Teething 3 Month Old? Is it a thing?

Is your baby a teething 3 month old?

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It's absolutely a thing to have a teething 3 month old and actually, teething can start in babies as little as 2 months old.😲 Typically, the first tooth doesn’t appear until roughly 6 months old in most cases. However, if a child hasn’t gotten their first tooth by 18 months, be sure to have a doctor evaluate the baby. Generally, the first tooth to grow is on the bottom, in the center. According to Jeffrey Bourne, MD, a pediatrician at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California, the genetics of the child play a huge role in determining the teething age. “It tends to run in families,” he says. “Some families have teeth that come in early, some not until later.” So call up your mom and see if see remembers when you started teething as a baby, that should give you a good idea as to when you can expect your baby to start the teething process.

Some babies experience a pattern of serial growth of their teeth, while others have multiple growths of teeth at the same time. When the tooth starts to break the gums, this area may look slightly red or swollen over the tooth. On average, most babies have a complete set of baby teeth by the age of 30 months (2-3 years old).

As the tooth starts to break through the gums the process will cause your baby some discomfort. Some things to look out for when your little one starts teething are: tender gums, drooling, irritability, trouble sleeping and gnawing and biting on toys. This is all completely normal and many of these symptoms will happen during the teething process. Every new tooth that grows will take about a couple days to a few weeks to completely break through.

In total, the teething process takes roughly two years. After the first few teeth have grown in, the journey is typically a lot less painful. It’s important to note that once the first tooth appears, you should try to start cleaning it twice a day by gently rubbing it with a clean washcloth. Also, it’s not recommended to give your baby a bottle when putting them to sleep nor is it recommended to nurse the baby to sleep after the first teeth come in. This is because now your baby is susceptible to getting cavities. I know, I know, the teething process sounds a bit like a terrible time for your child and you, but keep in mind this is totally a normal process and in no time your baby will have a lifetime of joyful smiles to share in all the family photographs.😁

When did your baby start teething? New moms need to know. Drop a comment below!👇👇👇


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