Audrey continues to teethe early/out of order
According to the current stats, 5.8% of the visitors to my blog are here for the post about babies teething out of order. Oddly enough, that post seems to have some of the most info on the Web on the subject, which just seems wrong. Surely, some dental organization can post something more authoritative on infant teething! In the meantime, though, I’m happy to provide any help or assurances to moms of babies.
Audrey will be 13 months on May 6, and shouldn’t be teething any molars until her 15th-21st month. However, a couple of days ago, when she was being a Krabby Patty, I swept a finger around her mouth, and sure enough, her upper left first molar has broken through the surface. The bottom left first molar appears that it’ll break through any day now, as well.
According to this chart, which I found here, Audrey is off the chart in all directions, since she teethed her upper lateral incisors first, and was only 5 months old when she did so. Next, at 6 mo, her lower lateral incisors broke through, a good 9-15 months early. In her 7th month, she teethed all of her upper and lower central incisors in the space of about 2 weeks. This new molar is her first tooth in about 5 months.
Development of Baby Teeth
Both baby teeth (deciduous or milk teeth) and permanent teeth have fairly well-defined times of eruption. The ages listed are the normal ages that a baby tooth emerges.
|UPPER||ERUPTS BY||LOWER||ERUPTS BY|
|Central incisor||8-10 Mo||Central incisor||6-9 Mo|
|Lateral incisor||8-10 Mo||Lateral incisor||15-21 Mo|
|Canine (Cuspid)||16-20 Mo||Canine (Cuspid)||15-21 Mo|
|First molar||15-21 Mo||First molar||15-21 Mo|
|Second molar||20-24 Mo||Second molar||20-24 Mo|
03.26.12 — Edited to add: My daughter Audrey is now nearly six years old, and has lost five of her baby teeth. Interestingly, she is LOSING them out of order, too — a lateral incisor fell out before both central incisors, giving her a snaggletooth look, of which she’s very proud. 🙂