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Teeth mean ready for solids? BakingBean2 2 kids; Ohio 2247 posts
Jul 10th '13

This is just me thinking, lol, wanted to hear your opinions. My DD didn't get teeth until around eight-nine months, I think and was NOT interested in food until then, couldn't get her to eat solids, really, at all until she got her teeth. My DS is four months and has the signs and symptoms of teething green poop with white chunks (he's breastfed) chewing on everything, running a little hotter than normal, excessively drooly etc. does this mean he will be ready for solids sooner? Does when a baby get their teeth have any correlation to when they want solids? We will do some purees but for the most part we do BLW when it's time, not planning on starting them for a couple more months at least or until I feel he is full ready. Just curious.

Boobo&bugs 2 kids; Simpsonville, South Carolina 8124 posts
Jul 10th '13

I don't think so. Dd got teeth right before she turned 3 months. She was in no way ready! I offered her food starting at 6 months. She refused it till 8 months. My nephew didn't get teeth till 10 months but loves food!!! He will eat all day long If you let him and he's been that way since starting solids at 6 months.

Juggernog-aholic 4 kids; 2 angel babies; P, AR, United States 20273 posts
Jul 10th '13

Nope. Solids before a year are just for fun anyways.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44076 posts
Jul 10th '13

Nope dd had teeth at 5 mos and didnt get food til 8. Dd2 has been teething but she's a food hound. She wants to put anything and everything in her mouth. But she can't figure out how to eat it yet. We're doing blw so once she can figure out how to eat it she can have it.

user banned 1 child; Jamaica, OH, United States 7126 posts
Jul 10th '13

DDs pedi always told me it was more of when they showed signs of being ready. If she was actually "chewing" (or gumming) when we put baby food or snacks in her mouth, that she may be ready to start introducing solids.

BakingBean2 2 kids; Ohio 2247 posts
Jul 10th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" Nope dd had teeth at 5 mos and didnt get food til 8. Dd2 has been teething but she's a food hound. She ... [snip!] ... mouth. But she can't figure out how to eat it yet. We're doing blw so once she can figure out how to eat it she can have it."</blockquote>



How old is DD2 and what sort of stuff are you putting in front of her, what signs did you look for to know to start putting food in front of her?

user banned Due October 22 (boy); 17 kids; d***o, 4998 posts
Jul 10th '13

If teeth meant DS was ready for solids he would have had solids at 4 weeks old haha. His first tooth popped through at 4 and a half weeks old, his second at 6 weeks old. He didn't get solids until 6-7 months

A, E & W's mommy 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Bulgaria 18481 posts
Jul 10th '13

No correlation, my DD didn't get teeth until 16 months and she definitely needed solids before then, it was just crappy how tiny everything needed to be cut up for tho!

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44076 posts
Jul 10th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting BakingBean2:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" Nope dd had teeth at 5 mos and didnt get food ... [snip!] ... what sort of stuff are you putting in front of her, what signs did you look for to know to start putting food in front of her?"</blockquote>



Shes 5 mos. I don't intentionally give her anything. She attacks our food and drink. She just doesn't know how to eat it yet. I assume around 6-8 mos shell figure it out. She just licks everything cause she doesn't know how to chew.

BakingBean2 2 kids; Ohio 2247 posts
Jul 10th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting BakingBean2:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" ... [snip!] ... how to eat it yet. I assume around 6-8 mos shell figure it out. She just licks everything cause she doesn't know how to chew."</blockquote>




Lol! He's just learned to grasp things as well and they all go straight to the mouth! We haven't given him anything as I'm ultra nervous about starting too soon. I was just thinking out loud and wondered if they had any correlation, lol, it apparently blanked my mind that some babies get teeth really early and what not...

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44076 posts
Jul 10th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting BakingBean2:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting BakingBean2:</b>" ... [snip!] ... if they had any correlation, lol, it apparently blanked my mind that some babies get teeth really early and what not..."</blockquote>



I'm not really worried about allergies. We have no history of food allergies except seafood in SOs side, and I figure with all the food on my hands and such I she was THaT allergic she'd have reacted by now.

user banned Due October 22 (boy); 17 kids; d***o, 4998 posts
Jul 10th '13
Quoting BakingBean2:" <blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting BakingBean2:</b>" ... [snip!] ... if they had any correlation, lol, it apparently blanked my mind that some babies get teeth really early and what not..."


My siblings all got teeth later on so I had the same thoughts until I had my son and he had 2 teeth at 6 weeks old lol

MonkeyMel 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 26601 posts
status Jul 10th '13

My son got his teeth starting at 5 months and wasn't eating solids regularly till around 13 months. But he has an unusually strong gag reflex (just like his daddy) and 13 months is when it let up a bit.

BakingBean2 2 kids; Ohio 2247 posts
Jul 10th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting BakingBean2:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" ... [snip!] ... seafood in SOs side, and I figure with all the food on my hands and such I she was THaT allergic she'd have reacted by now."</blockquote>




We don't have any history of allergies at all, but it still makes me nervous, I'm not sure why. We started purees with DD we didn't start with BLW so I'm new at this and not exactly positive of when he will be ready and what the signs of readiness are, I know I'm going to start with simple stuff avocado, banana, etc.

A, E & W's mommy 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Bulgaria 18481 posts
Jul 10th '13
Quoting Colt's mommy:" My son got his teeth starting at 5 months and wasn't eating solids regularly till around 13 months. But ... [snip!] ... till around 13 months. But he has an unusually strong gag reflex (just like his daddy) and 13 months is when it let up a bit. "


I know your pain, that was my dd, I don't think I've every spent as much time cleaning as I did that first year :roll: