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Is the amount of time it takes for a baby to teeth a good indicator of how they are developing mentally?


Asked by CassyzMom at 5:04 AM on Sep. 23, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Not at all. My son is almost 15 months and has always been ahead on everything developmentally. Most other kiddos have all 8 front teeth, some or all 4 first molars and some are working on or have all the canines. Carson has 6 teeth. 4 on top and 2 on the bottom. He has not gotten any new teeth since he was 9 months They have nothing to do with one another. My friends mentally handicapped 16 month old has way more teeth then my above average 15 month old.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:00 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • Im not a doctor, but I would say not necessarily. Me and my daughter are slow at getting teeth, but we are/were right on track with milestones.

    Answer by serioussifL at 5:06 AM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • Um, doubtful. What do teeth have to do with your brain?

    Answer by CarriePM at 5:16 AM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • They have nothing to do with each other.

    Answer by sailorwifenmom at 5:42 AM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • No, it has nothing to do with mental development what so ever.

    Answer by Congenial at 6:31 AM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • LOL...not at all. I know genius people that had teeth a t 4 months and genius people that didn't get any until after they were 1.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 7:42 AM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • I've never heard that. I have heard the longer it takes to get their teeth the healthy their teeth will be (don't know if that's true or not).

    Answer by BuckeyeTinyTots at 8:22 AM on Sep. 23, 2010