Is it possible for a 10 week old baby to start the teething process???

Zuly - posted on 02/04/2009 ( 29 moms have responded )

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My daughter is drooling, she has diarhea , coughing at times and is putting everything in her mouth. I called the doc and they told me she may have a viral infection and told me that if the diarhea persists for more than 7 days to bring her in. Any ideas???

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Aleisha - posted on 09/26/2011

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Hi iv gt 10 week old boy and he has already cut his first tooth a few weeks ago.so it dose happen.if there wet nappies smell strong thats a sign its starting

Kristi - posted on 02/04/2009

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I'm not sure that what you've described is teething, I think the Dr. may be right about the virus, at least concerning the cough and diarhea. It is also possible that she could be teething as well. My son got his first tooth right before 3 months and he started drooling all the time and putting everything in his mouth about a month before it actually came through. They will chew on pretty much anything. Soft, textured or cold things work well. Good luck!

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YES YES YES
My lil dude starting teething at the end of his first month beginning of the second month and he popped two teeth the week he turned 4 months
Good luck :) I know how ya feel! Unfortunately infections and diarrhea seem to go hand in hand with teething my dude is 6 months and he's been sick ever since those two teeth came in

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Michelle - posted on 02/11/2009

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MY SON STARTED TEETHING AROUND THE SAME TIME, IT TOOK ANOTHER 2 MONTHS BEFORE ANYTHING STARTED TO COME THROUGH THOUGH SO IT'S DEFINETLY POSSIBLE BUT YOU MIGHT HAVE SOME WAITING AHEAD!

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Hi!

My son cut his first tooth at 3 1/2 months! I was shocked. I wouldn't be surprised if that's what's happening there! Wet washcloths, chilled teething rings, and teething tablets worked great for us. Good luck, and be careful if you are breast feeding! Ouch!

Victoria - posted on 02/04/2009

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I had some of the same questions around that age. One of the other moms at my son's daycare has 5 kids. I asked her everything. Her youngest had all his teeth by 1 year and had another that didn't get his first tooth till almost a year. Babies definitely work on their on schedule! I freeze jack's binky, it seems to help

Apple - posted on 02/04/2009

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Quoting Zuly:

Is it possible for a 10 week old baby to start the teething process???

My daughter is drooling, she has diarhea , coughing at times and is putting everything in her mouth. I called the doc and they told me she may have a viral infection and told me that if the diarhea persists for more than 7 days to bring her in. Any ideas???


hi there-runny poo has nothing at all to do with teething, its a myth! i honestly would go to the doc now rather than later-ur baby is still v young, but dribbling is totally normal and putting things in mouth/chewing. make sure u give her enuf fluids so she doesn't get de-hydrated with the runny poo. good luck

Kathleen - posted on 02/04/2009

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Quoting Zuly:

Is it possible for a 10 week old baby to start the teething process???

My daughter is drooling, she has diarhea , coughing at times and is putting everything in her mouth. I called the doc and they told me she may have a viral infection and told me that if the diarhea persists for more than 7 days to bring her in. Any ideas???


hi i have a 7 month old she has been drooling and stuff since she was 10 weeks old she is now 7 months old and still hasn't got any teeth if she has diorrhea and is coughing she might have a virus try to offer her extra fluid so she doesn't get dehdrahyted

Cynthia - posted on 02/04/2009

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Yes definitely. My now 4 year old grandson had 2 teeth by 2 months and a whole mouthfull by the time he was 1 year old!

Zuly - posted on 02/04/2009

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Thanks for all the replies, I appreciate it!!!  I truly believe that she is teething...I am going to follow docs recommendations and give her Pedialyte for the possibility of dehydration...but I really do believe that she is teething....My daughter was born ahead of the game physically...she weighed 8.7, could lift her head easily, etc....I told my hubby that I am willing to bet money that I am right and he says that I am a weirdo....

Zuly - posted on 02/04/2009

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Thanks for all the replies, I appreciate it!!!  I truly believe that she is teething...I am going to follow docs recommendations and give her Pedialyte for the possibility of dehydration...but I really do believe that she is teething....My daughter was born ahead of the game physically...she weighed 8.7, could lift her head easily, etc....I told my hubby that I am willing to bet money that I am right and he says that I am a weirdo....

LaToya - posted on 02/04/2009

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Hello Mom,



This could be a viral infections. However, these are all symptoms of teething. My daughter had 6 teeth by time she was 6 months old. Each child is different. Please follow doctor instructions and take notes of how many stool diapers if possible. Continue to give her the pedialyte for the dehydration and for any fluids that may have been lost. I hope this will help...

Bianca - posted on 02/04/2009

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she cld be teethin! My son is 8mths and has 5 teeth already!  My daughter was 5 mths and had 2 so its possible..

Hayley - posted on 02/04/2009

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yes my brother was born with a tooth. it can happen very early. just think, the sooner they have their teeth the sooner they'll be out of the painful gums period.

Tanya - posted on 02/04/2009

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poor little thing she could well be teething but better to get her checked just in case every child is different and will start the process at different stages check her gums for white spots if they are there she may well be teething sorry i couldnt be more help

Zuly - posted on 02/04/2009

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Thanks for all the replies, I appreciate it!!!  I truly believe that she is teething...I am going to follow docs recommendations and give her Pedialyte for the possibility of dehydration...but I really do believe that she is teething....My daughter was born ahead of the game physically...she weighed 8.7, could lift her head easily, etc....I told my hubby that I am willing to bet money that I am right and he says that I am a weirdo....

Zuly - posted on 02/04/2009

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Thanks for all the replies, I appreciate it!!!  I truly believe that she is teething...I am going to follow docs recommendations and give her Pedialyte for the possibility of dehydration...but I really do believe that she is teething....My daughter was born ahead of the game physically...she weighed 8.7, could lift her head easily, etc....I told my hubby that I am willing to bet money that I am right and he says that I am a weirdo....

Jackie - posted on 02/04/2009

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My daughter had a molar break through at 7 weeks...and she just screamed and screamed.  It went back under the skin after a few days, and suprisingly she got her teeth late...by 12 months only had 4.  My brother was born with his incisor through the skin and my doctor told me that runs in the family.  I was so mad at him...LOL

Jolene - posted on 02/04/2009

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It could be viral, but that doesn't explain the putting everything in her mouth and drooling. Diahrea can often be a symptom of teething, as well as coughing (due to the excess saliva) and ear pulling. If her appitite doesn't seem to be off, then it could very well be her teeth.

I don't know why people say this is so early for teething because it doesn't mean she might get a tooth yet, they move up and down before they actully come through.

Mine started teething at 8 weeks and didn't get the first tooth untill 20 weeks.

Just look out for more signs of something viral other then just the diahrea, then go to the doctor.

Wendy - posted on 02/04/2009

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my friends little girl was born with two teeth.....so I guess the teething process can even start in the womb!! :)

Audrey - posted on 02/04/2009

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I'm sure it's possible. My son didn't get his first tooth until about 10 months. But there were at least three different occassions where I swore he was teething, we waiting and.....nothing.

Lesley - posted on 02/04/2009

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Both my girls got their first teeth at around 3-4 months. They had 6 teeth each by 6 months! I was shocked, but found this is not that uncommon.

Candace - posted on 02/04/2009

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I took my son in for his two week checkup and......he was teething!! I couldn't figure out why he was fussy a part from the colic, and it was because he was teething. It is actually possible to teeth in the womb, and on the rare occasion babies are born with teeth. If you feel your child is teething infants tylenol is helpful.

Kerri - posted on 02/04/2009

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Your Doctor is probably right it sounds like a virus:( But I have read that it is possible to teeth this young, but it is pretty rare. Have you tried feeding her more often? Whether she's breastfed or bottle fed if she has diarrhea you want to make sure she's not becoming dehydrated. Warning signs are, lack of tears, soft spot feels more sunken in, if you pinch her skin a little bit does it retract... etc. But if you are more concerned than waiting seven days, I would call the doctor back and let him know. Good Luck!

Michelle - posted on 02/04/2009

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My daughter got her first tooth right before she turned 3 months old. Frozen wet washclothes to chew on helped a lot. Good luck!!

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