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Hi i my normally happy little boy has been really irratable lately, he has rosy red cheeks and has been really chewing on his dummy, drouling a little and just out of sorts. As this is my first child i am a little naieve about all this. But i thought teething really didn't happen till about 6 mths.
Anyway, out of curiosity i put my finger in his mouth last night and found that on his upper gums, in the area of the eye teeth, he has really rough patches, and although there is nothing sharp, i was wondering if this could be the start of teething. Are his gums supposed to be smooth?????
Also has anyone tried Brauers . I was given it to try when DS was having trouble sleeping longer than 30mins, but i didn't try it and wanted to know what others had thought of it?
yep that sounds like teething.. my little man is doing it.. he started at 9 weeks..
that Brauers teething stuff is good.:D
it is definately possible to be teething at that age - I got my first tooth at 12 weeks...
My DS has one tooth coming through (sharp to run my finger over) - he is 4 1/2 months - so some kids do get them before 6 months
:hugs: give him lots of cuddles!!!
did you know some babies have been known to be born with a tooth??? Ouch for the breastfeeding mother. I have no idea what Brauers is, i use Bonjella on the gums and if there is a fever just some panadol. A cold flannel or a chew toy is also good. Also teeth do move around before they actually cut and i have been told this is painful too, the poor little things huh!
u can't use Bonjella before they are 4 months. Brauers is a all natural mixter that is great for young babies.. older babies can use it as well.. but young ones can't
My DD stared teething around 10 weeks old (but didn't get her 1st tooth until she was over 6 months old!) I used baby panadol and started using Bonjella before she was 4 months old. I just didn't use it every 3 hours, I let it go longer. I found giving her anything to chew was helpful. To start with teething rings were too heavy. By accident DD picked up toy links made of soft plastic and she still prefers to use them even now. I used Brauers with my first son and found it terrific - both the teething one and there was a calming one. I had forgotten about Brauers.
Yeah he is teething - Thanks for the replies!!!
I used bongella this morning on him- :shame: opps didn't realise you couldnt give it to bubs under 4mths!!!! My pharmacist gave it to me so i thought it's ok!!!
One tooth has cut a little, the poor little thing is in pain- He's not cranky just a little upset wants cuddles:D
He doesn't want the dummy but loves chewing on my finger. Hasn't got a temp but might give him a little panadol before bed to help him sleep!
Gosh he seems so young but it obviously isn't uncommon!!!!
Thanks for your support - Hope he gets through it soon!!!!
What you've described sounds very familiar - however after a month and a half of symptoms, still no teeth. My son is only 4 months old but the symptoms have been going on for what feels like forever! And apparently the symptoms can occur many months before any teeth.
With my son, Dexter, it started with the cheek rubbing and shoving fingers and whole fist into his mouth followed closely by excessive drooling and I mean excessive. For the past 3 weeks his clothes around his neck and chest have been soaked - as has my shirt. In the last week he's developed the rosy cheeks and been doing really foul smelling green coloured poos.
He's also been extremely cranky and sleeping more. He used to be happy and playful when he's awake, now he wakes up cranky and the smallest thing will set him off. I am praying that a tooth comes soon.
Your baby is too young for the teething gel - i think you have to wait until four months, though it doesn't seem to help my son much anyway. I find a wet washcloth that has been in the freezer helps, even dry washcloths seem to help as I think he likes the towelling texture on his gums. I can't offer much more advice - I'm struggling with it myself!
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