I have a 3 1/2 month old who's teething. Does anyone have an early teether?

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Eliza - posted on 09/28/2009

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My baby just turned 4 months on the 25th of September. He popped his two front bottom teeth a week before that!

Alisa - posted on 09/24/2009

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I've worked in a daycare for over 20 yrs. Yes, they can cut teeth at this age, it is less common, but I've seen it with my own eyes. I suggest teething gel to help get fast relief, and then some tylenol for the daytime, especially before bottle time, people sometimes forget that sucking on a bottle or paci rubs against their already sore gums. This is why sometimes they will slack off on the bottle, however, with a paci, this is when my son gave up his, when he was cutting his bottom teeth, so it was a win/win situation. For night time I would use some liquid advil, this lasts longer than tylenol, and both of you can get some much need sleep, two things will keep a baby up at night, teething, and ear infections, is usually the culprit.

Rebecca - posted on 09/23/2009

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i had a early teether . orajel did not do worth a flip. get some homopathic teething tablets. they melt instantly in their mouth and it helps them rest better. you mite have to find them at the drug store. hope ihelped.

Jenny - posted on 09/23/2009

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Both my children were early teethers...both got their first teeth at 3 1/2 months. Lots of massaging the gums! That's all that would satisfy them both!

Tiffani - posted on 09/23/2009

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MY SON IS NOW 14 MONTHS BUT HE HAD HIS 1ST 2 TEETH IN BY THE TIME HE WAS 3 MONTHS. NOW AT 14 MONTHS HE HAS 4 AT THE BOTTOM 4 AT THE TOP AND ALL 4 BACK MOLARS. THE BACK MOLARS ARE THE KILLER ONES FEVER GOT UP AS HIGH AS 103!!

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my son got his first tooth at four months and the teeth just keep coming he is six moths right not and has six teeth.

Ricquie-lea - posted on 10/04/2009

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yeah my baby was early he started teething and by 3 and a half months he had 2 bottom teeth than didnt get any and he is now 8 months and has just got 1 top tooth and another one on its way just keep up the frozen stuff... cold that is and panadol good luck

ANGEL - posted on 10/04/2009

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IVE ALWAYS DONE THE WASHCLOTH GET WET THEN PUT IN THE FREEZER FOR ABOUT FIVE MINUTES THEN LET BABY HOLD ON TO HE OR SHE WILL EVENTUALLY PUT IN MOUTH CUZ THEY ARE PUTTING EVERYTHING IN MOUTH AT THAT AGE ALWAYS HELPED ME HOPE IT WORKS.

Lynette - posted on 10/04/2009

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Amber teething necklaces (abailable from Bebabo online store), Naturomed Teethmed oral spray is good, Bonjela has apparently an ingredient in it that is bad for the liver...

my babie likes a cold wet flannel to suck on. If baby on a bottle, maybe give some cool water to sooth the gums? He is presently teething - not a good teether, either. So pamol, pamol, pamol, and lots of cuddles!! Watch the boobs when feeding, though!!

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my son had two teeth when he was two months old. they thought he actually was born with a couple of teeth.

Kathy - posted on 09/28/2009

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My oldest brother was actually born with a tooth. Each child chooses its own time.

Here's an old-fashioned idea if you need a great teether. The next time you have chicken, take the leg bones, clean off any leftover meat, cartlidge, everything until you have smooth bone only. Then freeze them.

Children can hold on to them easily, they're too big to choke on, and the flavor keeps them happy teething for a long time. Given the choice of a tasty bone over frozen plastic, it seems to be an easy choice for the little ones.



Trust me, I thought it was gross when my grandmother handed my fussy drooling daughter a chicken bone (actually I thought she might be going senile), but I was thrilled to death when it kept her happy. I checked with my pediatrician (30 years ago) and although skeptical it would work , he said give it a try. He recommended gum gels, and frozen teethers, which did nothing to sooth my child. The bone worked.

Lisa - posted on 09/28/2009

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Hi Carolinna! Both of my children had a tooth by the time they were 4 months old. One even had two teeth! If you have problems with the teething, I recommend using the little teething tablets that are all natural. They sell them in our local grocery store. I could give my son one or two of those and he'd be quiet and asleep in no time! I loved them! Good luck!

Lesley - posted on 09/28/2009

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Isn't it wonderful to share and receive so much advice?! Carolinna if you can, get hold of some Dynexan. It's a cream which deadens the gum and in so doing eases the pain and itching. When my daughter was teething I hesitated giving her pain relief but it can't do any harm if little one is in pain. It just calms them. All the best ;-)

Carol - posted on 09/27/2009

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Hi- When I was a first time mom (27 years ago), the nurse at the hospital gave me a jar of Hurricane ( a dental gel) to use on my episiotomy stitches and a second jar to use when my child started to teeth. The stuff works great! You can get it at the drugstore, but the pharmacist will have to special order it for you. It's not expensive (under $10/jar) and I swear by it. All of my 3 children were early teethers and I used it with them. I recently became a first time grandmother and I ordered a jar for my daughter to use when her child starts to teeth.

Mandi - posted on 09/27/2009

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My son teethed early too. Go Teething tablet, cold teething toys and lots of bibs. :)

Dawn - posted on 09/27/2009

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yh my 4 month old bby was teething so i used teeth keys straight frm the freezer

Darcy - posted on 09/26/2009

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Hylands Teething tablets are awesome!!!!! and to top it off are homeopathic so u can use it with tylenol..but I never used tylenol at all because the tablets worked so well alone...my son had a whole mouth of teeth plus the first set of molars by his first birthday

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My first son was an early teether too....
He used to scratch his gums on my teeth when he was 2 months. By 5 months he had 4 teeth (the top and bottom front teeth). The best thing I found that helped him was letting him suck on cold things like a cold, clean rag or those baby rings you put in the freezer. Some kids just develop faster than others.

Susan - posted on 09/26/2009

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When my daughter started teething I would take a pacifier and fill it with water and put it in the freezer, she loved it , her eyes would roll in the back of her head. Orajel was our best friend too.

Christie - posted on 09/26/2009

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Yes I do!!! I have a 4months old, he is constantly in so much pain.. I got him toys that you can freeze and just today i got him orajel...I think thats helping cuz hes been sleeping for quite a bit now, and normally with the pain he'd wake up every hr or so crying and then going back to sleep :)

April - posted on 09/26/2009

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All 4 of my children began to teeth early, around 3 months, but did not get the teeth in for a while. A cool wash cloth worked very well.

Linda - posted on 09/26/2009

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This may sound crazy but I gave mine dill pickles and let them chew on it. Of course I watched them like a hawk but it really worked.

Sarah - posted on 09/26/2009

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I have exactly the same with baby 4! I bought an amber teething necklace and find that if he doesn't wear it he's a lot more fussy. I was pretty sceptical about how it works, but yesterday I had sore teeth (just as part of a cold) so put it round my wrist, within an hour the pain had gone! I had to give it back as my son really needed it!
Hope you find some relief.

Gemma - posted on 09/26/2009

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both of my babies have teethed early on both started in between 1-2 months oldest got his 1st tooth at 4 month youngest hasnt got any yet nd hes 3 and half month.

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My son teethed very early. He had all 4 bottom teeth at 4 months! We used the Highlands Teething Tablets. They are all natural and I believe they can be found in the baby isle near the meds. They sure helped out both of my boys now 3 and 5. And I know they worked wonders for my nephew who is now 9. They have been around for quite a while. I hope you can find them where you live. Good Luck.

JUDY - posted on 09/26/2009

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MY DAUGHTER WOULD TRY TO TEETE EARLY; BUT, IT SEEMED IT WENT ON FOR AWHILE; THEY HAVE TEETING TABLETS NOW; JUST GO TO YOUR PHARMACIST AND HE WILL SHOW YOU WHERE THEY ARE; THEY WORK LIKE A CHARM. AND THEY DON'T HURT YOUR CHILD.

Rhianna - posted on 09/26/2009

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my daughter isn't even 3 months yet and she's teething. The teeth aren't coming through, but I can see them through her gums. I don't think they'll come in anytime soon though, just sort of sit there. She won't take a teething ring. The only things I've found that help are a pacifier and a cold washcloth. Good luck

Jessica - posted on 09/26/2009

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Yes my daughter was 4 months old when she got her first two teeth in and then 5 months when the next two came in. She did not lose her first tooth until she was 6 almost 7. I would take baby wash clothes get them damp and freeze them in individual baggies for her to chew on.

Donna - posted on 09/26/2009

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I would avoid gels, as they slide off the area they are meant to help - try anbesol liquid or teetha granules

Brandy - posted on 09/26/2009

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My twins started teething about that same age, but didn't get their first tooth until they were almost 5 months. We used teething tablets. They melt supper quick, especially with all the extra drooling. They really help!! We also used the baby oragel nighttime. Just becareful when he does get teeth......ouch! LOL

Katrina - posted on 09/26/2009

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My daughter was born with her 2 bottom teeth so i guess she cheated however she has bn teething on and off since she was 2 months old... she is now 6 and still no more but anything cold and safe to chew is a plus

Becky - posted on 09/25/2009

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Crush up some ice (about the size of a golf ball) and put in a clean white washcloth. Make a ball with the ice and tie a clean shoelace around. They love to chew on it because it squishes and it numbs the gums. They also like to suck the water from the melting ice.

Mirjana - posted on 09/25/2009

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my little guy was an early teether... his 2 first teeth came out right before he turned 4 months old.. and noone could believe it until they saw pics of him at 1 month old drooling and with his hands in his mouth.... he never took a pacifier and hated teething toys.. although he sure did love his hand...

Kristi - posted on 09/25/2009

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My daughter started getting teeth at 4 months. She is now almost 11 months and the 10th tooth is trying to come in. I am lucky cause she is AWESOME when it comes to the teething.....She takes it like a champ! I just used Motrin before bed and orajel during the day if needed

Angela - posted on 09/25/2009

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Quoting Carolinna:

I have a 3 1/2 month old who's teething. Does anyone have an early teether?



 

Shelly - posted on 09/25/2009

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My son started early too. Wet cool washcloths from the refrigerator are great! I used to keep 3-4 in a ziplock bag. It worked like a charm! Hope this helps

Kimberly - posted on 09/25/2009

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my daughter started teething at the same time... she drooled for ever it seemed like. She cut her 2 bottom teeth at the same time but they didn't actually break thru til about 41/2 mos. She found the most relief with a washcloth I had wet and put in the freezer that she could chew on. Everytime I took one out I put one in so she always had a fresh one.

Stephanie - posted on 09/25/2009

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My on had his first tooth by the time he was 3 1/2 months....i bought the gels,toys,teethers...nothing worked...the only thing i could give him that worked was a freezing cold washcloth or the 20 oz pops...cause he would chew on the bottle caps...

Tina - posted on 09/25/2009

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Hi I've never written on here before but when I saw your problem, I had to reply. I don't know where you live but in the UK you can buy a herbal powder called "Ashtons & Parsons". It's a white powder that they swallow and it helps with all the symptoms of teething. My son started teething early but it will settle down eventually.

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Boots sell teething powders they've helped all three of my girls. I know most of us don't want to do it but the childrens Nurofen has really helped my third daughter (its been much more effective than calpol).

Once ours got older we found putting sliced peeled apple in the fridge for half an hour or so helped to soothe. Mine always go off their food when teething so at least I knew they were eating something and easing the pain at the same time. Good luck x

Joann - posted on 09/25/2009

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Yes -- My baby just broke his bottom two teeth through and he is 1 week before he turns 4 months old

Beth - posted on 09/25/2009

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Try to avoid a lot of those over the counter teething ointments. There are studies that show these are really not healthy for your little one. Instead just use a finger or even a finger toothbrush to rub the gums gently for a brief time. The counter pressure won't stop the teeth from coming in, but does give temporary relief. You can also rub an ice cube, but be certain to keep a good grip on it. Finally, the "old fashioned" method of rubbing a little whiskey on the gums can also help but I would use this as an absolute last resort. You have to be extremely careful with alcohol as well, especially in such a young baby. Just a pink dipped and rubbed gently. The booze will get into their system and help them to relax. I've done all the above at various stages and they've all worked, but again, my favorite by far is the rubbing with finger or finger tooth brush (found in baby aisle). Good luck.

Lani - posted on 09/25/2009

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I found that homeopathic "teething tablets" (they melt almost instantly) by Hylands or "Camellia" a teething liquid by Boiron worked amazingly well! Just make sure to read the instructions well because it is not like conventional pain relief- you can and sometimes need to repeat in 15 min intervals. It really helped us- we rarely had to use Tylenol, and at least we had a natural and non harmful option to use first. I hope this helps!

Kristin - posted on 09/24/2009

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Oh yeah! My 4 month old has been teething for about a month now but nothing has poked through yet. his pediatrician said its common for this to happen and a tooth not actually come through until the 5th or 6th month.

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my daughter had her first tooth all the way through at 4 months and it was a nightmare..if they are really bothering the baby (some people may think this is wrong but oh well it works..)try rub a lil whiskey on ur finger and then rub it in its gums and it workis like wonders my parents use to do it to me and my sisters

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THe best trick I EVER found was to give the baby a frozen waffle to gnaw on. Just keep an eye on it and give them a new one when it gets soggy.

Katrina - posted on 09/24/2009

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yes my son got for teeth at a month old just rub your babys gums a lot it helps the teeth to break through easier

Kaylene - posted on 09/24/2009

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You could try Teething Spray its a Naturo Pharm product that you buy from the chemist, it numbs the mouth. It worked great for our second son. All the best :)

Tisha - posted on 09/24/2009

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I bought a munchkin "food holder" from I believe Wal-mart. (mostly used for little ones w/ no teeth so they can still get the nutrients found in solid food w/out the choking hazards). It has a rubber ring at the bottom for easy grasp & a mesh top that latches for safety. I'd fill it w/ cold apples, sometimes watermelon. The cold washcloth works too but after both kids, now 9 & 4... I found this little device to work the best. The ped. mentioned that really cold or frozen things can actually hurt them more. Hope this helps !

Michelle - posted on 09/24/2009

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My Little girl is teething so bad, she is not sleeping. She is now 4 months but started at 3 1/2 months, The only thing that has gotten me through this are "teething tabs", I freaked out also when she started young but i did a lot of research and found that it does happen......

Becky - posted on 09/24/2009

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My daughter got her first 2 teeth before she was 4 months. Hyland's teething tablets help some, and they're homeopathic. I think you can get them at pretty much any store. Good luck!

Helena - posted on 09/24/2009

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Hi my name is Helena and one of my children had a tooth out by the time she was 4 months. so yes it happens. I find the teething tablets work really well with teething, helps them with the pain and beable too sleep better and not be so ressless.

Marsha - posted on 09/24/2009

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My daughter started teething around 3 months. She is now 9 months and still has no teeth. We have went through the teething issues many many times but still no teeth. Im just hoping that she will have some before shes a year old...

Eileen - posted on 09/24/2009

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I did! I swear my first started at six weeks. I don't care what the doctors try to tell you.. those teeth take forever to come up, and having gone through it myself with the wisdom teeth coming in in my 20's it hurts for a long time!

Your little one is probably showing all the signs of sdiscomfort as the teeth are beginning to work their way out, they could break early, or take months... but .. if you want something safe, and effective to get you both through the ordeal, try a homeopathic remedy called CAMILLIA (I may have spelled it wrong..). Its safe, alchohol free, and has no known side effects, nor maximum daily dose! worked like a charm on my fourth.. (took that long for someone to tell me about it!) and the relief is instant!

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