Health Tip: When Your Child is Teething
Normal and unusual symptoms
(HealthDay News) -- Baby teeth usually begin to appear between 5 months and 7 months of age. Infants may continue to get baby teeth until they are about 2 1/2 years old.
The Lucile Packard Children's Hospital offers a list of common symptoms of teething, and some warning signs that something may be wrong.
- Additional drooling.
- Frequent chewing or sucking on the fist or fingers.
- Swelling or puffiness of the gums.
- Being unusually fussy.
- While some discomfort is normal, teething shouldn't cause your baby to have a high fever.
- Teething also shouldn't cause cold-like symptoms or diarrhea.