If you see an adult with flushed cheeks and a slightly high temperature, you might assume they’re coming down with something. However, that’s not always the case for very young children.
When they start getting teeth (which can be as early as a few months), babies can have a variety of symptoms from red, swollen gums, rosy cheeks, fever, excessive dribbling, and finger sucking, notes the Queensland Government health website. Letting the baby chew on an approved teething ring, or even a crust of bread, can help – as can teething gel. Ask a doctor or pharmacist for the best approach. Remember, if your baby has diarrhea with a fever, then that’s not from teething.