Is it normal for a 3 month old baby to teeth?

Shariann - posted on 05/04/2009 ( 102 moms have responded )

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I think my baby is teething. Her bottom gum has a little white spot that looks like a tooth starting to poke out.

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Brittany - posted on 05/10/2009

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It's really normal to get teeth that early, My girlfriends daughter is going thru it right now and shes will be 3 months on the 11th. dont worrie about it just let him suck on your finger and rub his gums, It makes it feel so much better. Hope i could help and everything goes well. Britt

Robin - posted on 05/10/2009

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my daughter was actually born with a tooth, its rare, but the doctor told me it happens sometimes, and sometimes they go back up into the gum again.

Marie - posted on 05/10/2009

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they start teething about 2 months before they get teeth...an they can get teeth at any time...so if they are 'slobbery' an pullin on their ears...an biting...but have no major fever or throwing up...they might be teething... (they usually get the front two bottom teeth first...then either the top two middle teeth...or the two teeth just outside the middle two on the top...) if you press the gums down ...by rubbing them...with or without a little ambisol(sp)... it helps the teeth 'break through' so they dont fuss so long........... good luck.....

Karina - posted on 05/09/2009

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My lil boy got his 1st right on 4 months and 2 days later he got another one and he got his bottom ones first and he teethed like hell from about 2 1/2 months so she could be teething i also had a friend have her girl get teeth at 4 months. But my lil one hasnt got any more teeth since than and his is now 7 1/2 months but his teething and i can see them trying to come thru

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Maria - posted on 08/29/2012

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Hello! To answer you question I will talk from experience with my current 18 month old. She also teethed early. At 3 months old she had her first teeth and I cannot express enough how important it is to brush and make sure she/he does not fall asleep with the bottle or breast milk. My baby's teeth were prone to cavities due to her early teeth development and we are currently suffering the consequences. We cleaned her teeth since they came in, but when I returned to work her teeth were still growing and I skipped her morning routine because she was sleep when she was dropped off at the daycare. To make matters worse, she fell and chipped her front teeth when she was 1 year and since, those teeth started to decay fast (specially the back part of the teeth). We had started talking to the dentist early, so when we took her to the dentist for an update on her chipped teeth the x-ray showed cavities growing. All I can tell you now is to please try your best to take care of the baby teeth. I don't want any parent/baby to go through the same troubles my baby is.

Brooke - posted on 05/10/2009

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my baby is almost 4 monthes and slobber and sucking on fingers sooo i think they are teething at different times... i got lil teethers its 100 percent natural...awesome stuff....

Sheila - posted on 05/10/2009

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yes it is normal for a 3 month to start teething my 2 was eating by 3 mouths

Jennifer - posted on 05/10/2009

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My daughter got her first tooth popping through at 4 months, so I think its probably normal. Look for drooling, discomfort, even a fever, diaper rash or ear ache might indicate teething (my doctor said). My daughter is now 16 months and she has almost all of her teeth, so I think it just depends on the baby.

Sonia - posted on 05/10/2009

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Yes baby's can start teething at any age. Some start earlier than others. My son started teething at 3 months. Sometimes, they can come up and disappear quite a few times before one actually comes through. One of my sons teeth started doing that at 3 months, and then at about 4 months, got 6 through in a two week period. He then didn't get anymore for a couple of months, and has now just got his 7th tooth through.



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Elizabeth - posted on 05/10/2009

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yes it is normal, my baby girl just started teething last week and shes only 3 months shes got 2 coming on the top and 2 on the bottom

Bekkie - posted on 05/10/2009

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my daughtr ad 2 teeth thou at 10weeks she showed no signs of teething jus notice 1 day she had 2 teeth throu so owt possible

Sara - posted on 05/10/2009

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my baby started to have signs of teething at 3 months i.e dribbling, red cheeks, dodgy nappies etc but she has only just cut her first tooth at 6.5 months. every child is different.

Alisha - posted on 05/10/2009

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This is completely normal, my son was teething by 3 months and by 4 months he had his two bottom teeth! He is now almost 7 months and is getting more teeth on the top. The first time the baby teethes it can last for up to 8 weeks so you and your baby may have to suffer with the discomfort for a while but after the first tooth the teething process goes by faster! We used Ora-jel and Infant Tylenol daily for our little one while he was teething and it helped with his symptoms a lot, make sure to ask your pediatrician first about using the Tylenol though! Good luck to you both.

Allison - posted on 05/10/2009

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My eldest son (now 5 years old) cut his first tooth at 9 DAYS old and his second at 11 DAYS old...so while there are guide lines for when babies should do certain things, always remember every child is different :)

Felicia - posted on 05/09/2009

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It is very normal to get teeth early. My son got his first top 2 fully in at the age of 4 months

Crystal - posted on 05/09/2009

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My cousin's kid was born with 2 teeth. Baby's teeth pop up and down for a while. Getting them at 3 ms is ok.

Amanda - posted on 05/09/2009

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chloe started teething at 12 weeks, but the gums were red and inflamed, not white. she also had issues with getting the first 4 through, we could feel and clearly see them, then next day the gums had healed around them again, was 7 months by the time they were through and stayed through, mand x

Liz - posted on 05/09/2009

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I've heard of babies born with teeth-it may not be usual but it happens-but I would also rule out thrush first

Theresa - posted on 05/09/2009

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hiya I'm Theresa, It's normal Rhys teethed at 3 month got his first tooth cutting at 4 month. He's now 8 month with 6 teeth.

Kelsey - posted on 05/09/2009

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Its very normal. My daughter started teething at 2 months, then got her 2 bottom teeth when she was 4 months old. now she has 8 going to be 9 teeth pretty soon and shes going to be a year old in a couple of days. They can start teething whenever but the teeth will appear and then just vanish and then soon they will pop threw. what you can do to help them come in is have your baby chew on a cold wash rag. If you have any rhubarb or if you can get any.. you can take the rhubarb juice and rub it on the gums if they're irratated that helps too.. I heard that if you do that its just like giving them rum..and it brings down the irratation level.

Amber - posted on 05/09/2009

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Quite possible. My little girl has two teeth and she is not yet five months. Some babies are even born with teeth - wild, eh?

Cathy - posted on 05/09/2009

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i thought the same thing when my little one was that age.it can be possible, but don't get to excited cause it may be nothing,take her to a doctor and see what is said.i did and they told me my baby had thrush.if your baby is drooling alot and biting on things it is a sighn of teething.i was told for comfort you can give them baby tylonal. i hope i have helped

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my nephew james was born with his two bottom teeth they took them out a hour later because they would get in way of his baby teeth as he grew older it upset his mam but wen explained she was ok with it

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my granson got all his teeth now 13months had his 1st 2 at 3months they did not bother him much but god they hurt wen he bites his dad lol

Renee - posted on 05/09/2009

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ABSOLUTELY, MY OLDEST SON GOT HIS 1ST TOOTH IN AT 4 MONTHS AND 2ND ONE IN 2 WEEKS LATER.

Renee - posted on 05/09/2009

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yep, actually some babies are actually born with a tooth.. and right now. my 3 month old is also teething.. so good luck and have fun :)

Sarah - posted on 05/09/2009

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Hi , my son was born with a tooth....we were the talk of the delivery room!! My eldest daughter got her first tooth at 12 months and my second daughter got hers at 4 months. No real rhyme or reason to it :)

Tenniel - posted on 05/08/2009

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yeah, that's possible. my boy has the same thing and i cut my first tooth when I was two months. The tooth might not pop through though. If she gets fussy and drools a lot then maybe, but it might just stay in there peeking out at you.

Amanda - posted on 05/08/2009

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Well in all actuality there are the very rare cases when a child is born with a tooth or teeth. Scary but true LOL

Marcele - posted on 05/08/2009

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my mom told me that my oldest brother was born with a tooth...so.it is possible

Carrie - posted on 05/08/2009

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It could be thrush but both of my children were teething at 3mo and they had all there teeth including their 2 year molars right after turning one, my daughter had 10 teeth before her first birthday!

Jill - posted on 05/08/2009

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I have a 4 month old son who started teething about a week or so ago...I thought it was strange, it seemed so early...then I felt really stupid when I thought about, my oldest son was born with a tooth! It's apparently NEVER too early! LOL

Shannon - posted on 05/08/2009

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yes it's normal....some babies are born with teeth-hard to believe i know...i know a few people that had babies born with them...my daughter started teethin at 3 weeks old...teeth didn't come thru till she was about 5months old....my son just turned 4months and is startin to teeth....he has his top front 2 comin in and his bottom front 2 comin in...so any day they will be comin all the way in....

Carrie - posted on 05/08/2009

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My baby boy was just under 4 months and had 2 top and 2 bottom teeth. I would take a piece of guaze and wipe them after each bottle.

Serena - posted on 05/08/2009

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i had a friend who's baby was born with teeth and they had to remove them but children delelop at different rates so it is possible that your daughter is teething

Nikki - posted on 05/08/2009

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My aunts 2nd child was born with a tooth.Every child is different my 3 were all different,they loved teething rings to keep their gums cool.

Jana - posted on 05/08/2009

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Oh yeah! My baby started teething around 3 months,,,they were floaters..the actual tooth broke through at 5 months...now, he almost 11 months old and has 4 up top and 3 on the bottom.

Katrina - posted on 05/08/2009

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My 3 oldest got their four front teeth at 4 months, so they started teething around 3 months. So it is possible. Now my youngest on the other hand is 9 months and still has no teeth.

KAREN - posted on 05/08/2009

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Hi Shariann,

My husband was 4months old when he got his first tooth. My baby now 5 months old and also started teething. Her gums itches alot and she gets really frustrated.

Courtney - posted on 05/08/2009

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My daughter started drooling uncontrollably @ 2 months & had 2 teeth by 4 months. The best way to tell is if they are drooling ALOT, & not sleeping good. The average age is 6 months, but all babies are different!

Laura - posted on 05/07/2009

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they can start early...I had one w/ teeth at 4 mos and the 2nd one at 7 mos....it probably isn't a tooth yet....if gums are red and swollen--tugging at ears drooling incessentaly....

Toni - posted on 05/07/2009

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Get teeth early is not a problem- my granddaughter was 12 hours old when her first tw bottom teeth came through. See was born with hers- they were two whit marks on her gum at birth. Main thing is that is she drooling a lot and her mouth will be sore to touch. Hope this helps

Sara - posted on 05/07/2009

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Yep, it's normal.. To find out you just need to rub your finger over it.. if it's sharp and pointy and such there is no reason to believe it's not a tooth popping out.

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