My son cut his first teeth at 4 months old. It was the bottom two in the front. My daughter cut her first tooth at 11months. Hers was the bottom her left tooth.
Signs of teething: extra cranky, extra drool (by the bucket), chews on everything, change in appetite, possible mucus in the diaper, possible low grade fever.
Ways to help: chillled/frozen teething toys (my son hated them cold though, my daughter just hated them), frozen peach slices in one of those little net things, baby oragel for pain, rubbing the sore spot with a fingertip (the counter pressure is like heaven to a baby), anything and everything that is safe for baby to chew on.
Be prepared to have super slobbery fingers/hands. My kids, and my nieces/nephews, favorite thing to chew on while teething were/are my knuckles.
at 12:39 PM on Mar. 5, 2011