When should my child to be cutting a molar?

Updated on August 23, 2007
A.D. asks from New Orleans, LA
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My 15 month old has been REALLY cranky the past few days, and I couldn't figure out what was wrong. Well last night I noticed that she is cutting one of her molars. Isn't 15 months early to be cutting a molar? I thought those didn't come in until 2 or 3 years. I just wanted to make sure this is a normal timeline because she only has a few other teeth.

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Each child develop in a different pace, but in general they should be getting their molars between one to 2 years old, check with your pediatrician.

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answers from Little Rock on

My son is 14 months is working on his third molar! The first two were a nightmare but the thrid just popped up and he hasn't acted like it is causing him any pain.

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answers from Fayetteville on

My son had alot of teeth by 15 months, even molars. Some children just get their teeth faster than others...we started cutting teeth at 4 months. The best thing to remember is the sooner you get it over with, the sooner both yall are out of pain, and if she is cutting them a little early, there's nothing that can be done about it.



answers from Shreveport on

I think that she is on track. My DD had all her teeth before she was 2.



answers from New Orleans on

Dont worry, its not too early, My son is 16 months and he has a mouth full of teeth, including molars. He has had them for months now. Not that he uses them, but he has them. I think its normal, at least i hope so because if not, your baby and mine are abnormal. good luck.



answers from Fayetteville on

I'd say it's normal; my son cut all his teeth including two year molars before his first birthday. My daughter still doesn't have all her other teeth, but after she cut the front four, she got those molars. I look at it as a blessing because molars seem more difficult (painful) to cut, so get it out of the way early!



answers from Fayetteville on

Yep it is pretty normal. You are supposed to have all your teeth by two. My son started getting them a month or two after he turned one, so did my niece.



answers from New Orleans on


My name is R., 27. I have a 16 month old son and he cut his molar at 15 mths on the left side. He had the same 6 front teeth forever and then came the molar. I also was wondering why is he soo cranky. He would wake up crying. But his pediatrician said thats normal. Right after the back one cut four other teeth cut in the front. Now he has 11 teeth. Like they say every child is different and some are born with teeth. So yes its very possible. Well I hope I helped you some and I'm sure you'll get more advice from other mother experiences.




answers from Baton Rouge on

If I'm not mistaken, I think most babies cut their first molars between the first and second years. They're called the "one year molars"

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