When could I start giving teether?

@chrysz (1603)
Philippines
April 17, 2008 9:40am CST
My child is now 7 months old. She is now into some solid and still uses pacifier sometimes. I saw her biting her pacifier and the nipple of her feeding bottle so I decided to buy her a teether. She doesn't have any teeth coming out yet. I guess she'll be having it later since she was only 35 weeks when she was born so I can;t really say that she is 7- month old based on her development. Did I introduce her early to teethers or my judgment is just right? Who among here had a premature child and how was it? THanks a lot!
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
27 Apr 08
oh. so your baby is premature pala? i don't know about premature babies but my 6-month old niece already has four small teeth. i think she was given a teether when she was still four months old. i think babies are given a teether if they start to grab things and put them in their mouth.
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@chrysz (1603)
• Philippines
5 May 08
yup dear, I guess most second are born premature but was prematurely born because I was having pre-eclampsia beyond my knowledge because I don't check my BP that often and I was not yet schedules for the weekly check up. I am just glad that she was not put into an incubator or else I would have spent thousands of pesos though I chose to gave birh in a bigger hospital because I anticipated for some complications. I am just thankful that it was me who suffered some illnesses at least I could communicate with the practitioners. My baby doesn't have teeth yet but she is enjoying her teether.
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
31 May 08
sounds like you had a complicated pregnancy. good thing everything went fine in the end. hope you're baby is doing fine and healthy.
@julyteen (13259)
• Davao, Philippines
19 Apr 08
i am not a mother but maybe i can suggest some points on deciding in what age should you give teether to your kids. it depends on how the child react when she take some solids. if you found out the she can now manage having the teether, why not you don't give him/her even at her/his days old.
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@julyteen (13259)
• Davao, Philippines
19 Apr 08
i found this site: hope it can help you to decide[b]: Teething[/b] When does the process of teething begin? When a baby begins teething, there is no pattern as to when will the baby begin teething, how long, and how painful it will be. For example, one baby cutting a tooth might happen overnight without pain, while another baby might have to go through a long drawn out painful experience. You may sometimes visibly see a rise or lump in the gum for several weeks, while sometimes there may be no visible clue until the tooth actually appears. Teething often follows hereditary patterns, if your mother and father teethed early or late, chances are your baby may follow the same pattern. What are the symptoms of teething? The symptoms of teething may vary from baby to baby. Because of these different experiences, parents and physicians often disagree as to the symptoms of teething and how painful it is. The list below shows symptoms that a baby may experience. * Irritability * Drooling * Cheek rubbing * Diarrhea * Low grade fever * Chin rash * Disturbed sleeping patterns * Loss of appetite The Teething Solution! As "Winners of the National Parenting Center's 2005 Seal of Approval", we have carefully and uniquely designed our teether to ensure they provide a natural way as possible for babies and their parents to deal with teething aches and pains. As a step to show consumers how strongly we feel about The Je Je Therapeutic Teether, we have submitted our product for FDA clearance and after six months of review the FDA has declared The Je Je Therapeutic Teether as a safe product for babies to use for teething. Doctors state that when babies teethe, the best thing to do is to massage their gums with your thumb. Baby Vibe has come up with this therapeutical device that vibrates, creating a massaging sensation that comes as close to a natural way to helping babies with their teething just like rubbing their gums with your thumb to relieve discomfort. One of the comments that have reached us is from a Pediatrician Doctor: Dr. Robert E. Ryan III mentioned, "I have been practicing pediatrics for 20 plus years and have seen all sorts of efforts used by parents and relatives to help alleviate the irritation of infants teething. I have recommended frozen teething rings and over the counter gels. I have yet to see the ideal solution that works all the time. The "Je Je Teether" comes as close to an ideal that I have seen. It is a battery operated vibrating ring. The beauty of it is that babies can hold it in their small little hands and temporarily numb up the irritated gum sites of the teething pain. I heartily recommend this device to parents of infants as and adjunct to their already broad selection of teething pain relief remedies." Robert E. Ryan III, M.D. Ventura, CA. The Teether is a round device made of soft rubber and has three spokes and a center hub that houses the battery operated motor. There is a button in the center which activates the vibrations function for 7 minutes at a time, and the battery can be replaced once depleted, dramatically increasing the life of The Je Je Therapeutic Teether versus some of our competitors. Made from durable, colorful plastics, that are completely child safe, The Je Je Theraputic Teether will offer relief during all of the babies teething stages. The teether is sold with one battery, which last up to four months depending on usage, and replaceable batteries are available on our website. Baby Vibe hold two patents on this product which are the mechanical patent and the design patent. Please give our teether a try and see how much easier life can be with The Je Je Therapeutic Teether. Doctor Recommended FDA Approved Patent Design Easy Grip For Babies Non-Toxic Completely Safe Vibrating Massaging Sensation To Relieve Your Babies Gums
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@chrysz (1603)
• Philippines
19 Apr 08
Hehe I found that device yesterday in SM Makati and it is very expensive. For me it is impractical to have it since she will soon outgrow using teether. She is not teething yet, i guess but since she is practicing chewing, I decided on giving her teether. THanks a lot for your time and effort, I do appreciate it! Have a nice weekend!
@JerzeBch (50)
• United States
1 May 08
My youngest was born early... but I don't think that has anything to do with WHEN I give her anything. I go by what stage she is ate herself, not by her age. She started teething at 4 months and I gave her a teether right then. She cut two teeth at around 6 months and has hardly shown any interest in teethers. She prefers chewing on her toys or her playpen edge or her silicone binky (its all one piece... so its safe thankfully!) GL with your lil one!
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@chrysz (1603)
• Philippines
5 May 08
Thanks a lot!
@only1shi (405)
• United States
24 Jun 08
i don't think that there is a good or bad time to offer a teether, but i definately wouldn't allow her any extra time with the pacifier or bottle since she's been biting the nipples. i would test all of them to make sure that they are still in tact before giving them back to her. my daughter would never take a pacifier. i offer her a teething ring young (she started teething at 10 weeks old) but she wasn't interested in them until recently. when your daughter's ready to use them, she'll let you know.
• United States
18 Apr 08
My dd didn't get any teeth until she was eleven months old and my first ds started around nine months I think. My second ds is not quite seven months and teething like mad....no teeth yet though. I'm not so sure age has much to do with it. We've been giving him teethy toys since he was about four months old and could hold them himself. He bites anything he can get his mouth on. I don't really think there is a right or wrong age for this.
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@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
17 Apr 08
I don't think a teether can hurt a child in any way, so if you think she might get something out of it, then I'd say give it to her. It's not like she really has to be 'ready' for it like say, solid foods or introducing certain foods that may upset her tummy or anything. Unless you're concerned about her throwing it and bopping someone in the head, go ahead and give it to her!
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
17 Apr 08
My kids were both overdue. I think that as long as she is trying to chew on other things that giving her a teether to chew on is just fine. My kids both started popping teeth at 4 months old. They were getting teething toys even back then.
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• United States
17 Apr 08
both of my children were right on time also but i gave them a teether when they started to chew on things and when they were drooling a lot. my second son's teeth started to come in when he was six or seven months old. i don't think u give it to her to early. they will come in when they are ready to come in
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@AnimeMom (517)
• United States
17 Apr 08
My lil girl was right on time, but i dont think your giving her the teether to early. Hey when you need to chew you need to chew! Perhaps the teether will help those little chompers emerge faster! I say teethe it up!
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