TEETHING

the procedure wherein the teeth emerge through the gums, commonly taking place between 4 and 9 months old. During this, the baby may exhibit many additional symptoms, like an escalation in irritability, sleep disruption, transient rejection of nursing or bottle feeding, swelling of the gums, and significant drooling.

TEETHING: "My grandmother recommends a bit of brandy rubbed on a teething baby's gums to relieve pain."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "TEETHING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/teething/ (accessed October 11, 2019).
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