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When Can Babies Start Teething ? - Know Baby Teething Signs

Laura
0 to 1 years

Created by Laura
Updated on May 31, 2016

When Can Babies Start Teething Know Baby Teething Signs

Being a parent is an exciting journey. And if you are a new parent, there are innumerable question about your little one’s developmental milestones. One of them being “When will my baby get her first tooth?” The process of teething is different for every child. But here is what I learnt when my baby showed symptoms of teething.

 

Signs of Baby Teething

Every baby is different. My baby’s teething process was easy and fast. But for some babies, as my paediatrician informed, the signs and process lasts for weeks before a tooth actually emerges. However, there are some typical signs that you would notice which can indicate that your baby is preparing to cut her first tooth. My paediatrician updated me that symptoms of teething include drooling, chewing on objects, irritability or crankiness and sore or tender gums.

Changes in sleep patterns, night waking and eating or nursing habits can also appear in some cases. Fusiness can be another symptom too. In some babies, symptoms like these can remain throughout the teething process till the baby has got a full set of teeth.

 

When Can Babies Start Teething ? 

When does the first tooth appear? Well, there is no fixed month. It varies greatly. Babies can have their first tooth poke through at any time from 4 to 9 months of age. In some cases it is even later than this. My little one got hers in the seventh month. But don’t worry, if your child cuts her teeth later. Or earlier.

In most of the babies, their teeth appear in pairs. The first teeth to appear are the lower central incisors. The bottom teeth will be followed by the upper central incisors, lower and upper lateral incisors, first molars, canines and second molars. In most cases, children will have a full set of baby teeth by the time they are 3 years old.

 

When babies tend to chew on anything and everything, it is a sign that the teething process has started. This is just a symptom. Babies do this to soothe their aching gums. As a mother, you can do several things to ease your baby’s teething pain. Keep plenty of soft, cloth toys and rubber teethers handy to control the tendency to gnaw on everything. Cold items will also help to reduce the need to chew and will numb the ache at the same time. Mesh teethers with frozen foods inside can help. Personally, I chose to soothe my little one's pain by massaging the aching gums. I used my clean finger to rub and to apply pressure gently along the gums.

 

First introduction to dental care

Introducing dental hygiene early is the right way to go. Even before my baby’s first tooth emerged, I cleaned her gums with a gauze cloth. After that, once her first tooth arrived, I used a small, soft-bristled brush to clean the tooth and gumline. From my experience, I believe that when you develop a regular brushing routine, it gets your baby accustomed to a daily dental care from early age. So, enjoy you baby’s smile and keep her healthy.

 

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| Oct 03, 2017

Yes its a phase mixed with both emotion pleasure and pain. Very useful blog thanx a lot.

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| Oct 04, 2016

my son is one n half year old. has not started teething. Wt to do plz suggest

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| Sep 11, 2016

I have introduced finger brush to my Lil one since his 5 th month .. just to inculcate the habit of brushing even though he's not teething

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| Aug 11, 2016

My baby started teething at 4 month itself. Now 6 month started he is having 2 teeth. When should I start brushing his teeth?

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| Jul 28, 2016

my baby9 mnths but teeth up to ,wati have to do. suggest mee

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| Jul 25, 2016

my daughter is 7 months and has 6 teeth

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| Jul 24, 2016

No worries. .. even my sisters daughter developed her teeth very late... but it's fine... not an issue at all

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| Jul 15, 2016

which brush can I use for my Baby

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| Jul 12, 2016

@JYOTI - As discussed in the article, in some cases children have delayed milestones. Some babies develop their first tooth even after 1 yr.

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| Jul 11, 2016

My daughter is 1 yr old.. but not a single tooth seen. what to do?

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| Jul 11, 2016

@ NIKITA - Its fine Nikita, she will develop her first tooth. She still has time. Some babies develop teeth early, some a little later.

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| Jul 11, 2016

My baby is 10months old but still no tooth appeared and her teething started when she was 4 months old.... what to do??

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| Jul 11, 2016

Its fine Rinee, the baby will develop her teeth. She still has time.

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| Jul 09, 2016

my baby is 10 mnth old n stillher teeth are nt developed so m worried abt her

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| Jul 09, 2016

my boy is 9 months old but now also he is not teething. so am little bit worried.

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| Jun 27, 2016

My baby got hers in 6th month. Have a query on dental care. Paediatrician suggesting dental care required only from age 3. Bit confused.

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| Jun 21, 2016

Thanks for your advice.. it was really helpful

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| Jun 21, 2016

Thanks for your advice.. it was really helpful

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| Jun 20, 2016

It will appear soon. Some babies develop teeth early, some a little delayed.

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| Jun 18, 2016

my baby is 13 month old still no signs need to worry

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| Jun 16, 2016

thank you for the information

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| Jun 14, 2016

No priya, its fine... she will get her first tooth soon.

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| Jun 10, 2016

my baby is 11 months, still no sign of teeth... should I consult doctor??

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| Jun 09, 2016

hi my baby is 9months old still she dint get teeth there is any problem please suggest me

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| Jun 03, 2016

thanks for the information

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| Jun 02, 2016

Every baby is different. And their developmental milestones are different too. Some of the babies have delayed teething. Its perfectly natural.

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| Jun 01, 2016

hi Sukriya even my son also... he is very near to one year but he has no sign for teething. ..whether I need to consult any dentist. ..

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| Jun 01, 2016

Your baby's first tooth will appear soon. Not to worry. :)

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| May 31, 2016

My baby is nearing her first year but still she has no tooth. For th past few days she is chewing her finger at the back and also she had a fever of 101 F. I am not sure is she teething. Doctor here said its just a cold and no sign of teething. So how long it can take for the first tooth to appear

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| May 31, 2016

Very informative.. thnku mam

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