Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
123 Doctors are Online

Infant putting hard object in mouth. Is this a sign of teething?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 2006
Answered : 338 Questions
I have 7 month plus son. He craves to put hard objects in his mouth. Is it that he is going to get teeth soon?

what would be the Do and dont's for this, we have also observed that he screams aloud in the evenings not sure if he is getting any pain.
Posted Thu, 27 Dec 2012 in Growth and Development in Children
Answered by Dr. Kaushik K Murthy 46 minutes later

Good evening.

Thanks for writing to us.

The hand to mouth co-ordination for a child is achieved around 5 to 6 months of age, so the child, whatever he finds, tends to keep it in his mouth which is normal. Secondly, I would tell that he might get his first set of teeth shortly.

Certain things are to be noted at this stage of development.
-     See to that he does not keep anything which is small into his mouth, to avoid the risk of choking.
-     Avoid unclean environment, so that he will not get infected with organisms which can cause diarrhoea and vomiting.
-     Avoid easy access of adult medicines within the reach of the child.

Child crying aloud in the evening, I cannot comment much nor suggest anything without examining him. It could be due to a range of issues including abdominal cramps, earache, or simple irritation. So please get him examined by your doctor.

Hope I have been able to clear your concerns. If you require any further clarification, please let me know.

Thank you.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Pediatrician

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor