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Postby tigersuz22 » Wed Oct 07, 2009 1:41 pm

Hi everyone!
My daughter is nearly 4 months old and just started showing signs of teething. She was 2 months premature, however, so it's a little surprising that she's teething so early.

When did your babies start cutting their first teeth?? Did any of them have a low grade fever, too??

Thank you!
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Postby CT_Michele » Wed Oct 07, 2009 1:57 pm

Suzanne,

I think a low grade fever is common with teeth, but I am not sure. I thought ella was teething around 4 months too, the drool was crazy! But she didn't get her first tooth until over 11 months. Even at over 13 months, she still only has 2 bottoms, no tops yet. But I know there is a large range of normal. I have friends whose babies got their first tooth around 5 or 6 months. When ella did get a tooth, she was just really fussy for a couple of days and didn't want to eat.

Good luck with it!
Me- 28 DH- 33 Male Factor
1st IVF- 12/07- BFP! Ella Michele was born 8/26/8
2nd IVF- 04/09 - BFN
1st FET- 09/09 - Chemical
3rd IVF - 04/11 - Embies didn't make it to ET
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Postby nancy1 » Wed Oct 14, 2009 5:37 pm

Teething and fever have nothing to do with one another. that's what I have been told at every peidiatric dentistry semninar I have gone too.
The baby's immune system is so week that low grade fever is very common and since they teethe almost continuously usually from 6 months on, it has become a mythe that the 2 are correlated.
As far as too early or too late. Don't worry about it. I have patients who have their wisdom teeth errupted at the age of 15, and they are known to come out between 18-21. I myself lost my last baby tooth at the age of 15. I was a late bloomer, I guess. Even if the baby has congenitally missing baby teeth, again, nothing you can do about it. Once the baby is at an age where he/she can see the dentist, the dentition can better be assessed. In the meantime, make sure to brush those teeth well, even just a little bit of it has errupted since they can get carious very easily. The baby will love the action of the bristle on the gums anyhow and it will be a good habit to form early on.
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