teething at 4mths
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Sherri - posted on 04/28/2010
My son is 20 weeks old, and he was the same way. I was convinced he was teething, while my doc told me he most likely wasn't but that all these symptoms were just normal baby activities for someone his age. Last week his two bottom teeth came up! :) But to be honest I found he really didnt want to chew on a frozen/cold face cloth, or teething rings. He preferred my knuckles lol. I bought "Sophie" the teething giraffe at Toys R us and never looked back. The thing is amazing. The rubber, and little ears and nubbins on Sophies head are perfect to sooth my sons aching gums. At first I thought $25 was a lot for a silly rubber giraffe, but after seeing how it help my babes, I would spend $50 to buy it again! Good Luck!
Marketta - posted on 05/01/2010
I bought KJ a few different teething toys because she just turned 4 months and I think she is teething also. She will put ANYTHING in her mouth at this point. She isn't fussy about it or anything like that. If she can't reach a toy, she will just put her thumb in her mouth. Which I know is a bad habit, but no use in trying to stop it because it will happen anyways... lol. I did also buy her the baby toothbrush and tooth paste - her doctor recommended it and you can start at 4 months - It gets the baby in the form of knowing how to take care of their gums and teeth when they get some and it also massages her gums, which feels good to her.
Josephine - posted on 04/25/2010
A good friend of mine used regular sized carrots (cleaned of course) or cucumbers as teethers, they can't really choke on something that big, it is good for them veggie wise and it is cold and soothing and readily available. I haven't tried it yet, but I probably will at some point. Just throw it away after a few hours or whatever.
Nicole - posted on 04/25/2010
My little man is 4.5 months and teething as i write this.. Its completely normal for them to be sticking little fingers (or anything they can get their hands on) in their mouths and rubbing their gums. I would suggest putting a clean damp washcloth or something similar into the freezer, bring it out once its frozen and let her chew on that. The ice numbs the gums and its a slightly rough texture - my son loves them. Also if you have started solids you could try putting frozen vege/fruit into a mesh feeder - same principle and it tastes yummy :D
Marie - posted on 04/25/2010
my daughter is now 4 1/2 months old is teething and recently started to spit up alot more than usual which made her hungrier and made her drink more than her stomach could take so i put her on the formula for hungrier babies now she just drools alot but doesnt bring up milk, im just waiting for her first tooth to cut through, do babies calm down after the first tooth because my girl screams and cant settle easy specially through night
Erin - posted on 04/24/2010
My son Cooper started drooling around 9 weeks old and chewing on everything. he's now 4 months, 2 weeks old and got his 2 bottom teeth about a week ago. he has reflux which isn't too bad, however while he was teething his reflux got worse and he was spitting up alot more than usual. everything and anything he puts in his mouth and chomps on!
Kerri-Anne - posted on 04/24/2010
My little girl does the same thing- I have been told that it has been heard of for babies to be born with teeth or start teething at two months although 4-6 is more normal. It may take a while for the tooth to actually appear, apparently they move around in the jaw a bit (kind of like adult wisdom teeth in that regard)
Josephine - posted on 04/24/2010
I certainly hope so, because my 18 week old does pretty much the same thing. Not so much the spitting up, but sucking on her fist, forearm, my finger and anything else she can get in there. I use oragel when she is really fussy, otherwise, let her drool and watch for the teeth to start popping up.
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