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Teething - Knoxville,TN

Hi all
I have a soon to be 3 month old and i was wondering how old your babies were when they starting teething. I am not sure if it is possible for him to be teething or even if he is all i know is that he is chewing on everything, (Gumming rather), his bottle and even me when i breast feed. It don't hurt as bad as teeth i am sure but it does hurt. He is also drooling alot. I thought hey he might be teething. I would love to hear others opinions on this. I will be taking him in for his 3 month check up this week, i will talk to the dr. about it then.

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Well when i took him in for his 3 month check up the Dr. said he didn't see any gum changes and he didnt think he was teething. However he said that he could be. Some children teeth and don't show any signs until they have the tooth. He said just watch for the little tooth to come in. Thanks for all the advice

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yes he is teething. drooling, chewing on everything are two big hints that he is, they start teething way before teeth actually show up. give him a clean wash clothe that has been wet on one end and put in the freezer in a plastic baggie to freeze the water, take it out of the bag before you give it to him he will love sucking on it great teething relief.

Motrin is much better on dental pain than tylenol, its also an anti-inflamitory

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My now 10 month old got her first 2 teeth at 4 and a half months which is must earlier than any of my other children. So yes it is possible.

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Both of my kids started about that time my daughter had 2 teeth at 4 months and my son at 3 it runs in the family dont be surprised if you start seeing white dots on the gums thats where the teeth will come in but yeah thats what it is TEETH YEAH all I can say is mine liked to chew on hard things the remote old phones things like that its ok a lot of kids start teething about that time

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My son start teething at 3 months, he will be 1 Nov. 14. He now has 9 teeth. He is now growing one in the rear of his mouth. My best advice to you is to make sure you gave the baby some type of fever reducer. (Mortin) Unless you will have one upset baby.

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My girl started teething at 11 weeks. She is now 16 weeks and no teeth yet. I read that sometimes it takes forever for those little teeth to come in. I bought one of those rubber tooth and gum cleaners, she likes it when I rub her gumes with it and let her chew on it (I don't use the paste that comes with it though). It's just a little rubber thing that fits over your finger and it had soft rubber bristles.

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My son started teething at 2 months, and had a tooth by 3 months. That's not the average. He was REALLY early He's 6 months old now and has 6 teeth. Crazy. If your child seems to be in pain, give them Hylands homeopathic teething tablets. You can get them at CVS and Wal-Mart.

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S.,

I would bet that your son definitely is teething since he is gumming and drooling a lot. So, just be on the look out for pearly whites; however, it could take a while. My son started gumming and drooling at three months, but did not get his first tooth until he was 11 months.

Here are so tips to help soothe him when he gets cranky from teething.

-I have heard Hyland's Teething Tablets work wonders.
-Place a wet washcloth in the freezer and when crisp let your
son chew on it
-Place grapes or strawberries in the freezer and once frozen
place in the mesh fruit holders and let him go to town
-Also, I I find that Mortrin worked better than Tylenol because it lasts longer.

Good luck.

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My now 10 month old got her first 2 teeth at 4 and a half months which is must earlier than any of my other children. So yes it is possible.

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Well, my son was a late bloomer. He began teething at 10 months old! But I have also heard of many early bloomers that actually start teething around three months. It's a little early, but nothing to worry about! You know what they say, when babies are early bloomers, they're just making room for the next one to come along! Watch out! lol

p.s.-
While your baby is teething, he/she will want to chew on your cell phone if it is in reach. DO NOT let this happen. My son ruined my cell phone by getting slobber all in the little slot where the charger goes, and now it only charges up when it wants to. Be very careful!

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Hey S.,
My daughter cut her first tooth at four months, so she was teething around the three month mark... I called her pediatrician right before her three month check-up and told the nurse that I thought she might be teething, the nurse said it was probably unlikely, however, when we showed up for our check-up, her first tooth was already in!

Just so you know, I like motrin over tylenol, for teething pain, it seem to last longer.

Good luck!
D.

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hi, well we would give our daughter baby orajel but it didnt always work........but our friends told us about hurricane gel and it works wonders you can get it at the pharmacy or at the grocery store even walmart but you have to go directly to the pharmacist and ask for it and its like 8 dollars a jar for it but you only have to use a very small amount and it works longer........good luck

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Could be the teething process starting to kick in. My own teeth started cutting at 4 mos. and 2 of my three cut their first tooth at 4 mos or slightly before. The third was around 6 months. The age when you get your first tooth is hereditary so if you cut teeth early then your child has a pretty good chance of it. Normally 4 months is really early and you'll have fun with the nursing. Ouch! Good luck

Erin

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I have a 3yr old daughter and she started teething kind of early too. She started the drooling and chewing on everything at 2 months. By the time she turned 3 1/2 months she had 6 teeth, 2 on bottom & 4 up top. They all came in at the same time. So it is very possible that your baby is teething.

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There's a huge range of what's normal for teething. Believe it or not, some children are *born* with their first tooth. (Granted, that's really, really rare, but it's documented.) So, it's definitely possible that he's teething. My son loved those soft, bumpy teething rings that you chill in the fridge. Just don't let him get a hold of the remote for your car. It may never be the same (sigh). Good luck and take care!

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My name is S. and I am new to mamasource. I just wanted to let you know, my seven year old got his first tooth at 3 months. He actually was slobbering like crazy, chewing on everything he could, the whole nine yards. My sister thought she felt something one day so we held him down and checked in his mouth and we could see white! It was barely peeking through his gum, but it was there! Top, left hand side about halfway back. I couldn't believe it! Wal-Mart sells teething tablets, but I would advise to not use those. I found them to be like sleeping pills..I gave Dalton one, and it knocked him out..Tylenol or Motrin will ease the pain without putting them to sleep for hours. I found that freezing a washcloth worked best for teething for my children.

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he could definitely be teething especially with the gumming and drooling....get him some teething toys and put on a bib...oh and get used to it b/c he will be doing it for a while...if he gets fussy b/c of it I tried teething tablets or orajel and if it got really bad some tylenol....something that worked really good was putting an ice cube in a wash cloth and letting my son gum on that he loved it i guess the cold felt really good

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Yes your baby is teething. The drooling means just that. My child cut 2teeth at 4months old. Drooling is a sign of what is about to happen. Some babies don't cut teeth until 7mos. Others sooner. V. Y.

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Hey
I would guess he is teething. Babies start teething as soon as they are born. It's just that the closer they get to cutting the teeth the more they drool and gum everything. My own baby teeth came in at 4 months and so did my sister's. My son's came in around 6 months. So yes, it would be safe to say.....He is teething!!!! Camamille works great for relieving some pain and discomfort.

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My son was teething at 3 months and had 4 (yes 4!) teeth by 4 months. We used the Hyland Teething Tablets (you can find them at the grocery store near the formula) and Baby Orajel.

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Hi there,

My daughter started teething after her 2 month checkup. She'll be 4 months next week but her first little tooth started to pop out last week. It's definitely possible! We've been lucky because our daughter hasn't been cranky at all. We've only had to give her Tylenol a few times. But she's a drooling machine! So be prepared to go through lots of bibs and shirts.

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yes he is teething. drooling, chewing on everything are two big hints that he is, they start teething way before teeth actually show up. give him a clean wash clothe that has been wet on one end and put in the freezer in a plastic baggie to freeze the water, take it out of the bag before you give it to him he will love sucking on it great teething relief.

Motrin is much better on dental pain than tylenol, its also an anti-inflamitory

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My son got his 2 bottom teeth at 6 months, but he drooled from the time he was like 2 months.

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Kids are different and some start teething as early as 2 months you just have an early teether.

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