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Teething SignsWhen did your baby get their first tooth? How long were they ‘teething’ before the tooth came through? What symptoms did they have? What helped relieve their symptoms?

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  • My sons first tooth came through about 9 months he showed signs of teething at 3 months, red cheeks and lots of dribble, and really cranky, i used panadol and amber teething necklace alot of people say they dont work, but i swear by it made a huge differenece once he starting wearing it!
  • My son got 2 teeth in the same week at 6 months but had really bad symptoms up to a month before. I used panadol and nuerofen when he was really upset and in pain for the anit inflamatory in it. I also used Seda Gel and then found Henleys Homeopathic teething gel and havent looked back!
  • My first baby got his first tooth at 10 months and they came through 2 at a time, he started showing signs of teething at 8 months, he was a good teether and was just really dribbly, I just used panadol and nurofen and teething rings. My second baby got his first tooth at 6 months old, he started showing teething signs at 3 months, he was dribbly and a little bit restless, I used panadol and nurofen again but he seemed to be to little for teething rings he just couldn’t hold them but he did like to suck on wet facewashers.
  • My son got his 1st two teeth at about 6.5 months, he showed signs of teething from 3 months.. Drooling & chewing mainly. He is really good with teething except for the day they pop through then he gets really clingy & emotional. I just use bonjella, panadol, frozen dummies & cold teething rings. & cold hard fruit, like apples & carrots to chew on.
  • My daughter got her first 2 teeth together, she was cranky about two weeks before hand, I used Nurofen, and purchased gel from the hospital pharmacy, it was excellent, it numbed her mouth completely and almost instantly, for 4 hours. SM33 gel also has the same numbing agent as the hospital gel. She was cranky, off her food & really clingy
  • My first – 10 weeks started but didnt get one t 8 months, cold flannels, gel, panadol, infants friend, cold rings, rusks all worked with her! 2nd – 8weeks started n still no tooth at 5months nothing seems t work accept panadol at times he likes chewing things specialy a dummy but has never had one cause he cant work out how t keep it in his mouth n suck at the same time lol LEMON natrul juice from a lemon is a good pain reliever n helps the tooth break through the gums apparently? X
  • I bought Farrah’s teething necklace when she was 4 months old. she cut her first tooth at 7 months. I didn’t even know, I wasn’t the one to find it. She had been wearing her amber teething necklace the whole time. I was so impressed I started a business to tell everyone I knew and a lot more people that I didn’t all about how they can help families and individuals in need. My business is Farrah Fair.
  • DS got his first tooth at 9 months. he had shown signs of teething for months before hand but it got really bad id say in the 2 weeks leading up to when it popped through. he’d get unexplainable temperatures, severe nappy rash, rosy cheeks, very irritable n grumpy (especially overnight) he’d chew on anything he could get his hands on constantly pull on his ears. to help him with the pain we used medijel (it doesn’t have the same nasty crap in it that bonjela has) & panadol and we’d also fill the teats of his avent dummies with water and put them in the freezer till they Were almost solid and give them to him to chew n suck on =) we tried an amber teething necklace but for us it turned out to be a waste of money =/
  • My 1st daughter got her 1st 2 teeth at 10.5 months no symptoms at all, never a problem when she got any of her teeth, 2nd daughter got her first 2 at 7 months and was a bit more upset about it but still no real bother just really rosy red cheeks
  • My daughter got her bottom two teeth at 5.5mths. She was a good teether so I didn’t need any gels or panadol for it. I wouldn’t of even known she got them if she hadn’t of bitten me.
  • My bubba was teething for about 3mths before she got her first tooth at just over 9mths! She got two at once and is now 13mths old and no more!! hehehe ? love.izzy
  • My dd got her first tooth at 4 months, she started teething around 3 months – dribbling lots, trying to chew on everything, bit of a temp and just cranky overall. I used nurofen for children, and she also loved the nuby icybite keys that you put in the fridge 🙂
  • My son first showed signs of teething( slight dribbling, chewing on hands, very irritable) at about 8 weeks and got his first 2 teeth, 5 days apart at 11 weeks old. By 7 months he had 8 teeth and now he’s 13 months he has 13 teeth :). Only ever used panadol and nurofen to help relieve as well as teething rings/frozen facewashers.
  • Oh and we also gave DS frozen blueberries to chew n suck on for relief =) he loved them and they’re good for him so by far they have to be the best natural remedy we’ve had to help with the pain
  • With my sons first tooth he was 2 days before 6 months when I noticed he had a tooth that had totally cut through. he was not grumpy or irritable, his second came in 4 days later and there was no symptoms either. he now has 16 teeth and never once had any symptoms.
  • My son got his first tooth at about 6 months he was a good teether neva knew he was teething my daughter got her first tooth at 4 months she is a good teether to only dribles alot n thats it 🙂
  • My son started ‘Pre teething’ at 4 months! He had swollen gums and irritability, he got his 1st tooth when he was a week shy of being 10months old! I have found the amber teething necklace great
  • My First baby got his at 3.5 months started teething at 3 second got his at 4 months start at 3.5 months and my 9 month old got his at 4 months started teething around 3 months.
  • My ds started teething about 4months and his first tooth came at 5months, by 12months he had ALL his teeth
  • Drooling is NOT a sign of teething they drool cause they haven’t learnt how to swallow their saliva yet.. Sore red bottoms and rashes down stairs is NOT a sign of teething either.. I thought it was too but it’s not I learnt it from someone that works as a dental nurse / nurse and has been doing it for over 20 yrs.
  • My mini monster got his first two teeth at 5.5 months. Not much signs cheeks were a bit swollen and a little irritable otherwise was good. Used a bit of bonjela on his teething ring for him to chew on. He started around 4 months.

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  1. Lucy says:

    I was always very skeptical about these necklaces and had read very mixed reviews online. I didn’t use with 1st son who was a big dribbler. Then second son had no teething problems so no problem. My 3rd son was again a big dribbler! My neighbour said the amber necklace stopped her daughter’s drool and made her more settled so I decided to give it a go….I bought the amber teething necklace from Baby Amber Teething when my son was 5 months old. He was a big dribbler and would have a soaking bib by the end of the day. Since wearing the necklace he hasn’t even needed to wear a bib!! He has had 5 teeth come in one month with no real problems. The two occasions when I have forgotten to put his necklace on him in the morning he has definitely been more irritable. I would say the key is to make sure you are buying from a reputable company so you know it is genuine amber.

  2. kavya says:

    my son is 15 months..n don’t ve any tooth tht may b a problem

  3. CJ says:

    KAVYA, take him to the dentist to check his gums. Just to make sure everything is ok.

    My daughter’s gums are hard and fibrous. She got her first tooth at 12 months. Every tooth was agony. She’s now over 4yrs old and STILL doesn’t have her 2 yr of molars. She has something called congenital gingival fibromatosis.

  4. Linda says:

    My daughter got her first tooth one day before she turned 4m, however my son didn’t get his first tooth till he was 8m old. My daughter was a really easy teether, her teeth just popped through without any worries, while my son struggled with all his teeth. I don’t know if it was coincident, but my daugher was wearing her amber teething necklace all the time, while I forgot most of the times to put it back onto my son after his sleep. I personally prefer natural pain relief for my children and the Iris Root Teether and Punkin Butt Teething Oil have been absolutely amazing for my children and me