Why do Babies Drool?

So babies drool and we all know that. Having drool or spit up on your clothes is one of the highlights of being a parent, nanny or guardian of a new born baby. Some babies drool more than others, but in general, all babies drool and they drool a lot. Thanks to products like a bib or a Baby Drool Scarf parents can keep their clothes dry and their babies clothes dry too as these products are made to catch and absorb the drool. So drooling is part of a baby’s characteristics but why does it happen? Why do babies drool? Let’s discuss it.

Things to Know –

First off, it is important to note that most babies begin teething when they are between four and eight months of age. However, lots of babies begin drooling non-stop around three months of age. As a new parent, you will probably hear a lot of other folks saying that he is just teething and you will think they are crazy because your baby is only a few months old and won’t be teething for a while yet.

Baby DroolNevertheless, it is the reason even though you can see it yet.  Even though the tooth does not actually come through the gum until six to eight months of age, it begins traveling upwards much earlier. Frequently, around three months of age you will notice your little one begins to drool at an amazing rate, wetting bibs every time you turn around.

What happens is when the tooth begins traveling through the gum it catalyzes saliva production, which in turn means your baby starts to drool! A second reason why babies drool so much around this age is that it helps them grow and develop. This seems unbelievable, but it is true. Stomach acid is neutralized by the saliva, the baby’s intestinal lining is further developed from all that drool, and heals the esophageal lining that may become very irritated from spitting up regularly.

In addition, drool has special enzymes that will help your baby begin to digest solid food when he starts eating it around four to six months of age.

How to use Bibs and Baby Drool Scarfs: Your baby’s salivary glands have been working since she was in utero, but you may notice that she’s started to drool.