when do babies normally get their first tooth?

Anna - posted on 03/31/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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My son is almost 7 months now, hes been teething since he was 5months old...still nothing....when is the first chomper supposed to come?

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Shawna - posted on 04/01/2009

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My 1st son got his 1st tooth at 5 and a half months. My 2nd son got his 1st tooth right at 4 months old. He is 5 months now with 2 bottom teeth and the top ones are starting....

Sarah - posted on 04/01/2009

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my daught had 6 teeth when she was 6 mths but my son got his first 2 teeth at 3mths now hes 8ths and he has 8 and still teething lol

User - posted on 04/01/2009

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the average is in the 7th month.. but if it makes it easier to know my daughters been teething since she was 2 months old and just got her first tooth last week.. at 8 months!! she actually got both her bottom teeth in a week.. so good luck!! you'll know when they are coming and some babys dont get teeth until up to a year.. so its all good no rush :)

Amy - posted on 04/01/2009

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My son got her first tooth when he was about 9.5 months, now at 11 months he has 3 teeth.  I've got a friend who her baby got his fitst tooth at about 4 months, and now has over 8 teeth, her baby is 1 day older than my son.  It really varys from baby to baby.

Leanne - posted on 04/01/2009

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my LO started teething at 3months but we are still waiting for teeth at 10months I believe they come when they are ready and every baby is different so try not to worry.

Lynsey - posted on 04/01/2009

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Quoting Anna:

when do babies normally get their first tooth?

My son is almost 7 months now, hes been teething since he was 5months old...still nothing....when is the first chomper supposed to come?


my daughter got her 1st tooth a week before she turned 1 x

User - posted on 03/31/2009

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Teething is all dependant on the child. My son cut his first teeth at 4 months old. He got his bottom 2 teeth at the same time. He is now just about 11 mos old and has 9 teeth. He just cut a lower pre-molar 2 weeks ago. My husband had 18 teeth by the time he turned 1 years old. My sister's kids only had 2 teeth by their 1st birthday...

Michelle - posted on 03/31/2009

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Your little one is close to the right age for his first tooth. My daughter started teething at 3 months and then didnt actually get her first teeth (she got two bottom central insisors in at the same time) until she was 7 months. They also say the longer it takes for them to get in their teeth the better their teeth will be. Dont worry they will be here before you know it. Just remember that the upper central insisors and the i-teeth are the ones connected to the sinus canal and will hurt your little one alot worse. Good luck. And keep cleaning those gums to prevent tooth decay.

Megan - posted on 03/31/2009

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I spoke to my child health nurse about this very issue as my partner was worried about our son. We were told not to worry about it untill he was about 18 months old and had no teeth.

My son cut his first tooth at nearly 12 moths old and i myself had no teeth til 13 months, there is no disadvantages to being a late teether as they can still chew soft foods and bite just as effectively without teeth, in fact my own mum gave me an apple to slober on at 10 months old and when she came back i had eated half of it with no teeth! It surprised her a bit but it has since become a favourite family story.

One thing to keep in mind is that if they get their baby teeth late their adult teeth will also be late, i think this is a good thing as i cut my adult teeth later than all the others at school so i knew all about wiggly teeth and all the other dramas that come with it.

My son is turning three this april and is still yet to cut his second molars but all the other teeth came through with no problems, he even cut his eye-teeth without me knowing!

good luck with your little one.

Megan.

Angie - posted on 03/31/2009

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My doctor told me that they can teeth for a long time because their baby teeth are in little water pockets under their gums. The teeth push up and go down again  a long time before they break through the gum. The same thing was going on with my son, so at a visit to the dr. I asked. She looked and told me that info. Hope this helps!

Chantel - posted on 03/31/2009

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Hi, my daughter has been teething since she was about 6 months and she is now 8 months and the tooth is coming through cus we can feel the sharpness. Idk if you're son is doing this but my daughter in the last week she's been restless, she's been having stools all the way up her back, and she's been having at least 2 stools a day, and some babies get very bad diaper rash when they start getting their tooth and my daughter just started getting really bad diaper rash.

Keri - posted on 03/31/2009

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it really depends on the child. they say that anywhere in the 6-10 months area the first tooth should break but it takes time. a family member of ours daughter had her first four at four months and my daughter did not start until she was six months before she got her first and it took her almost 3 months to break her one front tooth and than other just seem to appear everytime that i checked

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