Does anybody have any advice on anything that might soothe her? She can't yet hold onto a teething ring or similar hard toy to chomp on (we have tried holding it in her mouth for her). The only thing that seems to help (really, with anything) is breastfeeding. She won't take a paci at all.
Any advice would really be appreciated.
I mostly let him chomp on my finger, he still prefers that over any other toy/teething ring/his own hands.
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Good luck... In some ways it's so hard when they're so little; but then I compared how my DD fared teething versus other children who got teeth older, and I do think that in general she was less miserable than the older children were. DD got all her teeth early and quickly, so at least the teething phase was over quickly.
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Her first tooth broke through the day she turned 5 months and honestly she didn't even let on it happened. I just had her chomping on my finger and was like what is that. I thought she had something in her mouth. Her second tooth is about to break through and overall she has been really good about it.
Maybe it's better. Maybe when they are older they are much more aware of what is going on and therefore it is more painful
Well, this may be controversial, but my mother would rub our gums with a little bit of ground nutmeg when we were teething, apparently it brings down inflammation and dulls the pain. My grandmother would rub a bit of whiskey on her teething babies gums to spot-numb them. I haven't tried either of these on my teething 2 1/2 Mo. old, but the situation hasn't become desperate yet either.
all that said, DS showed all the signs you describe at around 3 months... we were SURE he was going to cut a tooth early. his first tooth cut through the day he turned 9mo!
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