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By this age, DS1 had two teeth on the bottom and was working on getting his top teeth in!! DS2 has zero teeth and when I feel around on the bottom, I don't feel any buds at all. He'll be 8 months on November 3rd.

Anyone else in the same boat?

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My brother and his oldest daughter both got their first teeth very late. About 1 yo.

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I was!

DS2 finally got his 2 bottom middle teeth at 8m 3wks. Now his 2 top middles and next 2 bottoms are making an appearance so he is making up for lost time.

I know another babe who didn't have any teeth until 14 months so there is definitely a big range of normal.

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I think that's still within the range of normal. Up to 10 months or so?

My kids both got teeth early, dd had 8 teeth by 8 months and ds 3 or 4.

With teeth it seems like the range of normal is very large.
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I got my first tooth at 10mo, and didn't get my 2yo molars till I was like 3yo! Don't worry, your baby won't go to kindergarten with no teeth!
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I asked my pediatrician, who said that a pediatric dentist he spoke with said, "call me if there are no teeth at two years old." So apparently there's quite a range of normal here.

FWIW, my DS didn't get his first tooth until 8 months, then got three more in the same week. So far, he gets teeth four at a time. Now I look back fondly on all those teething-free months.
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It's pretty common for the first tooth to wait for the first birthday, no worries The longer they are under the gums the better.

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My ds just turned 11 months and still no teeth. I sure do hope that is normal. I'm going to watch this thread intently.

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oops, double post.
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I asked my pediatrician, who said that a pediatric dentist he spoke with said, "call me if there are no teeth at two years old." So apparently there's quite a range of normal here.

FWIW, my DS didn't get his first tooth until 8 months, then got three more in the same week. So far, he gets teeth four at a time. Now I look back fondly on all those teething-free months.
Wow, that is a big range. My goodness! I had no idea. Good to know that this is still normal. He's doing so many other things a bit earlier than his big bro did, I just thought that the teeth part would follow suite!

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Funny I had a thread JUST LIKE THIS about a year ago.

DS2 never got any teeth until almost exactly his first birthday.

He still doesnt have them all. Hes missing like 4 or 5 i think. The other day we were at the store, and we bumped into a friend and her older kids. THey were all, LOOK, hes lost some teeth already! im like, uhhhh no. He just hasnt gotten them yet.

And FWIW, his brother had even his three year molars by the time he was 18 months.
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And FWIW, his brother had even his three year molars by the time he was 18 months.
There aren't 3yo molars. They get 2 sets of bicuspids "1yo molars" and "2yo molars". They only get 20 teeth in this first flush. Then no more for a few years.

Dd had all hers fully in well before she turned 2 as well.
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8 months would even be blimp on my mommy owrry radar.. I think my first gots her first around 9/10 months were at 7.5 with no signs and I know MINE didn't come in till a year.. The range is very wide.

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DD got her first 6 teeth within 2 weeks of hitting 10.5 months.

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9.5 months here and no teeth. I have no complaints considering we breastfeed around the clock. Apparently everyone on my side of the family was a late teether.

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There aren't 3yo molars. They get 2 sets of bicuspids "1yo molars" and "2yo molars". They only get 20 teeth in this first flush. Then no more for a few years.

Dd had all hers fully in well before she turned 2 as well.
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My 7.5 month old is toothless.

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My ped says 14m or so...
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DD2 just broke through with her first tooth at 7 months, and we're all shocked at how early it is! DD1 and I were both around 9 months, DH was 11 months, and his sister was a year!

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I don't personally have expirence in this, but I can't tell you how many times I've heard my MIL talk about how my BIL didn't have teeth until he was 14 months old. There's a pretty big "normal" space with teeth and 8 months old wouldn't worry me in the slightest.

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My kids didnt get teeth till atleast 10 months old.
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My first had teeth at 6 months.
The second had teeth at 10 months.
The third got teeth at 5 months. He'll be 8 months tomorrow and now has four.

Apparently I didn't have teeth until I was over a year while a brother-in-law of mine was born with teeth.

The growing (and losing) of teeth has such a variable time table.

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DD1 got her first tooth at 17 months and 1 week. The pedi dentist wanted to "cut her gums" if she hadn't gotten one by 18 months. I still wasn't convinced that was a necessary procedure. After the first one, they came in like popcorn.

DD2, DS1, and DS2 all had more "average" times for their first teeth.

DD1 is now 10 and is losing her teeth much more slowly than her peers also. The dentist tells me that because her mouth is bigger and better able to accommodate adult sized teeth she is less likely to need orthodontia.
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my dd got her first tooth the morning of her first birthday. my ds got his first around 5 months.

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DS's bottom teeth just broke through the gumline yesterday. He'll be 1 in two weeks.

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Dd is almost 9 months, and no teeth. Ds had his first 2 teeth the day he turned 5 months!
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My daughter didn't cut her first tooth (actually, two in one week) until she was a little over 8 months old. I was relatively certain she was just going to be Toothless McGee forever, LOL. Anyway, she's 11 months old now and she still just has the two teeth so she's a slow tooth-grower evidently.

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DS didn't get any teeth until after his 1st birthday.

DD (only a few days younger than yours) doesn't have any yet.

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My 7.5 month old is toothless.

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My son got his 1st tooth 2 weeks before his 1st birthday. My husband didnt have a single tooth until 15months according to my MIL Id say its perfectly fine not to have teeth yet.

Im not even expecting to see teeth in my daughter until a year

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