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My son is 8 months old now and he still doesn't have teeth is this normal? i thought they got them at about 6 months.

It seems as if he's been teething for a long time. He has the two little nubs on the bottom but he has had them for a few months.

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Asked by hollylynette at 8:43 AM on Jun. 2, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • it's okay, some babies are just really slow teethers. My daughter cut her first tooth on her first birthday. lol. My pediatrician said, "I have never seen a kindergartner with no teeth"
    so be patient. they will come in.

    Answer by 2wndrfl_btrflys at 8:45 AM on Jun. 2, 2009

  • My daughter didn't get any until she was 9 months, 6 of them came in within a month, and now she is 13 months old and hasn't gotten anymore since hen.

    Answer by lmh3820 at 8:46 AM on Jun. 2, 2009

  • My son is 10 months and he's got nothing. They'll come in time. They start on average between 6 and 9 months but that doesn't mean you should worry if your baby doesn't get them in that window.

    Answer by beckcorc at 8:48 AM on Jun. 2, 2009

  • My daughter just turned a year and she didn't get any teeth till she was 10 months and then in the past two weeks shes been cutting 5 teeth. My doctor told me the longer it takes for them to come in the better teeth they are. I use the teething tables and they work really well.


    Answer by raemommy at 8:50 AM on Jun. 2, 2009

  • My 11 month old only has two teeth and they only came in last month. She showed no signs of teething and one day i could see two tiny little clear lines on her gum and they seemed to just pop up out of nowhere.
    Dont worry, they'll come in when your baby is ready :)

    Answer by SpiritedTigress at 9:08 AM on Jun. 2, 2009

  • My daughter had 1 tooth at 1 year old. It broke the skin at 10.5 months.

    Every child is different.

    Answer by celticreverie at 10:21 AM on Jun. 2, 2009

  • my girl is also 8 months old and she hasn't gotten any to break through yet. I can see them below the surface, though.

    Answer by sunmoonstars at 10:34 AM on Jun. 2, 2009

  • DD didn't get a single tooth until she was 8 months. It can take up to 12 months and is completely normal.

    Answer by mlregalado at 11:05 AM on Jun. 2, 2009

  • my son is 11 mos and he has nothing and no signs of teeth...... i've given up!! Nothing to worry about.

    Answer by thenewmum at 11:11 AM on Jun. 2, 2009

  • My son didn't get his fist tooth until he was 8 mo, then the 2nd a week after that. The next set didn't come in for another month or two.

    Answer by jkt747 at 11:27 AM on Jun. 2, 2009

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