When It Begins
Babies usually get their first teeth at around 6 months, but teething can start as early as 3 months or as late as 14 months. Typically it’s the lower front teeth that come in first, followed by the top front teeth. Teeth growth starts in the front and works its way back.
Babies can have many different reactions to the onset of teething. They may suddenly become averse to solid food because the pressure it puts on their gums causes pain. Conversely, the pressure of chewing can sometimes relieve baby’s gum pain, so you may find they suddenly want more solid food. Confusing, we know. The best course of action is to pay close attention at mealtime. Once you notice a change in baby’s oral habits, look in their mouth to see if their gums appear red, tender, and swollen. Those are sure signs baby is about to sprout their first tooth!