How early did your child start teething and what symptoms did they have while teething?

Anne - posted on 07/13/2009 ( 19 moms have responded )

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Our baby is 10 weeks old and we suspect he's teething but we think it's a bit soon.

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Leslee - posted on 06/07/2010

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My first baby had four teeth when she was 3 months old and it started with lots of drooling, very red cheeks and she was cranky! My son had four teeth at 4 months. It all depends on the baby. My daughter we gave her a wet, cold sponge, it really worked and my son he loves biscuits to gnaw away at. Its a yucky time but its great to see all their teeth pop out. Its also great to get them out early too!

Erica - posted on 06/07/2010

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I have heard that there have been baqbies that were born with teeth! My daughter Started teething at about the same age as your child. Only they didn't pop through until she was 5mo old. Also she had two bottom teeth come through at the same time.

Cathralynn - posted on 07/17/2009

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Yeah, my daughter started around 10-12 weeks, she didn't cut teeth for like a month after that but doc said they can feel the teeth move around in their gums. Its challenging to find teethers for that small a mouth and you have to hold it there for them! I loved baby oragel, it works instantly, but then follow up with baby tylenol. My daughter would just gum our fingers for hours and drool.

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My daughter got her first tooth around 4 months old which was strange to us as she was born 2 months early, she had little to no symptoms we could tell because she was colicy--cranky was normal for her!. Just a heads up, she also started loosing her baby teeth early, too, just before her 5th birthday. A stark contrast to her twin brother who teethed with excessive drooling and TREMENDOUSLY poopy diapers at 10 months. If your baby drools quite a bit, this can happen.

Lisa - posted on 07/16/2009

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My daughter was born with a tooth. She had a second by the time she was 3 months old. She is now 14 months and has 12 teeth (6 on top & 6 on the bottom). I work for a dentist and the hygienist said there is "no normal" when it comes to getting baby teeth. You will notice a lot of drooling and maybe a fever. Sometimes you can see a white mark on the gum where the tooth is about to rupture.

Erica - posted on 07/16/2009

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I have heard that babies can be born with teeth already there!!!! My oldest started teething at 2 mo old! The pain came and went for about 3 mos, Then in her own way she gave me wonderful Christmas present!!!! At 5 mos old she had given me 2 teeth,bottom front. On Christmas morning no lessand then by 18mos already had her 2 yr molars. This is another case were kids develope at diffent times and areas.

Trisha-Lynne - posted on 07/16/2009

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Our baby is almost a year and still is doing the teething thing. She ha 4 teeth and a lot more to come :) Drooling,sticking fingers in month & hitting their ears is a good indicator.

Anne - posted on 07/16/2009

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Update! We took our son to the doctor today to rule out an ear infection and the doctor said he is not ill, but he IS teething. I asked if it was a bit early and they said it's not too early for the symptoms to start...though he may not have teeth show up for a little while.

Sarah - posted on 07/15/2009

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my daughter started to drool and chew on things right around three months (just after christmas). and she did love to chew on er bibs and all of my aunts and my mom said that this is really good for teething babies. she is now nine almost ten months old and has eight teeth. we have delt with chewing, crying and drooling for a long time now lol. i was having problems with the baby oral gel...it worked but only for a short time, a friend of mine sugested teething tablets (they are homeopathic) and they have worked great....i sugest them for anyone who is having the same problem i did or who's babies don't like the oral gel (you can still give pain reliever with these tablets)



hope things for smooth for you

sarah

Nori - posted on 07/15/2009

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Quoting Anne:

How early did your child start teething and what symptoms did they have while teething?

Our baby is 10 weeks old and we suspect he's teething but we think it's a bit soon.



my daughter always drooled and had her first tooth at  3 1/2 months.

Valerie - posted on 07/15/2009

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Children can actually be born with teeth! The pain starts, and usually comes and goes, way before we see any teeth pop out. And, each baby is different too. If this is your first baby...who knows. Whether it's teething or not, it doesn't hurt to try all those soothers like cold rags, teethers, and if you are into some medicine or gripe water. Hope you have a baby swing and sling. those are great when in pain. good luck!

Nichola - posted on 07/14/2009

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My son seemed to start teething around 3 months with all the drooling and such and then he didnt get any teeth untill he was close to 9 months old

Bev - posted on 07/14/2009

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Odds are he is not starting the teething process yet but only your pediatrician can tell you that. My granddaughter has been drooling for the past 2 months almost (she's 7 months) and no teeth yet. Right now her favorite thing to chew on is her clothing.

Samantha - posted on 07/14/2009

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each baby is different but my daughters first signs were the usual red cheeks, fingers in mouth high temp, drooling she started this from about 10 weeks but her first cut of tooth didnt come thru till bout 5 months so just varies.



I used to keep a tube of teethin gel in te fridge along wiv the teething rings. Just make sure u have sum calpol or summit similar to hand incase of high temp

Genevieve - posted on 07/13/2009

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Hi! It may be a bit early for your baby to be teething but then, each baby is different. My daughter started teething at 6 or 7 mos. She didn't have any symptoms except for the drooling with first 2 teeth. With the succeeding teeth, she had colds and fever. She has 10 teeth so far at 14 mos.

Anne - posted on 07/13/2009

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Our son has been drooling and chewing on his pacifier really intensely...not to mention the random crying and some on and off mild dirrhea/really loose stools. But, he's only 2 months old.

Tiffany - posted on 07/13/2009

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Nope, not soon at all, really!

If he's anything like my daughter was (she 9 months old now) ... she began noticably teething at 12 weeks (just after chrismtas).

Symptoms: She drooled, fussed, stuck her fingers/thumb/sleeves in the mouth and sucked on them.

That's how it starts.

And at 5.5 months she got her first tooth (which was EXCESSIVE drool and low grade fever for 2 days)

She now has 5 teeth and we go threw the same thing about a week before each new tooth lol

Krista - posted on 07/13/2009

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The drooling and chewing on things can start SUPER early! My son started at about 4 months, but we didn't see teeth until after six months. Every baby is different though. Some babies have teeth as early as 4 months! Just keep those teething rings from the fridge coming! Also, at 10 weeks, it's hard to hold a ring so you might try a wet washrag. I think the texture feels good on their gums. Our son still likes to gnaw on a wet rag!!!

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