Post # 1
Okay, I know I am going to sound crazy, but I think my 11 week old is teething. Her drool is out of control and she is constantly chewing on her fingers. She has also been quite fussy and tends to wimper when she nurses. So has anyone heard of a baby teething this early? I didn’t have teeth until I was over a year old, so it seems way too early for me. I was curious so I googled pictures of teething gums and checked her out and I think I see a tooth. Again, I could be crazy. Pictures below.
So, is this teething? is it somthing else I need to worry about? Is it normal baby stuff? Can you tell I’m a first time mom? haha
Possible tooth (Sorry it’s hard to see, she did not enjoy taking this)
Post # 2
MrsMath: She could be teething. It can start anywhere between about 3 and 12 months.
Post # 3
I’m not sure how to tell if they are teething or not because my son is just over 3 months, but i do know drooling can be because they aren’t really sure what to do with all their saliva at this point. I think chewing on fingers might be something that they start doing around that age because my son did the same thing, and he still doesn’t have any sign of teeth. There is a pretty rough growth spurt at 12 wks, so that could explain the fussiness. That being said, she could totally be teething becuase I don’t consider myself an expert at all.
Post # 4
MrsMath: Anything is possible, but it sounds like pretty normal baby stuff. It might be teething but not necessarily ready to cut a tooth. I don’t think there’s really any way to tell until a tooth erupts. At our 2 month appointment the doc said the drool and hands in mouth will start pretty soon – it did within days and has been that way ever since. Getting worse with the chewing now at 4 months. Around 3 months I thought she was teething since she was fussy at night when sucking on paci/eating and had red cheeks and was miserable at night. I gave her a dose of tylenol for those two nights and she ended up sleeping fine and going back to normal after two days. I wouldn’t worry too much about it. She is adorable by the way!
Post # 5
Could be, but it could all just be regular baby stuff. My son started drooling like mad and stuffing his hands in his mouth at about 2 months old and only got his first 2 teeth the week before he turned 7 months.
Post # 6
I agree that anything’s possible, but DD started to exhibit teething behaviors (drooling, chewing fingers & toys) around maybe 4 or 5 months? She didn’t actually have any teeth until past 8 or 9 months! Once she started getting teeth though, she got multiple teeth at a time!
Post # 7
Around 3 monthns or so for this baby BUT I didn;t believe it. He just go his teeth (2 bottom ones) at 9 months and looks like the top 2 are coming out now… he is 10 months.
Post # 8
My LO is drooling and putting hands/fists in her mouth all the time (almost 3 months). I thought the increase in drool was due to them starting to put things into their mouth more but I’m not remembering where I saw it. Mine just starting reaching for things and has been putting those things into he mouth along with her fists. I haven’t checked her for teeth though! But I think it’s pretty normal.
But teething can start at 3 months so it’s always possible.
I think there is also a wonder week around 11-12 weeks and a 3 month growth spurt so those could be a source of fussiness as well.
Post # 9
I’ve heard of babies being born with teeth, so it’s possible. But both my daughters drooled and chewed on everything in sight, but didn’t start teething until 7 and 8 months. So I wouldn’t get my hopes up.