The teething instruction manual
When it comes to teeth, not all babies are made equal. Some are early starters (from about 3 months, and we even know a baby that was born with a tooth!) while others take a little while (12 months and more) before they appear.
And much like cracking a sleep routine, potty training, weaning, and other milestones, teething can be the baby version of a minefield for both you and baby.
With all that crying, drooling, discomfort, pain and nights of little-to-no sleep, it may be challenging to wrap your head around what to do and how to get through the next phase of baby's development.
So we simplified things for you with an index of all the info you'll need to make it just a little easier.
What is it? Health24
A mom dispels myths and old wives' tales about teething. By Kim Norton
Know what to do when those pearly whites start making an appearance. By Lisa Dewberry, Your Baby
A mom finds that a rubber toy is the answer to taking the pain out of teething. AFP news agency
Cutting those little milk teeth can be trying times for babies and parents. By Yolandi North, Your Baby
Here come the tears. By Tracey Hawthorne, Your Baby
The teething timeline
Read more about the first teeth to cut through, regardless of age. (Spoiler: The lower front central teeth, incisors, are usually the first to poke their way through the gums.) Your Baby
Read more about your baby's teething. Your Baby
An expert provides a concerned mother with insight into her 15-month old's late teething. By Dr Simon Strachan, Your Baby
When do babies start teething? By Tracey Hawthorne, Your Baby
Is he teething? Health24
The sight of that first white pearl in the gum is an exciting event. By Hilda Geyer
High fevers and other potentially serious symptoms in infants should not be written off as normal signs of teething. Reuters
As a mom you’re more in tune with your baby than anybody else. But when there’s a change in how he looks or acts, should you head for emergency room? Here are the most common signs for alarm. Your Baby
Advice from parents who have been there
Serena Williams needs your help again, Olympia is teething! By Lesego Madisa
What a teething baby wants, a teething baby gets... By Catherine Goldfain
Susan discovers that between Finn's new tooth and the noisy neighbours there's no time to sleep. By Susan Newham, W24
Medical professionals are important, but so is a parent’s intuition. By Tamaryn Watkins
The Poppet boasts an impressive 376 days of teething experience. Ouch. By The Poppet
We take a look at the different traditions celebrating the appearance of baby's first tooth. By Zayaan Schroeder Mollagee
Celebrate every new baby tooth with yummy pancakes! Your Baby
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