Teething can start before birth or after the first birthday. Truly, in this and everything else, all babies are different. Remember that in the coming 2 years as you ponder crawling, walking, talking, and potty training.
Based on your description, it sounds like yours is starting. Those first teeth could peek through quickly or they might not appear for months. Don't hesitate to use pain meds (think how you would feel with a constant tooth ache). Teething tablets help too but they help with the "crankies", not with pain. Get a wide variety of teething toys, lots of different materials and textures. Skip orajel - it only lasts a few mintues and you can't reapply it for awhile.
at 9:38 PM on Apr. 2, 2009