Baby Teething Information
Teething is a normal process in which the first teeth of a baby begin to "erupt" and come up through the gums. For some babies, this can cause a lot of pain and discomfort.
The first painful cries of a teething baby can be difficult to figure out. The problem can be difficult to diagnose because there is little visible information to guide parents as to the source of the pain. Possible signs of teething include fussiness, hand biting, increased drooling, and nighttime wakefulness.
On average, babies begin teething between 6 and 10 months of age. However, some might start earlier and some might start later. The first teeth to keep an eye out for will be the two bottom front teeth known as the incisors.
(For more information about teething in babies, click Teething. This segment includes a timeline of when certain teeth come in, offers suggestions for pain relief, and lists other possible signs of teething.)