how young can babies start teething?

Danielle - posted on 08/17/2009 ( 68 moms have responded )

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wot are the signs? my baby has had a mild fever and his gums seem to have white spottings in the gum, and trying to chew on my shoulders and dribbling.

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Cathleen - posted on 08/23/2009

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my baby was born with a tooth :) then it fell out when she was 7 weeks old and then she started to teeth again at about 12 weeks and had two teeth by 16 weeks.

Anne - posted on 08/24/2009

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my son started teething at 3 mo. nobody believed me when i told them he was teething they said it was to early, but sure enough, by the time he was 6 mo he had 8 teeth!
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Melissa - posted on 08/23/2009

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Well, I went through dental assisting school before I decided to go for Early Education. Babies can teeth anytime. If you remember when you were pregnant that at 6 or 8 months along the buds of the teeth start developing, so really it just depends on how long it takes them to fully develop the teeth and get them out. Some signs are mild fever (less than 101), irritability, sometimes has more BM's than usual, chews very hard on things, and may get an ear infection or two. I found when my child was teething that by giving him a dosage of motrin really helped, as well as a wash clothe that was wet and thrown in the freezer for 5 min for him to chew on. Good Luck!

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Lucy - posted on 08/25/2009

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yes there the signs of your bubba teething my boy started at 5 months now hes 8 months and still no teeth.. its hard cause hes always having days with teething and some with none .. he also gets fever and dribbling and chewin any thing and everything.. how old is your baby ?

Just for some tips Change babys bips when wet so baby doesnt get dripple rash my baby had baby dripple rash ! which could turn to Ezcema

Put a tea spoon a Metal one in the Fridge for for baby to chew its nice and cool for there gums

Of course Rusts and Lots of Chewing Toys and teething jell helps but it taste Eww lol :)

good luck :)

MANDY - posted on 08/24/2009

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SOME BABIES R BORN WITH TEETH, MY 1ST SON CUT HIS TEETH AT 2 1/2 MONTHS. BY 4 MONTHS HE HAD ALL 4 FRONT TEETH.

Lauren - posted on 08/23/2009

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:( Sounds like teething to me!!! My little boy starting teething at 9 weeks...starting viscously biting at fingers and hands to releive the pressure...He had two full teeth by 12 weeks haha and his 3rd is just braking through...each bub is different, baby nuerofen is heaps better than Panadol in my opinion and Bonjela is great too, also rubbing them raelly fast (gums) seems to help releive pressure and help cut through... Good luck!

Megan - posted on 08/23/2009

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sounds like teething, my son started between 2 and 3 months. he would have good days and bad, and guess what still no teeth. Hes gotten the fever, diarrhea and sore gums

Courtney - posted on 08/22/2009

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my son started teething at 2 months.. and still has not broke a tooth yet.. but my doctor says its all on the baby

Jessika - posted on 08/22/2009

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anytime! they wont most probably cut till 5-6 months or later but that doesnt mean that the baby isnt in any discomfort. She's probably teething already; signs with my little boy was alot of irritabilty, pitting his fist in his mouth, grabbing his mouth... chewing on everything..:)

Jessica - posted on 08/22/2009

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My son got his 2 bottom teeth at 4 months and the 4 more teeth at 7 months. His doctor said that they actually are teething from birth? What worked well for us was the infant tooth brushes(the ones you put over your finger). I would massage his gums with that.

Ashley - posted on 08/22/2009

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Sometimes if u put ur fingure in his mouth and feel something sharp or maybe pokie, sounds like he's teething. Him running a fever and chew while dribbling are signs of teething, those white spots are most likely his teeth tring to break through the gums. Nows the times to get lots of Orajel and Infant Tylenol. Some babys are even born with a tooth or 2.

Michelle - posted on 08/22/2009

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My son did not have any of the drooling, but before he was 4 months old, he had his first 2 teeth!

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actually 4 to 6 months is the start of teething in infants. signs are mild fever, swollen gums, chewing on things/hands, saliva is abundant. you should buy a teether for her to practice chewing. you can also give her Cerelac or Gerber but make sure to feed her only 1 flavor per day so that you will know if your baby has an allergy to that kind of food.

Jenn - posted on 08/21/2009

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also for soe reason my son FREAKED OUT AND HATED orajel!! So u have to try different things cuz what works wonders for one baby may do nothing for the next:)

Jenn - posted on 08/21/2009

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It can start virtually anytime and can take quite a while before you actually see the tooth starting to come out...Your baby is most definitly prolly tetthing...my son loved when i wet a baby facecloth, rolled it up and put it in the freezer till it was nice and cold but not frozen solid...loved chewing on them and it really helped...i tried that cuz he was to small t hold the teething toys, etc right and didnt really like them..But there are babies born with teeth so it can start anytime...Good luck

RACHEL - posted on 08/21/2009

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MY YOUNGESTEST DAUGHTER HAD HER 2 BOTTOM FRONT TEETH BEFORE SHE WAS 4 AND A HALF MONTHS WHERE AS MY OLDEST DAUGHTER DIDN'T GET HER FIRST ONE UNTIL SHE WAS 8 AND A HALF MONTHS. IT SOUNDS AS IF URE LITTLE BOY IS TEETHING AS HE HAS THE SYMPTOMS, TRY RUBBING URE NAIL GENTLY A CROSS HIS GUM IF HE HAS GOT A TOOTH COMING THROUGH YOU WILL BE ABLE TO FEEL IT . GOOD LOOK AS MY YOUNGEST SCREAMED WHEN SHE TEETHED X

Steph - posted on 08/21/2009

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My daughter got her first two around 3-4 months. The doctor told me it usually goes off of when the parents got their teeth.

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Sounds like teething to me. Just as other moms will suggest, tylenol and origel. My first daughter had her first tooth popping up at around 2mths.

Anna - posted on 08/20/2009

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Quoting Becki:

Babies can be born with teeth so when they start can be anytime. Drooling, fever under 100, chewing on stuff, diareah, stuffy noses and stuff like that are all side effects of teething. Thier gums will be a little swollen and you will be able to feel the difference if you cant see it. Cool things for them to chew on is best



my friend was born with five. bugger that! hope she was bottle fed!

Amy - posted on 08/20/2009

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MY FIRST GOT HIS AT 4 MONTHZ AN MY SECOND GOT HIS AT 8 MONTHZ,EVERY 1 IS DEFFERENT,SO THEY CAN GET EM ANY TIME.... =)

Danielle - posted on 08/20/2009

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Both of my sons got their first teeth before they were 2 months old. Anyone that says that a baby is too young to get teeth at that age is either ignorant of the truth or a liar. They can appear at any age. Oh, by the way, most babies that are born with teeth lose them soon thereafter and get their baby teeth in whenever they show up.

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my son got two teeth through at 2 months old and by 10 months he had all his teeth in. my two girls have taken forever to get in their baby teeth.

Tammie - posted on 08/20/2009

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My son started teething at 2 months. He was drooling a lot and wanting to gnaw on everything including my fingers and anything else he came in contact with . His gums were sore and tender. He cut is 1st tooth just before he turned 4 months.

Bethany - posted on 08/20/2009

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My son was teething at 2 months old, so don't let someone tell you that a 3 month old can't teethe. His first tooth didn't erup until 4 months, but those 2 months of teething killed all of us. I found he liked sucking and chewing on a bink put in the freezer, and a cold wet washcloth...oragel and tylenol are also great when they need serious relief, like for night time.

Kelly - posted on 08/20/2009

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My daughter was teething at 3 mos. old. I think thier teeth are in their gums in the womb. Hope that helps.

Chrissy - posted on 08/20/2009

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hey there, sounds like your baby is teething, they can do it for ages before their teeth actually rupture the gums. And some babies are born with teeth, i dont think its very common but it does happen, if your baby is having any pain I suggest aston and parsons powders, they are magic. have fun! x

Renae - posted on 08/20/2009

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my son started with these symptoms at 3 1/2 months but didn't get his bottom 2 teeth til he was 5 1/2 months. you will see the teeth in his gums before they come through. i noticed zacks about a week before they came through. just give him teething rings and panadol if he is old enough and they will come through before you know it.

Katracia - posted on 08/19/2009

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I say do like me mine was only 4days old having to take meds for reflux. But he wants you to let the pacifiers or nipples rub on his gum due to he's teething and just turned 4weeks old on wednesday. Trying to crawl holding his bottle, and sitting up. so be careful he might be a child that's going to grow fast so take plenty of photos while you can.

Katracia - posted on 08/19/2009

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Be patient and know that your baby is teething. They thought mine was born with a tooth, but he wasn't and he has started teething. he want be a month old til saturday, the 22nd of august.

Beth - posted on 08/19/2009

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Sounds like teeth! My baby was 3 1/2 months and the dr didn't believe she was teething--three days later, she had four teeth!

Shannon - posted on 08/19/2009

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my 1st child had teeth at 2 months my last one didn't get any until 13 months

Alicia - posted on 08/19/2009

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yea my daughter is 3 1/2 months old and she has been teething for two weeks!!! believe me your in for a long road ..another sign i when their poo is runny then comes a diaper rash ...call your doctor bc even though the orajel is for babies 4 months and older your doc will let you use it on the younger babies ..good luck

Sara - posted on 08/19/2009

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Some babies are born with teeth. :) It varies. But the average is... I think it's 6 months to two years for the first tooth.

Paige - posted on 08/19/2009

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No matter what anyone says, babies are all different and can start teething, crawling walking at anytime they wont. The time frames they give you are just a guideline. My daughter started dribbling continously, and noring on anything and everything she could possibly get into her mouth at around 2months, she is 6months now and has two bottom teeth and the top to are starting to come through noe. So i would say that your daughter is definetly starting to teeth, it takes some time though. Everyone told me i was being rediculous when i was in the same position as you. But :P

Kirsty - posted on 08/19/2009

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my first son had his first tooth at 3wks, which then fell out and at 2mths he had a new front tooth in its place plus one! with a full set by 9mths. good luck.

April - posted on 08/19/2009

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My son had 2 teeth by the time he was 2 months old. He had a whole mouthful of teeth by the time he was 18months old. Every baby is different. I know my cousin's boy just turned one and just got his first two in.

Nikki - posted on 08/19/2009

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sounds like teething to me. They also drool tons! it can take awhile though. My daughter started teething at about 3 months or so...and then they showed up at 6 months. She's now got 2 bottom front teeth and working on her fangs on the top (she's now about 7 1/2 months old)...it's just fun, sorry!

Amanda - posted on 08/19/2009

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there really isnt an age limit when they start teething. ur baby is most likely teething u could try tylenol oragel and teethin tablets cause itll prolly be awhile b4 it actually comes in

Salena - posted on 08/19/2009

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yes it sounds like you baby is teething.. the things that worked for my son is tylenol and teething tablets.. sometimes the orajel burns there gums..

Shauna - posted on 08/18/2009

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They start teething at about 2 months, or thats when theyre teeth start moving around. It can take anywhere from 1-12 months for any teeth to show up, even while they are having signs of teething. My son was "teething" at 2 months and didn't get his first tooth til he was 7 months, now hes a yr and has 6 teeth, he got 4 at once:[ it was awful!- but some signs are swollen gums, drooling, cranky, feverish, loss of appetite, loose stool.. diarrhea, you may be able to feel the tooth before you actually see it, and the white that your mentioning also

Amanda - posted on 08/18/2009

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my son start around two months but did not get his teeth until about 6 months he aways had his hands in his month and i have a necklet for him made of baltic amber it really help with the pain and the drooling i likw it because i dont have to give him anything and it is nice like on him

Tennille - posted on 08/18/2009

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I have been told that babies can be born with teeth. They usually will get them removed tho. My daughter is going thru the same thing. I use Infant Motron it seems to help with the fever aspect but makes her sleep a little more. I also have been told that the more you rub their gums it helps break thru the skin and the teeth will come in that much faster kinda like how brushing their hair makes it grow faster. You may want to talk to your Dr. about Orajel or a numbing ointment i have been told that they are not good but i guess it is your own discretion as long as you dont over do it.. Hope this helps

Nicole - posted on 08/18/2009

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Well your little guy is definitely teething, I am going through that right now with my 4 month old son. Dont listen to any1 when they tell you hes too young thats what the DR told me when I said my daughter was teething & she was 3 months old he told me i didnt no what i was talking about and then at her 4 month visit he felt STUPID cuz she had 4 teeth. Good luck with the teething I know its not much fun!

Becky - posted on 08/18/2009

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The whole process starts pretty much straight away the teeth start moving up the gums which often explains why children can get teeth very young. Also the signs start early and it can feel like ages for a tooth to appear!

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