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My dd is 8.5 months old. I think she is getting a tooth. She bit my finger the other day and left a toothprint, which never happened before. (the print, not biting, she always bites me, lol)<br><br>
Her gums feel sharp in one spot. (lower center) And it looks like a tooth may be coming up. The area is whitish. There is no redness. She is not fussier than usual. (always a fussy baby, haha) She does not seem to be in any discomfort. She drools only a tiny bit, no different from earlier months. She recently developed some baby acne. No difference in her poops really.<br><br>
If this is teething, are we having it easy, or is that bad part yet to come? And how long does it usually take for the tooth to come all the way through the gums?<br><br>
TIA!!!!<br><br>
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8 1/2 months old and no teeth yet??? I would say you have it easy! I think a lot of people tend to blame teething on a lot of things that aren't even related. The excess drool is always what tips me off and the extra chewing on their toys/fingers/me, etc...
 

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Teething is pure hell in this house. DS sprouts new teeth by the pair <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: It will start with some finger chewing, arm chewing, lots of chewing....then escalate to whining and chewing, then refusing favorite foods or only eating one thing for an entire week ( last time this happened he lived off yogurt ), and at its very very worst DS will throw an all-out tantrum because of the pain and frustration. During these times it isn't uncommon for dS to be wakeful at night and usually a cold drink of water will calm him. We use Hyland's teething tablets, which IMO work better than anything. We also use clove oil and Tylenol at night...however I'm not impressed with the Tylenol and I refuse to give Ibuprofen. I let DS suck on ice cubes that I hold for him, and sometimes a juice popsicle.<br>
He is 11 months old, and his two top teeth have just come in, and there are more on the way. Sometimes the pain will radiate into the face and head, and when we were giving him a bath, just washing his hair and face sent him into a fit <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br>
Not all babies experience teething the way mine does. My mom has been very surprised at DS because apparently I never had teething problems. Hopefully your baby will not be so troubled by it, but if she is- just be ready. ( DS was never colicky or fussy- I look at this as payback <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> )
 

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My ds is so easygoing, and his first two teeth were like that. Now the top two are coming through, and it has been harder on him.
 

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Well, the only way I knew we were teething was the teeth coming through. Dd hasn't changed one bit. Well, I do think some night waking in the past couple weeks can be attributed to teething, but other than that, she's been her cheery self. I think we have it insanely easy, from the horror stories I've heard. I do plan on getting her an amber neckace, mainly just for the fun of it, since we have'nt had any teething troubles. And I have Hylands on hand if we need it.
 

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My ds is 10 months and he just got his top left tooth (4th one so far) it seems like his teehthing gets worse and worse every tooth...which have been coming in one at a time.
 

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Yup, my almost 10mo got his first at 3.5m now he has 8!!! It all depends on the child, we called DS1 crabby fountain <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> he drolled so bad and was soooo crabby, nothing worked to make him feel better, this baby is pretty easy going with it he just chews everthing not to much drool and only seems to get a bit crabby the day the tooth actually pops through the gums.
 

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My 10 week old has been chewing on my thumb today (not sucking... <b>chewing</b>) and I'm starting to get scared! I'm teething too... my last wisdom tooth is coming in. Maybe the tooth-growth hormone is passed through milk?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">:<br><br>
In any case, I'm watching this thread!
 

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My oldest got his first 2 teeth at 8 mos. with NO fuss. He didn't even whine about molars.<br>
My littlest got his first and only 2 teeth in at 5.5 mos. and had a really rough few days before they came in.
 
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