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Our Cheeky Chompers Teething Chart

When we had our first babies, teething was one of our greatest challenges. Not only were our poor little ones not themselves with their red cheeks and dribbling but they were gnawing on everything in sight and we never really knew where or when the next tooth was coming in! It can be easy to blame everything on teething, from terrible car dramas to soft play meltdowns and sleepless nights. Perhaps your little one suffered with other common teething signs, sore nappy rash, upset tummy or irritability or are you one of the lucky ones whose baby has sailed through teething unscathed? Either way we all get through it and they do too with shiny new toothy pegs!  THAT IS UNTIL THEY FALL OUT – but that’s another story for another time!

To help you out we at Cheeky Chompers have created a free teething chart available on our main teething page to give parents a useful guide as to when each tooth is likely to appear. Although teething usually begins around 6 months of age, it is normal for teething to start any time between 3 months and 12 months of age. By the time your child is about 3 years old, he or she will have all 20 primary teeth.  

Our teething chart is a handy guide to teething for you and outlines every tooth you can expect up until the age of 3 years old. By then your little one will have been to the dentist a couple of times. It is recommended to visit a dentist when your baby is 1 year old. This is primarily to get them used to the experience of check-ups and keeping their teeth clean. A Peppa Pig sticker is always a highlight! In fact, some dentists are known to play a cartoon on an iPad if your little teether needs some help settling in. 

Our Cheeky Chompers Teething Chart 

There is a section in our chart where you can (quickly) fill in the ‘erupt’ date beside each tooth. What a satisfying checklist to tick off and another milestone to track! 

Parenting is both an amazing and rewarding adventure but, as the Duchess of Cambridge recently spoke openly about, so many of us have moments where we struggle. Often we feel the pressure to be perfect parents. This isn't always possible, and sleep deprivation makes everything that little bit harder. We understand the pressures that teething can bring to parents and we want to be open about them. It is ok to have days where we need to ask for help. 

We all have a slightly different experience, some babies are affected by teething more than others. Perhaps your baby really struggled with the molars breaking through but the canines weren’t so bad. 

Our little ones really struggled throughout the teething phase, and we were constantly losing or picking up dropped teethers which inspired us to create the  Neckerchew which was designed to stay attached even when dropped and give them control as to when they wanted or needed to chew. We needed a solution and strong coffee wasn't enough! As parents who have been through the strains that teething can bring, we understand: you are not alone!

Your baby may start teething at 3 months old or they may not show signs until they are 9 or even 12 months old. When it all kicks off, we want to be there with you to offer the advice and support that you need. Our blog is a safe and open place where we can chat about all sorts of teething issues. We would love to hear from you. Please share any of your teething concerns and questions below. We will answer them on the blog soon. 

Love Julie and Amy x

 

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