My baby is 8 months old and has no signs of teething yet, do some babies teeth later than others?

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TONYA - posted on 11/07/2009

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My son Johnathan was 11mos when he got his first tooth, I was of course concerned but when that first tooth came through. It was like 4-5 teeth at a time so some little ones are late a somethings but early at others. He was potty trained and bottle broken at 11 mos and walked fully at 12. He was a funny little thing--blonde hair blue eyes bottle broken, potty trained and walked but when he smiled-- well it made me smile too but he was my little angel.

Brandie - posted on 11/04/2009

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my mom told me that the later teeth come in the stronger they are. my lil brother is 4 years old and can bite a sucker 3 times and its gone. he didnt start getting teeth til he was like 1 or 2. they'll come in just give it time. they also have nipples for bottles that help teeth come in i believe they are at baby's r us

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Judy - posted on 11/07/2009

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My son was 16 months when he got his first tooth, then he cut five more in a 6 week period. The poor kid! He's 14 now and it took so long for his baby teeth to fall out that he ended up needing most of them extracted (they were interfering with the adult teeth trying to come in). He had the last of them taken out earlier this year.

Kim - posted on 11/07/2009

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I son didn't get his !st tooth for awhile. His dentist told me he would have stronger teeth! Children that teeth early have weaker teeth! My 2 daughters did & they both have worse teeth then he does! I was worried too but now I happy less dental expense.

Amanda - posted on 11/06/2009

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my nephew is 14 months and is just now starting to cut his first tooth! i also work with a pediatrician that when we were concerned about him, told us that he has seen up to 15 months before! not really common but does occassionally happen! but if he hasn't by then they should have some testing done! i'm sure he is fine! :)

Heather - posted on 11/06/2009

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My oldest didn't start teething until after he turned 1. My other two started teething at 4 months.

Rita Ejiogu - posted on 11/06/2009

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Yes, my first baby started teething at 10 months while the second did not show any sgn till she was 9 months old. Dont have to worry about it. Think it's normal

Linda - posted on 11/05/2009

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My two oldest children were both over nine months when they got their first tooth. I took my firstborn -my daughter to our family dentist - worried she wasn't going to get teeth - lol but the dentist assured me the later they get baby teeth the later they will lose them and get permanent teeth - thus being more mature and responsible in taking care of their permanent teeth when they get them. I have found this to be true between my three! Take heart - teeth will come :)

Tamar - posted on 11/05/2009

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Absolutely. She's probably figured out how to do all she wants without those teeth anyway. Lots of kids don't get their first teeth until after 8 months. Just in case it's coming soon, you might want to get some Baby Orajel to be prepared!

Dacia - posted on 11/05/2009

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My daughter got her 1st tooth at 13 1/2 months! 1st birthday with no teeth! Once they started they never stopped! No worries...give it time!!!!

Yasmin - posted on 11/04/2009

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Definitely - my first daughter was thirteen months before she got her first tooth. Sometimes due to nursing babies will teeth later.

Jodi - posted on 11/04/2009

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My little sister was well over a year before she cut her first tooth. She now has a mouth full full of beautiful teeth. All kids are different, they will come!

Amanda - posted on 11/04/2009

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My daughter was 18months when she got teeth she looked like a cue ball no hair or teeth lol. But they will come eventually

Patricia - posted on 11/03/2009

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Just because there are no signs does not mean the baby is not teething. My 10 yr old had no signs either, but she was teething. I think she was between 6-8 mos when I saw her first tooth.

Melanie - posted on 11/03/2009

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I believe so my daughter is 11 Months 2 Weeks she has 12 Teeth she cut her first tooth at 4 Months and my neice is 14 Months she has just cut her first tooth every baby is different

Beth - posted on 11/03/2009

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Every child is different. My daughter is almost 10 mo and only has her two bottom teeth, but my cousin's daughter who is 4 days younger than my daughter has 2 top and 2 bottom. Every child develops differently in every area. My daughter isn't crawling yet, but my cousin's daughter is. I wouldn't let it worry you. They will come. If you still have concerns, I would contact your son's doctor to ask, but I am sure it is nothing to worry about. Good luck with everything.

Heather - posted on 11/02/2009

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the longer they are, the stronger they are...fact! my daughter was 12 months and now is in her twenties with perfect teeth, never had a cavity so sit back and stock upon calpol!

Kristal - posted on 11/02/2009

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Yes. Every baby is different. Some babies are even born with teeth (ouch for those moms). I was told that the longer they wait before the teeth come in, the healthier those teeth can be. I wouldn't be too concerned at 8 months or even a year if the baby still doesn't have one.

Kimberly - posted on 11/02/2009

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My son was ten months when he got his first tooth, they say the longer they stay in the gums the stronger their teeth are so its a good thing, he was the last to loose a tooth , he was getting upset because everyone else had no front teeth, he wanted to look like them !!! LOL

Misty - posted on 11/01/2009

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Our baby is 10 months old and just cut her 1st 2 teeth. They came in within 2 days of each others. We were very excited and on the edge of our seats waiting and waiting and they never came. They will come eventually.

Melissa - posted on 11/01/2009

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oh yes....my daughter is 6 months old and already has her 2 bottom teeth. my grandmother told me that my father got his 2 TOP teeth first which is very strange. but my friend has a 7 month old with no teeth....it varies from child to child. give him/her something to gnaw on and maybe it will help in breaking the teeth through the surface

Lyn - posted on 11/01/2009

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that may still be considered normal...but make sure you discuss this with your pedia

Misty - posted on 10/31/2009

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ohh yea no one child is the same as the next my daughter had her first tooth at 1 year and now at 6 is losing them. my neice had a whole mouth by 1 so everybody is different

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