Daily Health Tips: Is It Okay If My Baby Starts Teething From The Upper Jaw?

Q: Doc is there something wrong if a child starts teething on his upper jaw? What are the effects on a child who starts teething upper teeth?

A: When it comes to teething, there are varying grades of normal. The usual time for babies to start teething is between 4 to 10 months. However, some may have developed some teeth as early as three months and some as late as one year. Indeed, some children are born with teeth (neonatal teeth) and that is absolutely not witchcraft as I always say whenever I write on this 😀 If you have more than one child, you would have also noticed differences in the speed or rate of development from one child to the other. Each child is different 😉

In the same way, the bottom central incisors (teeth at the middle of the mouth) are usually the first to sprout. But your baby could very well decide to do it differently and sprout the top incisors first. There’s absolutely no problem with that. The bottom incisors are likely to follow almost immediately after.

So enjoy your baby and his/her uniqueness. Remember this lesson when he/she grows up and don’t try to make him/her to be like any of your other children or heaven forbid, your neighbour’s child! J Let’s encourage our children to ‘stand out’ and not ‘blend in’

For more on teething, please click on the links below:


Have a good evening, everyone 😀



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