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
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.
Judy - posted on 11/07/2009
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
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
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! :)
Linda - posted on 11/05/2009
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
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!
Brandie - posted on 11/04/2009
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
Beth - posted on 11/03/2009
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.
Kristal - posted on 11/02/2009
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
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
Melissa - posted on 11/01/2009
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
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