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is my 4 month old teething?

she was sitting in her high chair playing with her toys and she kept trying to stick them in her mouth even though they are too big and she started crying when she couldn't bite them. i looked in her mouth and i don't see any teeth or the start of teeth, she's not hungry i just fed her an hour ago, she just wants to bite (gum) things. i gave her the pacifier and she seems to be doing better with that but could she be teething this early?

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:36 PM on Dec. 17, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Yup. Could definitely be teething. She could teeth for months before she gets a tooth. My daughter got her first tooth at 4 months.

    Answer by mompam at 1:37 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • yes

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 1:38 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • Definitely, my DD started teething around this age, too, but there were many weeks of drooling and gumming everything she could get into her mouth before a little tooth poked thru. This is a good time to think of potential choking hazards around your home as your child will likely spend the next several months putting everything in her mouth. They also just like to put stuff in their mouths once they figure out the whole complicated process of first grabbing onto something and then having the coordination to bring it all the way to their mouth. WIth babies it doesn't seem to be enough to touch or feel things, they must also take a taste. :)

    Answer by MaryMW at 3:20 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • Could be, Mine started that around 3-4 months but never actually cut a tooth until close to 6 months

    Answer by Chantalg12 at 1:04 AM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • my three month old is teether. shocker to be so young

    Answer by newmommyjazz at 1:10 AM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • why not?

    Answer by Roadfamily6now at 2:50 AM on Jan. 9, 2011

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