Is My Baby Teething? – The Teething Diaries

Some of the most common symptoms of teething:

Biting / Gnawing (Gumming)

Excessive drooling / Dribbling

Painful crying / restless / cranky

Gums are red or white where teeth are coming through

Irregular feeding

Grabbing their face or mouth

These could all be symptoms of a number of other things so if you are concerned then please contact a medical professional. This is just from our experience.

I, like I’m sure every other parent, have been dreading the awful teething stages that everyone I’ve spoken to have taken upon themselves to warn me about.

Teething usually starts between 3 – 6 months. For us this just so happened to come a little earlier than we expected. Emi-Marie is only just off the 3 month mark so we weren’t sure she was actually even teething, but after taking her for her vaccinations the doctor confirmed it for us.

We’ve got ourselves a little thumb sucker and the first thing that made us curious was that, instead of sucking her thumb, she was biting or gnawing on her entire fist. Which then evolved into sticking anything she could get close enough to in her mouth and chomping down, to put pressure on her poor little gums.

When I say we have been flooded by dribble, trust me I am not exaggerating in the slightest. I think she’s making up for the fact that she hasn’t had a drop of slobber since she was born, UNTIL NOW. We definitely counted our chickens before they hatched on that point. She doesn’t reserve the dribble for certain places either, herself, us, her crib, clothes and teddies have all had their fair share.

These past couple of weeks Emi has been slightly more fussy when we put her down for a nap or sleep. She wouldn’t settle as easy and woke up more often than usual, letting out an uncomfortable cry and moaning until she dropped back off.

Apart from her gums being a little harder and the lower ones appearing a darker pink, she doesn’t seem to be suffering too much. I’m really hoping for her sake that it stays that way.

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Hannah xxx



  1. Annine
    September 22, 2018 / 11:11 am

    Yes teething is so heartbreaking. Seeing your little one in pain can be emotional. However it is a natural thing so hang on in there. Emi-Marie will soon have her little teeth. Xx

  2. Rachael
    September 25, 2018 / 5:17 am

    My little ones tooth didn’t come out till she was past the 1yr mark. But when it did come out it was a few teeth at a time.
    Rachael | Rachael Latchman Diaries

  3. September 25, 2018 / 12:02 pm

    Aww Hannah! Emi-Marie is the cutest! Such an adorable photo! I’m glad she isn’t suffering too much, I don’t know much about teething but hope she isn’t too uncomfortable and sending my best wishes to you all <3 xx

    Bexa |

    • hannahslifediaries
      September 25, 2018 / 12:59 pm

      Thank you Bexa. She’s an absolute angel, I can’t believe how lucky we’ve been with her xxx

  4. September 25, 2018 / 7:22 pm

    Emi is absolutely beautiful! I hope she gets through this teething stage soon so she can get some good sleep but at least she isn’t suffering too much!

    Jess //

    • hannahslifediaries
      September 25, 2018 / 7:24 pm

      Thank you so much. She really is. She’s a trooper, never fusses too much, even when it must be hurting. Babies are amazing. Xx

  5. September 25, 2018 / 7:35 pm

    When Flora was teething she also had nappy rash due to swallowing all the excess acidic saliva so watch out for that too ☹ Her favourite thing to chew was a rubber giraffe toy, named Sophie La Giraffe. It’s designed for teething and it’s brilliant! Hope Emi’s teeth come through without too much pain xx

    Lisa |

    • hannahslifediaries
      September 25, 2018 / 8:06 pm

      I’ve see Sophie around, but not had the chance to try. Yeah, we’ve been keeping an eye out for nappy rash. Been extremely lucky so far. Thanks Lisa xxx

  6. Michelle Blackadar
    September 25, 2018 / 8:48 pm

    what a beautiful little girl! I actually read this whole post with the puppy dog sad face because i just felt so bad for the sweet little one. It’s awful knowing they are in pain and there is nothing you can really do about it. I hope it gets easier for her and for you. Im sure her fussiness and sleep schedule has taken its toll on everyone. sending lots of love xx

    mich //

    • hannahslifediaries
      September 25, 2018 / 8:05 pm

      She’s such an angel. So strong, she hardly fusses at all, I get so proud when I think of how she’s dealing with it. In a very dribbly manner, hehe. Thank you so much for the lovely comment xx

  7. September 25, 2018 / 10:17 pm

    She’s beautiful! I’m glad it isn’t bothering her too much, I don’t have kids but I know from others what a nightmare the teething process can be. I hope you can all get a better night’s sleep soon x


    • hannahslifediaries
      September 25, 2018 / 10:19 pm

      Luckily she’s a lil trooper. Not a lot bothers her much at all. We are so lucky, some people really do go through it xx

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