think they need, but fail miserably, because they still end up crying and running a fever with a runny nose. It is no secret that parents all over the world struggle to find ways to cope with teething, but knowing when to expect teething can help give parents something to cling to when our babies get fussy out of the blue.
There is a basic timeline to follow where teeth development is concerned. Typically, central incisors come between 6 to 10 months, lateral incisors come 10-16 months, first molars come between 14 to 18 months, canines come between 17 to 23 months, and second molars come between 23 to 31 months of age.
Nothing is set in stone. This teeth development guideline is just an average idea of when to expect certain teeth to arrive in your child’s mouth. I can tell you that from experience, my daughter got all of her teeth earlier than the months specified. She broke her first two bottom central incisors a week before she turned four months old. She had a full mouth of teeth by the age of one, which is clearly different from the timeline that I just listed in the above paragraph. Our son, whom is eight months old, has zero teeth. He is starting to show a few teething signs like a runny nose, an extra amount of drool, and fussy behavior. Only time will tell when he is going to gain a few of his own pearly whites.
Be ready for anything and try multiple teething toys to find what best suits your child’s needs. We bought many different toys for our daughter, but she refused to put anything but a pacifier in her mouth for relief. Our son on the other hand loves to chew on any and all toys. He loves his teething necklace that we got from Bo-beads as well as Sophie the Giraffe. Some mornings we give him a frozen washcloth to relieve him of his teething pain, but really chewing on anything is just fine for him.
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