How long after babies show symptoms of teething do they get their first tooth?

Jessa - posted on 09/28/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )

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How long after babies start showing symptoms of teething do they finally start getting their teeth? My daughter is 4 months old (soon to be 5 months on October 12th) and has been showing symptoms since she was 3 months old and she still has no teeth. She is CONSTANTLY drooling and sucking on her fist and she plays with her gums with her tongue like her gums are bugging her.. so when should i expect her to get her first tooth?

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Hanna - posted on 10/17/2009

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my son has been teething on and off since he was 2 months old and he just got his first one at almost 8 months. teeth come in stages, if u've ever had ur wisdom teeth grow, u should remember -- bother you for a few months before they finally start showing.

You will know when they really start coming in -- she'll probably be much more fussy than before, can get congested, constipated (although in our case, that happened pretty much every time Maxi was teething), run a fever and overall just plain uncomfortable. the most difficult time is when they actually cut the skin before they can be seen (you'll see a little hole at the top of the gum that she'll be licking all the time). don't rush it, they'll come when they're ready. in the mean time enjoy the fact that she can bite on things (like books toys & side of the crib) without destroying them. good luck to you!

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Melissa - posted on 07/14/2010

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My daughter has had the same problem since 2 1/2 months. Does your baby have runny stool as well and does not eat as much. She sometimes does that. We put nightime orajel on her gums. :)

Amanda - posted on 10/17/2009

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My little man's got the white buds under the skin, but 2 months and they haven't grown in anymore.

Michelle - posted on 10/15/2009

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i dnt kno but my daughters 3 months and shes alway sucking on her fist even after she ate!!!

Saskia - posted on 10/02/2009

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usually babies start teething at around 6 months (every baby is different tho) my son had his first tooth with 9 months

the reason why they stick everything in their mouth as babies is that that's the way they "touch" things the nerve ends in their fingers are not that developed yet so if they want to know the texture of something they put it in their mouth! in german we call it the oral phase i don't know if that's right in english but i hope you know what i mean.

there are several phases in the child development and the oral is the 1st.



the psychologist siegfried freud developed this theory

Jackie - posted on 10/02/2009

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My daughter was the same way. She was sucking on her fingers all the time and drooling starting at like 3 months. She didn't get her first tooth until she was 7 and a half months. Can you see any bumps in her mouth where her teeth are coming in. Usually if he can see the teeth under the gums then they are close.

Etta - posted on 10/02/2009

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Most babies drool and chew on their hands at around 2 months; it's just part of their normal development. In my experience, excessive drool and fussiness are better indications of teething. When my son was teething, he could be playing happily one minute and crying with his hands in his mouth the next. Their gums often bother them at night too, so look for changes in their sleeping patterns. As for when their teeth come in, it depends on the child. Some get their teeth quickly and easily and others struggle with it for months.

Colleen - posted on 10/02/2009

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I heard it takes about 2 months but every baby is different. My son has been showing symptoms since he was 2 months old and I have noticed the past week or so it has gotten worse. I'm just waiting for that first tooth to cut through so I know he for sure is teething.

Ashley - posted on 10/02/2009

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I wish I knew...my sweet boy began showing symptoms at two months and still nada and he is six and a half months. He likes to chew chew chew...on washcloths, my fingers, his hand...you name it.

Good luck to you and everyone else here! :)

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My son got his first tooth when he was 8 months but I remember my aunt asking at 2 months if he could be teething because he was drooling all the time and always sticking things in his mouth. Unfortunately, all of the symptoms of teething can be chalked up to other things, most of them (drooling, putting things in their mouths) are just normal baby behavior so I don't really think that my son was teething at 2 months old, I think it was just him being a baby. Plus, when his first tooth finally did come through he hadn't shown any symptoms for a few weeks.

Ashley - posted on 10/01/2009

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my son started teething at 4 months and didnt get his first tooth til he was about 8 months

Chrissy - posted on 10/01/2009

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My daughter has just turned 6 months (sept 28) and she has been drooling and sucking on her fists since 3 months and still no teeth as well....,my friends baby is 4 months and started teething at 2 mnths and has one tooth

Claire - posted on 09/28/2009

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my daughter is exactly the same, she is six and a half months and still nothing. her gums are really irritating her

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