Before my daughter was born I had heard about teething and I had the impression it was a few short weeks of difficulty and then a full set of teeth would be there…. then I learnt the reality! The truth is that teething can start anywhere from birth (a baby can even be born with one or more teeth) and can last until 3 years old!
Although a baby can be born with one or more teeth the norm is for a baby to start with teething symptoms any time from about 3 – 6 months old. On average the first tooth cuts through at about 7 months of age, but some babies might only get their first tooth after 1 year.
Here is a teething chart showing the approximate age that the teeth come out and the order. Remember not all babies follow this exactly! My baby got her bottom front teeth and then the top 2 next to the front, leaving her with a “passion gap” for about 2 months.