The joys of teething: drooling, rashes, irritability and loose stools!


When your baby is teething saliva production is increased, causing certain things such as drooling, rashes, irritability and loose stools. Teething babies tend to be irritable because the swallowed saliva can give them an unsettled stomach and loose stools. These loose stools can also cause diaper rashes.

Your child may also experience pain with teething as the teeth cut through the gums. Using approved teething rings that are kept cool in the refrigerator will help with the discomfort.

Commonly Asked Questions

Q: When do my baby’s teeth come in?

A: Your baby will start teething sometime between 3 and 12 months. By age 3 years they should have 20 teeth.

Q: Should I brush my baby’s teeth?

A: Yes, you should start brushing your baby’s teeth twice daily for two minutes as soon as they start coming in. It is also a good idea to cleanse your baby’s gums with a damp cloth after feedings prior to their teeth coming in.