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16-month old. 4 teeth, is this OK?

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Barrys Tue 07-Dec-10 12:38:46


I'm a little worried about my 16-month old boy. Despite his age he only has 4 teeth - 2 at the bottom and 2 at the top. These teeth came in 6 months ago and there have been no further additions. We have had a few bouts of teething pain (I think) but no new teeth.

Is this normal? My other older child had about a dozen at this stage.


ItsJustMyOpinion Tue 07-Dec-10 12:41:25

Babies can be born with teeth, can cut their first teeth really early or really late, there is nothing to worry about at all.


kathyb1 Tue 07-Dec-10 12:42:25

all babies, like the rest of us, do things at their own pace - i wouldn't worry too much.

you could try phoning your dentist to find out more if you are curious about it.
It's only the price of a phone call.

do you remember the horrors of teething with your 1st baby - maybe, enjoy the rest/peace for now?


bandgeek Tue 07-Dec-10 12:44:20

My DD didn't cut her first tooth until she was 14 months! She was late at getting the rest of her teeth as well, nothing to worry about smile

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