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post #81 of 157

6 teeth now.

post #82 of 157
So who has NO teeth? :P. We don't have teeth. I think ODD was 8 months when she got her first two, then over a year before she got her two top teeth...which she promptly knocked out, twice, but are still in her mouth by some miracle.
post #83 of 157

No teeth here!  ODS had his first at 9 months.

post #84 of 157
Jasper just got his first tooth last week, so not much in the way of teeth here either!
post #85 of 157
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Originally Posted by dashley111 View Post

So who has NO teeth? :P. We don't have teeth. I think ODD was 8 months when she got her first two, then over a year before she got her two top teeth...which she promptly knocked out, twice, but are still in her mouth by some miracle.

Okay, I'll bite. How did she knock her teeth out twice but still have them?

 

We're in the midst of teething here. Evan has his bottom two all the way in, and one of the top ones has broken through, but its not one of the center ones! I can't remember what they're called. But the 3 next to it are on they're way. Seems like just a tiny membrane of skin left covering them. Every day I check his mouth and nope! Its like his gums are just stretching! He's pretty crabby about it. I really, really hope teething is responsible for his annoyingly short naps and not staying asleep when I put him down for the night until I join him.  I nurse him back to sleep, sneak away, and he's up within 5 minutes... and repeat. He does sleep well enough once I'm sleeping with him though. Hurry, teeth! Except its sad that 7 months old, and 6 teeth already :( He'll look more like a toddler than a baby! Today I've been letting him gnaw on a carrot. I picked the fattest one out of the bag and broke the top 1/4 or so of it off so I'm pretty sure he won't be able to bite any chunks off, just put some teeth marks in and perhaps scrape a little off with his teeth. It occupies him for like, 30 second stretches at a time. 

post #86 of 157

Shay got 2 new teeth yesterday, so we're up to 4 teeth in 2 weeks.

post #87 of 157
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Originally Posted by LiLStar View Post

Okay, I'll bite. How did she knock her teeth out twice but still have them?

 

We're in the midst of teething here. Evan has his bottom two all the way in, and one of the top ones has broken through, but its not one of the center ones! I can't remember what they're called. But the 3 next to it are on they're way. Seems like just a tiny membrane of skin left covering them. Every day I check his mouth and nope! Its like his gums are just stretching! He's pretty crabby about it. I really, really hope teething is responsible for his annoyingly short naps and not staying asleep when I put him down for the night until I join him.  I nurse him back to sleep, sneak away, and he's up within 5 minutes... and repeat. He does sleep well enough once I'm sleeping with him though. Hurry, teeth! Except its sad that 7 months old, and 6 teeth already :( He'll look more like a toddler than a baby! Today I've been letting him gnaw on a carrot. I picked the fattest one out of the bag and broke the top 1/4 or so of it off so I'm pretty sure he won't be able to bite any chunks off, just put some teeth marks in and perhaps scrape a little off with his teeth. It occupies him for like, 30 second stretches at a time. 

 

 

If you just push teeth back in the place they were in, they will usually reabsorb.

post #88 of 157
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Originally Posted by dashley111 View Post

If you just push teeth back in the place they were in, they will usually reabsorb.

 

Whaaaat?! Seriously??? jaw2.gif How did I never know this! 

post #89 of 157

I only knew because I was a nurse, and  docs I worked with would say just to tell people who called to just shove the tooth back in and call the dentist.  But, yeah, both teeth are still in despite coming out completely once and being knocked almost out a second time.  They are both dead, but we have had no problems and they are just slightly discolored.

post #90 of 157

Is it common for baby teeth to grow in with gaps in between? I figure Sora's teeth are still so low to the gums that they might grow closer together when they fully come in but there's a decent gap right now. headscratch.gif

post #91 of 157
Very common! My kids' dentist loves to see evenly spaced gaps between baby teeth.
post #92 of 157
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Originally Posted by birdhappy85 View Post

Is it common for baby teeth to grow in with gaps in between? I figure Sora's teeth are still so low to the gums that they might grow closer together when they fully come in but there's a decent gap right now. headscratch.gif

Yep.  My 3-yr olds teeth still have significant gaps.  I hope that means he'll have lots of room for adult teeth (I had to get 4 adult teeth pulled to make room...)

post #93 of 157

Here he is.  See the gaps?  

 

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post #94 of 157
And then the baby teeth fall out and are replaced by ginormous adult teeth that are too big for their heads. Ah... The awkward years.
post #95 of 157
DD has no gaps and no room for her permanent teeth. Gaps just mean less to floss!
post #96 of 157
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Gaps just mean less to floss!

 

DH always says that to me. His teeth are gappy. I had braces, so my teeth are closed up and a pain in the butt to floss. I never thought I'd be envious of gaps. LOL

post #97 of 157

OMG Sora is going CRAZY right now! She's crying in the weirdest screamy way I've never heard before. I think it's teething pain but it's on a whole new level than before. Does it just keep hurting while the teeth are still growing, even though they've already popped through?! She wasn't nearly this bad when the teeth first showed up! I gave her some natural pain relief stuff (will give her Tylenol if it continues) and had to put her in her swing bawling her eyes out because she was beating me up!!! Is my baby the only one who is this forceful with hitting and kicking and scratching and pinching? I know others have mentioned their babies doing this stuff but it just seems like Sora is on a different level...? I can't get away with nursing her in any position now without her finding a way to hurt me still. She flips out if I grab her hands and pin them down. And now with her acting how she is right now with teething? I just can't take being beat up this badly. I'm embarrassed to be out in public with my arms in the condition they are. greensad.gif I feel so bad that she's miserable in her swing right now, but I cannot hold her! crap.gif

post #98 of 157
Hmm maybe its something other than teething, something you can't see? Like an ear infection or just plain growing pains? Im sure its not diet, you seem to have a pretty sensitive diet.

It could be a developmental/growth thing. B has just been so awful too. Today I had to lay her on the floor in the living room and just walk away...it was all I could do after 3 hours of non stop screaming in my face. I was about to lose it.
post #99 of 157

Aww, I'm sorry you had a rough day with Bettie too. greensad.gif

 

How would I know if Sora has an ear infection?

post #100 of 157
You know, that's a really good question, and I think it just depends on the kid. Some kids tug at their ears, some kids run fevers, sometimes they just act off or cry for no reason. My ODD only ran fevers and never tugged on her ear. Bettie had one a few months ago and I had no idea she was just crying and fussy (we made an appt for Monday already). Its really a kid by kid thing.
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