why is it taking so long 4 my baby to cut teeth?
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Leslie - posted on 09/08/2009
My son was nine and a half months old when he got his first teeth...and three others came through with it! All babies cut teeth at different times and it doesn't mean anything. The only thing I've read in books and mags and heard from other moms...the longer it takes for them to show up, the more likely it is that they will come in a clump. My son's pattern has been to cut about three teeth at a time. He is 21 months now and we are expecting his 4 canines and two year molars soon. I expect that they will all come in together. Try not to worry about it or compare her to other babies her age. They will come when they come. One thing you might try, find out when you cut teeth as a baby and when her father cut his teeth....that is about as accurate as it gets and even that isn't always helpful.
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Ana - posted on 09/09/2009
All babies are different, my daugher got first 2 lower teeth at 3 months old. The 4 upper teeth and the other lower teeth came at 7 months old, all at once. That was painful to watch. According to my mom, I didn't cut teeth until I was about 8 months old. Good luck.
Leeann - posted on 09/09/2009
DON'T FEEL BAD I THOUGHT THE SAME THING BUT IT DEPENDS ON WHEN U CUT YOUR TEETH WHEN YOU WAS A BABY.MY LITTLE GIRL DID NOT CUT HER FIRST TOOTH UNTIL SHE WAS 15 MONTHS OLD DON'T WORRY THEY WILL COME THREW WHEN THERE READY I WAS WORRIED TO.
Kris - posted on 09/09/2009
I use to work as a dental assistant and the word has always been that the longer it takes for them to come in the better the teeth will be.
My son got his bottome two at 11 months old.
It will all be fine, you'll see.
P.S. a friend of mine used frozen pretzels for cutting teeth, the kind that you would normally bake in the oven. She said they got softer as the child worked at it and it was easier on the gums.
Jinglebones - posted on 09/08/2009
my first got his teeth early - 4 months and my second did not get his until his 1st birthday (4 at once - he had been teething for months - they would emerge then go back in - not common but does happen). I know a little girl who got her first tooth at 14 months. If it helps, they do say the later they come in, the longer they last (hah)
Tamara - posted on 09/08/2009
There is nothing you can do. She will get them when it's time.Both my girls are late bloomers and didnt' start getting their teether until after 1 year. She will be fine. From what the dentsit have told me the later they get their teeth the better. hugs and good luck.
Kati - posted on 09/08/2009
Hi, I don't think there is anything you can do to speed it up... You can offer frozen wet wash cloths or teething toys for comfort. My daughter is just 8 mo. and cut 2 teeth on the bottom within a week of each other, she was 7 mo. 3 wks. when she got her first one. All baby's are different... don't worry, it will happen :)
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