is 4 months too early for teething?

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Katie - posted on 08/11/2009

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my son cut his 2 bottom teeth at 3 months and now 4 months is getting his top 2

so no not to early my friends baby was born with teeth

Amanda - posted on 08/11/2009

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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:

- drooling

- chewing on objects or hands

- fever

- diarrhea

- fussiness

- 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

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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)

good luck

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Sarah - posted on 08/11/2009

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My son started showing signs of teething at around 4 months but didn't get teeth till 7 months. Every kid is differnt and they say teething can start at 3 months.

Rachel - posted on 08/11/2009

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no it's not, my son got his top 2 and bottom 2 at four months, full set of teeth by the time he was 10 months, every child develops in their own time.

Misty - posted on 08/11/2009

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No, actually it is not, my niece started teething around 6 wks old and my friends son was actually born with a tooth. My kids were around 4-5 months when they were teething

Bridget - posted on 08/11/2009

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I do not think it is. 2 of my children started teething at 2 months and the doctor said it was ok. The only thing is the earlier they get their teeth the weeker the enamel is.

Kelli - posted on 08/11/2009

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No, my daughter started teething at 2 months, she just got that first tooth on July 26. She now 6 months old working on more teeth. Some babies are born with a full set of teeth.

Jaimie - posted on 08/11/2009

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No its not too early very baby is different. My second son teethed at the same age. some kids are faster then others

Sarah - posted on 08/09/2009

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no every child varies its not all basic text book stuff brining up children my son is 8 months old and has 8 teeth now his first one came trough at 17 weeks second at 18 weeks etc

Andrea - posted on 08/09/2009

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No way. My first son got his first two bottom teeth at 4 months. My second son was like 10 months though. everyone is different. I knew a girl who was born with teeth.

Rebekah - posted on 08/09/2009

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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.

Tiffany - posted on 08/09/2009

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No, it is not. My youngest son had two teeth at four months :) I have heard things like "its best if they dont get teeth before 7 months" Not sure tha its true but, all of my kids had them long before that so good luck :)

Tammi - posted on 08/09/2009

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My son got his first two teeth at 5 months so he started teething at around 3 months

Lisa - posted on 08/09/2009

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I wanted to know that too! My son has been acting like he's beginning to cut a tooth. He has been trying to chew on everything.

Stephanie - posted on 08/09/2009

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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

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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.

Tiffany - posted on 08/08/2009

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No, my baby started teething at 4 months and has 2 fully grown teeth at the bottom. She's 5 months now. My oldest teethed at 5 months. All babies are different.

Tiffany - posted on 08/08/2009

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No, my baby started teething at 4 months and has 2 fully grown teeth at the bottom. She's 5 months now. My oldest teethed at 5 months. All babies are different.

Crystal - posted on 08/08/2009

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4 months is not to early to start teehting it could be that the teeth are trying to press upwards and his gums are aching. my daugther started at 2 to 3 months its the teeth trying to come up thru the gums.

Malinda - posted on 08/08/2009

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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.

Andrea - posted on 08/08/2009

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not at all... kids can be born with teeth and my twins both started teething at 3 months..

Aungeltaie - posted on 08/08/2009

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I don't think so. My son started teething early. He got his first tooth when he was 6 months. He is 7 months now and has 2 teeth at the bottom. Some kids start teething really eary!!

Crystal - posted on 08/08/2009

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not at all, my daughter started teething at 2months...just means your child was a healthy baby!

Maxine - posted on 08/08/2009

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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

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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!!!

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it's all normal!! the actual process can carry on forever before they cut through - however my 4 year old cut his first tooth at 11 weeks. i put him on the bottle.lol

Shelly - posted on 08/08/2009

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Quoting Amy:

he is drooling ALOT! and chewing his hands, he has a litle white spot on his gum... he's my third, so i know whats coming!



Thank you! you've confirmed what I thought was happening :D

Christa - posted on 08/07/2009

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no, my nephew is 4 mons. and he is teething like crazy. Also, there is a rare phenomenon called natal teeth (babies born with teeth). The human body is a weird thing!

Kristy - posted on 08/07/2009

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Definetly not at least in my case my 1st son started teething at 3 months and had 2 teeth at 4 months and a full mouth of teeth by one. Every kids goes at their own speed Hope I helped!

Tracy - posted on 08/07/2009

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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!

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My mom said I had 2 teeth @ 2months old && my daughter has been cutting teeth since 2months. You can see/feel them, but they haven't broke thru her gums yet.

Jennufer - posted on 08/07/2009

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my daughter started teething at 4 month but th teeth didnt break through til she was 8 months

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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!

Athena - posted on 08/07/2009

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My son actually had his first tooth at 3 months so I think its possible :-) Good luck.

Antoinette - posted on 08/07/2009

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Not at all, every child develops at their own pace. Some are even born with teeth out already. and some dont teeth till 10 months or so.

Danielle - posted on 08/07/2009

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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

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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 :)

Shona - posted on 08/07/2009

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no my son teethed at 3 months some babies are born with teeth usually its starts between 4 a nd 6 months

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I am happy that you got 4 months without it, we made it to about 7 weeks and my oldest started. Just freeze a washrag and let them chew, seems to help a lot!

Bethany - posted on 08/06/2009

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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

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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

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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.

Natasha - posted on 08/06/2009

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My son had his first 2 teeth when he was 3 months so it is not unusal it just depends on the kid because my daughter didnt teeth till much later.

Nyoka - posted on 08/06/2009

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my son is 4 1/2 months old and is starting to go through teething.. every child is different and will go through milestones at different ages and when they are ready!

Michelle - posted on 08/06/2009

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every child is different, my daughter didnt get any teeth till 11 months but my friends baby got her 1st tooth at 9 weeks!!!!

Kimberly - posted on 08/06/2009

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no my son got his first two teeth at five months and now he is nine months old and he has six that is almost two teeth a month but he started to be miserable at four months right before they came in in the fifth month

Toshia - posted on 08/06/2009

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my son started teething about that time and has almost all of his teeth at 1.5 yrs. There are kids in his daycare class that doesn't have half of what he does.

Brenda - posted on 08/06/2009

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Nope. Some are born with teeth. My little man is not quite 3 months nd is cutting his first now. Just peeking through the gum. It can happen an does. My first was like 7 months before his first one.

Tamika - posted on 08/06/2009

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Nope, both of my boys did. Every kid is different, but Pamela Noble is right, genetics has a lot to do with it.

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