Is it possible for a 2 month old to start teething.


When a baby begins teething, there is no set pattern on when it will begin, how long it will take and how painful it will be. For one baby cutting a tooth might happen overnight without pain, while another child might have to go through a long, drawn out and painful experience. You may sometimes visibly see a rise or lump in the gum for several weeks, while sometimes there may be no visible clue at all until the tooth actually appears. The process of teething often follows hereditary patterns, so if the mother and father teethed early or late, your baby may follow the same pattern. On average the first tooth comes in during the seventh month, although it can arrive as early as three months, as late as a year, or in rare cases even earlier or later.

Characteristics of 2 months old babies

At 2 months, most babies are beginning to cry less and spend more time awake. They are interested in all the wondrous things around them. Babies enjoy looking at faces, seeing you smile and hearing your voice. So talk and sing to your baby a lot. Also, reading to your baby is a nice habit to begin at this age. Parents often wonder about what toys are best for babies. At around 2 months babies are learning how to use their neck and shoulder muscles and soon will begin trying to raise their heads when lying down and to reaching out for objects when sitting. You can hold toys out in front of your baby to encourage him or her to reach. Babies love brightly colored objects. Mobiles will attract your baby's attention. You also can introduce a soft rattle.

Safety tips for parents to keep their babies safe

Here are a few safety tips to remember when choosing toys for your baby. Don't ever give your baby a toy with sharp or pointed edges. Also don't let your baby hold a toy with small removable parts that could cause choking and thirdly choose age-appropriate toys for your child. In addition to learning how to reach out for objects, babies at this age start putting their hands in their mouths. Soon your baby's salivary glands will start to work and your baby will begin to drool. However, this does not mean that your baby is teething. Remember that babies develop differently and on their own schedules. Because babies are sleeping on their backs these days, some do not like to roll over. If your baby does not like to roll over, it does not mean that your baby has a problem.

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