uncontrollable drooling...???

Jess - posted on 09/24/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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please help! my son is about 3 and a half months and has been drooling a lot for quite a while now and it doesnt bother me. except that i have to change his top at least 2-3 times a day but even doing this doesnt help as it gets wet 5 mins after putting a new one on. now he's had a persistent little cough and stuffy nose for a week now and im pretty sure its the wet shirt sitting on his chest but i cant keep changing him every 5 minutes and i've tried keeping a bib on him but it soaks right through and makes no difference. has this happened to anyone and how did u solve this little problem?? wat do i do? and wat about the coughing and stuffy nose? i use a saline nasal spray to unblock and it does work but comes back, thats why i say its persistent. after a week of this do i go to my doctor?? help from all u experienced mummy's out there please..

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Pj - posted on 10/18/2009

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My daughter is almost 4 months and drools alot as well. I've started using bibs with her so I don't have to change her top 4 times a day :)

As for the other stuff I would call your little ones pediatrician and talk to them about it :)

Amanda - posted on 10/18/2009

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My daughter did that and I used the bibs with a plastic back. It turned out she was teething. She also had a cough, fever runny/stuffy nose, it all related to the teething. But go see your GP if you're worried about it

Beth - posted on 09/26/2009

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My son is almost 6 months & drools constantly. I can tell you that he drooled excessively and about 3 weeks later he got his first tooth & hasn't stopped drooling since. He now has 2 teeth & I just keep a bib on with a plastic backing. We change bibs frequently bit it's better than changings clothes all the time. Feel his gums with your clean finger & look for a whitish color under his gums. Sometimes babies get colds when their teething, try a teething ring in the frig & see what happens. Hope this helps!

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My 5-month old son is a drooling master. I bought him a bunch of over the head bibs and they are GREAT for drooling. I have a few cute little 'drool bibs' and they are useless. These bibs are huge and fantastic.

http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp...

My son also coughs a lot because of all the drool. He hasn't quite gotten used to swallowing on such a regular basis.

Lorraine - posted on 09/24/2009

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hello at this age it is normal to have excess saliver my son was the same around 3 to 4 months old they just don't know how to suck it up, i was allway's wipping his mouth plus i used a bib that had plastic on the underside i was even thinking on getting him a plastic art smock from kmart at one stage. the wet bit didn't bother me but the redness that it leaves on there mouth and neck can get really bad so put some vasaline around the mouth or i used bepanthen ointment nappy rash cream i find it fantastic because even when they start teething there cheeck get even more red and it does sting. apart from that the runny nose and cough i think is more the season for it my son seems to be sick on and of over this time of the year so good luck.

Hope - posted on 09/24/2009

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i would deffinatly go to the drs for the coughing and stuffy nose and why you are there just ask your dr what they would do about the drooling my daughter is 7 mths old and has always drooled all day long but not as bad as to soak her seld constanlty im sure your dr will say its normal but i would hesitate to ask.. good luck

Barbara - posted on 09/24/2009

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I am not to experinced I have a 15month old she use to drool like crazy so I just put a bib with a plastic back on her and she was good to go.

Just a little note my baby was teething at 3 months old maybe that's what is going on to.

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