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HarrietBaby Teeth and Eating: 05/21/07

While in line at the post office, I had a lovely conversation with a grandmother of two. Her youngest grandchild is Harriet's age. When she saw how many teeth Harriet has, she made an interesting observation. "I bet she likes to eat a lot of different things," she said. I agreed that she does. The woman went on to say that in her experience babies who get their teeth early tend to be adventurous eaters, whereas the toothless ones are more stubborn about trying new foods.

I have to admit that in my own limited experience with children (my own, myself and my brother, and children I've babysat), her observation is true. Just out of curiosity, anyone have any first hand experience either for or against this observation?

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Comment #1: Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007 04:09:18

susan402

I never paid much attention to B's toothiness. She did eat a lot of different stuff when she was getting teeth, and she did get into eating earlier than I expected, especially considering that she was a preemie and I expected her to be later in stuff. How her teeth-getting compared to other kids, I have no idea."



Comment #2: Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007 23:57:13

Pussreboots

How early was B?"



Comment #3: Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007 06:53:18

susan402

6-7 weeks."



Comment #4: Wednesday, May, 23, 2007 at 05:11:55

Helen

Oh dear, I wish this was true in Kiko's case. He started teething at 3 months and had almost a full set of teeth at 16 months, and he is the fussiest eater I have ever encountered. He ate almost nothing until he was 15 months old, then began to eat a little, but much less than other babies, and now he's just driving me up the wall. I've had the most exasperating day with him today and it all centred around him not eating (yet simultaneously screaming for food). My theory in the past was that he associated the pain of teething with food - he did suffer badly with his teeth - but now I think he's just plain fussy."