Cara - posted on 09/03/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
It seems like my 14-month-old has been constantly teething for the past two months. The only thing that seems to help her at night is Ibuprofen. I have been giving her one dose at bed time most every night. If I don't give it to her, she wakes up and nurses and nurses and usually stays awake for 1-2 hours in the middle of the night until she is too exhausted to go on. When I do give her the Ibuprofen, she may still wake up, but she usually does not stay up. My Dr. says that it is not physical but behavioral because I nurse her to sleep instead of letting her cry it out. I don't want her to be in pain, but I know too much Ibuprofen is not healthy for the stomach and liver. I have already tried teething tablets, gels, Tylenol, and I have her chew on cold things through the day. She doesn't like pacifiers and spits them out. I don't know what to do!
Teething and Sleepless