Teething tips

What is teething?

Teething is one of the great milestones of your baby’s development, with memories of your baby’s first grin displaying their new tooth remembered and treasured forever.

Teething happens when your baby’s teeth start pushing through the gums, which can lead to inflammation – that is, their gums becoming red, sore, and painful. This process takes around 8 days per tooth, about 4 days before the tooth comes out and 4 days after. [1]

There are no set rules to this. When it comes to teething, babies experience the process in different ways. A good way to prepare for this phase in your baby’s growth is to know the signs when you see them.

[1] Memarpour et al 2015