Keeping a teething chart

Some parents may be interested in keeping track of exactly which teeth erupted when, and in which order. It’s especially fun to do this if your child’s teeth come through in an atypical order (i.e.: “fangs” first).

Many commercial baby books include the standard tooth chart and lines on which to note the appearance of each tooth.

In my personal experience, charting these teeth is easier said than done. Some teeth erupt only to retreat later. And it’s hard to tell which tooth is which for charting purposes, with few teeth already present for orientation purposes.

If you choose to keep a teething chart, have fun. But it’s by no means a medical necessity.

Teething chart

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