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what is the average age that babies get there first tooth? my son is almost 4 months and is drooling up a storm!!

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Asked by SuzannaJ at 2:51 PM on Oct. 31, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Ooh... be patient. That drooling could go on, and on, and on!
    My babe started drooling at 2 mos., and didn't get teeth 'til 7! She's one now, and has just four.
    Some say, the longer they wait, the better they'll be when they come in! (Maybe not, but can't hurt to look at it that way!) :)

    Answer by sfwilson at 3:03 PM on Oct. 31, 2008

  • could be soon he'll he his first tooth could be months. my son started drooling like no tomorrow at about 3months and didnt get his first tooth till about 10months and by a year only had 3. my nephew on the other hand got his first by 4months and had a mouth full by a year.

    Answer by Mommy2B04 at 3:06 PM on Oct. 31, 2008

  • There is no real average. Some kids are born with a tooth or two, some turn one without any teeth.
    He could drool like this for months or that pesky tooth could break through tomorrow.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 4:41 PM on Oct. 31, 2008

  • My nephew was teething/drooling/chewing on everything at about 2 mos.... his first two started to peak through at four mos.... He's five months old now and they're all the way out.... My sister is having a little trouble with the breastfeeding.... (lol) Like everybody says it varies from child to child.

    Answer by Dara.M at 5:14 PM on Oct. 31, 2008

  • The same thing happend to my DD. She turned 5 months today and she cut her 1st tooth this past wednesday! So your son is on his way! :)

    Answer by emilysmom401 at 9:38 PM on Oct. 31, 2008

  • oh boy lol. ds started drooling at like 2 mos, and first 3 teeth (yes, all at once!) just came out after a year!

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:44 PM on Oct. 31, 2008

  • oh that means he will start to get them for sure, my son was a little over four months when he got his first tooth.. and actually he got two at once...

    Answer by mblucky at 11:31 PM on Oct. 31, 2008

  • my baby is just 4 months too.. drooling!!! bitting his fingers like crazy i put some baby oragel on it and some teething tablets and they seem to make him more comfortable

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:03 AM on Nov. 1, 2008

  • My son started drooling like crazy when he was about 4 months old and didn't get his first tooth until he was 11 months old. He had to wear bibs pretty much non-stop until he was about 10 months old because he drooled so much! I had always heard that babies drool when they're teething, but I didn't find that to be the case with my baby. Now that he's actually teething (still only 2 teeth, though), he hardly drools anymore.

    Answer by muse76 at 7:15 PM on Nov. 1, 2008

  • I have heard that they get their salivary glands at that age. My daughter started drooling and chewing on stuff at four months she didn't get one until 6 months.

    Answer by MotherShaw at 11:57 PM on Nov. 1, 2008

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