Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Concerned mom | 2010/10/08


Baby 10 months and not teething


my lil'' girl is turning 10 months on the 16/10, she does not have even 1 tooth, she is not crawling, however moves around the furniture by herself, is this normal

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This is very common. Your baby's teeth will appear.

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Posted by: Purple | 2010/10/08

My son didn''t get his first tooth till 11 months. It was quite funny though as he could already walk and talk (just a few words like door and light and dog and so on that were actually understandable to people other than us).

The average range for first teeth is between 5 months and 16 months with the usual being at about 7 months. If she doesn''t have teeth by 16 months you could always have her gums xrayed to see if the tooth buds are there - but chances are its perfectly normal.

The average age for carwling is between 9 and 12 months, so she is still within the average. If she is pulling herself up and cruising along the furniture she might not crawl, which can cause problems when she learns to write and with games like tennis and so on, but don''t panic, try to play games with her where you crawl around when she''s older as that gets her opposite arms and legs going - it is not the disaster that occupational therapists make it out to be.

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