is 4 months too early for teething?
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Amanda - posted on 08/11/2009
4 months is definitely not too early for teething. My 4 month old is teething for the past week. Getting better today though it seems. (I hope) Signs of teething:
- chewing on objects or hands
- waking at night
Baby may not actually "break" a tooth through...but it's just growing and causing some pain...My daughter had the same thing...but an actual tooth didn't show until 6 months.
I use 100% natural teething tablets they work great. You can get them at drugstore. The company that makes them is called Highland's. They also have natural tables for colic, and teething gel, etc...
Ashley - posted on 08/02/2009
my daughter started teething at around three months, but didnt get her first tooth until she was six months.
constant chewing of hands and dribbling, with swollen gums too.
i did find that the aston and parsons powders really helped (even for adults too)
Rebekah - posted on 08/09/2009
You may be surprised to hear this, but it is NEVER too early for teething. Some babies are even BORN with teeth! I had moms tell me that their children started teething at 10 weeks! My son, however, didn't start teething til 9 months! And I've heard some kids wait until their 12 months to sprout teeth! It is crazy how all of our bodies work VERY differently. Your baby may very well be teething! Keep an eye on his/her gums and if you start seeing white buds, you'll know. But beware, there are sometimes calcium deposits that can masquerade as teeth, but will go away just as quickly as they came.
Stephanie - posted on 08/09/2009
nope it not to early, my son had his bottom two teeth by the time he was 4 months old . He did drool alot, was more fussy at nights and crewed anything he could get into his mouth. Also the night before his teeth broke through he would have real rosey cheeks.
Tamara - posted on 08/09/2009
i havent read what everyone else has wrote but...my son is three months this week.. and he has had the symptoms of teething, i asked my baby nurse and she said that it may just be tooth buds but children develop at different ages. so yes i really think they can teethe that early.
Malinda - posted on 08/08/2009
4 months is actually not too early, you might not actually see any teeth for while after that but it can start as early as 4-5 months. You'll notice drooling and them knawing on things more than usual, and start being a little crankier... I gave my girls unopened freeze pops and let them suck and chew on those, or baby oral gel when you see the gums actually swelling up.
Maxine - posted on 08/08/2009
No not too early my little one statrd teething at 10 weeks we asked our health adviser if all was fine she said yes they will come when they're ready so although i can feel 2 teeth now at 3 months and she is dribbling a lot and sucking her hands like crazy it could be a while untill they come.
Is this site mainly American?
Tracy-Anne - posted on 08/08/2009
My daughter was born with two teeth. We went to the dentist shortly after she was born and he said that they were her baby teeth and sometimes children just get them early and that it was nothing to worry about. He also said that some babies are born with full sets of teeth, I feel sorry for the breast-feeding mother of those kids!!!
Tracy - posted on 08/07/2009
My son had his 1st 2 teeth at 4 months, the only thing i can say is he inherited soft tooth enamel from his father so we have had many a dentist visit! But no it's perfectly normal all children hit milestones at different times, i know some children who didnt have teeth until after their first bday!
My first child (who is almost 4 now), didn't cut his 1st tooth until after his 1st birthday. My youndest son (who is almost 2 now), cut his 6th tooth just after he turned 5 months!! So, no, 4 months is not too early!! Good luck though! It's rough for you and the baby!
Danielle - posted on 08/07/2009
My firstborn had all four front teeth at five months- and I've heard of some babies getting them right away. There has even been a case where a baby was BORN with teeth! So I don't think it's ever too early. Just read the signs of your own child and be ready for it whenever it happens! :)
E. Shavonne - posted on 08/07/2009
from our experience, i say NO its not too early! my first child started teething at 4 months, cut his first tooth just 2 days shy of 5 1/2 months, and his second tooth right at 5 1/2 months! also, our second child is just 4 1/2 months and he has started as well. at his 4 month check up we talked to his pediatrician and she afreed that it could very well be teething...my advice is Humphrey's teething pellets!!! they are 100% natural and work wonders :)
Bethany - posted on 08/06/2009
My daughter is just over 3 months and she's been "teething" since about 5 weeks!! she doesn't have any teeth yet but they're going to vome anytime now. There is no set time for choldren to teeth. after all some babies are born with teeth. It's hard to say when and where they should be dong or growing because every chold is different. I wouldn't be concerned, but if you need to ease your mind about it, I would take you child to a pediatrician just to make sure! it can't hurt any to get a professionals opinion
Ellie - posted on 08/06/2009
No, 4 months old is not too early for teething... they all get their teeth at different times and I've read that it actually has to do with how old the childs parents were when they began teething.... it runs in the family I guess is what I'm trying to say. My son got his first teeth early too.
Stephanie - posted on 08/06/2009
I'm a dental hygienist and 4 months is not really that early at all. Actually my first son had a tooth by 4 months and the youngest by 6 months. Every child is different. The important thing is make sure as soon as you see a tooth, start brushing it, even if it's just with a finger brush. You don't need tooth paste or anything. And usually if children get their teeth in early or late, that correspondes to when they will lose their teeth. If they are earlier, like 3-4 months then they will lose their first tooth earlier (5 years old), etc.
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