Frequently Asked Questions About Teething

Newborn (0-4 months)
Sitter (6-8 months)
Supported Sitter (4-6 months)
Crawler (8-12 months)
By Gerber

Teething bites! Teething and the discomfort associated with it is a natural step in your child’s development. It can be confusing how to respond, but we have you covered with all the info you need to know. From when that first tooth will appear to how to soothe your baby, we have lots of ways to help you comfort your teething little one!

When will baby start teething?

  • Teething generally starts around 4-7 months, but discomfort from teething could start as early as 3 months.

  • Most babies will develop teeth between 6-12 months and have all of their baby teeth by 3 years.

  • Did you know? You don’t need to worry if your baby doesn’t follow this exact timeline! The timing of teething varies widely and is also determined by hereditary factors too.

What's going on during teething?

  • Here’s what you may see during teething: The upper or lower two front teeth (central incisors) will usually appear first, followed by the opposite front teeth. The first molars appear next, followed by the canine or eyeteeth.

What are the signs my baby is teething?

  • Around 3 months of age, keep an eye out for your little one starting to explore the world around them with their mouth, and begin to put their hands in their mouth. You should expect drooling, as well as them having a desire to chew on something hard, which is soothing. Remember, every baby is different, so some children might have no problems!
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