my dd2 is 13 weeks, 7 weeks corrected, and appears to be showing signs of starting to teethe. she has started drooling flat out, chew and suck on her hand and dummy like no tomorrow and starting to cry for what seems lke no reason. DD1 got her first tooth at 4 months and she was full term. it feels silly to think a 7 week baby could be teething, even though technically she is 13 weeks. could it be possible?
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29-03-2012 23:24 #1
teething and prem babies
30-03-2012 13:00 #2
Time... I guess that really is the only way to tell.
Having a prem baby makes you rethink everything you thought you knew. You have to rethink everything like when to start solids, when teething usually starts, immunisations, growth and development. Having an actual age and corrected age makes such a difference for babies and can be so confusing. there are so many things I wouldnt have thought of worring about and now wonder if/is it appropriate for the corrected age. The questions seem never ending. Im learning so much.
30-03-2012 14:11 #3
Teeth can come at anytime between actual & corrected age.
Babes can teethe for months before a tooth shows whether born early or at term.
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Babies teethe at all different ages. There is no set age they start. Some bubs are born with a tooth or 2 already.
DS was born 4.5 weeks early and started teething at 6 weeks corrected. Though the tooth didn't come through until he was 9 weeks corrected.
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07-04-2012 20:52 #5
My DS is 9mo (7.5m corrected), and has just cut first 2 teeth. My friends baby due within days of ours (so 7.5m real age) started teething same day! Our little guy was one of those who put everything in his mouth (still does!), and we thought he was starting to teethe months ago but it was just the teeth moving abt underneath. Went through stages of drooling heaps, too. You can feel the teeth just under the surface before they erupt, abt a fortnight to a week beforehand their gums feel really hard. Good luck working out what's going on, it may indeed be a case of 'wait and see'.
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