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    Default Teething Sign or Normal?

    Hi Everyone,

    My little girl is 11 weeks and has become obsessed with sucking her fist, bottle teeth and anything she can get her hands on. She is drooling and poking her tongue near her lower mouth a lot.

    I managed to get a look at her gums and noticed at the top they are completely smooth however at the bottom in the middle there is an outline of teeth. There not inflamed or hard just wondering if this is the very beginning of teething. I thought teething was more towards the 6 month mark.

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    Very unlikely to be teeth. At this age they discover their hands and sucking on them becomes their all-consuming passion in life. My 17 wk DS has been sucking his hands for weeks now, he even tries to sneak a hand into his mouth while breastfeeding! Totally normal. Just have plenty of bibs handy as the drool is endless!

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    What pp said is true. My DS started with the sucking fists and drooling at around 10 weeks. But that's not to say they aren't possibly teething. If you can see the lines under the gum then they are potentially on the move. My DS sprung his first teeth at 4 months. Now at 7 months he has 5 and has 3 more not far behind.

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    As above. I've read that this is how bubs start exploring the world around them, by sticking it (whatever they can grab) into their mouths. So I guess it starts with the nearest thing they can reach which is their own hand. And it continues for the next two-ish years.

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    It could be teething. Teeth can go up and down countless times before actually breaking through.

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    It's totally possible that it's teething. DS got his first teeth around 4-5 months but was rubbing his gums for ages before that. As someone else said, they can go up and down several times before breaking through.


 

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