My baby has no teeth! He is 11 months old I see no signs at all of teeth yet. Not a sign of teething at all! Is this normal or something I should worry about?
Late Baby Teeth Eruption – Worrying if Baby Has No Teeth?
I can understand that you are a bit worried that your 11-month-old baby has no teeth yet. Most babies do get their first tooth before 11 months old, but not all.
The most common age to get the first tooth is 6-10 months of age. You could probably say that it is somewhat late, but that really doesn’t mean much at all. Bring it up with your son’s health care provider at the next regular visit.
I know at least in some places, one usually get an appointment just to check that nothing is wrong with the teeth buds if the baby has not got his first tooth by his first birthday.
On the other hand, the recommendation by American Academy of Pediatrics is to see a dentist if none of your baby’s teeth have erupted at the age of 18 months. The dentist can then check to see that your child does have teeth and if there is something unusual preventing them from erupting.
There are some known reasons for delayed teeth eruption:
- Gender (boys tend to be teething a bit later than girls),
- Heredity (Teething late can run in families, so if any of you parents were late teethers, the same is likely for your children.)
- Health issues, including cerebral palsy or anemia, prematurity, and low birth weight,
- certain congenital syndromes, such as Down syndrome, can also cause delayed teething.
BUT at 11 months of age, there are still no reasons for concern at all even if your baby has no teeth!
In reality, the majority of the cases where babies being “late” with something, there is nothing wrong at all, they are just following their individual development path and it is we as parents that do way too much comparing with the neighbors’ kids, older siblings, or averages.
Hope this helps,
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Hey all parents, anyone else who is or has been worried because your baby has no teeth? What did you do?
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