First his gums will be white where the tooth is coming through, and may also be red and a touch swollen. He will also be extrememly fussy (my kids were, anyway). I would wash my hands and run my finger throughout my kids' mouths when I thought they were teething. You will definitely feel if there is a tooth about to come through. Teething Tablets work great, keep tylenol handy (and motrin too) and maybe have your baby chew on a otter pop to help with the pain. My daughter teethed until after she was a year old, so the next few months may be frustrating for you. Teething babies are generally no fun, but keep your chin up! It cant last forever!
at 1:37 PM on Jul. 17, 2008