By the time your child is about 12-16 months old, they should be pros at this teething thing.

 

At this age, they will likely have their lower and upper middle teeth (central incisors), and the lower and upper teeth right next to their middle teeth (lateral incisors).

 

But they still have a way to go before they are the proud owners of a full set of 20 teeth. So what can you expect, and when? Check out our helpful, easy-to-follow toddler teething guideline:

 

9-16 months: the top and bottom teeth next to the middle teeth (lateral incisors) will start to appear.

 

13-19 months: the first back teeth, or molars, will start to emerge in the bottom and top of the mouth. These flat 'food-grinding' teeth usually come in around the same time. 

 

 

16-23 months: at this time, the sharp pointed teeth, or canines, will make an appearance beside the top and bottom lateral incisors.

 

20-30 months: at around this age, your child’s very back teeth, or second molars, will start to appear through the bottom gums.

 

25-33 months: the second molars on the top should come in shortly after the ones on the bottom.

 

Two to three years: they’ve done it! At around two to three years your child should have a full set of 20 primary teeth, also known as baby teeth or milk teeth. 

 

 

Four years: your child's jaw and facial bones grow and develop, making space between the baby teeth for the permanent, adult teeth to come in. At around six or seven, your child’s first teeth will usually start to fall out, and begin to be replaced by their permanent teeth.

 

It’s important to remember however that all children are different, so there’s no hard and fast rule to teething. This teething timeline is intended to be a guideline, so for further information on your baby’s teeth, or if you have any concerns, we suggest popping into your GP

 

 

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