Monday, September 29, 2008

Blog Hopping: Order of Baby Teeth

By Emma
BBA Contributor

Did you know that baby teeth have an order of appearance? I sure didn’t, until I found this picture explaining how and when babies get teeth:

First of all the teeth appear in pairs. Pair numbered 1-1 comes first, then the pair numbered 2-2 and so on. There is also a time frame for teeth: the first four pairs erupt in the first year, pairs 5 and 6 from 12 to 18 months, pairs 7 and 8 from 18 to 24 months, and pairs 9 and 10 after the baby is two-years-old.

I think this chart is great! Eric is teething and in so much pain and I find it very hard to comfort him. So naturally it made me wonder if there is light at the end of the tunnel. Well, there is – he is 8-months-old and we’ve got the first three pairs, which means one more to go and we’re done for this year!

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Finleypotamus said...
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Finleypotamus said...

That's neat... although that's the usual order of things, it's not always so. My 17 month old got his first eight teeth very early starting at 5 months and then had a loooong break until a couple months ago. Right now he is cutting set 5, 7 and 8 at the same time... All of them or just out of the gums and he is miserable. He cut set 6 about a month ago. Maybe the period between 18-24 months will be a breeze then, which is good considering my 5 month old is about to start cutting teeth too!