My son has 2 1/2 teeth right now and I'm pretty sure he's experiencing teething pain on and off. I have some infant ibuprofen for him but I'm just not sure when to give it. The teeth mostly seem to bother him at night and naps. (is that typical?) Even then, I feel like I'm assuming that it's his teeth...because he obviously can't tell me. (10 months old)
Last night his woke up, didn't really want milk, and I couldn't get him to go back to sleep and he just cried if I put him down. (not normal for him, he usually goes back to sleep very easily) So finally I gave him some ibuprofen, held him for while until it kicked in and he fell right to sleep after that. So, that tells me it was his teeth.
I'm wondering if others give "preventative" doses before bed or wait until their baby wakes up in obvious pain. I don't want to over medicate....but we all like sleep...and I'm sure my guy would prefer to not be woken up in pain. I'm just not sure if I should keep him on a regular dose of ibuprofen (since it seems the discomfort is becoming more and more regular and he's been waking more at night lately) or just wait every time until I think he's in pain and wait for it kick in.
What do you think?