Teething already??

Kylie - posted on 04/12/2009 ( 23 moms have responded )

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My son is now a bit over 2 months old and showing signs of teething - lots of saliva, crankiness, pulling head off continuously while feeding etc. I have read that symptoms of teething can start up to 2 months before a tooth cuts and the first tooth could appear as early as 3 months of age. I was wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience and could share, or if there could be another reason for these symptoms. :o)

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Heather - posted on 04/16/2009

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Yes it sure can. By the time my oldest daughter was 2 months old, she already had 4 teeth and by the time she was 10 months old, she had all of her teeth that she is supposed to have by age 2.  That was a very agitating 8 months. All she did was cry, slobber, and chew on everything. I wish you all the luck during this time. It's worth it though to see your child smile with a mouth full of teeth.

Alicia - posted on 04/15/2009

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My daughter got her first 2 teeth at 4 months and we weren't expecting it. In fact at her check up that month the dr. had told us that probably around 7 months we could expect her to start teething and look for a 1st tooth. It wasn't even a week later and she cut 2! By the time she turned 1, she had all but the molars. She's 18 months now and is getting molars. I can feel them right below the skin and she's drooling everywhere. I hear molars are the worst. Teething tablets seem to be the best recommended to me and I also use orajel. (Hylands teething tablets) Good luck! My daughter has always had a great appetite so getting teeth early actually was good for her to start eating solids younger than some...of course only with dr. approval.

Allison - posted on 04/15/2009

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my son did the same thing at about 4 months the drool came and it didn't stop flowing until his first two teeth popped out together at 6 months. He went through bibs like crazy with all the drool.

Jessica - posted on 04/15/2009

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Hi Kylie,  unfortunately i ran out of milk at about a month old for all my children, must of had hungry babies.  So no thankfully when Alex's first two teeth came through i had well and truly stopped breastfeeding.  I do wish i did keep breast feeding though because alex chose s26gold of course the most expensive brand on the market.  My sister inlaws little boy was born with 4 of his teeth already out on show and, If you research it a bit you might find that some children are actually born with teeth and some of them have a full set.  Im thankful that didn't happen to my children although seeing the pain they go through i almost wish they were born with teeth there already.

Melissa - posted on 04/15/2009

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my 2 month old is giong thru the same thing right now too. and everyone keeps telling me im crazy that she is to little to be teething.

Ann - posted on 04/15/2009

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my daughter did the same thing and had 3 teeth come through at 3 and a half months and then no more untill she was 7months every babies different and teeth come through at any time, good luck xx

Emily - posted on 04/15/2009

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Quoting Kylie:



Wow, three months!! Were you breastfeeding and if so did she bite?? By the time my two daughters got their teeth they were bottle feeding as my milk had run out. Luckily this time when my milk supply started dwindling I discovered Fenugreek and Milk Thistle and hopefully my milk will keep going for a long time to come. I just worry about how much it will hurt when he clamps down with teeth as it hurts enough when he does it without any.






 





Both of my kids breastfed no problem with full sets of teeth. Dylan only bit once and it was actually before teeth. Ava sometimes clamps down when she's tired but it's not that big of a deal. It's kind of similar to drinking out of a straw, your teeth shouldn't touch it.

Celestial - posted on 04/15/2009

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Yep both my boys got there first tooth at 4 months and the symptoms started at about that age also.

Julie - posted on 04/15/2009

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hi kylie, my name is julie and i noticed after a month from when my daughter was born, i just happened to look in her mouth because she was crying saw the white lumps on the bottom of her gums were the teeth are trying to appear. nothing has happened since but she is dribbing alot! seemly babies can have teeth when their born, and other babies can teeth early on but take ages to actually get teeth thru. good luck with it all.... 

Siobhan - posted on 04/15/2009

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My daughter is doing the exact same thing at the same age. My first one got her first tooth about 3 months old so it's not odd. We stick our finger in her pacifier so she can knaw on that. Or give her a teetthing ring. Also, Baby Orajel is a God send!

Helen - posted on 04/15/2009

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Quoting Jessica:

My son started showing signs that early as well but didnt actualy cut his first tooth untill about 6-7 months


Same with her little boy actually! Funny aint it? We really thought he's have a full set my then!! haha!

Jessica - posted on 04/15/2009

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My son started showing signs that early as well but didnt actualy cut his first tooth untill about 6-7 months

Kylie - posted on 04/15/2009

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Wow, three months!! Were you breastfeeding and if so did she bite?? By the time my two daughters got their teeth they were bottle feeding as my milk had run out. Luckily this time when my milk supply started dwindling I discovered Fenugreek and Milk Thistle and hopefully my milk will keep going for a long time to come. I just worry about how much it will hurt when he clamps down with teeth as it hurts enough when he does it without any.



 

Jessica - posted on 04/15/2009

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My eldest Alex had her first two teeth at 3 and a half months of age and was as proud as punch.  I have a 3 year old boy Andrew who didn't get his first teeth till 6 months of age and my youngest Renee got her teeth at 3 months.  Text books and the internet can give you great information however each child is individual and will do things when they are ready..



Good luck,,



 

T'neel - posted on 04/15/2009

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My 11 month old started teething early as well, she was about 8wks and her teeth came up and down for months. One day I could see and feel them the next day they were gone, she eventually got 4 teeth all at once around 7months and now has almost a full mouth of teeth.

Also some babies drool cause they haven't learnt to hold the saliva in there mouths yet and the drooling might settle down around 6months but they do tend to drool a little bit when they get a new tooth.

My daughter also used to pull off when breastfeeding but I think she was just checking out her surroundings, but it was rather anoying.

Jessica - posted on 04/15/2009

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Babies actually dont have saliva until they are 2-3 months, and when they suddenly start drooling we think that they are getting teeth. i agree that it could be a strong letdown, i had that problem and my son was pulling off at the start of a feed because of it. maybe his teeth are starting to move around under his gums and that is making him uncomfortable sometimes. as long as he isnt sick, you might just have to wait it out! i was so lucky, with my son he only got teething symptoms literally a couple of hours before each of his teeth popped up! good luck !!

Kylie - posted on 04/14/2009

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Guess it's just a 'wait and see' thing. I can't remember either of my daughters showing any signs this early. Can't even remember off the top of my head when they got their teeth, will have to check up on that!!



Hopefully they stop bothering him, don't want him to get teeth too early when I'm breastfeeding!!



 



 



 



 



 

Emily - posted on 04/13/2009

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My littlest did that. SHe lived in a bib from 2-6 months because of all the drool! SHE didn't get a tooth until 7 months though. My oldest who showed no signs of teething got a tooth right before 6months though. lol

Courtney - posted on 04/13/2009

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Hi Kylie,

My little fella started teething at 3 months hes now 6.5 months and still no teeth, i found when he started teething it was very constant but now we have good days and bad, my mum said i started teething at 3 months and i didnt get any till i was 11 months so i think with teething any thing goes and no 2 babies are the same.

Gill - posted on 04/13/2009

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My son is now 5 months and he begin teething at 2 months. We are still waiting for his teeth!!



Good luck.



 

Kelly - posted on 04/12/2009

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My daughter did very much the same thing at 2 months, and I also thought she might be teething, but she didn't get her first teeth until 7 1/2 months! When I talked to her pediatrician, she never really gave me any good reasons for this behavior, but I did read that having a really forceful milk letdown can cause your baby to pull away crying, which I think may have been my problem. Sometimes it can help to express a bit of milk first, to get that initial letdown out of the way before feeding...also, persistence and patience will pay off in the long run. I was super frustrated, but we got through it & she ended up breastfeeding for almost a year, so I'm really glad I stuck with it! Hope this helps some!! =)

Ranjina - posted on 04/12/2009

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Absolutley!! My son started teething at 2months and so did my nephew! But At least he had a perfect set of teeth before 12months...Good Luck!

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