How old are babies when they start teething?
Leah - posted on 12/20/2009
All babies are different!!! It depends...my daughter was 4.5 months when she got her first tooth....some people say that's real young...some babies don't get their first tooth till they're a year old...it all depends on each baby...they can teeth forever......
Mary Jane - posted on 12/20/2009
Well most people will say babies come out teething but it doesn't mean they will get teeth right away. Some babies are born with them (but this is rare and in most cases are pulled) while other babies do not get their first tooth until 10-12 months.
Rana - posted on 12/19/2009
Alot of Mom's think just because their baby is chewing on stuff and slobbering that means they are getting teeth.Babies just like things in their mouth which makes them slobber.Babies can get teeth as early as 2 months but it is VERY rare.
Melissa - posted on 12/18/2009
No that is right arond when my daughter started. And now she is 8 months ol & now her first 2 teeth came through a few days ago. You can give the baby the teething biskets that Gerber makes. My daughter loves them. You might want to keep alot of bibs handy for all of the grooling. My son is 20 months old & her has all of his teeth except for the last 4 moulers in the very back of his mouth.
Amber - posted on 12/18/2009
I dont think your baby is to young, I was told that my boy friends first kid came into this world with a tooth... An my first kid got hers when she was about 3months almost 4. An my second baby didn't got hers till about 5 months to 6...So I say any time but she may not get them just yet. yes she can, but it may not happen just... my second did start teething about 2 months but like i said she didn't got them till about 5 to 6 months.. I hoped this helps...
Kirsty - posted on 12/17/2009
My daughter was born with incomplete gums, then they just grew over within the first week. My daughter also drools like mad sometimes and chomps on any body part she can get a hold of. I am hoping and not hoping she gets a tooth soon. I just dont want to be bitten on the nipple!
Stephanie - posted on 12/17/2009
My son had white bumps and drooled like a leaky faucet at three months old. There were days where his chewing was so bad, I thought - any day now, we will have teeth. NOT A SINGLE TOOTH UNTIL 10 1/2 MONTHS OLD! Babes usually teethe and cut teeth anywhere between 6 and 12 months. Some as early as 3 months - some even born with a tooth - although this is very rare. She may be teething, but she most likely won't cut a tooth for awhile. Just slap on a bib, and try soothing her any way you can. Wet washcloths are great.
Kendall - posted on 12/17/2009
I could see my daughters 2 bottom front teeth for months, starting at about 4 months old, before they actually broke through when she was 8 months. then she got the top front 2 when she was 12 months. so many people have called her a late teether, im not sure. but both my husband and i started teething at 4 months so i would say it is very possible. get the razz berry teether that looks like a pacifier, my daughter loved it and she also loves to suck on a cold wet washcloth, and also invest in infant tylenol drops, if she appears to be in distress dont be afraid to follow the directions, good luck :)
Morgan - posted on 12/17/2009
How old are babies when they start teething?
My baby is 12 weeks old and has been slobbering and chewing on stuff a lot. Does this mean she is about to start teething? Isn't she too young for this?
MY BABY WAS THREE MONTHS WHEN HE GOT HIS FIRST TEETH. SO, I THINK IIT MAY BE A NOMAL THING
Callinda - posted on 12/17/2009
Babies produce a lot of saliva and are not able to swallow it all, that is why they tend to dribble a lot. She is probaby chewing on things alot because she has reached a developmental stage where she is more aware of what is around her and they use their mouth to feel and sense things.
A baby can get a tooth at any stage from birth, however it is most common for the first tooth to appear between 4-6 months.
I have read a wonderful book called Baby Love by Robin Barker and it is my parenting "bible". Basically in this she says there are a lot of myths to do with teething - like dribbling, chewing, sore bottoms, etc that really have nothing to do with getting teeth, and are in fact related to normal development and illnesses.
Did you know that several hundred years ago "teething" was often given as a cause of death on babies death certificates and at the start of the 20th century it was blamed as a cause of epilepsy! While we may now look back and say this was obviously ridiculous, in a way it is also silly to blame things like red cheeks on teething when they are more than likely to be related to the sun, wind, saliva, and cheeks constantly rubbing on clothes and sheets!
Anyway, thats my rant over for the day, LOL! Hope this helps somewhat!
Dominique - posted on 12/16/2009
she very well could be i have heard of some babies being born with teeth. Although the longer it takes for them to come in the stronger they will be....but we can't really help when they come in so....but i also had a friend who had a 3 month old and he had teeth by then.....so it is definitley a possibility. My son started to do all of that around 3 months, and at his 4 month check up the doc said he was teething, and he didn't actually cut any teeth till he was almost 7 months it can be a VERY long process, the beginning of it anyways!!!
Danielle - posted on 12/16/2009
They can teeth for a reeeeeeeeally long time before they actually cut a tooth. My son started drooling like crazy at around 2 months. He cut his first tooth at about 5 and a half months old. Then he stopped drooling for about a week, started drooling really bad again and cut his 2nd tooth at about 6 months.
Julie - posted on 12/16/2009
My daughter dose the same thing with her bottle nipples but i took her off binkie and pacifers before 4 months ..when she dose that i have to change the nipples all the time cause they end up with holds ..so i believe its all part of the learning process ...because i would give her teething rings and she don't like them her thing is the nippples ..
Lydia - posted on 12/15/2009
We could feel her teeth trying to push through the gum at about 3 months. She is turning one on Monday and still doesnt have a tooth. All babies develop in their own time...she may be early or she may just be lining them up under the gums to break out months down the track
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