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9 months old, no teeth!?

my daughter is 9 months old and has NO TEETH, it hasnt really concerned me until now. my son had 2 full teeth at 2 months old, so this is all new to me. she has a doctors appointment next tuesday and i'm going to bring it up. but the funny thing about it is ,she can eat a chicken nugget.

has anyone else expereienced this???

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amberstevens

Asked by amberstevens at 9:15 PM on Dec. 22, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • My first took forever to get teeth. At her first bday she had the first 4 teeth. My son had a mouthful by his first bday! But now she is 8 and they came in fine. The dentist did tell us the later they come in the later they come out, so she didn't loose first tooth until very end of 1st grade.
    JenM1975

    Answer by JenM1975 at 9:21 PM on Dec. 22, 2009

  • my daughter didnt have her first teeth until 10 months. She was also eating meat before she had teeth.
    amymartinez0214

    Answer by amymartinez0214 at 9:21 PM on Dec. 22, 2009

  • LOL she's absolutely fine. my dd got two teeth at 4 months but her cousin didn't have a tooth in his head til he was 13 months. His pedi said there's nothing to worry about until they hit 18 months. Just enjoy not having to deal with a fussy teething baby. my daughter is cutting 8 teeth rigt now. Ever her doctor was like, 'omg! she's cutting a lot of teeth.' I was like,' yeah I know, I haven't been getting any sleep because of it!'
    sadiesmom87

    Answer by sadiesmom87 at 9:24 PM on Dec. 22, 2009

  • I know lots of kids who had no teeth until after their first birthday. This it totally normal!
    maggiemom2000

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 9:32 PM on Dec. 22, 2009

  • I have not experienced it because my daughter is almost 10 months old and has 4 almost 5 teeth. I have a friend whos daughter did not cut her first tooth till 13 months old and like your daughter, she could gum anything. It is normal!
    vickwu

    Answer by vickwu at 9:55 PM on Dec. 22, 2009

  • My son is nearly 12 months and has no teeth. Babies get their front teeth first, and those aren't used for chewing anyway. Molars are, and babies don't get those until around 18 months to 2 years. So, before that, all babies are chewing with their gums. That's how she's eating those chicken nuggets!
    littlevic

    Answer by littlevic at 10:01 PM on Dec. 22, 2009

  • My daughter didn't cut her first tooth until she was 13 months old. The actually say that the longer the teeth stay in the gums, the healthier and stronger they'll be because they're not exposed to anything that could potentially weaken the enamel.
    kittyhasclaws

    Answer by kittyhasclaws at 10:27 PM on Dec. 22, 2009

  • My kiddos don't get their first teeth until 11-12 months. No worries, Mama! :)
    karamille

    Answer by karamille at 11:54 PM on Dec. 22, 2009

  • She's fine. I didn't get teeth until I was a year old. Some babies just have them erupt later. It's actually an advantage...as they can better deal with the teething pain and can communicate about their comfort level.
    amileegirl

    Answer by amileegirl at 11:55 PM on Dec. 22, 2009

  • Thnx so much ladies, you've made me stop worrying!
    amberstevens

    Answer by amberstevens at 12:00 AM on Dec. 23, 2009

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