A teething chart can give you a general idea of when teeth are expected, they aren’t 100% accurate. As any parent will know, each child is different and each has a different development schedule.
As a guide, most babies sprout their first teeth around six months old.
Sometimes teeth can come through as early as 3 months and as late as 12 months – so there is no need for alarm if teething starts early or a little late. Of course if you are worried, it is always a good idea to talk to a dentist or your health care professional.
By age 3 they should have all of their baby teeth, and by around age 6 your child will likely start losing them and begin to get their adult teeth.
WHAT ORDER DO BABY TEETH APPEAR?
It is important to remember that each child develops differently and the information below teething chart should be used as a guide only.
Central Incisor – These are typically the first teeth your baby will get and commonly in pairs. The lower central incisors will come around 6-10 months and the upper central incisors around 8-12 months.
However it is normal for these upper and lower teeth to come in at the same time. These first teeth help your baby bite into or shear soft food into small pieces.
Lateral Incisor – These teeth typically come in second. The upper laterals will usually erupt around 9-13 months and the lower set around 10-16 months. These teeth help with biting food into more manageable pieces.
First Molar – The first molar typically erupts before the canines, but it’s not always the case. The upper molar can erupt anywhere from 13-19 months, while the upper set can come in anywhere from 14-18 months.
Canine – The upper canines come in slightly earlier at 16–22 months, while the lower canines emerge around 17–23 months. Used to bite and tear denser foods (like steak) canines are slightly sharper and pointier than other teeth.
Second Molar. Just when you thought teething was done…All of a sudden it’s back with a vengeance! The lower second molar erupts around 23-31 months, while the upper emerges around 25-33 months. Molars help support the face by filling out your child’s cheeks. And of course for chewing and grinding harder foods such as grains, seeds etc.
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HOW TO HELP YOUR TEETHING BABY SLEEP?
- CREATE A SOOTHING ENVIROMENT – A soothing environment is going to help your baby stay calm. This means low light, soft music or white noise and of course relaxed parents. It’s important to remember that sleep deprivation and handling your emotions go hand in hand.
- RECOGNISE THE CRY – There’s a difference between a cry for attention and a cry of pain. Recognising these will help you determine how you soothe.
While it’s important to comfort your baby during the teething stage, you don’t want to undo your hard work of establishing good nightly routines. Try settling back to sleep with gentle patting or rocking.
To read tips and information about helping your baby sleep check out: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/HealthyLiving/sleep-and-your-baby