How Do I Know If My Baby Is Teething Or Sick?

How Do I Know If My Baby Is Teething Or Sick?

Usually, the baby start teething around six months of age. Normally, bottom front teeth will appear first, then follow by the upper front teeth.

The common symptoms when baby is teething:

  • Irritability
  • Drooling
  • Skin Rashes
  • Coughing
  • Biting and Gnawing
  • Mild Fever
  • Cheek rubbing and ear pulling
  • Short-lived Diarrhea

Usually, it won't last long. Often beginning the day before and lasting until the day after. 

If the symptoms persist, such as your baby is fretful more than 4 days, or if fever is higher than 101.3F, or if diarrhea continues for more than a day, you should be calling the doctor.  It's more likely that your baby is sick, rather than teething.