How do you know if your baby is teething?

Trista - posted on 11/07/2009 ( 193 moms have responded )

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My baby girl is three months old. I think she may be teething, she is always drooling. Is she too young to be teething? How do I know if my baby is teething?

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No it's not to young. My daughter cut her first two teeth (on the bottom) @ 3 months old and 6 more @ 6 months!! Basically, she had all her teeth before her first birthday!

Christine - posted on 11/14/2009

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My daughter got her first 2 teeth at 3 months and my 3 month old is getting his first tooth, It hasn't broken skin yet, but it is there. So I would say not too young.

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Izabela - posted on 01/18/2012

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I think it's pretty normal!!! sometimes they start drooling a few months before the first tooth shows... my daughter started drooling a lot around 3 1/2 mo and the first teeth wich was 2 to show up at the same time apeared when she was 5 1/2 mo... Now everytime she is teehing i know for sure because she get soooo irritated like almost impossible to handle rs...

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Jean - posted on 11/21/2009

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it depends on the child. Dont base your child on someone elses. My cousin was born with a tooth another cousin was teething at 2 months. You know your child best.

Crystal - posted on 11/20/2009

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no it is not too early for her to start teething, my son is only 2 1/2 months & hes already starting to teethe! babies start teething @ different ages, my sister had her 1st tooth grown in completely before she was even 3 1/2 months old & i didnt start teething til i was almost 5 months old!

Jessica - posted on 11/14/2009

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Babies start teething at any time. my daughter started getting signs of teething like the drooling and spitting when she was three months and i used teething rings and teething tablets. i love the tablets better than the rings. u put three to four tablets on their gums and they automatically dissolve in their mouth and most of the time the child will fall asleep.

Jessica - posted on 11/14/2009

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Babies start teething at any time. my daughter started getting signs of teething like the drooling and spitting when she was three months and i used teething rings and teething tablets. i love the tablets better than the rings. u put three to four tablets on their gums and they automatically dissolve in their mouth and most of the time the child will fall asleep.

Kristen - posted on 11/14/2009

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no way not to young...my daughter is 7 months with 6 teeth her first one came through at about 3 and a half months...some babies teeth early some are late...its normal

Kristen - posted on 11/14/2009

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no way not to young...my daughter is 7 months with 6 teeth her first one came through at about 3 and a half months...some babies teeth early some are late...its normal

Kristen - posted on 11/14/2009

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no way not to young...my daughter is 7 months with 6 teeth her first one came through at about 3 and a half months...some babies teeth early some are late...its normal

Kristen - posted on 11/14/2009

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no way not to young...my daughter is 7 months with 6 teeth her first one came through at about 3 and a half months...some babies teeth early some are late...its normal

Mallory - posted on 11/13/2009

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our doctor said that our little girl's salivary glands were simply maturing at her two month check up. So far there are no other signs of teething (she is now four months). So while she may be teething, she may just be having a good time drooling.

Waulonda - posted on 11/13/2009

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No she is not to young. My son got his first tooth at three months. I am anursing student and I read that girls cut teeth early. Have fun!

Terrestia - posted on 11/13/2009

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i dont think so...in rare conditions there are babys who are born with teeth.

Felishia - posted on 11/13/2009

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No she is not thats when my little girl started and now at 2 she has a mouth full of teeth. Stick a teething ring and some passy's in the freezer and that should feel good on her gums. Also give her tynelol and motrion to help ease the pain and always keep some baby oralgel on hand that is a life saver!!! Also you can get a wash rag and wet it and stick it in a freezer and let her chew on it.

Robin - posted on 11/13/2009

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No not at all.. my son started teething at 6 weeks and he is almost 6 months and has two teeth. good luck!

Danielle - posted on 11/13/2009

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I think the Teeth can start dropping in to the gumline as early as 3 months if not sooner, and If you have a sensative child who is aware of that they may act like they are teething. It does take a long time for the teeth to "break threw" so your baby may have signs of teething for months before any teeth show up... I know my daught have I just give her oragel 3 times a day if i notice she is extra fusy or fingers in mouth that day and i give her Tough bread sticks Not the hard ones but the soft bread that is really tough to pull apart and let her gum on it.... Good Luck and watch for ear infections ear pulling and mild feavers all signs of teething

Alicia - posted on 11/13/2009

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my daughter has been doing the same thing since she was about 3 to 4 weeks old she is now 4 and a half months and hasnt got teeth in yet but she she drools all the time and stuff the doctor said it is normal

Danielle - posted on 11/13/2009

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I think the Teeth can start dropping in to the gumline as early as 3 months if not sooner, and If you have a sensative child who is aware of that they may act like they are teething. It does take a long time for the teeth to "break threw" so your baby may have signs of teething for months before any teeth show up... I know my daught have I just give her oragel 3 times a day if i notice she is extra fusy or fingers in mouth that day and i give her Tough bread sticks Not the hard ones but the soft bread that is really tough to pull apart and let her gum on it.... Good Luck and watch for ear infections ear pulling and mild feavers all signs of teething

Felisha - posted on 11/13/2009

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my daughter had 2 teeth by 3 months, so no. Also, instead of oragel, our doctor suggested using 'children's dye free benadryl', you apply it to your finger and rub on the gums just like you would do oragel. They dont get that nasty numbing feeling and it takes away the aching, but just one or two dips of the finger, no more than that. :)

Sarah - posted on 11/13/2009

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not to yound that my lad gained his first tooth at 2 months old ( glad i never breast fed) :-)

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Im having the same issue with my 3 month old girl... I spoke to the maternal health nurse & she said the teeth can start moving around, but the main reason for all the saliva is because around the 3 month are they are starting to put things into their mouths - hands, toys, etc & the saliva acts as a natural antiseptic so they dont get sick.

Taylor - posted on 11/12/2009

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MY SON WAS 3-31/2 MONTHS WHEN HE GOT HIS FIRST TWO TEETH. HE HAD SOME OF THE NORMAL TEETHING SIGNS LIKE DROOLING AND CHEWING ON EVERYTHING, BUT LUCKY FOR ME WHEN HE WAS TEETHING HE HARDLY EVER MISERABLE. THE ONLY WAY I KNEW HE WAS TEETHING WAS FROM THE DROOLING AND CHEWING. HE WAS CRANKY SOMETIMES BUT HE WASN'T AS BAD AS PEOPLE HAD MADE IT SOUND.

Shandi - posted on 11/12/2009

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My daughter started showing signs of teething at 3 months, they say that some babies start teething early but don't show signs of teeth till months later.

Amanda - posted on 11/12/2009

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NO ur baby is not too young to start teething, some babies do start teething really early. I knew some babies who started teehting @ three months.

Tanya - posted on 11/12/2009

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my son was doing that too! Now he is 6 months with 2 teeth! he got the first right before he turned 5 months!

Nina - posted on 11/12/2009

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NO! My son got his first two bottom teeth at 3 months. He got teeth early and fast...all 16 before he turned 1!

Ashley - posted on 11/12/2009

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I dont think its too young. My son also started showing signs of teething at 3 months old, drooling, (soaking his shirt) and "biting" anything that comes close to his face.. Well, one day before he turned 6 months old he woke up with not one but 2 teeth!!

Margarita - posted on 11/12/2009

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Yes. my son was almost 3 months old and he got 2 teeth. The docs were so shocked because it is rare. Soon these babies will be born with teeth

Emilie - posted on 11/12/2009

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my daughter is teething and she is three months old. confirmed. children can teeth for a long time before teeth actually show up.

Dannielle - posted on 11/12/2009

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My daughter started super early too. Everyone told me it wasnt teeth. But it was. Just do the teething tablets and wet wash cloth.

Pam - posted on 11/12/2009

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Babies can start teething at any tyme it could be her teething moving up and down as they do you are lucky my boy who is three now didnt get his first tooth just before he turned 1, my advice keep a teething ring or some bonjela gel (which soothes the gums) on hand

Catrina - posted on 11/12/2009

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mine is 3 months and is also showing signs of teething and i can feel the teeth coming in sso no she is not too young

Mary - posted on 11/12/2009

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Babies are never "too young" to be teething, they're all different! My son started at 2 months, and all his teeth are fine. Except they're now making way for adult teeth and he's only 7!

Sara - posted on 11/12/2009

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no it is not to young...My daughter got her first 2 teeth a few days after she turned 4 months old.

Jenn - posted on 11/12/2009

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When my daughters, yes, both of them were 3 months old, they started teething. My 1st daughter was infamous for getting 3 at a time. My youngest daughter is getting 4 at a time. She almost has a mouth full. My advice is get keep the teething tablets handy!

Madeleine - posted on 11/12/2009

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My 3 month old daughter is also doing all the teething stuff. Drooling, chewing etc. But in the process she has discovered her thumb. Using it as a soother. Hates the dummy. Your girl can be teething. My aunt loves to tell about her oldest son. He had 2 teeth by 2 months, 3 by 3 months, etc. So, it is possible.

Amber - posted on 11/12/2009

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My 3 month old is teething as well.... I've been giving her teething rings and massaging her gums. Also- when she is breastfeeding, she bites down really hard, but it seems to make her feel better... As soon as she cuts that first tooth tho, breastfeeding is DONE! lol

Jacqueline - posted on 11/12/2009

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Your baby girl is not to young to be teething, trust me. When my daughter turned 3 months she already had her bottom two teeth. She could be teething just try to make as comfortable for her as possible.

Sharalyn - posted on 11/12/2009

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No. Babies drool. Their body is growing at a rapid rate anyways. Teething is normal and can come as early as two weeks old. Hope this helps.

Kristen - posted on 11/12/2009

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Yes it is to earlier to be teething....almost all baby start teething at about 6 months....my daughter is 3 months old and she is always drooling.....at this age a three month old baby is going to be putting everything into there month because they are feeling things...teething wont start tell later....but if your not sure then you can always ask her doctor.

Suset - posted on 11/12/2009

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I agree with the other posts. 3 months is not too young. My daughter actually started teething at 2 months! If you're unsure, ask your pediatritian to check her gums, or you can do it as well, if they are swollen, then she is teething, though it may take a few months for the teeth to make their appearance.

Bettyjo - posted on 11/12/2009

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my daughter wasw born with a full grown tooth, And had 5 more by the time she was 8 months. Hope that helps!

Ashley - posted on 11/12/2009

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They will also refuse to eat sometimes too exspecially hot / warm food or milk

Ashley - posted on 11/12/2009

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Babies can now be born with teeth! My son is 9months and just started teething. They will drool alot before the 1st tooth comes through. Usually babies will get a bum rash,..and roses red cheeks when teething. some babys will pull at there ears when they are teething. The gums will lookin kinda swollen and white when they are.

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my youngest cut 2 teeth at 8wks - as she was born 11wks early she would have been born with them if she had gone to term

Kristy - posted on 11/12/2009

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i read most replies and the following may help:



- between 2-5 months babies do tend to go through a phase called "mouthing" and also around this time is when the teeth align themselves within the gum without breaking through. sort of a "pre-teething"phase



if you can not see any visible issues this may be the cause.



my bubs is 19wks atm and he has been mouthing since 15wks.

Michele - posted on 11/12/2009

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Some may say that the baby is 2 young to start teething, but I have to disagree because my daughter started teething @ that age.

Stephanie - posted on 11/12/2009

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nope she's not too young. my oldest started teething at 3 months and got her first tooth at 4 months but just because she's started teething doesn't mean she'll get them like mine did. she could go on teething for months without any signs of little teeth making their way through.

Amy - posted on 11/12/2009

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my daughter had 5 teeth whenever she was 3 months.... some babies just teeth early... my suggestion is plenty of teething toys, teething triscuits by gerber and baby orajel... my daughter even slightly ran a low grade temp while teething so it's always good to have baby tylenol or motrin on hand.... good luck.... :)

Deborah - posted on 11/12/2009

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I had teeth at 4 months old and my son's coming on the same way, he's been teething for a month now (since 3 months old). all babies are different so dont worry too much :)

Monica - posted on 11/11/2009

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She may be teething.. she may just be a drooler.. :)

My brother's son teethed at about 3 months, but so did he when he was a baby.

My son on the other hand only got his first 2 teeth just before his 1st birthday.. I was starting to get worried when he didn't teeth, but he was just late.

Brooke - posted on 11/11/2009

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i was also wondering the same. my daughter is 3 months and doing exactly the same thing. druling heaps and sucking her fist

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