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Teeth & Toothbrushing

Teething

Baby’s first teeth usually appear at around six months of age.

Some children have a tough time as the teeth break through the gums, it can be miserable and painful for them. Some babies do not seem troubled by this at all.

There is no set list of symptoms that means your baby is teething, but some parents say they notice their baby;

    • Dribbles a lot
    • Has red cheeks
    • Is miserable
    • Is difficult to settle
    • Wants to chew on everything
    • Is hot - with a slightly raised temperature (more than 37.2 but less than 38 degrees).

If your child seems poorly keep a close eye on them – it may not be teething and it is important you seek medical advice if you are unsure.

It is very important to be sure that your baby is not unwell with an illness that needs treating by a health professional.

Find out more about spotting illness in children

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Who can Help?

You can contact the Healthy Child Programme by calling Just One Number on 0300 300 0123 or texting Parentline on 07520 631590. Our opening hours are 8am-6pm Monday-Friday (excluding bank holidays) and 9am-1pm on Saturdays.

If you are 11-19 you can text ChatHealth on 07480 635060 for confidential advice from one of our team.

To speak to other Norfolk parents and carers, you can join our online community forum below. 

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