Teething and the toddler

Here are some guidelines on what expect from about age one to two in terms of teething. Keep in mind every child is different. I have six children whose teeth have all followed their own timelines. Interestingly, the children of my second husband didn’t get any teeth until nine and ten months old, but the children of my first husband all had teeth before six months of age. I have read that teeth that arrive later are stronger, but only time and good hygiene will determine that!

Here is what to expect during the second year:


12 months
(typical range:
9 to 13 months)
Upper teeth right next to the middle teeth (upper lateral incisors) come next.
Red flag: If your baby doesn’t show any signs of a tooth by his first birthday, mention it to his doctor. (But don’t panic: Some children don’t sprout a tooth until several months after their first birthday and still catch up without a problem.)
15 months
(typical range:
13 to 18 months)
The first molars come in on the bottom and the top at about the same time.
Fast fact: Primary teeth, or baby teeth, are brighter white and smaller than permanent teeth.
18 months
(typical range:
16 to 22 months)
The sharp, pointed teeth called the canine or cuspid teeth emerge on the top and bottom.
26 months
(typical range:
23 to 31 months)
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The very back teeth, or second molars, work their way in on the bottom.





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