No this is not a photo of Liliya, she is still toothless and definitely not smiling at present as we go through the teething process. It’s described as ‘teeth growing and pushing through the gums’ which sounds very painful so I’m not surprised the poor thing is in pain with it. On average this usually starts at 4 months and the first tooth is seen at 7 months. She started being irritable and very dribbly at 4 months and I got excited as I thought this might be her first tooth coming through but alas no, and after a few weeks she became more settled and less dribbly. Only to restart once again over the weekend but this time I am sure we might have a little toothy peg on its way. Teething gel is the bees knees (we’ve been using Bonjela) and really helps, so are teething rings (we’ve got a great TommeeTippee one) although we had to eventually try Calpol and baby Ibuprofen before she settled. She has also been gnawing everything for a while now but this has definitely been on the up the last few days..so fingers crossed the tooth is out soon and she is feeling better…although I’ve read this can last for 2 years!
If you are worried about teething see your GP before giving your baby any medication. Babies can have a slight rise in temperature when they are teething but if in doubt as to the cause of this always see your GP for advice.
Here is a good link to have a look at.