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Teething delay?

My son will turn 2 in April and he still doesn't have any molars. Should I be concerned? He didn't get his first tooth until a few weeks before his first b-day, but everything I read says they should have their molars by the time they reach their 2nd b-day. What do you guys think?

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jen282

Asked by jen282 at 1:14 PM on Feb. 23, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • they are all different!!!!!! that is the most important thing to remember with kids. you can ask the doc at his 2 year well child check but i would not worry.
    cassie_m

    Answer by cassie_m at 1:15 PM on Feb. 23, 2010

  • They're called 2 year molars because most kids get them at some point while they're 2. Not before they're two. How old he was when his teeth started coming in matters.

    My kids both had 8 teeth by the time they were 8 months old. They also started losing their teeth well before they turned 5, and had their wisdom teeth before they turned 18. A friend's kids didn't have any teeth at a year, and her oldest didn't get his wisdom teeth until he was nearly 30.
    LindaClement

    Answer by LindaClement at 1:48 PM on Feb. 23, 2010

  • There is one set of molars kids get around 1, and another set around 2. My son got his first molars just past 18 months and we're still waiting on the second (he'll be 3 in April). Some kids are just slow teethers and since your child didn't get his first teeth until almost a year, he's clearly a slow/late teether. Your doctor will definitely notice this at the 2 yr checkup and will able to tell you if it's something to be concerned about. My bet is that it isn't. I have the same question for our dr at my son's 3 yr checkup.
    momofryan07

    Answer by momofryan07 at 4:10 PM on Feb. 23, 2010

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