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If your baby is teething, symptoms and signs may include excessive drooling, irritability, hand biting, and hardening of the lower gum line. Keep in mind that not every child will experience these indications. Signs of teething are more frequent from four days before the tooth comes in until three days after the tooth has emerged.
Signs and Symptoms of Teething in Babies: What to Look For
- Excessive drooling
- Hand biting (your little one may find comfort in shoving their entire fist in their mouth, not just a thumb)
- Biting or chewing on anything
- Night wakening
- Ear pulling;
- Gum rubbing;
- Hardening of the lower gum line
- Facial rash (drool rash)
- Low-grade fever (less than 100.4ºF or 38ºC) -- high fever is not a symptom of teething
- Sensitive and painful gums
- Feeding difficulties
- Diaper rash*
- Infant diarrhea*.