teething ?? !

Rachel - posted on 08/11/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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my baby girl is 7and half months. and i have no idea if she's teething. or not?
i dont see any white bumps on top of her gums but i do see them on the side ( if that makes sense).. and it looks heaps swollen.. and she's heaps moody and its harder for her to sleep at night.. very clingy as well.. ?
is she teething or just .. going thru some stagee? if she is .. is there any way for me to ease the pain.. ??

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Angela - posted on 08/11/2009

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just frozen teething rings help with the pain. Cold, cold, cold will help!
Please don't go giving her any drugs, especially when teething is a natural process, they can sometimes run a low grade fever for a few days as well.

Rachel - posted on 08/11/2009

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i see white bumps on the side on her gums. and i think its slowly coming to the top.. she's a cranky bum. and ive tried from . cooling the dummy in the fridge.. and giving her cold water.. to ease the pain.. but i wass thinking of gettin her gel.. but not to sure about wat gel is ..


thanks for all the help appriciate it heaps .. xx
love you

Kylie - posted on 08/11/2009

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Babies can get there teeth as early as 3mths or as late as 12mths. Usually the bottom front ones will come through first, but there are cases where outside teeth come through first. Also, most of the time, instead of seeing them, you can usually feel them first. If you see the white, it means they have cut through the gum and now are moving up.
If you are at all concerned, see a nurse, but otherwise, lots of cuddles and maybe some teething gel. I found instead of gel, we just gave our daughter panadol at night, and when she was in pain. Also there are some tablets you can get called HYLAND'S Teething Relief. They are really good. They are not pain killers, instead they are full of Calcuim, and some natural products that will strengthen the teeth and help the teething process. They dissolve instantly under the tounge, and I found that they worked wonders.
GOOD LUCK :)

Annie - posted on 08/11/2009

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best to ask a doctor, especially with the swolleness and white on the side. it may be something else entirely.

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