why is it taking so long 4 my baby to cut teeth?

SHAQUITA - posted on 09/08/2009 ( 18 moms have responded )

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is ther anything i can do to help wit the development of my child's teeth? and why is it taking so long for her to cut teeth?

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Jessicadawnrego - posted on 07/11/2013

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My son's 11 months and his first tooth just cut though. His are taking forever!!

Christy - posted on 09/09/2009

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My son didn't cut his first tooth til he was 15 months! He's 18 months now and just cut his fourth! They'll come!!

SONYA - posted on 10/13/2010

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shaquita, they wont do anything to the baby til at least they are a yr if there is something wrong but im sure there isnt just let natural take it course

Leslie - posted on 09/08/2009

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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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Monet - posted on 09/09/2009

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I was told that the longer they stay in the healthier they will be. So no worries!

Ana - posted on 09/09/2009

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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

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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

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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

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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)

Wanda - posted on 09/08/2009

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Each child has there own clock..they all get their teeth at different ages some slower than other no worries...

Lorie - posted on 09/08/2009

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I wouldn't worry about it, my first son had 4 teeth by the time he was 4 months and my youngest got his first tooth when he was 10 months. As September said nature will take its course.

Shayna - posted on 09/08/2009

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They'll come when their ready =] My oldest daughter got her's at 11 months, my youngest got one at 9 months and hasn't gotten any sense, and my son started at 2 months and had a mouth full at a yr. It just depends.

Tamara - posted on 09/08/2009

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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

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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 :)

Kimberly - posted on 09/08/2009

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No, i don't think that there is anything to do. O r i would have done it. Don't worrie though, my baby is 8 months and she only has two teeth. she has had them for about 3 months now. you just have to hold in there.

September - posted on 09/08/2009

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No there nothing you can do. You just have to let nature take it's course. She will get some soon enough :) Good luck!

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