I hate that people seem to need to find something to blame their babies irritable or sooky days on something (and generally teeth are blamed). Why can't mums just accept that sometimes, babies lose it for no apparent reason?! I keep hearing these ridiculous comments from people like "oh my baby started teething at 3 weeks but a tooth didn't come through for 8 months" - I do not subscribe to the idea that a baby teethes for months and months without actually cutting a tooth. I guess it just annoys me that people can't just say, yeah my kid is being a bit feral today and I don't know why! Personally, I think teeth don't really bother them until days or weeks before they start to cut... as the teeth are in their gums from birth so I don't think nature would be cruel enough to bother them for that long. And I think about when I was a child getting those big sucker molars you get around puberty or just before... they only hurt while they were coming through so I imagine it would be the same for babies.
Also, babies around 3 months naturally drool more. It's developmentally normal and does not necessarily indicate teeth. Same as chewing and sucking on things. Another developmental stage. I do think these things increase around teething but they are not soley indicators that your bub will get a tooth!
Please don't make abusive nasty comments, if you don't agree that's fine. I am actually just irritated that people need to make excuses for their kids behaviour... and I'm tired of people who don't know my baby saying I should give her panadol when she is upset because she is "teething" when I do not actually believe she is, yet.
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