Teething??

Jann - posted on 02/17/2010 ( 37 moms have responded )

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Is anyone's Oct baby starting to teeth? The last 2 days my little boy has been more fussy than usual. It seems like he's 'chewing' his pacifier and hands more. When I put my pinkie in his mouth, he definitely gums it, but I can't really tell if his gums are swollen or not.

I can't tell if the drooling has picked up or not. He's been doing that for weeks!

This is my first, so I don't know what the signs an symptoms are, other than what I've read, which seems pretty generic.

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Diane - posted on 05/24/2010

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my son, my first, has been teething and drooling for the past 2mths and nothing yet. he bites the pacifier and his fingers and wrists and jus about anything that can fit into his mouth. Fussy sometimes, but i am hoping they will be here soon. good luck

Michelle - posted on 03/22/2010

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reyden jr is 5 months and two days old now and he has started teething about a month and a half ago, he puts anything he grabs on his mouth. i change his pacifier twice already this month and when im carrying him on an upright position he "nibbles" on my shoulder.. my mom said to put butter on his gums... this will soothe him..

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my son was born oct 2 and has been teething for months. I cannot wait to see a tooth and his pain relieved! I feel so bad for him. Hopefully soon one will come through! Good luck

Summer - posted on 03/22/2010

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My son had two teeth come in on the bottom at the same time towards the end of last month....drewling and putting anything in his mouth he can get his hands on...hasn't been too fussy with the teeth yet

Zandra - posted on 03/22/2010

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My son has been chewing on everything and drooling since about January and he has yet to cut any teeth but I know they will appear soon lol. He has been really crabby too, my daughter was the same way and she cut her first tooth at 6months.

Sammi - posted on 03/20/2010

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it sounds like he is definately teething, my daughter was born on 2nd october and was the same as that for a few weeks before her teeth came through and hers were early - she got her first tooth (bottom left FANG!) on christmas day, just 12 weeks old! and got her second (top left fang) about a week or so after that,it is currently the only 2 teeth she has but she is now showing signs of teething again and her gums are white and ridged. another thing to look out for is unusual poop, during teething it is very common for poop to look and smell different from normal. i use ashton & parsons infant teething powders, and bonjela teething gel for my daughter and they seem to work, the powder is the best though, now she recognises it so when she is screaming in pain with her teeth, as soon as i bring that out she lays there silent, mouth open wide ready bless her :)

Betsy - posted on 03/20/2010

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Ellie started teething right at 3 months now at 5 months we can see where they are coming up. Only a matter of time before they break through.

Dorean - posted on 03/20/2010

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My girl Abigail was born 10/30 has start teething but no teeth yet. She chew on her paci and is fussy someday. Hyland teething tablet that disolve under the tong and Hyland gel work like a bomb. It's 100% natural. She usually falls asleep afterwards cos it work that well.

Kristy - posted on 03/20/2010

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Yes my daughter was born oct 30t and has been teething for the last month or so she has been drooling a lot been super fussy and gnawing on everything the only thing that seems to help is rubbing my fingers on her gums or the vibrating teethes on her gums I can feel ridges and the outline of teeth hope that helps a bit

Mary-Jane - posted on 03/20/2010

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My baby girl is teething and is fussy at times too.. rubbibg her gums and trying to bite her hands really hard, i do my best to help her out :) with teething toys cooling them first in the fridge! it really helps her out:)

Rebecca - posted on 03/19/2010

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My little one, born oct 10th, has not yet. She seems more drooley and misrable some days but nothing...so i'm sure they are coming soon. but nope no teeth yet.

Diane - posted on 03/19/2010

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My son has been drooling for the past 2 mths, and i haven't seen any sign of a tooth yet. it's my first child so i am watching him closely. He has been more fussy and eating away at his pacifier and nipple bottles. his gums do not feel swollen at all.

Laura - posted on 03/19/2010

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hi my girl was born on 20 oct she is doing same has ur lil en but its just her gums hardening and teeth coming into her gums getting ready so maybe ur lil en is same

Angie - posted on 03/17/2010

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my son is almost five months and im not to sure if he is teething, coz he chews on his toung and hands and seems to be drooling much more than usual.
when i put my finger in his mouth he chews the c&@p out o it, this has been going on for some time now but the past two days he has been so grumpy (more so in the morning).
im a first time mom and dont know what to expect. im not sure what the signs are and cant seem to get a straight answerd from anyone. Can someone please tell me what to expect and look for?

Erin - posted on 03/17/2010

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haley has been teething since jan. runny poops, lots of drool and low grade fever are all possible symptoms.

Amanda - posted on 03/17/2010

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My little guy just turn 5 months on the 15 of march. he was born oct 15 2009 and he has four teeth. he got 2 teeth the other day and 2 teeth when he was 2 months

Stephanie - posted on 03/16/2010

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My Sebastien was also born in oct, 5mnths old1 he has been teething since he was 3.5months old, no teeth yet just alot of drooling, chewing, crankyness, his teeth move up and down but have not cut! i find that bonjela works a treat on him =]

Corrie - posted on 03/16/2010

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My son was born on October 21st and he cut his first tooth last week...I couldn't belive it but his pediatrician didn't seem suprised...

Tiffany - posted on 03/14/2010

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My daughter Amaya has been teething for two months and has 4 teeth coming in. She has two molars trying to make their way through, but haven't broken through yet. Yesterday her bottom two front teeth finally broke through! =) She was a bit cranky for a few weeks, but it's off and on now...doesn't want teethers, but will chew on her blankie and her hands allllll day long. =)

Ameila - posted on 03/13/2010

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my baby has 5 teeth 3 on bottom and 2 on top he isnt fussy or nothin hes a little soldier he does chew on EVERYTHING now tho and his gums r swollen i give him things to chew on including mi finger ...that is until he bites it

Diane - posted on 03/12/2010

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thanks much. i have realised that the gums are not very swollen yet but he likes to rub it n bite on things. i'm looking forward to the pegs coming.

Anntoinette - posted on 03/12/2010

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i have 2 boys and they all broke their teeth threw at totally different times....my first son who is now 5 broke his first tooth threw when he was a little over a year old.....my second son who will be three in may broke his first tooth threw at 6 months....and my 5 month old is teething badly....i look for him to break one anytime now....and their gums will swell and go down several times before they actually cut a tooth in most cases......it doesnt mean they are not teething it just means that they are working there way up threw the babys gums...

Diane - posted on 03/12/2010

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My son is behaving the same way. He chews on his pacifier and his bottle a lot. The fingers are in his mouth constantly rubbing the gum and so are his wrists. He is constantly trying to pop all of the little hand in his mouth anf jus sucks away. His bib and his little rags are in his mouth sucking or rubbing away. When i use the rag to rub his gum, he is in heaven. He is drooling much more too. His gum at the front are a little bit swollen, so i guess i will jus have to wait and see the outcome.

Jasmyn - posted on 03/12/2010

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the best solution when he is fussy and everything else fails is orajel orajel orajel.. my daughter was the same way, and when i started to use orajel she was back to being the good baby she is.. the other day, i i noticed a tooth is coming out!! so yes, i am sure ur son is teething.

Dorelle - posted on 03/12/2010

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Oh yeah! My son has been sucking his hands so intensely lately we can hear that sucking sound miles away!LOL! My first born (6 yrs ago) started drulling immensly around 3mths of age but didn't have a teeth come out before she was more than 16mths old! I've been told that the longer it takes for them to come in, the stronger the teeth will be. I don't know how true that is but my daughter is turning 7yrs old in a month and she still hasn't lost a baby tooth.I guess all we can do is be patient and wait ;)

Bree - posted on 03/11/2010

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My little one got her first tooth the day she turned 4 months and another a few days later! Both the bottom front incisors, just popped out so all good, the only sign was a confused Mum when she woke up even 2 hours then bam there it was!. Thanks for mentioning the molars I hadn't thought to look for those!

Renolia - posted on 03/11/2010

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my daughter been doing the same, and when we went to the doctor for her shots, th e dr say that some bab ies start teething at 5 months and thats why they chewing on their hands.

Sheri - posted on 03/11/2010

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My son Benjamin just had his first tooth come into view today.. 5 months 3 days old.it was a long time coming though this last week he was more fussy grabbing at his gums and looking at me with pain in his eyes but we got some teething gel and I have been rubbing it on his gums and he is happy. There also seems to be a larger increase in his neediness he wants to be held and breastfeed a lot more especially at night, but I have found giving him a bath and wrapping him up in a blanket and letting him know I am in this with him makes him more content. He is drooling a lot more as well. but thats been going on for months, but remember teething can time and patients but have fun with the toothless grins..:) hope this helps...

Irfana - posted on 03/11/2010

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wash yourhand n put a finger in his mouth,he will definitely try to bite you n if he's teething you'll feel his gums are hard in the front.usually lower ones appear first.sometimes they trouble for few days before they actually become visible.my elder one showed first pair when he was just 3 n half months but my second one is not showing any signs yet.so dont worry.if you've any other questions i can help as much as i can.
happy teething.

Holly - posted on 03/11/2010

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My son was born 10/21 and just got his first TWO teeth within 5 days. The first one didnt seem to bug him but the second one was bad. He was fussy all day, wouldn't latch on to me, wouldn't take a nap, and was just plain unhappy. He also was constantly rubbing his face. He didnt have a fever ever, but his face was very pink. I never noticed any change in the amount of drool however.

Alyssa - posted on 03/10/2010

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I had my daughter in october too..she's been teething since christmas! And still hasn't cut any teeth. But the doc said that they can teeth up to 2-3 months before actually cutting teeth. Look for little white bumbs on the gums..where the teeth would be. They're called pus-pocked. But that's the first stages of teething. When you go for the 6 month check-up & shots ask the doctor.

Naomi - posted on 03/10/2010

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My son started drooling like crazy at three months. He also started to love chewing on our fingers. My husband and I immediately knew that he was teething. However when we asked the doctor about it, he said that there is no way he was teething. Lo and behold three weeks later he had his two bottom teeth. Our son was real cranky and right before the teeth popped through you could "see" it through his gum. It was like a white line. Oragel worked wonders for my boy.

Megan - posted on 03/10/2010

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We also have a molar coming in, I was looking for one the front ones then one day I decided to look further back and there it was

Sarah - posted on 03/10/2010

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my daughter has been teething since january!!! it has been an intense few months!! her first teeth appeared just before she hit four months. i can clearly see all the teeth under the gums now, but coudln't with the first two. the only other 'symptom' (other than what you've mentioned) is taht my girl went off her feeds. i've since found out it's 'cos the bottle hurt her gums. good luck!!

Percy - posted on 02/17/2010

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My girl has a tooth almost completely out, I kept checking for her front teeth and was taken by surprise when i noticed part of her molar had come out

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