8 February 2013 was the day when we found out that our baby was teething.
Baby Naomi is around 4.5 months old now and last night, I was so shocked when my husband screamed at me saying, "Ahhh! Baby has a tooth already! Come over and see this!". I quickly bent down and checked my baby's lower gum. Indeed, I saw her first tooth bud in her lower gum. I am not sure if I was supposed to be very happy with this milestone as I also felt a bit 'lazy' in entertaining a notoriously fussy teething baby. Anyway, teething will somehow happen to a baby sooner or later; so perhaps teething in such early age, although this is very common, might not be a bad thing after all.
Not long after my husband and I discovered our baby's first white cap, I texted my Dad, my sister and some close friends who are also new Moms. My husband dialled his Mom's cellphone and told her that her youngest grandchild is teething. Most of them are surprised to learn that Naomi sprouts her first tooth at only four months old plus of age. Significant milestone, eh?
My tiny baby is growing up so fast!
Anyway, heavy drooling and very excessive biting behaviour (teether to the rescue!) were some obvious teething symptoms that my baby experienced in the past few weeks. She's been having on-and-off mild runny nose too in the past week but this may not justify her new tooth arrival as when I asked the health assistant in the clinic last week - she says runny nose, low fever or flu are not the signs of teething.
When did your baby start getting his/her first tooth and what were the symptoms?