Does anyone else's baby have molars already?

Claire - posted on 01/20/2010 ( 462 moms have responded )

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My 16 month old is getting molars, but still only has 6 teeth in front. It seems kind of early to me, but is this happening with anyone else's babies?

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Ginny - posted on 03/10/2010

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My 16 month old took forever to get his first teeth, but now he has ALL of his molars. I thought it was early, but the doctor tells me they are all different!!

Megan - posted on 03/10/2010

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wow.. only six teeth? my baby has all of the teeth he could possible get at this age (16 I think), including his molars and he is already working on his two year molars. He did start early with his teeth with his first ones breaking through when he was 3 1/2 months old. His dentist said though that there really is no "right way" for baby's teeth to come in. Yes I said his dentist... he goes this Monday for his second cleaning already.

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Yup got them at a year all four all at once, then the eye teeth made there presence at 14 months and again all four. She has a full mouth now.

Shaunna - posted on 03/10/2010

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my son has the front four on top and bottom and has two molars on top and bottom one on each side.

Katrina - posted on 03/10/2010

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Mine has had molars for a few months now. He started with the middle 4, top and bottom, then a few months ago they skipped a tooth and went for the incisors and molars, now he's finally getting the gaps filled.

Cristina - posted on 03/09/2010

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My daughter started getting all four molars in at the same time at about 14 months. She only had 7 teeth up front.

Salome - posted on 03/09/2010

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Mine has eight front ones and just got two molarls. i thought it was strange, since my 2 1/2 year old got all of them in a row in perfect order, but I guess it's allright. :)

Angel - posted on 03/09/2010

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Don't forget the teething tablets! :) My son's 4 molars and 3 eye teeth all came in b/w Thanksgiving and Christmas when he was 14 months old. Crazy! What a crab! He loved frozen blueberries! Those helped tremendously!

Natasha - posted on 03/09/2010

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MY daughter is 17 months old and she has all 4 molars. The only teeth she is missing are her 4 incisors. She actually got her molars when she was 15 months old and they all came in at once. The one piece of advise I have is stock up on orajel and tylenol.

Angel - posted on 03/09/2010

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My son, who is 17 months, has all his teeth except his 2 year molars. Every kiddo is different. I think the earlier the teeth come in the earlier they fall out. Not sure if that statement is true but it did apply for my first born. She is 11 and is one of the few in her class with no baby teeth. She has one 12 year molar and the others will be in soon. She got her baby teeth early also.

Robin - posted on 03/09/2010

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Funny that you write that my little 16 month old, almost 17 months old is cutting 4 also, I didn't think these were next according to the charts but I guess they have to get them eventually so why not now...and waking during the night again....

Kathy - posted on 03/09/2010

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My baby is 16 months 8 teeth and 4 1yr molars.I thought it was early too but hes got them lol

Shannon - posted on 03/09/2010

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My daughter is 17 months now, and has a total of 12 teeth, including 4 molars.

Colleen - posted on 03/09/2010

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my 17 month old daughter got 4 molars in December - when she was 14 months old. They seemed to come in fairly easily and did not give her too much trouble. She is getting all 4 eye teeth right now and they are proving to be VERY hard on her. Hope this helps

Emma - posted on 03/09/2010

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my son is 17 months this month and has 12 teeth, i think that its perfectly normal x

Tina - posted on 03/08/2010

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my son just turned 17 months on Friday and for a couple of weeks now it seems hes been constantly biting his fingers like toward the back.. he only has four on top and two on bottom and two more of come through on the bottom. I thought maybe it was too early as well but its possible. Extremely crabby and waking up almost every night of the week I hope it passes soon!

NuNu - posted on 03/08/2010

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Yeah my daughter is 17 months and has all her front teeth top and bottom and some molars. The resr of her molars havn't come in yet but other than that she has all the others

Laura - posted on 03/08/2010

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mines got 4 and his insisors are coming through and these are the oonly ones giving him gyp recently - be warned those molars catch you off guard if you root around in their mouths as I found out to my extreme pain yesterday!

Charlotte - posted on 03/08/2010

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My little girl has her four molars through which is very early compared to my four year old who didn't even get her first tooth until she was one. They all come through at different rates, nothing to worry just make sure to clean them well as they have to last a long time.

Tonya - posted on 03/07/2010

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Carter-my son got 4 molars at the same time around 10 months!! He has 16 teeth now and is 16 months old!! His twin brother only has 6 teeth-no molars!!

Allison - posted on 03/07/2010

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My daughter is 16 months and has all of her teeth as far as I can tell. (including her 2 yr molars recently) She's had her 15 month molars since sometime before she turned 1. Our pediatrician said that happens sometimes and it's a good sign apparently.

Sarah - posted on 03/07/2010

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my son is just getting them in now along with the canines on both sides has nooooot been fun around here he is sooo cranky. he has 8 teeth already 4 on top 4 on the bottom

Rachel - posted on 03/07/2010

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Yes, my son is 17 months and just recently got his last 2 bottom and bottom first molars all about the same time.

Lisa - posted on 03/07/2010

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My 16 month old has all her molars and only 7 teeth in front (one of which just came in)! Each kid is different. Your pediatrician will let you know if there is anything to be concerned about. :)

Sara - posted on 03/06/2010

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My son is 16 months and he got his molars in when he was about 14 months old. They've been in for a while. Since christmas. He only has 8 teeth besides those. He got his first teeth at 6 months old. I guess some kids just get them earlier. My daughter was the same way...

Dazy - posted on 03/06/2010

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my lil girl is 16 months and has eight front teeth and 4 molars, she started cutting teeth at 3 months old, babies grow teeth at different times depending on the baby, if you are concerned though, ask your doctor

Lisa - posted on 03/06/2010

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Yes my 16mth old has all his teeth except for his 2yr molars. My other son had his molars at around 12mths. They are all different but congrats at getting through them:)

Alicia - posted on 03/06/2010

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my daughter taylor got her molars.. she has 8 other teeth in the front.. a gap then her molars.

Amy - posted on 03/06/2010

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I have 16 month old twins and one has all four molars and the other doesn't. I have five kids and what i have learned is they all grow at different rates!!!

Brandy - posted on 03/06/2010

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My daughter has all of her front teeth and four molars. She started getting her molars when she was about 13 months. Before she turned one she only had her 4 front teeth then the rest started coming in all at once. She is now 16 months and starting to get her eye teeth.

Jade - posted on 03/06/2010

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its normal for kids to get molars before the canines, both my son and daughter did this around a year old :O)

Staci - posted on 03/05/2010

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My daughter has all four of her first set of molars and is cutting her eye-teeth already.

Hannah - posted on 03/05/2010

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Mine is an oct. '08 baby, she is about to be 17mts. she has 8 teeth in front, and has all her 1 year molars. It's a GREAT THING! they can eat more foods and chew!!! so enjoy it!

Toni - posted on 03/05/2010

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My son is 16 months and he has a couple molars too. I thought it was kind of early but I guess not.

Sherry - posted on 03/05/2010

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My almost-17 month old has been growing his molars for the last month or so, and I know other babies that have started growing their molars at 12 months, even!

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I have 16 month old twins and both have all 4 molars already! I had no idea what happened to my happy babies around Christmas and then I saw all four molars poking thru. I had no idea. Poor things went thru it with no Motrin! Live and learn I guess

Alisha - posted on 03/05/2010

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My 16 month old is just getting the last of his teeth. We just cut 3 out of the 4 eye teeth and I would go back to molars in a heartbeat becasue he is so crabby with his canines! Sounds like he is right on time for his molars. Then we get another set at 2...yipee!

Nancy - posted on 03/05/2010

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My 16 month old boy has had all front 8 teeth since his first b-day. The past 3 weeks he has cut two bottom molars. It's not too soon.

Jesika - posted on 03/05/2010

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my son only has 7 front teeth (4 top 3 bottom) and he has 4 molars. his doctor said his 2nd year molars will be coming in soon too. i found it rather odd myself, but its actually quite common.

Nancy - posted on 03/05/2010

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My son is the same age (minus 2 months premie) and he has 6 in front, his molars came in January/February and his K-9's cut through last week. The first molars are called their 12-month molars, so they are on time!

Sam - posted on 03/05/2010

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hi claire,yeah my 17mth (ish) old has four top and bottom in front,both top and bottom molars and now i think she could be getting her canines(fangs,i call them lol) she seems to be teething again and there all thats left soo.i thought hers were early too but obviously not! hope all goes well

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Jennifer - posted on 03/05/2010

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completely normal. mine has 6 front teeth and 1 molar just broke through. now he's getting a 2nd molar and an eye tooth.

Marcy - posted on 03/05/2010

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My daughter started cutting molars right before she turned 1. They do have a set of molars that usually starts coming in around 12 months. Don't be worried.

Liz - posted on 03/05/2010

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My son has all 4 of his 1st primary molars already and also has just 6 (almost 8) front teeth. They get them when they get them. I am a dental hygienist and we see a little bit of everything as far as eruption patterns of teeth.

Karin - posted on 03/05/2010

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Hi Claire :) I thought it was odd too when the molars cut before the canines and asked doc about it. Nothing out of the ordinary - either ones can come thru first. Max cut his molars at 14-15 months and we are still waiting on canines which are bulging now. When I googled cutting teeth I found an article that actually said molars should cut before canines. Handy I guess - helps them chew solids up much better having a few teeth in the back :) Good luck with the crabbiness though - they are very hard to cut! Get some frozen popsicles and keep Motrin handy!

Nicole - posted on 03/05/2010

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my daughter is 16 months. I just took her to the dentist this week. The has 8 front teeth. (4 top, 4 bottom) and 2 molars. They said it was complletely normal!

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