Teething is the process of the milk teeth erupting. It usually begins at around the age of 5 months but some children develop teeth a lot earlier or later than others. Teething can be quite a traumatic experience for some children, while others will not be bothered by teething.

Development of teeth

Babies’teeth actually start to develop while the baby is still in the womb. However, they do not start to erupt until around the age of 6 months. Generally, the incisors appear first, followed by the canines and then the molars. There are 20 milk teeth in total and most children have all their milk teeth by the age of 2.

Symptoms of teething

Some children will display symptoms of teething, while others will develop teeth without any problems. Common symptoms include:

Ways to ease pain during teething

If your baby is struggling with teething, there are various ways you can help to ease their pain; these include: