so my baby is 4 1/2 month and she has already got her first tooth. she started gettting it at the end of 3 months. is that normal? does that mean i can start serving her things that arent as mushed up anymore(b/c i make her baby food) she's now get 2 more teeth. and she wakes up in the middle of the night in pain, crying and shes fussy. any ideas on what i can do to help her? she wont use a teething ring, and she tries to eat the spoon. I feel so bad for herAnswer Question
Answer by Anonymous at 6:42 PM on Jan. 26, 2010
The presence of teeth is not an indicator of readiness for solids. Sitting up unassited, losing the tongue thrust reflex especially, are indicators of readiness. The last is the ability to reach for food deliberately, pick up large hunks in a fist, and bring it to the mouth to taste. http://www.borstvoeding.com/voedselintroductie/blw/engels.html
Answer by amileegirl at 6:47 PM on Jan. 26, 2010
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Answer by Anonymous at 8:35 PM on Jan. 26, 2010
First, a question, why is she eating baby food? It's best to wait until 6 months to introduce solids. Of course there are exceptions....just wondering what the reason for starting so early was.
Some babies are born with a tooth or two. It's not uncommon for a 3 month old to sprout 2 teeth either. Mine are late teethers (11 months and older). Just so long as they get teeth.
I'd also like to echo what amileegirl said about the readiness cues.
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