Even though teething symptoms and their intensity differ between children, for a majority of parents and their babies, teething can be a very stressful process. Once the teeth start moving towards the surface and breaking through the gums, the pressure they create results in pain and other unpleasant symptoms, like the urge for chewing, or reduced appetite and crankiness.
Teething usually starts around the age of 6 months, although it can begin as early as 3 months and as late as 12 months of age. Teething symptoms occur four days before the tooth appears and can last for three more days. In this period most children experience at least one, but more often several unpleasant symptoms.
Typical teething symptoms: