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Old 08-29-2006, 10:39 PM   #11
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When did your children start teething? Does anyone know if it is possible for a babe this age to be teething?

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Ds had 3 teeth by 2 1/2mths, he must have started the process around the same time as yours seems to be, but we thought it was colic or just the 6 week growth spurt fussyness until we saw the white nub poking through the skin. The hylands teething tablets have worked great on him.

on a side note, at 10 1/2mths, hes cutting his bottom 2 molars

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Old 08-30-2006, 07:54 AM   #12
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I have a friend whose little boy teethed really early, but I can't remember exactly how old. I just remember we were trying to think of what else could cause his teeth to look like they were coming, and sure enough they popped through about a week later, I want to say he was about 2-3 mo. And yes some babies are born w/ teeth so it is very possible. You should be able to give tylenol, but you will probably find it isn't very helpful, call your ped for dosing amounts based on babies weight. Hylands teething med was what helped us with teething. And my dd love ice rings early, I would just hold her and hold it and she would suck away on it.
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Re: Teething...when is the EARLIEST it starts?

Another option for soothing pain without med is a VERY clean washcloth with water that is kept in the fridge. We would have a couple in ziplock bags ready is the baby needed it. This is with parental help, of course. Our youngest popped 4 teeth at 5 months, BUT she was 9 weeks premature, so the DR figured her getting them at 3 months. They adjust the age for the first 2 years developmentally.

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Old 08-30-2006, 03:04 PM   #14
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Re: Teething...when is the EARLIEST it starts?

miranda got 2 teeth by 5 months. my friends daughter had 2 teeth by 3 months old. my nephew had 2 teeth when he was born~

there's no Early time in teething. it can happen the day they are born. lol

Also, Exsessive Drooling also starts around 6 weeks of age, so it could be that, not to mention the whole "Witching Hour" Thing. when they cry for no reason that you can tell.

so it could be teething, or it could be a number of things.
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If you're hesitant to start DD on a Tylenol regimen for teething, you can also take a very small amount and rub it on her gums where her teeth are coming in. My aunt who is a ped. nurse suggested that to me, and it seemed to work pretty well. That way DC's is not ingesting a full dose of Tylenol, but they are getting some relief.

As for teething tablets, just make sure you know what you're buying. I read once that certain kinds contain alcohol, basically to make your child "drunk" enough not to care about the pain.
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Re: Teething...when is the EARLIEST it starts?

The twins started teething at 3 months (being 5 weeks premature, that's 2 months for their adjusted age) and popped their first two teeth at 5 months (4 months adjusted). At 9 months now, they have 5 teeth each. My dh's kid had ALL her teeth by 5 months!! It's amazing how every child is different!
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