How old are babies when they start teething?

Mandy - posted on 12/14/2009 ( 66 moms have responded )

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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?

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Briana - posted on 12/21/2009

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my daughter started teething at 4 months . they say it can happen early. and she got her first tooth at like 8 or 9 months

Cara - posted on 12/18/2009

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She is not to young but myne did it to and only started teething at 6 months..!

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Rodeline - posted on 12/20/2009

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some babies start as early as 3 months, but remember each child is unique and they do things at their own space.

Leah - posted on 12/20/2009

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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......

Shannon - posted on 12/20/2009

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My first baby had 2 teeth at 3 months and then 2 more at 4 months...my second baby didn't start to get teeth until she was almost 9 months old...just depends on the baby.. :)

Cara - posted on 12/20/2009

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No my little girl started teething at 6 weeks.She is 10 weeks now and her 2 bottom front teeth are almost completely out and she is drooling and chewing on her hand constantly.My doctor said some babies are born with teeth!

Mary Jane - posted on 12/20/2009

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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.

Sarah - posted on 12/20/2009

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my little boy started teething about 5months cut his first teeth at 7months

Laura - posted on 12/20/2009

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I have four month old twins and my son alreadu has two teeth but my daughter doesnt have any yet. and my frist son started getting his teeth by 4 months and had all of his teeth by 1 year!

Sara - posted on 12/19/2009

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My little girl started teething at 2 month. Doctor said babies start teething long before you see any teeth.

Bonnie - posted on 12/19/2009

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my son is 5 1/2 months and teething but i heard that babies can start as early as one month

Nicole - posted on 12/19/2009

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My baby is 11 weeks and he is doing the samething I was wondering also is he teething?

Pam - posted on 12/19/2009

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my son's first tooth cut throw the day before he was 3 months old and he was chewing on everything at 12 weeks old

Krystle - posted on 12/19/2009

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my son was 2 months. he didnt get any teeth till he was about 9mths or older but yeahh. teething tablets and teething rings helped alot

Chelsie - posted on 12/19/2009

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early...i work at a day care center and you wont believe how many of them start teething way before they hit 3 months..its crazy.

Amanda - posted on 12/19/2009

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mine was 13 months b4 she got her first now she is 18 months and has11 and never know she was cutting them but 2 times she just became very cuddly and other than that just didn't really want to eat her food

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My babies are almost ten months on one have them started cutting teeth at nine months, the other still doesn't have any yet, you can just barely see one.

JESSICA - posted on 12/19/2009

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My baby started teething at 3 months also. It comes and goes. He is now almost 6months and im pretty sure he is actually teething now.

Rana - posted on 12/19/2009

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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.

MARIA - posted on 12/18/2009

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my daughter started teethin round 2months but she still don't have any teeth showin she'll be 4months in 2weeks.

Melissa - posted on 12/18/2009

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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

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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...

Jessi - posted on 12/18/2009

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my son is almost 7 months old and has 6 teeth. he has been chewing and slobbering since he was about a month and a half old.

Roxanne - posted on 12/18/2009

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my baby has started teething since 16 weeks already...the babies of today are very advanced....

Fielea Sandy Havili - posted on 12/18/2009

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My son was born on time started teething at 2 months and 2 teeth came out at 3 months! My daughter on the other hand was 6 weeks premature and teeth late. Her first 2 came around 8 months.

Kirsty - posted on 12/17/2009

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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

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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

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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 :)

Danelle - posted on 12/17/2009

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My son started teething around 4 months...but all babies are different. I have a friend and her baby girl was born with 2 teeth. So 12 weeks is ok, not to young. Apparently it's never to young.

Leeanne - posted on 12/17/2009

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my daughter, started teething when she was 10weeks old, but no teeth appeared until she was 6months old

Yvonne - posted on 12/17/2009

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well my son was bout 3 months when he started gettin rosey cheeks and he is still chewin on his fingers. i got told it was bot another 3 months before the teeth would come thro.

Nicole - posted on 12/17/2009

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No My son started teething at 2 months he's now 7yrs old with a mouth full of teeth. he ACTUALLY had his four front teeth before he was six months.

Katy - posted on 12/17/2009

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my little man is 12 weeks old an he slobering i had a look in his mouth he got 2 teeth just about through!!!!!! i thought it was young i dont remember my 2 other girls havin them this young x

Morgan - posted on 12/17/2009

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Quoting Mandy:

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



 

Keshia - posted on 12/17/2009

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my doctor said thy can start teething about 2 months that the teeth can come up not all the way threw but up and then go back down

Callinda - posted on 12/17/2009

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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!

Kara - posted on 12/17/2009

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wow some babies are born with teeth but honesty they can start anytime most between 2 and 6 months

Jessica - posted on 12/16/2009

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my eldest daughter started teething at 4mnths and my youngest daughter started teething at 6mnth so it all depends on your child

Jessica - posted on 12/16/2009

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Every child gets teeth at different ages. Some babies can even be born with teeth.

Jessie - posted on 12/16/2009

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my daughter started showing the signs of teething at a month but didnt get her teeth in until 4 months

Dominique - posted on 12/16/2009

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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!!!

Samantha - posted on 12/16/2009

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Teething is all a hereditary thing. It all depends on when the parents got their teeth. My daughter recieved her first two teeth at the age of 3 months. She in working on tooth # 7&8 and is only 9.5 months old.

Danielle - posted on 12/16/2009

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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.

Sharalyn - posted on 12/16/2009

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Yep she's teething. Ever baby is different. Some start right away others don't.

Julie - posted on 12/16/2009

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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

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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

Laura - posted on 12/15/2009

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Try to avoid using tylenol, you can get teething tablets at wal-mart or most drug stores. They are homepathic and you don't have to wait between doses like you do with tylenol they were a god send with my youngest. Teething can go on for months with out a tooth.

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