I'm having the worst day ever! DD is 6 months old and she's the best baby she sleeps eats laugh and hardly ever cries. Last couple of days she's been crabby, mostly wining when tiered... but today she's been screaming all day!! She gets into crying fits where she has to catch her breath and I've seen actual tears roll down her cheeks which I've never seen before. I'm pretty sure she's theething, I gave her baby panadol and I've been using the gum gel, I've been holding her and cuddling her, been singing and swinging, she only wants me.
Any tips on how to go through this and help her... and how long is this going on for??
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03-10-2012 13:41 #1
Having the worst day ever
03-10-2012 14:06 #2
Oh I can relate! My DS has been crabby all day. It's painful.
Nurofen I found better for teething. For us teething pain didn't seem to last too long.
Could it be a wonder week?
03-10-2012 14:11 #3Senior Member
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Ohhhh, "those" days. Yuck.
I remember one day my son lost the plot, and so did I. I filled up our spa bath with warm water, added lots of bubbles, and we both got in together and just floated around for a while. He seemed to forget about his crying tanties, and it was kinda nice, sitting having a bath during the day.
Otherwise if its teething - panadol, bonjela, cold cloth to suck on, and jump in the car and go for a drive somewhere. Anything to pass the time!!
03-10-2012 14:23 #4
What's bonjela? And I'll try nurofen... Panadol doesn't seem to be doing much... She's sleeping now **happy dance** I put her in the swing she loved as a newborn... I guess it's comforting... and I managed to jump in the shower yay I feel so much better!!!
03-10-2012 16:02 #5Senior Member
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What's bonjela??!!!!! hahha.... oh, there's so much to learn. (you said you were using a gum jel - it's probably that, or a different brand).
Bonjela is like a clear toothpaste gel that you rub on baby's gums for teething. It slightly numbs the area and helps when teeth are moving or popping through. Try it on your own gums, I hardly feel anything at all, so its very gentle.
Think we've got 3 or 4 tubes - in the bedroom, in the bathroom, in my handbag, etc.... You'll learn to love the stuff.
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03-10-2012 16:09 #6Senior Member
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I used a amber teething necklace left it on for months , proper Baltic amber and also highlands teething tablets and it seemed to work for both my boys. Some times I did have to resort to panadol. I don't know if you know but amber is a resin and when it gets warm against the skin it releases tiny amounts of oil that are anti inflammatory a bit like copper bracelets for arthritic pain , it's not flouncy new age stuff not that I mind that !! But it really did work for us . Less irritable , less dribble better sleep.
03-10-2012 16:15 #7
Yep - its one of those days! I spend all day on the couch with bub on boob and tv remote in hand.
03-10-2012 17:09 #8
Haha oh yes I'm using curash gel... I have seen so many kids with the amber necklaces I always wondered what that was, DH came home early to help out after I told him what day I was having... and of course she's a perfect little angel!
03-10-2012 17:10 #9
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