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post #1 of 31
Thread Starter 

Yes, Ladies, I said it...teething. UGH!!! Mr. M will NOT sleep in the evening, restless most of the day and it looks like his two upper and on upper on the left side are all coming in. The gums are super white and you can see the teeth. He has his hand in his mouth 24hrs a day (well not really) and drooling constantly.

 

I CAN NOT believe we are here already. I was hoping for AT LEAST 2 more months. greensad.gif

post #2 of 31

We got the two bottom middle last week and now working on the two upper canines.  Same here, hand in mouth all the time.  The drooling has let up for now.

 

Any BTDT moms have a massive change in poop during this process?  Rafe's poop is green, watery & super stinky.  Probiotics are not helping.  Pedi says it's fine, it's just extra bile.  Is this normal?

 

post #3 of 31

nak

 

are we really at teething already? DS1 didn't cut his first tooth until 13 months, but had all the classic signs of teething from about 5 months.

 

DS2 is constantly chewing on his fingers and has more drool than I've ever seen before. I kind of hope he doesn't get teeth early. I'm so not ready for both of them to be cutting teeth at the same time, as DS1 is currently working on 4 molars and an eye tooth this week.

 

 

post #4 of 31
My older two both got their first tooth at 10 months old. Augustus wanted to be different and he's getting his canine teeth on the bottom. I think the front lower teeth aren't far behind. Poor guy wakes up a lot at night.
post #5 of 31

same here - Im so not ready for this - what are you ladies finding to comfort your LOs?  It's hard because he doesnt seem comforted by nursing now and cant hold a teether yet......ideas?  BTW, how do you give teething tablets to such young babies?

post #6 of 31
Nald, try wetting your finger a bit first. I usually just stick my finger in their mouth, and then the tablet will stick to your finger. At least the Hylands ones do. They dissolve so easily, and so I take my finger and run the softened tablet over the gums and under the tongue. I've never used any tablets other than Hyland's tho, so it mightnot work with a harder tablet.

DD is so angrily chomping at her fists, drooling up a storm, and chomping on my nipples. I keep checking her mouth, but it's hard to get a good peek.
post #7 of 31

I've been using the Humphrey's tablets.  I put it under DS's tongue and hold it there.  Sometimes it gets away from me or he thrusts it out but I just maneuver it back under and it's gone in a few seconds. 

 

No teeth here yet!  I'm hoping we have some time.  He's teething but I like his gummy smile. 

post #8 of 31

Same thing here... lots of signs but no teeth. And it is tough when they can't really coordinate the teething toy very well, it just pisses River off! Sometimes he'll let me hold it for him and chew on it for a bit. Last night I gave up and gave him some Ibuprofen. I just felt so sorry for the little guy, nothing else was working, but then he went right to sleep and woke up from his nap much happier. 

post #9 of 31

Charlie is miserable. Sleep isn't good. He's up frequently, pulling his ear, massaging the side of his head. (He pets his hair, digs at his jaw, even presses on his cheekbones under his eyes.)

Luckily he is very good at getting and holding things in his mouth. Mostly he likes our fingers - and he even carefully selects the correct one, but he can do the toothbrush things and others.

Luckily he hasn't chewed on my boobs yet! I feel like he's not nursing enough. I know it's fine, but he went from nearly constant to... not. And he's a lot harder to comfort right now.

 

I'm wary of putting the amber necklace back on. I finally got his neck healed up and I don't want it to have anything irritating it again - it always ends up pulled in the front crease.

 

Please excuse mistakes - I'm finding a lot. I haven't slept nearly enough in days.

post #10 of 31
Pardon typos and shortness, on my phone. Becky, tugging an ear screams ear infection to me. Can u get his ears checked?

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post #11 of 31
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Pardon typos and shortness, on my phone. Becky, tugging an ear screams ear infection to me. Can u get his ears checked?
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He had them checked Friday. Hm. Hadn't thought of that :)

post #12 of 31

Appt tomorrow :)

post #13 of 31
Ok good!! Could be nothing but could be something!!

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post #14 of 31

A lot of baby's that I know will pull/tug at their ears when teething.  Not sure what it is about that combo but it's common from what I understand.

 

Anyone else with funky poop due to teething?.  I'm starting to get worried it's a virus or something.  They are green, watery, sometimes chunky/curdley and foul smelling.  Pedi says it's normal but I'm a little leary to accept that because he also told me his bruising was normal a few months back & we ended up in the ER.

 

 

post #15 of 31

The poop thing is normal! We've got that going here, too. I figure the ear thing is probably to do with teething - why I didn't think of ear infections - but it's better to check. I got tons of ear infections when I was young.

Sometimes Charlie's poo smells like sausage. Haven't figured that out one yet, but it's better than the Diapers of DOOM.

post #16 of 31
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Originally Posted by Italiamom View Post

Nald, try wetting your finger a bit first. I usually just stick my finger in their mouth, and then the tablet will stick to your finger. At least the Hylands ones do. They dissolve so easily, and so I take my finger and run the softened tablet over the gums and under the tongue. I've never used any tablets other than Hyland's tho, so it mightnot work with a harder tablet.
DD is so angrily chomping at her fists, drooling up a storm, and chomping on my nipples. I keep checking her mouth, but it's hard to get a good peek.


thank you - Iuse hylands so Ill give it a shot

post #17 of 31

She called it "teething ear" - not an infection, but inflamed. Either way, we're doing garlic oil drops! And she swabbed his neck to see if there's something more than Slobber causing the irritation. Yee. :)

post #18 of 31

I can see two teeth on Lilah's bottom gum. She's pretty cranky. Sleeping and eating a lot. Pooping TONS and its green and curdly. Becky I'm glad you said something about Charlie tugging his ear because she has been doing that the last couple days and I thought it was an ear infection. Should I get it checked to be safe?

post #19 of 31
Thread Starter 

well, even at kid #3 I've been tricked. Not teething, no teeth yet. Just normal drooling (though on the heavier side) and a growth spurt. lol

post #20 of 31

Becky good idea to do the garlic oil as a preventive measure. An ear infection can develop in as little as 6 hours (according to our ped) and more than once I've had my kiddos seen on Friday and been back the following Monday for a prescription.

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