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Interesting Facts About Teething in Babies

Interesting Facts About Teething in Babies
  • Parents frequently misdiagnose teething with one of the key developmental milestones which involves babies putting their fingers in their mouth. 
  • The most reliable, and usually the very first, symptom of teething in babies and toddlers involves swollen gums.
  • Teething is usually accompanied with walking up at night, gum rubbing, ear rubbing, decreased appetite and sucking. 
  • On average, the first tooth comes between 4 and 7 months. On the other hand, it could come as early as 3 months, and as late as 15 months. 
  • Sears believes that teething can cause diarrhea because child's excessive saliva ends up in her gut and loosens her stools.
  • By age 3, a child should have a full set of 20 baby teeth, which shouldn't fall out until permanent teeth come in - around age 6.
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