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First Tooth?

When did your baby get their first tooth? My son will be 7 months on Sunday and still hasn't go his first tooth... when all the kids around his age and younger have theirs all already... I was told the longer they stay it the healthier they are? is that true?


Asked by K-RydesMommy at 4:57 PM on Aug. 25, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • My son got his first 2 the week before he turned 8 months. And the later ythe healthier thing makes sense to me. Its a shorter period of time they have exposed to sugars and stuff :) There is no worries on how early or late the teeth are as long as they have 1 by 18mo :)

    Answer by carsonsmommytam at 5:33 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • My daughter is 10 months old and is just getting her first tooth. My son got his first tooth around 6 months.

    Answer by xxlilmomma09 at 4:58 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • I've never heard about the whole "the longer they stay in, the healthier they are" thing, but maybe? I doubt it though. My son got his first tooth at 4 months...that's right....4 months! It was not fun. He started teething at 3 months. I didn't think babies could get teeth so early, so when he started teething I was super confused. But all kids are different & develop at different times. I have a friend whose daughter didn't get teeth until about 13 months old. She was exclusively breastfed & sometimes I've heard that can be a reason. But my son was EBF-ed it just depends on the child. I'm sure your son's teeth will be here soon & they'll be healthy.

    Answer by MamaBloom777 at 5:01 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • 11 months no teeth yet. I was 15 months old when I got my first (I've never had a cavity). It can happen any time between birth and 18 months.

    Answer by amileegirl at 7:05 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • Alright. Thank you guys!

    Comment by K-RydesMommy (original poster) at 7:06 PM on Aug. 25, 2010