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Teething?!

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 

My DD is teething already! Two at once! They were just barely white little tops yesterday, almost couldn't see, but today they're definitely poking out! Poor girl is so fussy. Any tips for btdt mamas?

post #2 of 14

chew chew chew.  frozen cloths are good for chewing...

post #3 of 14

chunk of frozen breastmilk in a clean baby sock with a knot tied in the end  :)

post #4 of 14

blueheron, I love that idea.  Kaydove- if they are through the gum the worst is over! 

 

DD is teething a ton too.  I see the white below the gum but no break through. 

 

We were going to give her a hunk of frozen bagel or waffle but with her allergies I'm hesitant.  Maybe I read the recc for frozen bagel in a Dr. Sears book with DD1?  Seems like a good idea to me. 

 

For my DD, so far she's pretty satisfied with her Sophie giraffe, her hand or my finger. 

post #5 of 14

Poor babies. My son doesn't seem to be showing any signs of teething, but my first son sprouted his first two at 3 1/2 months. I think it is so hard for them at such a young age. Sounds like you got some good advice though, and yes, if they have come through, the worst is over.

post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone for the great suggestions! They haven't broken the surface yet actually, apparently just more visible each day. She loves her Sophie but I feel like its still a tad too big for her and she has a hard time keeping it her mouth. greensad.gif Same with the binky so she just started sucking her thumb which is adorable but I worry that it'll ruin her teeth.
Teeth are bugging her the most tonight, fussy for me but all smiles for Papa and sister, go figure.

Also- whoever invented the Sophie must not had dogs because why in the world is there a squeaker in it? My dogs keep stealing it...

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post #7 of 14
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Thanks everyone for the great suggestions! They haven't broken the surface yet actually, apparently just more visible each day. She loves her Sophie but I feel like its still a tad too big for her and she has a hard time keeping it her mouth. greensad.gif Same with the binky so she just started sucking her thumb which is adorable but I worry that it'll ruin her teeth.
Teeth are bugging her the most tonight, fussy for me but all smiles for Papa and sister, go figure.
Also- whoever invented the Sophie must not had dogs because why in the world is there a squeaker in it? My dogs keep stealing it...
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Hah! We broke the squeaker by washing it in the sink.

post #8 of 14
Hah! That is too funny about Sophie and dogs. When we got ours a long time ago, I felt so bad for our dog. Up to that point, she was an only child. A squeaky toy had never entered the house that wasn't hers. It killed her, but she got used to it.

And I guess I was completely wrong. After Escher was fussy for no reason this morning, I checked again. Both canines (top & bottom) on the left side are barely poking through the skin. Poor guy, I had only checked to see if his bottom front were coming in.
post #9 of 14

We are dealing with some serious evening misery here.  Last night he was basically inconsolable. Nothing worked- ice cube in diaper, Sophie, my finger, breastfeeding, nothing.  It was really awful. And, he's swallowing so much saliva and so much air that he's constantly spitting up and has really watery poops.  We went through 3 outfits yesterday.  

 

Do the Hylands tablets work? I'm hesitant because of the recall and bella donna. 

post #10 of 14

I used the Hyland's tablets with DD1.  They helped a little-- they didn't magically make her fall asleep though :)

 

We also used meds when she was really in pain.  Ibuprofen worked well for the inflammation. 

 

We're dealing with early teething here.  Tons of saliva and lots of gnawing.  Not much pain yet... but I know it's coming.

post #11 of 14
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We also used meds when she was really in pain.  Ibuprofen worked well for the inflammation. 

 

 

This. I know lots of people on here try to avoid meds, as do I for the most part, but when it comes to major discomfort and pain, I'm all for them.

post #12 of 14
Thread Starter 

My DD bites me occasionally! A couple of times she's done it and smiled this huge smile at me but most of the time its when she's falling asleep while nursing. It hurts so bad! She has two bottom teeth that came in at the same time. They look like they're all the way in but she's still really wanting to gnaw on stuff. Its so surprising and shocks me every time that she bites that I jump. She's only 3 months so I don't think the stopping nursing or pushing baby into the breast tactics would work for her; I don't think she's cognitively there yet. Any tips?

 

Also, her teeth came in slightly crocked. Its that okay? And do I need to start brushing them?

post #13 of 14
My ds started biting me too. He only has one tooth, but it hurts!
post #14 of 14

DD was a biter.  Around 4 months she got her first two teeth, definitely too young for some of the tactics you read about online.  Every time she bit, I would just put her down right away, walk away for a beat or two, then pick her up again and try nursing again if I thought she was hungry.  Worked for us.  DS is still toothless but does chomp down pretty hard already..then does that same smiling thing, kaydove!  I haven't done anything about it yet but I suppose I'll need to try the same thing I did with DD once he gets some teeth in.

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