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Manically chewing hand. 12 weeks old.........teeth?

(13 Posts)
bubble99 Thu 19-May-05 23:27:33

Even after a good BF Elijah is wildly gumming his fist. He's been doing this for the last three days. I can't remember when DS2's teeth started coming through five years ago. Could it be teeth at 12 weeks?

purpleturtle Thu 19-May-05 23:30:45

I suppose it could, but don't babies just like 'chewing' their hands anyway?

tiffini Thu 19-May-05 23:31:26

have you tried putting your fingers in hsi mouth, if he chews it is probably teething, if he sucks, he may still be hungry

misdee Thu 19-May-05 23:32:04

dd2 cut her teeth at around 16 weeks old.

dd2 is now 12 weeks as well, and loves chewing her hands. dont think she is teething, she just lvoes chewing her hands. she is fasicnated by them.

strugstu Thu 19-May-05 23:32:06

my ds had first tooth at 10 weeks

hunkermunker Fri 20-May-05 09:22:13

Hi Bubble - it could be teeth - but is a stage of development as well. Babies of about this age discover that they have these fascinating play things that seem to be around all the time (albeit swooping in and out of view in a strange fashion!) and since they find out about the world with their mouths a lot more than we do the obvious place for them is between the gums

Magscat Fri 20-May-05 09:25:29

My DD started doing exactly the same at about 13 weeks. She's 20 weeks today & no sign of teeth. She stuffs her hands in her mouth when she's:
a) hungry
b) has wind
c) bored
d) upset/frustrated

Does he seem upset when he does it or is he just exploring the world through his mouth?

hub2dee Fri 20-May-05 09:32:46

Maybe he just needs some borscht soup ?


charleepeters Fri 20-May-05 09:34:28

my ds does this aswell hes 8 months and doesnt have any teeth yet but hes never had a dummy or a comforter so i think its his comforter, although i think hes teething at the moment, hes always dont the fist thing

popsycal Fri 20-May-05 09:59:39

ds2 is 11 weeks and doing this. not hungry
think he has just 'found'his hands

aloha Fri 20-May-05 10:04:36

Babies do just chew their hands. They chew everthing as it is a normal part of development to explore with their mouths. And they get fascinated by their hands. DD looks so sweet clasping and unclasping her hands.

popsycal Fri 20-May-05 10:04:43

ds2 is 11 weeks and doing this. not hungry
think he has just 'found'his hands

Superwomen Fri 20-May-05 10:13:03

My little one is 10 weeks old and has started teething i think she always sucking her fists and she dribbling like mad if shes on my shoulder she will eat my arm shes the youngest one of mine too start teething all the others were at least 4/5 months.The only way you can really tell is try some bonjela and carpol and see if she soothes.

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