I'm a new mumma so im not really sure about these things, but is gnawing on hands really hard a sign of teething? My little man is almost 14 weeks old and for the past week or so he has been chewing on his hand really hard and then has a little whinge after. He has been dribbling a tiny bit more than usual, but we have the amber teething braclet around his ankle so im not sure???
He seems to be going through another growth spurt at the moment so hes really grumpy and hungry ALL the time at the moment, im not sure if that has anything to do with the gnawing though...
If anyone can shed some light that would be great!
Thankyou in advance.
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04-04-2012 17:44 #1Senior Member
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04-04-2012 17:46 #2
It's not impossible, but it is unlikely.
Chewing on hands, and drooling are normal developmental things and not necessarily a sign of teething.
My little guy was the same and we didn't see a tooth from him until 8 months
04-04-2012 17:48 #3
Mine is 12 weeks and is doing the same thing. Apparently they do this s lot when they find their hands, I thought he was teething too. It is possible though...
04-04-2012 21:00 #4
My ds's paed said only to blame behaviour on teething pain when you see a tooth coming through the gum (as in see the white of the tooth) or see a red lump where a tooth is trying to come through ... and if you touch the area the bub shows discomfort. Otherwise teething is not the cause of distress.
The good news is that around 14 weeks most bubs start to improve and settle down behaviour wise, so things should look up pretty soon! As for putting stuff in their mouth ... well that is just beginning!
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05-04-2012 06:31 #5Senior Member
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Thankyou so much for all the replies! I really appreciate it!
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