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    baby teeth
    An_204586 posted:
    Can anyone remember when their child first began teething? If so what were some symptoms?
    EmiLiz; responded:
    My baby just had her first two teeth start coming up and she is 10 months old. I was suspicious she was teething all the way back at around 5 months old though due to the fact that she was a little drooly, fussy and seemed to like chewing on things. That sort of came and went for the last 5 months and then her teeth finally came up. Sometimes she has trouble sleeping and my husband and I take turns walking her at night. Other than that she seems fine.
    ReneeErin responded:
    Lily started teething at 2 months- lots of chewing, drooling, and fussiness...of course she's ALWAYS fussy, so nothing new there.

    She is still working on the teeth and is 5 1/2 months now. She has been teething for 3 1/2 months without a tooth appearing, which my Dr says is fairly normal.
    momtobegrunden responded:
    My first son began teething around 5 months and got his first tooth at 6 months. My DS2 is 4.5 months old and already has three teeth!
    The only symptoms DS1 had were fussiness and chewing. When DS2 is teething, he's fussy (especially when trying to sleep), drools non-stop, chews on everything, tugs at his ears, and bites me when nursing (OUCH!). Thank goodness he's only bitten twice.
    Me(29). DH(40). DSD(15). DSS(9). DS1(2). DS2(10/6/10).
    Dan Brennan, MD responded:
    Most babies will get their first teeth between 6-9 months. Some will get them sooner and some not until 15 months.

    Some babies will be fussier, pull on their ears, drool or have their hands in their mouth more. Some will have gum swelling or purple gums. Other kids will just wake up one morning with a tooth starting to poke through.


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