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How long??????

how long does a baby have a fever/crankiness/biting/etc before a tooth pops out?

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:58 PM on Mar. 29, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Could be months. My daughter started teething (swollen gums, chewing, cranky, etc) when she was six months, but she didn't cut her first tooth until after she was a year old.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:01 PM on Mar. 29, 2010

  • With my DD, she was born where you could actually SEE where her bottom 2 teeth where. They hadn't broken skin, but you could CLEARLY see where they were. She started "teething" at about 2 months and they didn't pop through until about 4 months. All babies are different though. Some it's days, weeks, and some months. Or (if you are lucky) they don't "teethe" at all!

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:01 PM on Mar. 29, 2010

  • Just long enough for you to snap your very last nerve!

    Answer by gdiamante at 2:36 AM on Mar. 30, 2010

    Most experts will tell you that teething does not cause fever and definitely does not cause a high fever. It may cause a low grade fever though, especially on the day that the tooth actually erupts, but when it doubt, don't blame your child's fever on teething, especially since it could be a coincidence and your child could be teething and have another illness causing the fever. The link above is a very informative website. If your child has the same symptoms every time he gets a new tooth, then you can likely blame those symptoms on teething, especially if they are fairly mild symptoms and your child otherwise seems well.

    Answer by rockinmomma01 at 7:37 AM on Mar. 30, 2010

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