How Early Can A Baby Begin Teething?

Monica - posted on 09/10/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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My 3 month, 3 weeks old baby has begun blowing spit bubbles and slobbering a lot. How can I tell if he's teething?

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Constance M. - posted on 09/10/2009

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my first son had teeth at 2 1 /2 months and my yongest got them at 3 months old i think you baby just maybe teething some babies teeth forever before you see a actual tooth come in thats how my nephew was.

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Iysha - posted on 09/16/2009

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babies can start teething when they are as young as three months. Some babies are even born with teeth. I work for an Oral Surgeon and I have seen a 3 week old with 4 teeth come in the office.



Look up signs of teething on the internet and you can maybe compare the signs to your baby's behavior.

Monica - posted on 09/16/2009

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Quoting Leah:

my daughter started at around 2 1/2 months. she's 5 months now, still hasn't cut any teeth but dribbles constantly and is always sucking on her bottom lip. it can apparently last for months before any teeth actually come through!!

if he's too small to grib on to his own teething rings, we found using a wet wash cloth was good. ella would just shove it in her mouth and chew on it, and it helped her out a lot



Leah,



I never thought to use a washcloth.  Thank you for that idea.

Sarah - posted on 09/16/2009

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Although dribbling can be a sign of teething it doesn't always necessarily mean they are so I'd watch him as he could be mouthing .. (Were they put ... everything in their mouth and it makes them dribble hv told me) .. other signs however can be the tell tale rosey red cheeks,having a slight fever .. they generally get a bit under the weather.

my sons symptoms are dribble, wind (seems colicy again) being irritable and the red cheeks and knawing on everything in sight.

it actually takes about a month before teeth actually start to come thru and not a nice month it was for me .. he started about 5months and he got his teeth at 7 months (he's 7.5months now)

some babies can be born with teeth .. others don't have any till they're 1 (i got my first at 4.5months .. yet my son has only just got his at 7months!!) they usually appear around 6-9ish months x

if he is teething you'll know ...

Jacinta - posted on 09/15/2009

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My daughter had her teeth there showing but not through at 4 weeks old. She is now nearly 4 months old and has been dribbling the whole time. Her bottom two teeth are ready to cut but still haven't in several weeks. My neighbours little girl is nearly one and still has no teeth but again has been dribbling all along. My daughter is chomping on her bottle teat or her fingers...that is how I know.

Leah - posted on 09/10/2009

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my daughter started at around 2 1/2 months. she's 5 months now, still hasn't cut any teeth but dribbles constantly and is always sucking on her bottom lip. it can apparently last for months before any teeth actually come through!!

if he's too small to grib on to his own teething rings, we found using a wet wash cloth was good. ella would just shove it in her mouth and chew on it, and it helped her out a lot

Lynlee - posted on 09/10/2009

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Babies can be teething straight after birth, a few even come out with a tooth though it is pretty rare.

Crystal - posted on 09/10/2009

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he very well may be...thats when my first one started and now my second one

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