Just when you think you’ve got this motherhood thing all figured out, Mother Nature throws you a curve ball and decides it’s time for teeth to erupt in your baby’s mouth. Your normally happy infant might become a fuss-bucket for no apparent reason, or all of a sudden copious amounts of drool have you replacing bibs every 15 minutes. On the other hand, some youngsters aren’t bothered at all by the eruption of teeth and surprise their parents when they wake up one morning without that signature gummy grin. No matter which end of the spectrum your child falls on, knowing what to expect in your teething baby can help you deal with this rite of passage.
Read on to learn how to cope when your infant gets a visit from the tooth fairy! —Erin