My daughter is 4 months old and is teething. Did anyone else's babies start at 4 months?
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Caryn - posted on 11/11/2009
Babies *can* start as young as 2-3months. This does not mean that the will actually cut a tooth through right away. Some babies take months to cut a tooth through. My son started showing signs like drooling, chewing, fussiness around 4mo but was 6mo before he cut any teeth. It does hurt too so if you aren't opposed to giving your child something I would suggest Hyland's Teething Tablets. You can buy them at just about any pharmacy, just ask someone at the counter for them (some places have them behind the counter, others have them out on the floor). Like someone else said, they are said to be 100% natural and they work wonderfully. Also let your LO chew on things, teething toys, freeze some wet rags, ect. Chewing helps them cut the teeth so don't discourage that! Think back to when you cut your wisdom teeth, remember how that felt? Now imagine that pain throughout your entire mouth-this is what your baby is feeling.
Cynthia - posted on 11/10/2009
Mine didn't but I have heard of others that started that early! If she's having trouble try Highland's teething tablets from Walmart! They are wonderful! They're all natural! And they're so safe you can give them even to tiny babies, and give them frequently! I swear by them! good luck!
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Char - posted on 11/28/2012
Hi I am new to the circle and I have an 8 month old who now has 6 teeth and more on the way. He did not get his first tooth until he was 5 months old but all the telltale signs of teething began several weeks earlier. He enjoys solid food and especially likes things like apple, rusks and baked toast spread with marmite to chew on when his gums are sore. He also loves sucking on ice and drinking ice water or sucking on a facecloth that's been in the freezer. As a former nanny I have cared for many children and some are even born with teeth and others still had not cut their first at 15months so teething at four months is perfectly normal. Some people use bonjela to soothe painful gums and others use whiskey. I would avoid things that reduce fever like panadol because fever is the bodies way of destroying any toxins that may have entered the body while the teeth were coming through. Some people use the back of their nail to scrape across the gum to help teeth trying to come through. I prefer to just let nature take its course and take my cues from my adorable wee boy making sure I give him lots and lots of cuddles, praise and things to chew on. Good luck.
Brenda - posted on 11/27/2012
My baby girl started teething at 3 months and i am a first time mom GOOD LUCK i am still learning so much but so far the one thing that has worked better than anything for me is I put a few pacifiers filled them up with water and froze them and she loves it till its not longer cold and hard thats why have some back ups hope that helps =)
Cynthia Lynn - posted on 11/25/2012
my dughter starting teething about a month nto her life and had all her baby teeth by the time she was three months old. that was a crazy time. she didnt like oragl so sh had to suffe through it with teething rings. but she is fine.
Samantha - posted on 11/17/2009
MY NOW 5 MONTH OLD DAUGHTER DID THE SAME THING SHE STARTED TEETHING AT 4 MONTHS BUT MOST BABIES START AT THAT AGE BUT THE USUALLY DONT EVEN GET THEIR 1ST TOOTH UNTIL THEY ARE 6 OR EVEN 7N MONTHS SO IT'LL BE A LOND 3 MONTHS OF DROOLING AND SLOBBERY SHIRTS AND ARMS! TRY GETTING A COLD RAG AND LETTING HER CHEW ON IT THAT IS WHAT I DID FOR BOTH OF MY KIDS AND IT SEEMED TO DO THEM JUST FINE!
Traci - posted on 11/17/2009
My daughter is 4 months old and is teething. Did anyone else's babies start at 4 months?
Hi Melissa, my second chid, (my son) was actually born with one bottom front tooth already in and a second one right next to it erupting and clearly visible. Needless to say I did not breast feed that time! His teeth pretty much all came in during his first six months and they were very easy compared to my oldest who didn't start teething until she was almost 18 months old.
Melissa - posted on 11/17/2009
all three of my kids cut teeth between the ages of three and four months it was awful the best thing i found to use to help was use a warm damp wash cloth and let them chew on it! with your help ofcoarse it soothes there little gums and they can grasp it sooner then teething rings hope it helps alittle
Martina - posted on 11/17/2009
I konw this is going to sound weird but my baby girl start teething at 5 weeks old i gave her Gumeeze it worked a treat. She is 10months now and only has 6 teeth. I would reccomend getting gumeeze its great and safe for babies from 5 weeks old onwards. Good Luck at the minute im using Bonjela as she is finding it hard getting the other teeth to come down. Hope this helps.
Raschelle - posted on 11/17/2009
My daughter was cutting 2 teeth at the rip old age of 2 days old. So breast feeding was out of the picture. Under the advisement of my pediatrician, I placed all of her nipples for her bottles in the freezer and with her water bottle would use them. She drank water all day long except for meal time. It helped greatly. I also used baby orajel and teething rings that were filled for freezing. Keep your head up, before long it'll be over with.
Celinez - posted on 11/17/2009
My oldest daughter started teething right before she turned 3 months and got her first 4 teeth at 3 months... the earlier they get their teeth the earlier they lose their baby teeth and get their permanent teeth. My daughter had all the permanent teeth by 9 yrs old.
Keara - posted on 11/16/2009
Yes, my son starting teething around that age but his teeth didn't show their pearly whites until about 2 months later. I was giving him Tylenol but it had no effect at all. I found most of the teething remedies were useless. I just gave him stuff to chew on like a washcloth and teething toys. Most of the time though he preferred his fingers or the seatbelt. Surprisingly though, he slept through the night.
Jodie - posted on 11/16/2009
my bubba started at 4mnths and shes still teething at 18mnth.but my girl was 5wks early to.all bubbas teeth diferently.good luck.just make sure you give her heaps of boiled water,cold is nice for their gums.bonjela.heaps of cuddles.and teething rings.and just weigh it out.you will know when shes teething.she will have a routiune around it.good luck.
Joni - posted on 11/15/2009
My son's first tooth came in at 3 months. Not unusual for a baby to start teething around 4 months. Sometimes the teeth will come in early and sometimes it can take awhile for them to surface. liquid orajel and teething rings will help..might have to give tylenol also if baby is crying because of it.
Lori - posted on 11/15/2009
My sister gave me an idea she used with her little boy and I tried it. Small (almost the size of corn kernel or pea) ice. Maybe a convience store near you has crushed ice. They can suck on it and not choke and it gets them a little water in the process. The cold really makes them feel better. My son would get mad at me when I would stop giving him the ice. She also mashed up some fruit and there is this almost pacifier- shaped thing you can put it in and freeze it. The baby sucks on it, the cold makes them feel better and they get a little fruit juice as well.
Valerie - posted on 11/15/2009
all my three children started teething about 4 months to five months old its normal.try some baby orajel and that doesnt work ask your doctor about benzadent.it is for gums that are swoaling or absesed.i have bad gums and when mine hurt i just use a little of the benzadent and it numbs it for about 8 hours.but ask your doctor first please.
Kim - posted on 11/14/2009
Perfectly normal. They may start teething this young but you may or may not see actual teeth right away. Teething is just one of those things that babies work on their own schedules. My daughter cut her first two teeth at 6 months then didn't get anymore until right before her first birthday. My nephew didn't cut his first tooth until 10 months! It's all normal. Once those teeth break through, make sure you get an infant toothbrush and brush their teeth! You can start our with just water then later on add infant toothpaste. Start those good teeth habits early!
Melissa - posted on 11/14/2009
My son started at 4 months also and he had his first tooth at about 5 and 1/2 months.. I didnt think they could teeth that soon but they can and its not fun for them he was up alot.. he is now 19 months old and alomost done.... But what a great experience when u see that first tooth.. Good luck...
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