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    So it appears dh and I have been blessed (note sarcasm) with another child that has a really hard time with teething.

    With ds1 we were always taking him to ED with very high temps, alot of the time he had inflamed ears and throat and put on antibiotics sometimes. Then once the problem tooth had come through it all settled down..... until the next time.

    So now it has started exactly with ds2, the sleepless nights are exhausting, he has nights of literally waking up every half to 1hrs.


    I have a friend who has 3 kids and she barely knew they were teething apart from the odd whinge. I envy her (sigh)


    So has anyone had any success with anything? He has a baltic necklace, I give panadol and nurofen when required and brauer teething Relief. I find bonjela to be utterly useless.

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    are you still breastfeeding? If you are - feeds overnight often resettle them very easily. I found that bm was great at soothing my bub. We are still using the teething necklace and panadol only on horrible horrible nights. I'd feed her often overnight (we co-slept whilst she cut 16 teeth in 6mths) and at least then I'd be functioning.

    not sure what else to offer but good luck and I hope it improves. Good luck

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    No not breastfeeding and he definately isn't waking due to hunger, isn't interested in having a bottle whatsoever on these horrid nights. I do sleep in the spare bed in his room when required.

    I did get some tips today which I'm trying tonight;
    - burn lavendar oil in room (currently burning throughout entire house)
    - rub vanilla essence on gums (did this once today and it helped alot)
    - flannel soaked in apple juice, ring out and put in the freezer (I have been doing this with water but apparently apple juice doesn't go as hard as water does when in freezer)

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    Does he eat hard food? I mean our dentist told us that hard food they have to chomp down on ( like biting an apple or cruskits or carrot sticks) is great as every time they bite down hard they are rubbing their gums, and helping the teeth to cut through which is apparently the painful part? luckily DS is 15 months with 12 teeth and we have never had a problem which I attribute to his amber necklace and baby led weaning!

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    Yep he eats anything and everything, teething biscuits, apple, ice etc.
    He's getting his teeth in multiples so not surprising the drama they are causing really. He had his first 3 on the bottom come through all at once, and then 1 on the top come through. He then had 3 coming on the top all at once, 2 have come through so it's now just the 3rd and last one we can see to go then perhaps he will have a bit of a break and I can get a bit of sanity back

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    I'd check the vanilla essence isn't full of alcohol, otherwise you might as well just rub brandy on his gums (er...bad idea).

    No advice sorry. Teething is a b!tch.

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    Yep first thing I did was check the vanilla essence label.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majestic Hiss View Post
    I'd check the vanilla essence isn't full of alcohol, otherwise you might as well just rub brandy on his gums (er...bad idea).

    No advice sorry. Teething is a b!tch.

    All of the essences are alcohol based, even if it doesn't say so (under a certain percentage and they don't have to label it as alcoholic - or something like that, not sure on the labelling).


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