Lisa SA mum to beautiful haley born 27/9/03
Deena NZ New mum
Most babies start to teeth around 6 months, but some can start earlier. My daughter had her first tooth at 6 months and now nearly 13 months of age is cutting her 3rd molar so she will then have 11 teeth.
The dribbling is caused by the saliva glands starting to work and babies don't know how to shallow it down until 6-8 months of age.
The heat can be making her cheeks red or that can also be caused from all the dribble.
Babies all are so different and it's so hard to tell what is happening sometimes, pity they can't tell us what is going on!!
Louise, Brisbane Qld. Mum to Ella and Luca
My daughter is nearlt 15 weeks and has been showing signs of teething for the last few weeks now! I know it's teething as the only thing that would settle her was rubbing her gums with my finger! My son also stared teething at the same age and cut his first 2 teeth just after he turned 5 months! Her teeth could be starting to move up causing these symptoms! I bought some teething liquid from the chemist and it is made up of all natural ingredients and it works a treat! Let me know how you go!
Mum(29) - DS 7yr, DD 4yr & DD 2yr
It definitly sounds like teething. I have 3 kids, and they all started teething around 3 months. My first son, didn't get his first tooth until he was 7.5 months old, my daughter got her first tooth at 3.5 months, and my baby boy, (now 8.5 months) got his first at 7 months and is currently cutting his 2nd.
I also have a friend whose baby cut her first tooth at 4 days old. She is now 4 months old and has 6 teeth.
Just give panadol, and rub teething gel on the gums. Also try giving her a washer wet with boiled water, and put in the freezer for about 10 minutes, and teething rings that go in the fridge/freezer work wonders too. Good luck.
Mother of 3, Qld
Goodluck, teething can be a long and some what painful process for all involved...
My baby boy is now 4 months old but was showing signs of teething at around 10 weeks yet nothing has come through yet. I find the best way to calm him is to give him a cold cloth to suck on. The biggest problem i found was most teething gels and rusks cannot be given to them until they are 6 months so for now the cloth has to suffice.
mother to Hannah born August 9 2003
I have been using a small amount of bonjela on her gums and cold flannels to suck on seem to help soothe too. You could also try a teething ring which you put in the fridge.
Good luck, hope the teeth come soon.
Mel, WA ,6mth baby
SA, 2 boys
Thanks for the advice!