Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Zelda Meyer | 2007/05/15


Teething & crawling

My baby got his first bottom middle tooth at 4 months and the other one about 2 weeks later. He is now 10 days from 8 months, and I noticed this morning a top tooth coming through. But not a middle one. One tooth to the left of the middle two. Is this a problem for teeth positioning later on?

Then also, he started to crawl at 7 months and is now standing up against anything that will support him. Behind my back sometimes. Will it be a problem should he not crawl for a long period of time?

Thank you

Expert's Reply



He is well ahead of time with his crawling so don't worry about this.His teeth will usually sort themselves out.

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Posted by: cubby | 2007/05/15

Hi there try and get your baby to crawl as much as possible because it is extremely important in developing the muscle tone in the chest area. A friend of mines son can not colour in very well etc due to this.

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Posted by: Leila | 2007/05/15

My son is 14mnths and also the two top teeth (not middle ones) are coming through. Actually one is already through. And I was wondering the same about the positioning?

My son started walking on 9 1/2 mnths and only started crawling on 8 mnths. And now for the fun of it he will crawl. And because he only crawled for a short period of time, I play crawling games with him. I Don't really see that there can be a problem. Maybe I'm wrong, but as they get bigger they think it quite funny to crawl all of a sudden. Then you just lengthen the crawling by playing..............

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