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my son is 12weeks n is getting his first tooth in. Its been happening since sunday [3days] how long does it usually take it to be done? And after its through does the fussyness usually stop?!

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Asked by EthansMommy5 at 12:10 AM on Jul. 30, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • it depends on the child....

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:24 AM on Jul. 30, 2009

  • Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to this. It can take months to get their first tooth and once it's in the fussiness can continue because they're getting their second tooth. It just never ends. Do what you can to soothe him like warm baths, lots of pain killers (ask your doctor), and you can try a cool rag. Just a wash cloth with cool water rung out. That will soothe their gums a lot. You could try some baby orajel, but that didn't work for my son. Good luck!

    Answer by ACL2007 at 12:26 AM on Jul. 30, 2009

  • We use Hyland's Teething Tablets. They're all natural (kids have been known to swallow the whole bottle and nothing happens). For most kids, they work miracles. I refuse to give my DD Orajel. it can toughen gums and make teething more uncomfortable for your baby. Hyland's now makes a gel formula *still all natural* we haven't tried it tho so IDK how well it works.

    Answer by sadiesmom87 at 2:21 AM on Jul. 30, 2009

  • omgosh, do not use hylands with the assumption they are "natural" so safe. Did you know that not even pharmacists have info on those types of meds? the fda doesnt have info nor do why would you try it on a baby? jmo, but stick weith more conventional things, like tylenol...but as far as how long it takes it does vary and babies that start so young tend to take longer. How do you know she is teething? what symptoms does hse have? maybe talk to doc and find out first if thats what is happening before treating it. also dont put the teething rings and toys in the freezer as they can be used...its too cold for their lil hands, and also their mouths too. Try one thats firm, at room temp and help her learn to get it into her mount. My 4 month old has been chewing his fists for 3 weeks now. :o)

    Answer by Bearsjen at 2:47 AM on Jul. 30, 2009

  • sorry meant his mouth

    Answer by Bearsjen at 2:48 AM on Jul. 30, 2009

  • did i say one time that the teething tablets were safe? i said kids have been known to swallow the whole bottle and nothing happens. Kids have fallen down flights of stairs and been fine too but that's not safe either. I am perfectly aware that natural and safe are not the same thing.

    Answer by sadiesmom87 at 3:14 AM on Jul. 30, 2009

  • his symptoms are chewing on hands, drooling tons, o & i can see the tooth! Ive been trying to feel it, i can kinda feel it but i dont think its all the way through yet. And when we put oralgel & teething tablets on it, it usually calms him instantly

    Answer by EthansMommy5 at 4:40 AM on Jul. 30, 2009

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