Is anyone's 5 month old baby teething?

Elisha - posted on 11/17/2009 ( 58 moms have responded )

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My son just turned 5 months on the 17th Nov. For the last 3 days he has been grizzly, has red cheeks and is sucking on everything & drooling (but no more than usual). His gums aren't red or swollen but they are bumpy in areas.. Could he be teething?

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Bizz - posted on 12/04/2009

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My daughter is 5months and a week old.. she is doing the same thing.. i can see the teeth coming up in her gums on the bottom.. white bumps.. she chews on Everything!.. i dont give her anything for it.. just frozen teethers or plastic bumpy toys. :)

Kayla - posted on 12/07/2009

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My daughter is now 6 months old but she got her firdt tooth in at 4 months she now has 2 and working on a jaw tooth. That's what my daughter done when she first started i was told that the gums shape as they start teething.

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Sheena - posted on 12/15/2009

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to the mom thats asked a what teething tablets are.......... they numb the childs mouth they are tiny little tablets that melt instantly i usually will hold them in her mouth til they start to fall apart and then take it and rub it on my babies gums works wonders make sure u have clean hands tho

Sheena - posted on 12/15/2009

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definately could be teething my lil girl popped 2 teeth in at 5 months and is trying for 2 more now that shes 6 months and she is soo fussy and irritable shes got the red cheeks and gums are bumpy you'll prolly have teethers soon

Kara - posted on 12/15/2009

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My five month old is teething as well, He is great during the day but when It's time for bed he starts telling me his gums hurt. I put some gel on them and that seems to do the job most of the time. I have given him baby tylonal once and he slept really well. I don't want to give him tylonal every night if he doesn't need it but he wakes up alot. I'm sure I just have to wait it out but if anyone has a suggestion I would love to here it.

Charmine - posted on 12/11/2009

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Most definetly...Congrats. I read an article from another parenting site that says babies can start teething at 3 months old. They will teeth on and off until the tooth erupts from the gums. This will bring on a lot of sucking and biting on harder objects because it helps to relieve the pain from the teeth coming through. I have a lot of different size and texture teething rings, and we have this mesh pouch with a handle (found it at wal-mart in the baby section) you can put a chunk of frozen banana in it and let them suck on it without worrying about them choking. You might want to check out another parenting website called parents.com. I get weekly e-mail updates personalized to how old my son is. They have a lot of helpful stuff on there. Hope this helps you and your little one.

Chastody - posted on 12/08/2009

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My daughter got her first tooth on her 5month bday and a week later 2 more! it could be teething

Melody - posted on 12/08/2009

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my son just had the same symptoms as yours and I really think that he's on the way of having his first tooth

Alisha - posted on 12/08/2009

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My son was 3 mos when he got his first two teeth one day appart from eachother Hes going to be 6 mos on the 20th of Dec and hasnt got anymore But I can wait a bit longer before he gets anymore

Kayla - posted on 12/07/2009

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My daughter just turned 6 months on the 5th and she has had her 2 bottom teeth in for about a month and a half and is now getting a jaw tooth.

Clare - posted on 12/07/2009

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My son is 5 and a half months - he was really grizzly and we had an awful time with him in November and when we felt his gums, the two middle bottom teeth were poking through (the whole tops were through) - now they are definitely through and just pushing further up and more through his gums every day!

Meghan - posted on 12/04/2009

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sounds like our babies were born on the same day lol cuz my daughter turned 5months on the 17th as well lol. but yeah it sounds like teething. my daughter already has a tooth that has broken thru the gum. i would get a teething toy, my daughter loves those and seems to help. also some baby orajel.

Nicole - posted on 12/04/2009

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Absolutely! My 5 month old has been showing signs of teething for about 2 months, without a tooth yet, however the knawing has kicked up a notch in the last 2 weeks and his Doc said any day now. He particularly like his teething star that vibrates when he chomps down. If yours is eating, I would also suggest the baby biscuits. Just tried with mine and he loves knawing on them, plus I think they keep him occupied for a while helping to distract him from the discomfort he's feeling

Cassie - posted on 12/04/2009

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it sounds like it my daughter started teethin at 4 1/2 months try a little of the baby orejel and get a GOOD teething ring ( i had two pop on me!)and see if that works my baby will be 6 months on dec. 10th and she already has her bottom 2 teeth

Louise - posted on 12/03/2009

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my son had 3 teeth by the time he was 5months! yes it sounds definately like teething! GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Candice - posted on 12/03/2009

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Yes definitely it all sounds like the first stage of teething poor thing my Lilly is nerly 6 months and already had one bottem tooth come in when she first started teething she was 4 months but cold pineapple rings really helped her and there good for you she sucks and bits them for hours you'll know if they are def coming through when the gums feel harder then the other gums in his month most of the time it will be at the bottem or the top and get plenty of Calpol and bonjela oh and one really good thing that last longer then bonjela is a teething powder called Ashon & Parsons it's great just tip it in his month on his gums and it works strain away good luck x

Kandice - posted on 12/03/2009

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My daughter just turned 6 months and she has a tooth already so that could really be the problem.

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Don't worry. My son is 5 months and 1 week. He already has two teeth! He got them about a month ago. He likes the wet cold cloth to suck on. A piece of frozen bananna is good too.

Monika - posted on 11/26/2009

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My daughter will be 5 months (3 months adjusted, she was a preemie) in a couple of days, and has just started teething. Red cheeks, drooling, chewing on her fingers and anything else she can get in her mouth. Teething rings all seem to be too big for her mouth, since she's so small... but her soothies, chilled in the fridge, have been doing the trick so far (she never cared about them as pacifiers, so I'm glad they're getting some good use!)

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my son will be 5 months on 29th, he's been acting like he was teething since month3 but now he's to the point that if he bites down on something he crys like it hurt. Hasn't had the fever like is associated with teething but webmd says they don't always get it. Today was actually a bad day for him, he's been cranky and miserable, normally takes 3-4 2 hr naps, today he has slept a total of like 20 mins all day. I just hope that means tonight he won't wake me up at 4am for a bottle lol

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My little guy just turned 5 months yesterday and popped his first tooth today. He had all those symptoms prior and then today I saw/felt tops of teeth ridges on the bottom gums. Sometimes these symptoms would come and go and my doc told me that the teeth maybe moving beneath the gums. Sometimes they go up and down a few times before breaking through. It could very well be tomorrow when the teeth decided to cut through, very exciting!

Elise - posted on 11/26/2009

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Yes! It could very well be. My daughter has always drooled and chews on EVERYTHING.. so it just kinda happened on its own and we never knew if she was really teething or just chewing like normal! But we have lots of freezer toys and one that vibrates *(she loves this one, I highly reccomend!)*

Marissa - posted on 11/25/2009

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Quoting Leanna:

i have five month old twin girls and they have been teething for almost two months now. no one believed me at first but then a tooth broke through for one of my girls. they love to chew on cold, wet wash cloths. I've tried the teething tablets and they seem to make no difference and most of the time my babies just spit them out.


awww that sucks =\

Leanna - posted on 11/24/2009

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i have five month old twin girls and they have been teething for almost two months now. no one believed me at first but then a tooth broke through for one of my girls. they love to chew on cold, wet wash cloths. I've tried the teething tablets and they seem to make no difference and most of the time my babies just spit them out.

Michelle - posted on 11/24/2009

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My son turned five months on Nov 15 and he has two teeth. The first wasn't too bad but its horrible now with the second. They make this thing called a razberry. Its like a paci but its bumpy and he LOVES it. He can hold it just like his paci and you can pop it in the fridge for alittle chill.

Jennifer - posted on 11/24/2009

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My 5 month old daughter got her first tooth about four days ago and she has another one ready to break the gum line anyday!!

Ariza - posted on 11/24/2009

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Could be. My son got his first tooth when he was 4 mths 1 week. Now he has 2 teeth already, and breastfeedingtime is sometimes painful...

Kelly - posted on 11/24/2009

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My son has been teething. He is drooling a lot and gets aggitated. He's also tugging on his right ear. My son will be 6 months on Dec. 1. I think the average age is about 4-6 months to teeth

Amber - posted on 11/24/2009

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id say deffinitely considering my son is 5 1/2 months now && actually started early and in the beginning all the teething signs werent there either but the doctor said hes teething and hes now gnawing on everything he gets his hands on including his hands lol

Alesia - posted on 11/24/2009

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yes he is mine has been since four it is bothering him so much now he turned 5 months on the 15th and is drooling abd biting everything but no teeth as far as i can see lol

Virginia - posted on 11/23/2009

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My baby is 5 months old and she actually cut her first two teeth right before she turned 4 months.. i wouldn't recommend baby oragel after the teeth come in because just like us after the dentist, it numbs them up and they cant feel themselves biting on the other gum or their tongue and cheeks. There are teething tablets that are heaven sent! The brand that carries them is called Highland. They really are fabulous!

Katie - posted on 11/23/2009

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it sounds like he is getting ready to teeth to me... My baby has two teeth and she will be 6months on the 12th

Karissa - posted on 11/23/2009

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Hey my baby girl was 18 weeks old when she cut her first set of teeth through and now she is 25 weeks old with 6 more teeth coming through all at the same time. I'm only using sm.33 and she still sleeps through the night with her teeth.

Mandy - posted on 11/23/2009

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Mine got her first bottom 2 at 4 months. She's acting like more are ready to come in. Be careful if you're breastfeeding, she has already nipped me a couple times.

Lauren - posted on 11/23/2009

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It is possible that he could be teething. My son was 5 months on the 14th of Nov and he has 4 teeth. 2 came through the end of oct/first week of november.

Kayse - posted on 11/22/2009

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Yes it is a good possability, Mine has been 5 mths since Nov 5th, and he has been teething since he was 3 mths, still no tooth. He has fevered, been clamy, grouchy and has hard white gums in spots. He drools like crazy and bites on everything he sees. My suggestion NO BABY ORAJEL I have been told it hardens the gums and makes it harder for the teeth to cut through, we use teething tablets and works wonders also you can get what I call a teething passi it has like a nettin that you can put frozen fruit or ice in and nothing will get through the holes but he can chew my little one loves it!

Stephanie - posted on 11/22/2009

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My son already has his two fron bottome teeth. He got them on November 1st. He turned five months on Novembe 20th. So it is very possible your son could be teething!

Savannah - posted on 11/21/2009

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also your child mite like to chew on a cool wet wash cloth my daughter like this more than the teething rings and the teething tablets are amazing. i got mine at walmart in the baby section

Olga - posted on 11/20/2009

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mine was on november 15th 5 months and on november 17th we got our first tooth. he was fine the whole time, but when the tooth got the gum to rip at 5 am he was nuts for 1 hours.....

Raechelle - posted on 11/20/2009

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Yes he is!! My 5 month old start that very early and he already has two bottom teeth and I'm starting to feel the top two. Baby orajel works wonders, but I find my son preferred the teething tablets more than the gel.

Angela - posted on 11/20/2009

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They are homeopathic, so if they don't have them at your regular grocer, you should try a health food store, or buy them online. The brand is Hyland's teething tablets.

Erica - posted on 11/20/2009

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Can someone please tell me exactly what the teething tablets are? I keep hearing about them but I don't know what they are. Thanks!

Angela - posted on 11/20/2009

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YUP! My babe is the exact same age and his first tooth cut through yesterday (11/18). He had a number of very restless nights and cranky days, then POP! Rubbing the area with clean hands can relieve the pain, and homeopathic teething tablets work wonders!

Sarah - posted on 11/19/2009

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Yes my son actually has 3 teeth, they recently popped out like over night it seemed. Very crabby in my house

Elisha - posted on 11/19/2009

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Thanks for all your responses.. My son had 3 days where he was very grizzly etc & waking up and couple of times in the night but now he is back to his usual self, no teeth sightings though.

Erica - posted on 11/19/2009

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My girl will be 5 months on the 30th and has been teething for a few weeks. She drools like mad,chews on everything, and I'm starting to see a little white in her gums so I'm hoping her teeth pop through soon. Teething has TOTALLY disrupted her sleeping and is only sleeping 1-2 hours at a time *sigh*. I'm really hoping she can get back to longer periods after some of her teeth come in!

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