teething at 3 months old

Jenn - posted on 12/16/2009 ( 18 moms have responded )

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My daughter is now 3 months old and is teething...I wasn't prepared for this what can I do to make her more comfortable?

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Haidee - posted on 12/21/2009

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I really don't think you all have to worry too much. It is actually one of the developmental milestones - at around 3 months babies have to grasp both hands in front of them and then bring it to their mouth and chew on it.

Yes there are definitely babies that start teething this early, but they all will start with the chewing and drooling at around this age.

My son is now 3 and a half months and has been chewing on any and everything for the past 2-3 weeks....and drooling like crazy!!!

I do rub some teething gel on his gums just incase. Some times it calms him but then other times it does nothing.

Good luck to all!

Vanessa - posted on 12/20/2009

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My daughter who is 3 months and is teething too. Some of my friends have told me to put baby orajel and some infant tylenol. It seem it has done the trick for my little girl. You can give it a try.

Eman Helmy - posted on 12/20/2009

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my daughter is also 3 months..i noticed that she wants to always put something in her mouth,always chewing on her hands. does this mean she's teething?

Josey - posted on 12/20/2009

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Hi mums.... I have a 3 and a half month old daughter... i think she is teething too... she has been drooling heaps the last week. I mean crazy drooling and her poos are runny (which i have been told is another sign) and she is putting her fingers on just one side of her mouth and bitting really hard (Just without teeth lol) I have tried to look for teeth coming through, i can see white but im not sure if its on top or in the gum.... she moves to much and she laughs a me lol.... But my mum said there is a dummy the the put gel in or tablets and is comes out slowly as the baby sucks on it... heard they are very good and they last a little longer because its helps over time not all at once...

Laura - posted on 12/19/2009

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i pretty sure my 3mo old is as well, when shes really cranky i give her tynenol but when she's just a lil cranky i take her recieving blanket or a cloth and get it wet with luke warm to cold water and massage her gums or let her chew on it or just distract her with it and make her laugh and smile.

Samantha - posted on 12/18/2009

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That's how we knew my daughter was teething... check his gums to see if they are either bright red or white...

Marcie - posted on 12/18/2009

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MY SON WILL BE 3 MONTHS IN A WEEK. HE IS VERY FUSSY THOUGHT IT WAS GAS BUT NOW I THINK HE MAY BE TEETHING HE ALWAYS PUTTING HANDS IN MOUTH AND DROOLING. HE ALSO SEEMS LIKE HE STICKS HIS TONGUE OUT ALOT. COULD HE BE TEETHING..

Ruth - posted on 12/18/2009

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let her chew on washing cloths. my son is doing the same thing and i just make sure he has plenty of clean washing cloths to chew on.

Tamara - posted on 12/18/2009

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crystal. i give my daughter a teether occasionally even though she is not teething yet. sometimes she just likes to suck or gnaw at it just as she would a toy. i would think you would offer it any time you think they may get relief if they are teething. i think giving it to my daughter now will help her when she is teething. the ring type teether is also really good for their grasping development.

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The Hyland's teething tablets are great! They are all homeopathic so it's not like giving them medicine. I give my daughter 2 at a time every couple or so hours. They help make her more comfortable so she can sleep or go on about her day :) They are awesome!

Crystal - posted on 12/17/2009

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sorry to ask a qestion here but do you give the teething rings etc.. when they start drooling or when you know teeth are coming through?

Stephanie - posted on 12/17/2009

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teething pills my son is 3 months and they work it might sound mean but it puts them rite to sleep but it helps him relax from the pain or give her a bib my song nibbles on it alll the time

Tamara - posted on 12/16/2009

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i had teeth at 3months so it can happen. we thought our daughter was starting early too so we got a range of products to use like teethers that you put on the fridge and also bonjela which my mum used on me and is quite nice tasting. the washcloth in the fridge is a good one but be weary of giving bubs anything that has been wet and in the freezer escpecially teethers or dummies as freezing effects the plastic and they can split. nuby make gel teethers which are really good. it turned out zahara wasnt teething she just loves putting stuff in her mouth and cant yet control her drooling. good luck.

Becky - posted on 12/16/2009

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We use the Hylands teething tablets and love them. Also Tylenol (or Motrin when they're older, but you shouldn't use that for a baby under 6 months.) You can put a wet washcloth in the freezer and let them chew on that, or if she takes a paci, wet that and freeze it. Zach isn't teething yet, but I got him a razberry teether - a nubby pacifier- for when he does, so we'll see how that works. My older son had an angel brush toothbrush that I'd stick in the freezer and he loved chewing on that.

I wasn't a big fan of the orajel. We tried it and he didn't like it, so I tried it, and understood why! It tastes bitter and makes you feel like you've been at the dentist.

Sabra - posted on 12/16/2009

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its uncommon to start teething that young but not impossible both of my parents were born with teeth.
like was saidd erlier make sure she has somthing to chew on. Diaper rash and fever is also acompanied by teething alot of the time so make sure to keep an eye those things.

Crystal - posted on 12/16/2009

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can you actually see teeth coming through? I thought 3 months was quite young, whaqt are teh signs.. just so I know for myself as my Lo has started drooling a lot.. not sure if that means it's teething..

Samantha - posted on 12/16/2009

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My mom told me about teething tablets. They are fabulous. They melt in my little ones mouth and seem to take discomfort out. They are Hyland's Teething Tablets. They are all natural so they won't hurt anything. Lorellai started teething the past coulpl weeks and her back teeth are coming first, and I was told they are the worst!

Jaimie - posted on 12/16/2009

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Try the orajel, infant tylenol when she's really fussy, and every now and then I will actually take my finger and massage his gums myself. Make sure she always has something to gnaw on.

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