Teething at 9 weeks??

Melanie - posted on 10/30/2009 ( 22 moms have responded )

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My daughter has been fussy all day...is drooling big time...will settle if I let her chew on my finger...has been taking a soother more than normal and wouldnt let me put her down all day..I didnt think she was old enough yet, but could she be teething?? If so..what can I do for her at this age?

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Janae - posted on 11/07/2009

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hi =) I know it sounds crazy, but my son who is 3 now, started getting his first tooth at 11 weeks. I'm not saying that is what is going on with your daughter, but it is possible. If you keep playing with her gums and she likes it, then it could be. when my son first started getting that first tooth, he really liked it when I would rub his infant gum brush on his gums lightly. he would just smile and giggle and drool a lot of course =) You know the ones I'm talking about. they are put out by like First Years I think. they sell them at target for 2.99. you just put them over your first finger like a thimble and they have these short really soft rubber bristles like a tooth brush only gentler on one side.

It also sounds like she could be starting to get those early leg cramps, my son drooled a lot and wanted to chew when his legs were buggin him, it took me awhile to figure it out until I noticed he was trying to stretch, then I helped him stretch and bounced him on his legs to help work them out, then massaged them.



Good luck! Motherhood is a crazy guessing game, but it sounds like you are very curious and attentive, i'm sure you're a great mom. I hope I helped you with something =)

Kayla - posted on 11/01/2009

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Yess. It is possible. My daughter started teething at 5 weeks. She had a full mouth of teeth at 10 months. But I just slapped on orajel on her gums and got through it fine.

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Jacara - posted on 01/25/2014

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This sounds like my 3 month old , he's obviously teething now but when he was only a few weeks old he I noticed the grunting and bubbles . When he's asleep I'll hear him smacking his lips and I'll look and find him with the duck lips and spit bubbles all on his lips lol he also grunts a lot when he's stretching like he just had the best rest ever

Deanna - posted on 11/02/2009

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My daughter is almost 7 weeks old and is drooling a lot as well and is starting to have like spit bubbles on her lips. She used to not have that much saliva till now, so she might be going through the same thing. She is also grunting a lot more and moving around a lot too. She is advancing really fast in things

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I found these comments helpful, but usually how long after baby starts drooling do the teeth start coming through, my daughter has been drooling for quite a while now (she is 14 weeks)

Shannon - posted on 11/01/2009

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I had never heard of teething at that young of age until my nephew started to at 8 weeks. We used alot of the cloth chewing toys. and cold packs to chew on and if that didn't work a cold wash cloth seemed to work the best for him.

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Never to early to be teething, some babies come out with teeth. If she's drooling, has a slight temp, and wants to naw on everything it's probably a tooth coming in. A lot of people rely on the orajel, but I found some teething tablets at the store that disolve instantly and my daughter seemed to get instant relief without the bad taste, always have some teethers in the freezer and some rubber type chew toys, mine is still teething and she is 10 months old.

Meg - posted on 11/01/2009

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Hi Melanie, your wee girl prob isn't teething. But her teeth might be moving around. You could try a little bonjela or pop a pacifier in the fridge. Hope this helps Meg

Shae - posted on 11/01/2009

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Melanie,

It is possible that she is teething already, My 10week old is starting to cut her first peg on the bottom right side she is doing a lot of heavy drooling. She is very fussy at times, and dont want to be put down either. When she had her 2 month shots i asked the ped if it was possible for her to be teething and he stated that she is, ped suggested that i give her baby tylenol, and to use a cold baby rag to chew/nibble on. I suggest not to use no type of orajel or anything like that right now. Best of luck

Angela - posted on 11/01/2009

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There are some great things you can do to alleviate the pain with your daughter being so young. There is a vibrateing teething ring out by leap frog, my son loved it. Also freezing a wet washcloth helps. otherwise you can rub her gums, it will help.

Tiffany - posted on 10/31/2009

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It is possible that she's already teething, however that isn't the only thing that could have these symptoms (ear infection, self-soothing)... If she is consolable and doesn't have a fever I would probably simply stick to what is working... However, if you aren't comfortable with that, you can always seek medical attention/advice. Best of luck!!

Natalie - posted on 10/31/2009

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Go to www.amberbede.com they are amber neclaces that are brillient for teething, and reduces dribble to next to nothing! My 18 month old daughter has had one since her first birthday, she has grown both eye teeth and moulers with no trouble at all!!

Mackenzie - posted on 10/31/2009

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i would say she is definately teething...i gave mine a rag with crushed ice in it tied with a rubber band to chew and she loved it...i also gave her some tylenol which my doctor recomended, it helped alot....

Carla - posted on 10/31/2009

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Hey, age really doesn't matter, my daughter was 4 months old when she cut her first tooth, they can teeth at anytime. The main things i found with my daughter was being very dribbling, very clingy, bright red cheeks, very smelly wee and almost diarrhea. All babies are different but these are some other things to look out for. Just keep giving her cold soothers, when you know for definate she's teething Ashton and parsons teething powders were brilliant!! Hope she's better soon. xx

Heather - posted on 10/31/2009

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My son started about 9 weeks and his teeth would come just to the surface and recede time and again, so yes, she could be teething. Remember that fevers, runny noses, excessive drooling and diaper rashes can often accompany this uncomfortable event. I always kept the super sized tube of A&D ointment handy along with aloe wipes.

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This does happen but not offen my eldest (now 18) was teething for his first 12 months his teeth were very stubborn it was break the skin then draw back up and heal over and over and the crying and ear aches, it was a nightmare for all of us especially him poor thing. I mainly used bongella and baby panadol and rusks, plus you can put a teething ring in the freezer for a few minutes to make really cold it does help.

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Hi Melanie,

Yes, it is definately possible. My baby boy, who is now nearly 11months, had the symptoms you describe at 8 weeks old. People I asked said that he could not be teething. By 11 weeks he had his two lower front teeth! He also had his 4 upper teeth before he was 5 months old and now has 3 molars too. It sounds like your little one is one of the early teethers like mine. Have you tried putting a damp facecloth in the freezer then letting baby suck on it? That worked a treat for my baby and of course, he was to young to use teether toys etc!

Anna - posted on 10/30/2009

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Yes, they can suffer pain from teething a long time before the tooth actually comes through. Some babies get a tooth as young as your daughter but not many. I think most of the medicated gels are not for babies under 4 months as they are powerful drugs and young babies' livers are not mature enough to cope with them yet. Best to go with the wet wash cloth that's been in the fridge or a teething ring. It helps if you put them in a sling or a front pack - it soothes them to be carried and you can still have your hands free to get things done.

Julie - posted on 10/30/2009

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The average age is 6mths but children can have teeth at birth! Drooling prob means teething. When my children were teething, I wet washcloths and placed them in the freezer. Do a few at a time. Once stiff, let her nibble away!

Tawni - posted on 10/30/2009

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Yep, it's definitely possible she's teething! Some babies are even born with teeth! My son started teething at 3 months and I used baby tylenol, baby orajel, and put a wet baby cloth in the freezer for him to chew on. He loved that! Hope this was helpful!

Brenda - posted on 10/30/2009

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She could be teething but ear infection is more likely. Any fever? If it continues for more than a day or 2 I'd call the ped.

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