Could my baby be teething this early?

Shannon - posted on 08/14/2009 ( 21 moms have responded )

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Hey All!



My little girl is 3 months old. She's showing ALL the teething signs. Excess drooling, fists in her mouth, cranky, appetite has changed, and so have her bowel movements. I can see her two bottom teeth in her gum's, their as clear as day! Could my baby be teething this early?

If so, is their anything you guy's would recommend to help me and hr cope with this? She is still too young to hold something in her hand and keep it in her mouth so a teething ring is out of the question for now. I was looking at the "Raz Berry Teether" from toys r us but have heard it might be too big for her mouth. Any suggestions on good teething remedies??





Thanks!!

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Monica - posted on 08/14/2009

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Babies can get teeth at any age. My little brother got his first teeth at 2 months, and I've even heard of babies being born with teeth!
Whatever you do, don't use Baby Orajel. It causes the area to go numb and they can bite their lips or tongue. When my son was teething, I just put an ice cube in the center of a baby washcloth and secured it with a rubber band and let him chew on it. He loved it, and the cold soothed his gums. Other than that, just let her chew on anything that's not harmful or dangerous, including your finger if you can stand it.

Katherine - posted on 08/14/2009

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It's hit and miss, my daughter chews on her fingers, drools, cranky BUT she does not have swollen gums or any sign of teething=so it could be possible.

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I always have a pacifier (soothie brand) in the fridge in place of a teething ring, since I know she can keep that in her mouth well, its very good for teething babies.

Carrie - posted on 08/14/2009

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My daughter was 6 weeks old when we noticed her first tooth coming in... I was shocked... but the doctor said it happens... At six months, she had a mouth full! Of course now I'm sure there are a million products out there for that situation but twelve years ago I was 19 and listening to grandparents for advice and she teethed on a cool washcloth... it worked

Samantha - posted on 08/14/2009

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Our son started teething at 2 months.. So yes, you could have a teething baby.

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Kelly - posted on 11/29/2011

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My son got his first tooth at 3 mos. I used teething tablets on him and my daughter, who didn't get her first tooth until 9 mos. The teething tablets are all-natural, homeopathic tablets.

Erica - posted on 08/14/2009

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My son got his first tooth at three months. I would recommend getting the teething tablets. I used them on my daughter and am using them on my son now. They seem to help them a lot and are supposed to be better than the orajel, plus they are a natural teething remedy.

Helen - posted on 08/14/2009

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my five month old wants cold stuff in his mouth all the time, and Sophie the Giraffe (a plastic chew giraffe) seems to help now he's getting bigger

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I meant to say one more thing about oragel and other things like that. I never liked to use them on kids. They can make the whole mouth numb and can inhibit the ability to swallow. Most babies would do OK with it, but mine had prematurity issues and I didn't want to ad to that by making it hard for him to swallow, that and it doesn't last that long.

Kellie - posted on 08/14/2009

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What I use is pure Vanilla extract not the imitation kind to rub on the gums. This is a natural numbing agent and it doesn't toughen up the gums like orajel or those other products do. You can also take a damp finger and put some salt on it and rub the gums as well this also helps :)

Jessie - posted on 08/14/2009

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My baby was teething at 3 months also, although its very hard to just deal with the only thing you can do is take a washcloth or burp rag and rub her gums gently. That's pretty much all you can do..All those oral gels and such are very temporary and I never liked using them on such a young teething baby.

Michelle - posted on 08/14/2009

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I knw this sound odd but my oldest started teething when she was only three weeks old. I found that if you put an ice cube in a wash cloth with an elastic around it it work better than a teething ring and stays colder for longer as well. It fits better in their mouths too as long as they are supervised. It worked for all three of my kiddlets! Best of luck!

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Yup - she can be teething, but it can still take months for her teeth to actually come in. My son liked those mesh feeder teethers that are mentioned above. You can put a chunk of frozen banana or frozen grapes in it, but considering your little one is still so young and can't hold something like that yet, let alone have solid foods, it's better to keep that in mind for a few more months down the road. The other thing that we used, which I swear by is Harland's teething tablets. Someone else mentioned that above. You can get them anywhere here in the US though, not just health food stores. I used to buy them at Walmart. They are much better than something like tylenol because they don't contain any fever reducers, that way if your little one does develop a fever, you will know. They also dissolve instantly on their tongues so you don't have to worry about choking.

Terra - posted on 08/14/2009

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Yeah definately can be. I think my 3-1/2 month old son is right now. I have been told to wet a rag throw it in the freezer and let it get cold for a few min and let him naw on it. It has definately done the trick so far.

Ali - posted on 08/14/2009

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my son is 4 months old and now has about 4 teeth, he started teething at 2 months. I know! I couldn't believe it!! Such a young baby teething! But I was in the same situation that you are, he couldn't hold anything yet, and the best teething remedies that we found were baby orajel and organic fruit popsicles (otter pop kinds are the easiest because they're smaller and fit in little mouths). And just make sure you always keep a binky on hand, especially if you can't get the popsicle or orajel fast enough. Good luck!!

Cindy - posted on 08/14/2009

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My son did the same thing as your daughter. My sister gave me these mesh chewers made by Munchkin. They have a handle and a mesh bag. They can gum at it or chew fresh chopped food in it without getting the pieces. I would put shaved ice in the mesh and hold it in his mouth. He would suck on that until the ice melted and it would calm him down. He would also suck on the chilled wet baby washcloth and eventually smaller chilled teething rings. I would just hold them up to his mouth for him. The cloth and ice worked the best though.

Susan - posted on 08/14/2009

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My 8 month old started teething at 3 months and cut his first two bottom teeth at 4 months. He was so little I would just sit and rub on his gums with a burp cloth or a cold cloth. He also started nursing more often. Fortunately, this will pass. Just keep repeating that!

Lorraine - posted on 08/14/2009

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Hello Shannon,

My daughter cut her first 4 teeth when she was just 4 months, so I guess 3 months is not too early either. I have heard that some (rare) babies have actually been born with teeth, so that puts things into perspective.

We were fortunate not to have too much trouble with our teething baby. I found the big, back molars were the worst. I guess your little one is too young for products like Calpol and Bonjela has had some bad press recently. Many of my circle of friends swear by Ashton Parsons powders which are totally herbal and safe but do seem to have good effects on teething babies, soothing upset tummies associated with it as well as the pain.

One trick I did hear about was to freeze a piece of banana for her to suck on as the cold is soothing on sore gums. Of course this also my have problems if your little one is not ready for weaning either.

Many companies produce little gel filled teething rings that can be put in the frige before use but until your little one can hold it in then it won't help.

Does she use a dummy / soother? Maybe if you kept one or two in the fridge and swapped them about, but just be careful of the shapes that can affect tooth growth.

I have read this back and am not sure how helpful I have been really, but I don't think there are any golden answers. I just hope some of it may be of use.

sam

Amanda - posted on 08/14/2009

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my son started teething at 3mths old as well but he didn't actually cut his first tooth until 9 mths. You have to try and see what teething remedies work for your daughter. You could try weeting a cloth and putting it in the freezer for a few minuts to "chill" it, then rub her gums with that. Some babies like it others hate it. I also have teething tablets which really help to take the edge off. They are homeopathic so you don't have to worry that you are unnecessarily drugging her. That was my concern when Evan would get grouchy...."is it his teeth, should I give him tempra?". The brand I have is by Hyland's, I live in Canada, but it says in made in the USA. They dissolve in water easily. Go to your local Health Food Store and they should have something for you. Hope this helps you....teething can be really hard on baby and on you, so hang in there. :)

Christina - posted on 08/14/2009

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my son started teething at 3 months. our son would gnaw on a pacifier. he had never used it for sucking though. he also increased his breastfeeding and he needed a lot more cuddle time. other than that we didn't really do anything. he got through it fine

Erica - posted on 08/14/2009

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My son got his first tooth at three months. I would recommend getting the teething tablets. I used them on my daughter and am using them on my son now. They seem to help them a lot and are supposed to be better than the orajel, plus they are a natural teething remedy.

Helen - posted on 08/14/2009

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my five month old wants cold stuff in his mouth all the time, and Sophie the Giraffe (a plastic chew giraffe) seems to help now he's getting bigger

Jessie - posted on 08/14/2009

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My baby was teething at 3 months also, although its very hard to just deal with the only thing you can do is take a washcloth or burp rag and rub her gums gently. That's pretty much all you can do..All those oral gels and such are very temporary and I never liked using them on such a young teething baby.

Ali - posted on 08/14/2009

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my son is 4 months old and now has about 4 teeth, he started teething at 2 months. I know! I couldn't believe it!! Such a young baby teething! But I was in the same situation that you are, he couldn't hold anything yet, and the best teething remedies that we found were baby orajel and organic fruit popsicles (otter pop kinds are the easiest because they're smaller and fit in little mouths). And just make sure you always keep a binky on hand, especially if you can't get the popsicle or orajel fast enough. Good luck!!

Lorraine - posted on 08/14/2009

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Hello Shannon,

My daughter cut her first 4 teeth when she was just 4 months, so I guess 3 months is not too early either. I have heard that some (rare) babies have actually been born with teeth, so that puts things into perspective.

We were fortunate not to have too much trouble with our teething baby. I found the big, back molars were the worst. I guess your little one is too young for products like Calpol and Bonjela has had some bad press recently. Many of my circle of friends swear by Ashton Parsons powders which are totally herbal and safe but do seem to have good effects on teething babies, soothing upset tummies associated with it as well as the pain.

One trick I did hear about was to freeze a piece of banana for her to suck on as the cold is soothing on sore gums. Of course this also my have problems if your little one is not ready for weaning either.

Many companies produce little gel filled teething rings that can be put in the frige before use but until your little one can hold it in then it won't help.

Does she use a dummy / soother? Maybe if you kept one or two in the fridge and swapped them about, but just be careful of the shapes that can affect tooth growth.

I have read this back and am not sure how helpful I have been really, but I don't think there are any golden answers. I just hope some of it may be of use.

sam

Amanda - posted on 08/14/2009

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my son started teething at 3mths old as well but he didn't actually cut his first tooth until 9 mths. You have to try and see what teething remedies work for your daughter. You could try weeting a cloth and putting it in the freezer for a few minuts to "chill" it, then rub her gums with that. Some babies like it others hate it. I also have teething tablets which really help to take the edge off. They are homeopathic so you don't have to worry that you are unnecessarily drugging her. That was my concern when Evan would get grouchy...."is it his teeth, should I give him tempra?". The brand I have is by Hyland's, I live in Canada, but it says in made in the USA. They dissolve in water easily. Go to your local Health Food Store and they should have something for you. Hope this helps you....teething can be really hard on baby and on you, so hang in there. :)

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