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No Teeth at 8 Months

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My 8 month old daughter has no teeth. Wondering if this is normal. My husband and I are worried that she doesn't even have any - at all! That would kinda be bad. Never heard of baby dentures. Anyone else in my same situation with their little one. Starting to get a little worried. She tried to eat a cracker the other day and I just kept thinking that teeth sure would help right now.

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No teeth at 8 months old is very normal. In fact they say the later they get teeth the better. Ive heard they will have better teeth as they get older and less problems. I have a friend whos daughter didnt get her first tooth till after she was a year old. They will come in, dont worry.

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My daughter didn't get her first tooth until she was ten months old. But when they started to come, she got them two at a time! Now she's almost 23 months old and has 14 (I think.. not too easy to get in the back and count them). They'll come! Promise!

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My son didn't get his 1st tooth until he was over a year old. All kids get teeth at different ages so it shouldn't be something to worry about! Babies are also great at eating things we wouldn't expect them to be able to eat w/out teeth. My son ate a piece of Dominoe's pizza w/out teeth!

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No teeth at 8 months old is very normal. In fact they say the later they get teeth the better. Ive heard they will have better teeth as they get older and less problems. I have a friend whos daughter didnt get her first tooth till after she was a year old. They will come in, dont worry.

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i wouldnt worry about it. my son got his at 7 months, and it did seem wierd, but the longer they are in, the stronger teeth they have! so, take it as a little blessing, and dont worry about pushing solids, just do what you can. those little net feeder things are very helpful - you put chunks of food in and baby can squish bits out the netting. :D i dont know what they are called, but you can find them almost everywhere.

so, no worries! :D they will come in at their own time! :D

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Both of my kids got their first tooth at 11 months old. I took my oldest to the dentist at 6 months and he said that was fine that he didn't have any teeth yet. It was definitely hard to feed them solids or crackers of any type. I was able to give them the Gerber puffs because they instantly dissolved in their mouths, so I didn't have to worry about them. After they got their first tooth, the rest of them came very fast. My 3 year old now has all of his teeth and my 20 month old only has 4 more to go. Good Luck!

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My niece got her first at 1 year. Definitely normal. I just wanted to add that until they get molars, the teeth aren't all that helpful for chewing - gumming works fine for most foods!

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Oh Honey, None of my kids get any teeth until they are nearly 12 months. Be patient! They will come. They say that the longer they take to get in the better the teeth.

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That is absolutely fine....you never know when a baby will sprout their teeth. Our daughter is 10 months and was the same way as your daughter....no teeth until about 2 weeks ago, now she's working on #2. Our boys were earlier, though. Don't worry....she'll get teeth eventually. :)

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I too was a little worried about my daughter's teeth coming in. She did not get any until she was 9 months old. I know of some babies not getting teeth up to 1 yr. The teeth will come in. If you are concerned, bring it up at the next appt.

I am a SAHM to 3; son-6 yrs, son-3 1/2 yrs and daughter-1 1/2 yrs. I also watch my 6 y/o cousin for 4 hours a day. Married 10 yrs to a wonderful man.

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Don't stress over the teeth. My kids didn't get their first tooth until they were 11 months old. They just tend to "gum" all of their food for awhile. Feel free to ask the pediatrician at the 9 month check, but I think all the way until 15 months to get the first tooth is still normal. Every child is different.

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LOL! the thought of baby dentures makes me laugh. Her teeth will come when they are ready. my son had 2 sets of teething he pushed 6 teeth through from 4-6 months then nothing until 15 months when he pushed through all of the rest except his second molars. give her plenty of safe things to chew on and keep her food cut small until she can chew well. soon she will have bright sparkly teeth to bite you with :)

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My daughter didn't get her first tooth until 12 months, and our pediatric dentist wasn't worried at all. Her permanent teeth will actually be stronger because she's getting her babies in later than other kids, so it's actually a good thing!

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Hello! I didn't get any teeth until I was 18 months old and they're perfectly fine. As the saying goes, the longer it takes to come in the stronger they are is true - I'm 31 years old and only have ever had 1 cavity.

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My sister-in-law's son is almost 11 months old... No teeth. They'll come in eventually. I think all of her kids were late with getting teeth... around a year or so, I believe. If your daughter still has no teeth at a year, I'd ask her doctor but, don't be concerned for now. Getting teeth varies just like when a baby crawls, walks, talks... Everyone is different.

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Some kids don't get any teeth until after they turn a year old. I wouldn't worry about it. As far as food, just give her small bites and she will "gum it" until the teeth pop through..

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my daughter got her 1st tooth at 13 months. she was already eating lots of foods and i credit harder ones like crackers and cheerios for toughening up her gums. she didn't have any pain when the teeth finally came in. no dr. or dentist we asked seemed worried about the lateness. there's an old wive's tale that says the later the teeth come in the healthier they will be but my daughter proved that not brushing your teeth good enough throws that myth right out the window!!! just make sure (especially after antibiotics) that you rinse her gums off even before the teeth come in to keep her mouth healthy. chewing on a damp, clean washcloth works until she drinks water.

S. m

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My youngest did not have teeth until she was closer to a year. Most babies start getting them between 6-8 months, but it's not unknown to get them later or earlier. My child is now about a year and a half and is still getting some of her teeth she should have gotten before a year. My 2nd child didn't get teeth until closer to 8 months and my first was 5 months. Babies are all different.

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Neither of my kids had teeth at a year. My son got his first tooth at 16 months and my daughter at her 1st birthday. They say the longer it takes for them to come in, the better quality they are. Neither child has had any cavities.

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My first child didn't get any teeth until he was 9 months old. But he happily ate peanut butter sandwiches with out teeth. Then they all came in normally.

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Both my girls were late in getting teeth 9-11mos. I think! They ate without teeth btw they just figured out how.

I have photographed babies before (I'm a photographer) and I've seen 14-15mo.olds with NO teeth!

Don't worry about it they'll come in. Keep in mind the older they are to get teeth the older they will be to lose teeth. My daughter didn't lose any teeth til 7.5 years old long after all her classmates. Supposedly that makes them stronger and healthier.

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My son didn't get his 1st tooth until he was over a year old. All kids get teeth at different ages so it shouldn't be something to worry about! Babies are also great at eating things we wouldn't expect them to be able to eat w/out teeth. My son ate a piece of Dominoe's pizza w/out teeth!

1 mom found this helpful

My daughter didn't get her first tooth until she was ten months old. But when they started to come, she got them two at a time! Now she's almost 23 months old and has 14 (I think.. not too easy to get in the back and count them). They'll come! Promise!

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My little girl was always little in all ways - only 10th and 25th percentile still for weight ahd height at 2 and a half. She didn't get her first tooth till 9+ months. She still did fine guming things up such as cheerios/Gerber puffs/teething biscuits/crackers.

She just grew slower than other kids - but always ate like a horse and met all other developmental milestones early.

I think you have nothing to worry about, everyone grows at their own pace!

Jess

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Babies get their teeth when it is their time. My oldest didn't get his first tooth until he was past the 1 year mark, if I remember right he was aboutt 14 months old. Don' panic it perfectly normal. They also say that the later the teeth come in the stronger they are. Once the first tooth came in the rest popped in what seemed like overnight. You could certainly take him/her to th dentist for a scan if you are terrified that your babty won't have teeth.

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Our little girl was the same--I think the first two bottom teeth finally came in at around 9 months or so. Now, at 17 mo., she has 8 teeth and more on the way--they're all coming pretty quickly now. My doc was very encouraging when I was having the same worries. The normal time span for teeth to come in is pretty long. I wouldn't worry, just ask the doc about it next time your in for your baby well check!

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Nothing to worry about :) One of my kids didn't get a tooth until they were a year and another one got one at 3 mos. Interestingly, my late toother lost her baby teeth really late, too, and my early toother lost hers early . . . coincidence? Hard to say.

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Hi,
As you already found out from other responses, this is normal. My older daughter was around 10 mo. and my younger was over a year. We, too, thought dentures might make a good first birthday present, lol! Now that they are in their teens, they are still losing "baby" teeth. Their adult teeth are very healthy, but the girls will be getting braces well after all of their friends.

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My daughter did not have her first tooth break through until just after her 1st birthday. After that they seemed to show up quite quickly (in twos and fours). She is now 21 months old with a mouth of blazing white chompers.

Hope this helps.

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My son had 6 teeth before he was even 6 months old. My niece didn't get her first tooth until 13 months. Every child is different. Don't worry about it. The longer they stay in, the stronger they will be anyway.

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My son was the same way. He actually didn't get his 1st tooth til he was 10 1/2 months. When he did finally cut teeth it was like 2 came in at a time. He is now 17 months & just cut his 9th & 10th teeth. He seems to be able to eat just about anything as long as we cut it into small pieces.

I wouldn't worry too much...

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Hi Marie
Our daughter didn't get her first tooth until 13 months. The doctor said he had never seen anything like it. But, no fear, she eventually got all her teeth. She got one at a time and it took a while, but she did get them! (:
p.s. She seemed like she was teething from 3 months on also.

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My 7.5 month old has no teeth. I agree with the other responses...there's no need to worry...they'll come in eventually.

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My son had NO teeth at 9 months and now at 13 months has 7!!! No worries... they will come! And if your little girl struggles as much as my son does with them - you will wish they would stop coming! :-)
Good luck!!!

warmly,
M.

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My oldest son didn't have any teeth until he was 13 months old and out of 9 children, none of them started getting teeth before 9 or 10 months old. She'll get them soon enough!

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My daughter didn't get her first tooth until 11 mons!! Don't worry- she'll get them!!!

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Slow teeth are good teeth! No worries.

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10 months here. At 14 months my daughter has 5 and one coming. So when they do come they will continue quickly. Also don't worry about what foods she can and cannot bite. Crackers, ect... their gums are strong. Stick your finger in and feel the bite. Hard!!! Crackers are fine, the saliva will soften enough.

On another note.. be grateful b/c when they start to teethe it won't be fun for either of you and you will be backtracking. "Why does she have to be getting teeth now!!"

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My son got his first tooth around 9 months. I was so thankful since I breast fed him until that point. No need for concern.

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My daughter did not get her first tooth until she was 10 months. She did an ok job of gumming crackers and other soft things.

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Hi there, no worries, my daughter was 14 months before she got her first tooth. She is now six and just lost her first 2 teeth.

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LOL Cute! they are one their way. Ours got their bottom two at 7 months and didn't push out any more until close to 15 months. Some just take a little longer to push out!

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Hey Marie,

I have four kids and my daughter is the only one who got teeth before eight months. My boys were all just getting their first bottom teeth in time for their first birthdays. No worries. She'll get them. She'll be fine. There is a common notion that the longer it takes babies to get their teeth, the nicer their teeth will be from not being exposed to foods all the time.

Good luck and enjoy the toothless grins as long as they last!

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Don't worry about it!!! Our oldest didn't get her first tooth until she was 11 1/2 months old. I was told that the later they come in, the better their teeth will be in the future. Also, later coming in means they will lose them later. Our daughter is 6 now and still hasn't lost any of her baby teeth yet. Another thing, once she did get her first tooth, the 2nd followed behind after a couple days. The 3rd & 4th ones came in within that week. From then on, she cut all 4 at the same time and it didn't seem to bother her at all. Our other 2 children both cut their teeth earlier, so every child will be different.

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My children got their teeth really late. My daughter didn't cut one until she was one and my son was after 9 months. I am sure they are there, I think the pediatrician can look and make sure. Their gums and jaws are really stong crackers should be no problem!

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i have a 9 and a half month old with no teeth. Dr said they do always get them! if not by 15 months then worry a little. my older daughter didnt get them untill 9 months

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