How to handle a 11 week old who might be teething?

Brianna - posted on 03/26/2010 ( 35 moms have responded )

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Shes drooling a lot, and is really fussy for no reason, she bites her hands and puts whatever she can in her mouth, when shes fussy if we put pressure on her lower gums she calms down. Is my 11 week old teething?

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Sandra - posted on 06/10/2010

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tylenol and oral gel worked for my kids. I also went to the pet section to get a chew toy as they have nice rubber toys like rabbits etc that have long ears to chew on and are soft. I also hate to admit this but a man taught me something with me third child. He said "when the tooth is almost through and is really bothering them give them tylenol, rub oralgel on it and take the back of a teaspoon and rub on it to break it through". At first I though ewe. But then the next time I had to deal with it I tried it except I used my thumb nail. Wella she screamed for a minute and then no more fuss. needless to say I used it with her the rest of the time she had a problem. I still can't believe it was a man that taught me this and it worked. One minute of crying = days of less whining, fussing and pain for them.

Tine - posted on 04/07/2012

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Quite likely. My son got his first two teeth at 3 months! Teething necklaces made of Baltic Amber (eg amberbebe.com) really help, as does Weleda Teething powder (google it). Both aare totally safe and natural for even little bubs :-)

Leah - posted on 03/24/2012

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My daughter drooled a TON when she was teething! I constantly had her wearing a bib. I used Hylands teething tablets and had her chew on frozen washcloths. The Hylands held settle the acid that a accurs in their tummies when they are teething and the frozen washcloth feels good!

Margaret - posted on 03/14/2013

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Ok my son brandon isnt even a month old and I think he's teething not only me but a couple of my family membedrs think so to he has been extremly fussy here latly and nothin work not changin him feedin him burping or passy but he's not even two months yet could he really bed teeting? He's my first and only child and I'm not sure what to think I even tried lettin him cry and tht wasn't it either its the only thing I can think of can anybody relate?

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Tammy - posted on 02/24/2012

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Hi Brianna, my little guy will be 11 weeks in two days and is doing the same thing. I researched it and apparently the time a baby teeths depends on when its parents did, it's hereditary. Your baby can start teething now but not have teeth till about 5 months, the process can take some time, differs from baby to baby. So if you don't see teeth for months don't dismiss that she started now.

My husband had two teeth by 3.5 months and he showed no signs of discomfort. Our little guy is however very fussy and is now refusing the breast because of pain. We are battling the tail end of colic and teething so I turned to a homeopathic medicine called TEETHING, it numbs the gums long enough for then to feed or fall asleep, BUT its about $12 for a 25ml bottle and it goes fast. Oragel states 4 months on the box so we bought it but have not used it yet. Let me know if you find any other solutions. for now, i just placed a rag in the freezer since so many mamas recommended it. hang in there, you are not alone!

Allana - posted on 01/19/2012

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Mine was like that starting at 8 weeks, she was 5 months before we finally saw a tooth, some kids are okay with the tooth tickling the gums, my daughter kinda giggled thru it, some hate it and scream thru it... :s every kid is different

User - posted on 07/15/2010

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so he started that at 9 weeks and is that when you noticed the tooth sticking up? my daughter is 11 weeks and extra fussy, drooling as is chewing at everything she can put in her mouth. there is no tooth that i can see but i swear i can feel it under the gum

Allana - posted on 06/10/2010

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ziploc bag with ice cubes and a soft thin towel!

while the munchkin is going to town on it, cuddle her, sing to her, whatever you can to keep her mind off those teeth! remember tho, and i know its extremely hard for a new mum, dont feel frustrated or upset or anything negative in any way. she can tell if youre upset, and it will make her feel worse! one thing people often dont realize is that babies have better instincts than the majority of adults. keep calm and that will usually help the lil one to calm down...

also, you might notice that her teeth will go up and down, and will take months to come thru, and dont be alarmed if you notice a trickle of blood. hapened with my girl, and the doctor assured me that its perfectly normal!



ever notice that they cry harder when youre nearing your breaking point (and you will find it) ??

Amber - posted on 04/09/2010

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Your 11 week old may be teething. However the excess drooling is cause by her saliva glands developing while her reflex to swallow the excess saliva hasn't quite developed yet. As far as the putting pressure on her gums, it may not be reliving any pain as much as it is comforting to her. She probably won't get any teeth in until 6 months or later (although it can happen). I would say it's very early stages if anything.

VinitaRuth - posted on 04/09/2010

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Teething happens in multiple stages before the tooth breaks the surface. Each time the tooth moves closer to the gums, pressure and discomfort. My son's teeth finally "erupted" at 10 months, but he had 5 or 6 drool-fest episodes that each lasted a week or 2 before they finally came through.

Amy - posted on 04/07/2010

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It is very possible your 11 week old is teething. My daughter had her first 2 or 3 teeth by 12 weeks old. She had all of her teeth by age 4...including her 6 yr molars. Needless to say, she has lost about 6 teeth now...she is only 6! Keep watching and I'll bet you will see those little gums start turning white on the tops. Good luck!

Regina - posted on 04/07/2010

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My son started teething when he was around 3 months, but his first tooth came out around 6-7 months. His teeth coming out slowly and painfully. Now he's 22 months old and still doesn't have his all teeth.

Sharna - posted on 04/07/2010

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Hi Brianna! My name is Sharna and I work in the dental industry. My little boy is 8 months old and now has 4 teeth. It is unusual for an 11 week old to be getting teeth.... but but all children are different. The usual age for the 1st tooth to come through is approx. 6 months.... however, my Oliver started doing the same thing your little one is around 3 months of age. Teeth come up and down alot (it took 1 month for his top teeth to finally break through the gum), I found a cool teething ring helped. Also, a cool face washer helps as it is easy to chew on. Babies put everything in their mouths which is completley normal.... as is drooling. There are alot of medications on the market.... it takes time to work out what you are happy with and what suits your baby. Infants Panadol worked for us... but I used it in moderation... only when he really needed it as some nights he would wake constantly from the pain..... It helped him sleep. Hope this helpa!

Diane - posted on 04/07/2010

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Could be teething but hard to say for sure. My daughter acted the same way around that age. Although she really wasn't fussy but drooled constantly and always wanted to be biting down on something. It last about a month then stopped. Her 1st tooth didn't come until she was 7.5 months. She is now 9 mos and has 7 teeth! She never showed signs of teething when she really was! So, I don't really think she was teething at 12 weeks but not sure what caused that!

Laura - posted on 04/07/2010

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Check to see if there is any white patches in her mouth. She could have Thrush. It's a form of yeast infection in the babies mouth. Take the infant to the doctor and let him/her take a look at it. It's curable. Nothing to worry about. A lot of babies get it if it's that.

Jennifer - posted on 04/07/2010

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My daughter went through this too. She cut her first tooth at 3 months. Her biting led me to be quit breastfeeding because she was biting so hard with just gums I was bleeding. The teething rings are all too big for this age, so that was not an option. My pediatrician did not recommend oragel because it hardens the gums and causing more pain in the long run. He also discouraged use of teething tablets because they contain something from I believe it was cocaine. The best recommendation I got was the the feeding rings. They are these netted food bags with a ringed handle. You place frozen fruit or ice in them for the kids to chew on. The pressure helps relieve pain. Plus they clean easily and are easy to hold. Keeps the baby from swallowing too much. I used these for months. By 1 my daughter was only missing her 2 year molars and by 1.5 she had those. Now her adult teeth are pushing up at last dentist visit and she was not quite 2.5. Some kids teeth earlier. Please research what you are putting in your child's mouth. Some of these all natural drugs are not better for baby or children.

Mary - posted on 04/07/2010

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Yes, it's possible your 11 week old is teething....try holding a cold peeled carrot in her mouth to "gum" on..can use baby Tynol...call your Dr.'s nurse for OK...some babies are born with teeth!

Becky - posted on 04/06/2010

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hello. What I did for my kids is: apply oragel. Not the baby one it's not strong enough to numb the pain and disconfort. Also I bought teething drops. Humphreys 3 you will find them at CVS check the baby section. And that should help let the baby drool just get a bib that is water proof and if you can get a hold of baby busquits that works too. I hope this helps.

Karin - posted on 04/06/2010

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My baby was teething that early too. Some babies are born with teeth so don't be too surprised.

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My Lillian is three months old on the tenth.She just started today with the drooling and putting her fingers in her mouth.So for me the same,,I need answer's girls,,,is she actually teeth this early..?or is it not to early.?

Chrystal - posted on 04/06/2010

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No worries,, it does sound like your 11 week old is teething,, my son started teething at a month old, and my daughter at 2.5 months old.. my son had 9 teeth before he was one,, and my daughter is now 9 months,, and has 8 teeth,, its actually great,, you can start on biscuits and things like that early,, (at least i did,,) and it makes it so easy to be able to pack a bottle and some baby cookies or bread sticks, instead of a lot of bottles,, AND if you are out and get stuck with nothing,, you dont have to worry,, get something hard and let them chew on it, and a bottle of water,, so much easier then having to worry about formula, good luck and watch the biting lol

Beverley - posted on 04/06/2010

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Quite possible that your 11 week old is teething. My daughter was 12 weeks. When I told the Dr. She said she was too young, at her next month appointment she had cut her first tooth. Now she is four and her first adult tooth is showing, however the baby tooth is still there. Some children start earlier than others...average age is 7 month. Put a wet rag in the freezer for a while and then let her suck on that, that worked for my daughter till she was old enough to use the teething toys.

Kristin - posted on 04/06/2010

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Your 11 week old could be teething, could just be a neat sensation for her. Have you asked her pediatrician? The drooling could be due to teething, but could also be because she's learning to do new things with her tongue. Sleep shifts could be doing a number on her as well. She's on the verge of being a sleeping blob to becoming a more active observer and participant in her life.



Basically, it could be a lot of things. I know, not so helpful. If you have concerns, give a call to her doctor. In the meantime, if she wants to bite on something, get her some teething toys. You really don't want her to be in the habit of using you as a teether.

Geri - posted on 04/06/2010

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May be teething but may not. My little one now 5 1/2 months was like that from about 7 weeks and I kept expecting to see teeth, from about 12 weeks she got really bad at dribbeling and chewing and got really fussy and I couldn't understand but it took me about a week or so to work out she had changed her routine and was a lot more tired and growing quickly now I put her down to sleep as soon as she gets fussy and she goes straight off and is a lot happier. Could be either but worth a try.

S - posted on 04/06/2010

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Most all babies I think start having the teeth bud move into the gums. You may not see actuall teeth right away, but here are a few sugguestions I tried with my last lil one. She had the same issues. Knukle to knaw on, Frozen Veggies chunks (i.e. broccoli trunk), Cool Rings (not frozen, just about thou), Cool damp rags, Humphrey's teething tablets (work well), there is also a liquid form.
Always check with your doctor before administering any medications, especially for the young ones.

Holly - posted on 04/06/2010

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u can give tylenol or teething tablets which just melts in the mouth, they are made by hylands!

Mileidy - posted on 04/06/2010

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My baby started teething at 8 weeks. We just bought him some teething rings, and he loved to chew on the corner of his blanket. We bought baby oragel but he never liked it to much. Putting a washcloth in the freezer helped a lot, he liked the cold in his gums.

Geralyn - posted on 04/06/2010

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You cousin Kevin had a full set of teeth when he was 12 weeks old...It just depends on the child.

Nicola - posted on 03/26/2010

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Possibly! My now 11 year old started teething at 9 weeks (she even had a tiny bit of tooth sticking up through the gum! Some babies are born with teeth, it can happen at any age although most commonly between 8 - 12 months.

Megan - posted on 03/26/2010

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Oh no. Billy is doing the same thing. Always fussy if the sucky thing isn't in his mouth. And just started all this drooling too!

Momof1 - posted on 03/26/2010

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My son started doing that around that age also. He is now 4 months, but he still doesn't have any teeth. I keep reading up on signs that he may be teething and all they say are he will be drooling and so on. And all I keep thinking is that he seriously can't drool anymore then he already is. LOL

Krystine - posted on 03/26/2010

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Sounds like it! My son is doing the same thing and he's 10 weeks! His hand has become his favorite chew toy, lol. Isn't it a bit early for all this???

Amber - posted on 04/09/2010

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Your 11 week old may be teething. However the excess drooling is cause by her saliva glands developing while her reflex to swallow the excess saliva hasn't quite developed yet. As far as the putting pressure on her gums, it may not be reliving any pain as much as it is comforting to her. She probably won't get any teeth in until 6 months or later (although it can happen). I would say it's very early stages if anything.

Amy - posted on 04/07/2010

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It is very possible your 11 week old is teething. My daughter had her first 2 or 3 teeth by 12 weeks old. She had all of her teeth by age 4...including her 6 yr molars. Needless to say, she has lost about 6 teeth now...she is only 6! Keep watching and I'll bet you will see those little gums start turning white on the tops. Good luck!

Mary - posted on 04/07/2010

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Yes, it's possible your 11 week old is teething....try holding a cold peeled carrot in her mouth to "gum" on..can use baby Tynol...call your Dr.'s nurse for OK...some babies are born with teeth!

Chrystal - posted on 04/06/2010

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No worries,, it does sound like your 11 week old is teething,, my son started teething at a month old, and my daughter at 2.5 months old.. my son had 9 teeth before he was one,, and my daughter is now 9 months,, and has 8 teeth,, its actually great,, you can start on biscuits and things like that early,, (at least i did,,) and it makes it so easy to be able to pack a bottle and some baby cookies or bread sticks, instead of a lot of bottles,, AND if you are out and get stuck with nothing,, you dont have to worry,, get something hard and let them chew on it, and a bottle of water,, so much easier then having to worry about formula, good luck and watch the biting lol

Beverley - posted on 04/06/2010

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Quite possible that your 11 week old is teething. My daughter was 12 weeks. When I told the Dr. She said she was too young, at her next month appointment she had cut her first tooth. Now she is four and her first adult tooth is showing, however the baby tooth is still there. Some children start earlier than others...average age is 7 month. Put a wet rag in the freezer for a while and then let her suck on that, that worked for my daughter till she was old enough to use the teething toys.

Kristin - posted on 04/06/2010

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Your 11 week old could be teething, could just be a neat sensation for her. Have you asked her pediatrician? The drooling could be due to teething, but could also be because she's learning to do new things with her tongue. Sleep shifts could be doing a number on her as well. She's on the verge of being a sleeping blob to becoming a more active observer and participant in her life.



Basically, it could be a lot of things. I know, not so helpful. If you have concerns, give a call to her doctor. In the meantime, if she wants to bite on something, get her some teething toys. You really don't want her to be in the habit of using you as a teether.

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