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My little boy is 4 months old. Is it possible for him to be teething?
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Dr. John Allred
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes, it's possible
The average age for teething is 6 months.
But, some kids are even born with a tooth. Others get teeth at 4 months and some much much later. Lots of variation in this one. Cheers. Dr j.

In brief: Yes, it's possible
The average age for teething is 6 months.
But, some kids are even born with a tooth. Others get teeth at 4 months and some much much later. Lots of variation in this one. Cheers. Dr j.
Dr. John Allred
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4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Babies begin to drool alot right around 4 months, but the first tooth typically doesn't come up until closer to 6 months.
Massage your baby's gums, provide him/ her with teething toys even a washcloth damp with water is soothing. If teething is causing discomfort you can check with your baby's doctor for the appropriate dose of tyelenol.

In brief: Yes
Babies begin to drool alot right around 4 months, but the first tooth typically doesn't come up until closer to 6 months.
Massage your baby's gums, provide him/ her with teething toys even a washcloth damp with water is soothing. If teething is causing discomfort you can check with your baby's doctor for the appropriate dose of tyelenol.
Dr. Marina Armendariz
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Garrett Caldwell
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Teething
Typically the first teeth to come in are the two bottom front ones.
They start to come in around 6 months. Your son could have them coming in early or getting ready to come in early and this discomfort could cause him to start teething in his 4th month. Most likely though, he's enjoying the sensation of chewing on anything.

In brief: Teething
Typically the first teeth to come in are the two bottom front ones.
They start to come in around 6 months. Your son could have them coming in early or getting ready to come in early and this discomfort could cause him to start teething in his 4th month. Most likely though, he's enjoying the sensation of chewing on anything.
Garrett Caldwell
Garrett Caldwell
Answer assisted by Garrett Caldwell, Medical Student
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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly
A lot of times parents think their babies are teething when they see a lot of drool.
At this age they produce a lot of saliva and could not swallow them as fast as it is being produced.Best defense is to drool it out rather than get choked.Babies will also be gnawing and gumming on toys, fists etc.The earliest tooth I have seen erupted was 3.5 months old.

In brief: Possibly
A lot of times parents think their babies are teething when they see a lot of drool.
At this age they produce a lot of saliva and could not swallow them as fast as it is being produced.Best defense is to drool it out rather than get choked.Babies will also be gnawing and gumming on toys, fists etc.The earliest tooth I have seen erupted was 3.5 months old.
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Dr. Charlene Sojico
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Dr. Thomas Lin
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Typical age of teething will range from 3 to 9 months of age.

In brief: Yes
Typical age of teething will range from 3 to 9 months of age.
Dr. Thomas Lin
Dr. Thomas Lin
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Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes.
It is possible. If you are asking because he is drooling and putting his fists in his mouth it is good to remember that this is normal 4 mo old behavior and not a sign if teething.
All 4 mo olds do this. Teething can start at birth (rare) or until 12 months. If asking cause u see him fussy, it may be teething or something else. So long as he doesn't have fever, is eating and breathing well he's ok.

In brief: Yes.
It is possible. If you are asking because he is drooling and putting his fists in his mouth it is good to remember that this is normal 4 mo old behavior and not a sign if teething.
All 4 mo olds do this. Teething can start at birth (rare) or until 12 months. If asking cause u see him fussy, it may be teething or something else. So long as he doesn't have fever, is eating and breathing well he's ok.
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
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