Is it to early for teething?

Justine - posted on 11/03/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My son will be 3 months on the 16th recently he started slobing and he rubs his gums with his fingers offten I thought this only happens when they are teething. I have tried to give him a pacifier, but he does not like them he will spit it out.

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Wendy - posted on 11/10/2009

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My son had two teeth by 4 months. It is great when they get them so early. My son also never liked a pacifier not even as a tiny baby. I bought a set of toothbrushes made by pigeon. There is a selection 3 - from baby to a full set of teeth. The first two ones have "bristles" made of some sort of rubber. This really helped my son with his teething. It has a childproof stopper that prevents your child from putting it too far in his mouth, also it has a handle so he can hold it and put it in his mouth when needed. I also found that introducing the toothbrush at such an early age helped us when he got more teeth as he was used to "brushing" his own teeth. And you need to brush his teeth as soon as the first one is out. So it really is a win win situation. My son has brushing his own teeth since he was 6 months old and he has the most beautifull little prealy whites!!

Karla - posted on 11/04/2009

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My daughter started to teeth at 2 months (the doctor is the one who pointed out she was teething) and then at 5 months she got 2 upper teeth and then a couple of weeks after that she had her two bottom teeth come in.

My daughter did not use a pacifier. She never liked it and it is really for the better as it can mess up their teeth. She had most of her teeth in before she was one year old.

Before age 2 (this past August) she started to teeth and got her 2 year molars.

Shanna - posted on 11/04/2009

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My son wouldn't take a paci either. Try the teething rings that you can put in the freezer. When my son was older I used frozen waffles. They were cold, which helped the pain and the little pockets held the drool. By the time it thawed a little he would eat it. This is not recommended for childrens who don't eat solids yet.

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my boy started about 3 months aswell the teething rings you put in the fridge are great,stock up on calpol and bibs:)

Janyn - posted on 11/04/2009

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Thats about when my son got his first four teeth. My son wouldn't take a pacifier either. I bought some teething rings and it seemed to help a little but he perfered to chew on my nuckle. It's not easy when they wont take a pacifier but the only thing we did was stock up on bibs. He went through about a bib an hour.

Sarah - posted on 11/04/2009

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my son got teeth four at one time around 10 months, but he started drooling and gumming around 3 months. i think thats normal. just keep lots of bibs.

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That's about the time my son started teething. His first tooth broke through the week before he turned 4 months old.

Candice - posted on 11/03/2009

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I was born with a tooth, so it's never too early. You should be glad that she is getting them soon, it won't bother her as much than if she would be getting them when she is eatting solid foods. My son wouldn't eat when he was getting his baby molars at 13 months, and they are much more miserable when they are hungry and have a mouth pain....

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its normal that is when they start teething but it depends how long it takes for the actual teeth to come out my baby's 1st tooth came at 6 months and she started teething at 3 months as well

Brandi - posted on 11/03/2009

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Those are not necessarily signs of just teething. However, my daughter did her her first tooth at 3 mos. of age, so it's not impossible. Also some babies are born with teeth (rarely, but it happens) I would say to you be glad it's happening now, as they will probably all come in pretty quickly. My daughter's teeth were in before she was one. My son didn't get his until he was like 10 mos or so and is still getting them (at 18 mos) and for a while he got pretty cranky, but my daughter was a breeze as at 3 mos. old, they cry and you don't really know why anyway. good luck. and just keep checking for those teeth. there isn't much you can do when they are that young, but it will pass pretty quickly if that's it.

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