Ally Rae has been chewing vigorously on her hands since Thanksgiving and is SOOO slobbery! Her clothes and hands are constantly wet from the drool.
She now has a really snotty nose that was runny all day yesterday. Saturday she was so congested in the morning that she couldn't even nurse until I got it cleared a little with the bulb. There's a cough with this too. No fever and she's not in a bad mood but she's definitely more clingy and wants to nurse ALL DAY and ALL NIGHT which I know is good for her with something like this.
I haven't been able to feel or see signs of teeth but she chews on my finger if I put it in her mouth.
I cut my first 2 teeth together when I was 3mo old so it wouldn't really surprise me but does this sound like teeth or just a cold?
Almost every baby I know between 2-3 maybe 4 months starts chewing/sucking/drooling on either their hands or yours (or both) and anything they learn to grab onto. Some babies happen to get teeth that early as well, but I wouldn't consider this to necessarily be a 'sign.'
FYI Samuel is chewing on his hands and ours (and anything that touches his mouth).
However the cough, and snot definitely sounds like a little cold, poor thing, at least her instincts are right, to nurse and stay close to Mama so that Mama can clear her nose and comfort her.
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I do agree that it sounds like Ally Rae has a bit of a cold. Keep doing what you're doing and nurse her like crazy. She'll pull right through it!
Carrie SAHM to Nora Caitlyn ('08) and Finnley Dax ('11) homebirthing, breastfeeding, babywearing, intactivist, doula mama!
And if she's got a cold, I hope Ally feels better soon!
She's chewing on her fists a ton, too.
Sorry to hear about Ally Rae's runny nose. I am sure she'll be feeling better soon.
I also just posted a thread in LWAB b/c Addie is showing TONS of signs of teething, not just the drool and the bringing everything to mouth. She's totally irritated and fussy, screaming and wailing, and generally being a pill. She's also not eating or sleeping like normal. I really hope she's not teething abnormally early. :
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Dr. Sears says that teething begins two months before the first tooth. So, Tara, I think that if you had your first teeth at 3 months, then it's likely Ally will get hers early too. I was at 4 months, and so was DD, so I've chalked Bryson's changes in behavior to teething.
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Maya isn't acting like she's teething yet besides a bit of drool. DD1 started drooling big time and chewing on her hands around 3 months, but didn't get any teeth until she was nearly 8 months old.