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how oold does a baby start tetthing at?

how many motnhs does a baby have to be to start teething?
How do i help him not feel so much pain? What can i give him to help him relax?


Asked by nativepride90 at 7:53 PM on Jan. 21, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I believe I read babies first tooth can come anytime between 3 months and 1 year- most typical age is 7 months. My daughter started at about 4 mos though so there really is no exact time. Obvious signs are drooling, gumming everything, low fever, crankiness, and trouble eating (because sucking puts pressure on sore gums). You can give baby Tylenol (check with your doc for dosage), teething toys (like the gel rings you can put into the fridge to get cold) or a wet washcloth put into the freezer for a few minutes for baby to chew on. Also putting your finger in babies mouth and putting slight pressure against the incoming tooth can give relief and usually doesn't hurt your finger too bad. My ped advised against Orajel because it can numb other parts of the mouth and cause a choking hazard. He said the only real relief to the gums comes from counter pressure from your finger or baby biting on something. Good luck.

    Answer by MaryMW at 8:15 PM on Jan. 21, 2010

  • every baby ages differently. My oldest sd was born with a tooth. tylenol and motrin will help. You will know baby is teething when the drool increases, so does crankyness.

    Answer by SuzanneL09 at 8:03 PM on Jan. 21, 2010

  • every baby teethes at different times and differently! My dd got her first two teeth at 2 months and had hardly any pain at that time. However, we did find teething tablets to be the best with teething. I didn't know my dd was teething half the time because she didn't drool but suddenly there would be a sharp edge on her gums and she wouldn't stop crying.

    Answer by 07lilmama1108 at 8:08 PM on Jan. 21, 2010

  • My dd started teething at 3 months. She is now 8 months, and still no chompers! lol the teething tablets work BEAUTIFULLY!

    Answer by nicolemstacy at 8:10 PM on Jan. 21, 2010