My baby has had teething symptoms for 2 weeks, but no teeth. Is this normal?

You mentioned that you have a baby girl who has been having all the symptoms of teething except for showing teeth. That can be normal. It can take a while for the teeth to actually pop through the gums. You might see the symptoms weeks before you actually see a sign of a tooth. Sometimes they come through quickly but other times it’s quite the process especially if multiple teeth are coming in at once. Sometimes they can flare up and then you’ll have a couple of good days and then they flare up again. It sounds like you’re doing a lot of the right things to help alleviate your baby girl’s pain while she’s teething. Do talk to your pediatrician about teething tablets and get their opinion because in the past there has been some controversy. The FDA did issue a warning against teething tablets in 2010. Your doctor can tell you if they feel like they’re safe for your baby. Also keep in mind that teething can cause many different symptoms, usually excessive drooling, a little bit of mild fussiness; they want to chew on everything. Many parents when they’re children have other symptoms like diarrhea or a fever, things that can be associated with other illnesses; they write it off as teething. It delays the diagnosis and treatment of certain medical conditions. If your baby acts excessively fussy, looks or acts very sick, or if she stops eating well, or if she starts running a fever, then it would be best to bring all of those things to the attention of your pediatrician and they can decide if further investigation or treatment is warranted. Good luck through the process. If you have any other questions for me in the future feel free to ask them on our Facebook page at Facebook.com/IntermountainMoms and recommend us to your friends and family too.