Here are some tale-tell signs of your baby is going to start teething:
- The biting zest: Starts to bite on anything from fingers, legs, plastic spoons, to toys and even your breast and (that is not so pleasant! ) whatever the baby can catch hold on.
- Too much of drool is again back: This is because the mouth secretes extra saliva to lubricate the tender and bulging gums.
- Loose Stool: It affects some babies when an excessive amount of saliva produced reaches the gut of your child. According to some doctors, it might loosen up the stool a bit but not diarrhoea.
- The sudden downward trend in appetite: Generally if the sore spot of the gum triggers pain; they would try to avoid it by not eating. Eating may cause some discomfort so try feeding liquid and pureed food in a small amount at a time.
- Disturbances in sleep patterns: The sore gum pain and discomfort may wake your child at night often. So a disturbing night sleep pattern ensues for both the child and the parents. The body temperature may increase which may look like a low-grade fever.