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    What can i do?

    He will not sleep, keeps screaming every time i lie him down, cranky when hes awake (probably cause hes now really overtired as well).

    Honestly im having trouble coping with the seemingly never ending screaming.

    Given him pain relief but he still wont go to sleep.

    Going for a walk or drive today is not an option, we are getting the remenants of the cyclone here in brisbane today - torrential rain, flash flooding, big storms forecast, no way am i going out today.

    Dont think he has an ear infection, doesnt have any other symptoms

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    I'm sorry you're going through this heartstringz. Unfortunately we have to wait for the teething storm to pass.
    Things I found that helped were brauers teething medicine, hylands teething tablets and a tiny bit of bonjela on the edge of his dummy so it would go on his gums.
    Also giving him carrots to chew on that have been in the fridge.
    We really struggled before his first tooth came through so I gave him to my mum for a night (because he is magic there and sleeps a lot) and after a good night and days sleep he was much more manageable. Some then I've had him on a (very flexible) routine which is working for us. I'm sure our main issue was his sleeping because like you even after a dose of nurofen he would still scream.

    Also one night you will put him down, he will fall asleep and he will sleep all night. It doesn't last for ever and it does get easier.
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    If you have some fabric toys that he likes to chew on wet the bits that he likes to chew and put them in the freezer for a while. The cold bits will help soothe his little gums.

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    Hylands teething tablets, cold teething toys, rusks..
    Is there someone that can come and help you?

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    Two out of my three had an awful time teething and honestly, you just have to survive it. Some things I did that sometimes helped were:
    Panadol and Nurofen
    Bonjella
    Rusks
    Cold cucumber sticks
    Cold flannels and teethers
    Lots of cuddles.

    I hope it passes quickly for you both xx

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    Teething is awful but you just need to ride it out.
    I used SM33, nurofen, sophie giraffes from the freezer and cuddles.

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    Unfortunately there's not a lot you can do. If panadol and nurofen don't work it might be worth taking him for a check-up to rule out anything else causing him pain but otherwise you just have to ride it out and remember that it's not forever

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    Poor little thing. Is this his first tooth? The first was the worst for us by a long way. The last few we barely even noticed!

    I agree with all the other suggestions and with the fact that you just need to ride it out. Does he like baths? I used to put DS in a coolish bath and he would gum whatever he wanted to. I offered more b00b as well for the comfort factor and dressed him just in nappies because he doesn't respond very well to pain relief either.

    And to help me get through it I would remind myself it was probably worse for him :-( and he just needed to know I was there and supporting him however I could.

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    Yep first tooth, thanks for the tips everyone!


 

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