When do babies get their first teeth?

Did you know that 1 out of 2000 babies is born with teeth? Yes that happened to my husband nephew who was born last December. But the doctor extracted it since there is a big chance that it might break and the baby might swallow it. The average age for baby to have their first tooth is from 4 to 7 months. However, there are also babies who won’t get their first milk tooth until 18 months.

Our little one is already 8 months but he doesn’t have teeth yet. However, I can already see 2 white cup along his cut teeth which means before he turns 9 months he will have his first teeth. He is a late bloomer since he already passed the average age of having their first teeth. He has been drooling and wants to put in his mouth whatever he gets in his hands.

Here is a traditional timetable on baby’s teething. According to researchers, 70% of babies get their teeth according to this time table.

6 months: lower central incisors – cutting teeth
7 months: upper central incisors
7.5 months: lower lateral incisors
9 months: upper lateral incisors
12 months: lower first molars (bicuspids) – grinding and chewing teeth
14 months: upper first molars
16 months: lower canines (cuspids)
18 months: upper canines
20 months: lower second molars
24 months: upper second molars

And for you to be able to know if your baby is teething, your baby will experience at least one the following symptoms when teething.

  • drooling
  • trouble falling asleep
  • red cheeks
  • fussiness
  • runny nose
  • biting
  • rash around the chin or mouth
  • swollen gums
  • an increased need to suck
  • rejection of breast or bottle
  • congestion

Watch out for the signs mommies. Your baby might be teething already just like my little one.

2 thoughts on “When do babies get their first teeth?

  1. Thanks ! My baby girl is 13 months and no teeth, gums are swollen , I think they r coming soon! Thanks for the info!!! Silvia…

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