when did your baby start teething?

Erin - posted on 05/28/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )




My son is almost 9 weeks and is quite advanced when it comes to holding his weight on his legs, laughing, chewing on his hands and holding toys. He has been really grumpy the past few days and has starting drooling constantly and always needing something in his mouth whether it be his paci, hands or my arm (lol), not to mention waking up in the night for no reason crying. I just wanted to know when you're kids started teething. Surely he cant have started already?


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Erin - posted on 05/29/2010




Oh the sucking and chewing doesn't bother me, it's the constant crying and unsettledness. He's now waking at 2 am and deciding he's had enough sleep and just cries. Argggh

Candice - posted on 05/29/2010




My son was 3 months when started teething, now 5 months and a tooth has just broken through the gum and is very sharp! Your son is only little still so he'll suck/chew on anything so i wouldnt worry too much about him wanting to do that to everything.

Lynda - posted on 05/29/2010




Oh yes! My boy was 2 months old when he started teething, but the teeth didn't push through till he was about 11 months. I just gave him teething tablets, and they totally worked.

Charity - posted on 05/28/2010




My son was 7 months old when the first tooth came through. Every child is different though. My niece is 9 months and she has yet to have one break through. I do have to mention, if this is your first child, that some babies just tend to drool alot. Massaging your babies gums on a regular basis(right before bedtime) may help with some of the drooling. Babies first instinct is to put things into their mouths. It's the sense that is probably the most active in babies at that age. As they get older they grow out of it and they learn, with our help, not everything goes into their mouths. If you are really concerned you could try a very small dose of Children's/ Infants ibuprofen. This will help if the gums are swollen and will help with drooling. I do not recommend tylonel until later as it is easier to over dose. Hope this helps.

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