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COULD A 4 MONTH OLD BE TEETHING?

(27 Posts)
MrsBigD Fri 07-Jan-05 15:39:22

The title says it all

We're just wondering as he seems to try and gnaw his hand off, drooling lots and has bright red cheeks. He seems perfectly happy in himself though.

Laylasmum Fri 07-Jan-05 15:40:06

yes! my dd had her first 2 teeth by 5.5mths!!

Twiglett Fri 07-Jan-05 15:40:36

yup ...normally starts at 3 months or so .. but you may not see a tooth for months and months

its just the process .. this is where there mouth fixation starts

FlashingNose Fri 07-Jan-05 15:40:47

Yes, ds had his first two by 4.5 months.

beansprout Fri 07-Jan-05 15:40:54

My 2 month old is the same. Have had 3 people tell me they can see teeth emerging, but I won't have it. No way am I going there!

secur Fri 07-Jan-05 15:41:05

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edam Fri 07-Jan-05 15:41:25

Yes – some babies are even born with teeth. Get your camera ready for that first toothy grin

secur Fri 07-Jan-05 15:42:29

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MrsBigD Fri 07-Jan-05 15:44:37

independency eh?! Well he's his dad's sun then

cant' wait for the first toothy grin... ds is such a grinner and chuckler anyway

LipstickMum Fri 07-Jan-05 15:47:34

Definitley.

secur Fri 07-Jan-05 15:55:39

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highlander Fri 07-Jan-05 18:49:18

does dribbling always mean teeth?

My DS is also 4 mo and has been dribbling with red cheeks since 12 weeks. Can't see anything white in his gums and they feel soft.

joash Fri 07-Jan-05 18:49:54

yes definately can be.

joash Fri 07-Jan-05 18:50:18

teething i mean, not dribbling.

biglips Fri 07-Jan-05 18:50:40

yep

MrsBigD Fri 07-Jan-05 20:05:50

highlander... is your ds related to mine? ds has been dribbling for weeks now hence me starting this post

Clayhead Fri 07-Jan-05 20:06:57

Both mine had their first teeth at around 3 1/2 months

MrsBigD Fri 07-Jan-05 20:07:34

CH - ouch if you were breastfeeding!

Twiglett Fri 07-Jan-05 20:08:20

nope .. DS started dribbling at the required 3 month stage

first tooth didn't come till almost a year

(DD however is much clever .. she now has 2 tooths .. and she's only 8 months )

Clayhead Fri 07-Jan-05 20:10:37

bf both until at least a year, they used their teeth maybe once or twice just to test (that did hurt) but after that really not a problem, I just didn't feel them. dd had 12 teeth at 12 months and ds 16 teeth by the time I stopped bf him!

Bozza Fri 07-Jan-05 21:53:36

personally think its developmental. They all seem to start mouthing and dribbling at that age and they might be like my DS (1st tooth 4 months), DD (1st tooth 5 months) or friend's DD (1st tooth 8 months) but all 3 started this at that age.

I also breastfed DS with a mouthful of teeth. And DD has had her two teeth since the beginning of October.

lou33 Fri 07-Jan-05 23:39:28

my four all had teeth by 3 months.

Pifflobotomy Fri 07-Jan-05 23:48:58

my 1st had 3 teeth without a symptom at 4.5 mths, the doctor told me when got DS checked for tonsilitis I was stunned...
dd no 2 however her red cheeks, and chomping was for nothing more than fantasy til 5mths
The moving thru the gums is harder than the breaking thru the gums IYKWIM...

MrsBigD Sat 08-Jan-05 10:35:30

eureka... I can see a little white speckle on his bottom right front

fredly Sun 16-Jan-05 20:37:33

Yes, I was born with teeth and my dd had her 1st at 3 months old, now cutting the 2nd one at 4.5mths. Apparently it's hereditary.

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