Posted in Teething, Babies

My son turns 4 months old this week. He’s been drooling ridiculously for a few weeks and chewing on his fingers.

How soon should I expect teething? He’s my first.

  • Karissa
    Nov 08

    My daughter just turned 3 months and has been doing the same. Babies can start teething at 3 months although the first tooth may not pop through until 7. Whenever she's cranky and not hungry or tired, I let her chew on my finger and chewing she does. I have multiple teething toys but she doesn't seem interested in chewing them right now so my finger it is!

  • Emmy
    Nov 08

    I do the same to see if hes hungry or just cutting teeth. Sometimes he bites HARD and I assume he's probably not hungry. Is your daughter fussy? He isn't much for me, but daddy gets the brunt of it while I'm at work in the evenings apparently.

  • Karissa
    Nov 08

    I've noticed that she gets a bit fussy now and then. She doesn't start screaming or anything but she'll start cooing and talking but make the grumpiest face. She's a very good baby and only cries if she's extremely hungry or scared so it worries me when she's all fussy. I googled symptoms of teething and then checked her gums and there was the little white spot. Also yes I agree, it hurts when she chomps down! I can't imagine what it'll be like when the teeth actually come through.

  • Emmy
    Nov 08

    He cries as if he is hurt when I'm not there ( I've heard it over the phone) I am trying to figure what to make of it. Daddy tries to play, changes diapers, feeds him, nothing helps except for walking him around the house till he falls asleep...I wondered if it his teething or something else.

  • Emmy
    Nov 08

    My son coos when hes tired too lol it's too precious! Lol he doesn't really cry much for me cuz I know his cues and act accordingly

  • Karissa
    Nov 08

    Well I would recommend checking his temperature and then touching parts of his body to make sure they don't hurt. Also look around his fingers and tosies for loose hair that may have wrapped around them. Other than that, I'd say he's teething. I've read that getting a shirt or wash cloth wet and putting it in the fridge to make it cool is nice for them to chew on. I haven't tried that yet though, my little baby hates being cold so I'm afraid she'll actually hate it.

  • Emmy
    Nov 08

    He does like chewing on fabric, frozen or not lol and I do check his fingers and toes cuz I have alot of postpartum shedding and I've read articles about them getting wrapped around and cutting off circulation.

  • Karissa
    Nov 08

    Well then I'd say that every seems pretty normal. Every baby and child is different in their own ways so him being upset could be a colic thing. I'd just bring it up to your Dr if you haven't already.

  • Emmy
    Nov 08

    Our next visit isn't for a month but I will. I told daddy it would get better eventually

  • Marinka
    Nov 09

    My son started drooling around 3-4m, got his first tooth when he was 5m

  • Jenn
    Nov 09

    Try getting Mother's bliss nighttime gripe water for bed. It has chamomile in it which helps with teething. I also read you can have babies chew on frozen chamomile tea bags. I'd say, steep the bags in hot water, wring them out, put them in the freezer, and then let him have 1 once cold.

  • Emmy
    Nov 09

    That stuff is a God send! I've used it for upset tummy and it works like a charm!

  • Kristin
    Nov 09

    My little guy started drooling and biting around 3 months, he turns 7 months next week and it finally looks like he’s about to cut his first tooth. I know a lot of babies that didn’t get their first tooth until closer to a year though, and some get them earlier around 5

  • Joanne
    Nov 09

    My son started that at 3 months but didn’t pop his first tooth until 6 months and now he is 7 getting ready to pop 2 more so it all depends on your child

  • Yoomi
    Nov 09

    My son did the same at around 3-4 months. He would try to stick his fists in his mouth and he drooled a lot. He also had reflux. I did some research and learned that the excessive drooling and fist sucking could be a sign of overacidity. He used to have acid reflux so it made sense to me. At the time, I was eating more acidic foods (mostly meat and grains) and not enough vegetables and fruits. So I changed my diet and started eating more salads, cooked vegetables, fruits, and alkalinizing foods. I stopped eating out as much and cut out dairy, wheat, seafood, nuts, soy, and anything artificial. Oh and I started taking homeopathic cell salts (safe for babies too). After changing my diet, he stopped the fist chewing and excessive drooling! His bottom teeth came in at around 8months old and his two front teeth came in at 9months old. His side teeth are coming in now at 10 months old and his teething symptoms are pretty mild....he does like to chew on stuff but he doesn’t try to stick everything in his mouth and he doesn’t need to wear a bib for drooling anymore.