Can someone please help me in relation to teething. I think my 5 month old might be teething

Jasmine - posted on 09/28/2010 ( 24 moms have responded )

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I think my 5 month old might be teething, however all the nurses that I ask at the clinic all tell me that it is too early. What are some signs that I should pay special attention to?

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Heather - posted on 10/06/2010

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My son is five months and he has had both of his bottom teeth for over a month now. Its not to early. He started drooling really badly, wanted to chew on everything, got a rash on his cheeks, and cried constantly, even though he rarely cries.

Laura - posted on 10/06/2010

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My son started teething at around three months. He was drooling a lot and putting everything he could in his mouth. He was also very cranky at night. I don't know if all babies have the same symptoms. Two teeth finally came out at four months so its not too early for your baby's teeth to start coming out. I wet his pacifiers, put them in a ziploc bag and then put them in the freezer. I found this more useful than the traditional teething rings, since its a better fit for a baby's mouth. I hope this information helped you a little.

Katie - posted on 10/04/2010

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That's not too early. My DD was teething at 2 months. Her first 2 teeth came in at 3 1/2 months. She's now basically 6 months, and have been working on the top 2 for a little over a month now. Her gums are red, it sometimes wakes her up at night, she wants to chew on everything she can get her hands on, she drooling like a fountain, and she's been having a little temperature. I use homeopathic teething tablets and they work great. If she's in a lot of pain then they don't seem to do anything so then I give her some Tylenol.She didn't seem too bothered when she was getting her bottom 2 teeth. Her top 2 seem to hurt more, and she got a temp with those ones, which she never had with her bottom 2. I just can't wait for the top 2 to break skin so that she can get some relief. They've been right at the gum line for like a week and a half now, so hopefully soon.

Jeanette - posted on 09/29/2010

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It's definitely not too early for teeth. However, babies drool excessively from three to six months even when they are not teething. Somewhere around six months they learn to start swallowing their saliva. After six months drooling can be a sign of teething. Before that, it is not.

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Sacha - posted on 10/14/2010

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well for staters ive learnt not tu listen tu nuthin those bloody clinic wokers say they folllow books they dnt really noe wat goes on in a babies mind,...if u think ur babies teething then most probably its likley tht she is try teething tablets u jus buy them from a chemist....the signs mmmm.....crying for nuthing a redbum not012 nappy rash..white gums nd not settling....nd wanting tu chew everything

Ana - posted on 10/13/2010

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Its not too early!! My baby just turned 6 months 2 days ago and she already has her 2 bottom teeth. She started teething when she was about 4 and a half months old. She wasn't fussy at all with no fever or anything, so it was hard for me to tell. But she was drooling a lot and wanted to put everything in her mouth. I guess her gums were itchy or something.

Kayla - posted on 10/12/2010

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5 months is not to early at all! My daughter cut her first 3 teeth when she was 3 months old and then all the others came thru shortly after, then my 1st son cut his first 2 teeth when he was 4 months old and now Ive got a 6 month old and he got his first 2 teeth 2 months ago and hes got 3 more coming in, so dont let those nurses tell you its too early for your baby to be teething

Shannon - posted on 10/11/2010

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Not too early at all!My baby girl got hers bottom 2 teeth at 4months just a week after the dr said nothings there.She was just drooling and chewing on her hand alot.

Viki - posted on 10/11/2010

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Not to early my little girl cut her first 2 the day she turned 4 months & her top 2, 3 weeks later. Astons teething granuals & lots of hugs xxxxx

Nikki - posted on 10/09/2010

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yes a 5 month old can be teething as my daughter has got her 1st tooth and she is 6 month but was teething for 3 weeks before it came through and the sighns wud be dribblin chewing alot or everythinks in mouth some times they cry but not all

Alisha - posted on 10/08/2010

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its not to early mine started teething at 4 months they sell all natural teething tablets at walmart or any other store that work really well

Amanda - posted on 10/08/2010

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I agree with the moms here, Sierra has been teething since she was 3 months. The drool faucet really turned on in the last month or so (she's now just barely 6 months).
I'm sorry but I think those nurses are going by an old book.

Shazok247 - posted on 10/07/2010

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it is not too early at all, my son had his two front teeth at 4 and half months

Monica - posted on 10/06/2010

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My son already has 2 teeth so its definately not to early. If your baby is drooling alot and chewing or rather gumming on things. You'll notice that they start chewing on your hand or finger or pretty much anything that gets close to their mouth, it's because their gums itch. Also, sometimes they will get a small fever, nothing over 100.00, if it's over 100.00 its not due to teething.

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My son is 5 1/2 months old and is about to cut his first two teeth. His been teething since he was two months old. It's definitely not too soon.

Gnawing on hands, excessive drool, red swollen gums, sucking on lower lip, you can see two raised bumps on the lower gums... Ooh, mucousy stools, and I agree with diaper rash, my son has had it on and off for the past month...

Jolijn - posted on 10/03/2010

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My first son was 4,5 months when his teeth came through. His sleeping habits changed and I was up a lot. it took 2 weeks and then his first two teeth were there. My second son today 6 months was 5,5 months old when he got his first teeth. With him it took longer, his sleeping habits changed, his gums got harder and looked white so you could see the teeth but they weren't there yet. he also had a red bum and as soon as everything went back to normal the teeth appeared. So I guess every baby is different. When I felt they (both my sons) were in a lot of pain I gave them a suppository painkiller that would help them sleep. I did consult a doctor on that though. Also dentinox helped it numbed the gums and made them calmer.

All the other symptoms they had, drooling, trying to eat their hands etc.

I hope this helps and good luck to everyone going through this!

Jacqui - posted on 10/03/2010

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my daughter is just over 5 and half months and 2 teeth have broke through the gum, she chews on anything she can get her hands on and just before the teeth broke through she got a teething rash round her mouth

Alicia - posted on 10/03/2010

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My son got his first two teeth at 5 months! I know exactly what you are talking about because they told me the same thing, "He is too young to be teething" He had lots of congestion, sleeping habits changed, drooling, and constant chewing on his hands! Also he has acid reflux which increased when he was teething.

Tasha - posted on 10/01/2010

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my son got his 1st 2 teeth at 4 mounths the only sigh he had woz drooling some dont have any at all my friends baby is teethin and she has a red bum.

Marcia - posted on 09/29/2010

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My son is 5 1/2 months and got his 1st tooth already! I have a friend who works in a dental office and she suggested rubbing their gums with a damp face cloth. She said if you toughen the gums it hurts less for them when the tooth comes threw. I got this tip after his 1st tooth so I'm deffinatly going to start it on the rest of his gums now to help with teething later

KARA - posted on 09/29/2010

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I have 5 1/2 mos old twin girls. Both have had teething symptoms since they were 3 1/2 mos. Excessive drooling, pulling on their ears & grabbing their cheeks, fussy, crying, etc. Lately, however, I've noticed their gums seem especially hard...I think teeth are coming soon!!! I hope at least, maybe will put them out of their misery for a while. :)

Jordan - posted on 09/28/2010

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my daughter has been teething for months and is about to have a tooth come in (hopefully , she has been working on it) and she is just 5 months old. Babies are different with teething (as most things) however there is an average. Some babies are born with teeth and some wait until after they are one. My girl has been drooling, fussy, pulling a her teeth and ears, her gum is swollen, and she gnaws on everything very hard. Hope this helps!

Stephanie - posted on 09/28/2010

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also check for diper rashes. my 5 year old would only get a rash when she was teething. also look for swollen gums. its not to early. my 5 month old is starting to teeth now. all babies start it at different times. some are even born with teeth.

Maureen - posted on 09/28/2010

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that aint to early my baby is only 5 months nd he is teething really bad if there drooling a lot that can be a sign or red cheeks or your baby just crying out for no reason

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