The symptoms of teething can vary depending on when your child is cutting their first tooth. The vast majority of babies start teething between four and nine months while some babies cut their first tooth as early as three months. Others may start teething as late as one year of age.
Alex Gladwin, a mummy blogger, discusses her experience of teething and some of the symptoms and tips to soothe your baby.
Note to parents: The information in this section of the site is not designed to diagnose or provide treatment advice, it is simply the experience of one mum. If you are concerned about your child’s symptoms, you should always consult with an appropriate healthcare professional.
Did you know? Teeth start developing while the baby is still in the womb with tooth buds forming in the gums. Some babies are even born with teeth in their mouth!
The individual and very different teething experiences that babies go through mean experts often disagree about the symptoms of teething. However most parents notice some of the following in their little one - drooling, biting, irritability, swollen red gums and red cheeks.