There's an old adage that small children learn about the world by testing out everything to see if it's edible. So, in a way, it's not that unusual if your infant is preoccupied with trying to eat the table, rocks, or anything else they come across. But when are your child's interesting habits more than basic curiosity? They may actually be ways your baby is trying to tell you they're teething. That's an especially difficult task if your child isn't able to talk. But even if your toddler can communicate, they may not know how to tell you that their molars are coming in and causing them pain.
Perhaps one of the most challenging aspects of parenthood is that you desperately wish you could know what was going on in your kid's head, but rarely have the ability to do so. From trying to decode their cries and babbling to interpreting what their behavior might mean, parenthood can make you feel like an exhausted, under-paid detective. Thankfully, there are actually some pretty concrete ways to discern if your baby is getting a new tooth so you don't have to do all the guess work. So check out some of the ways your child is trying to tell you they're teething.