3 months old and teething?

Linda - posted on 11/17/2009 ( 24 moms have responded )

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My son is 3months and 3 weeks old and about 3 weeks ago he started having the urge to chew on everything and drooling a lot. The past week he has started crying a lot in the evening, grabbing at his mouth, wanting to be held more than usual, rocked to sleep and he is not going to bed till 11p-12a (before he was out for the night about 8p-9p). I didn't think teething started till the 5th or 6th month! Anyone have any suggestions on how to make my little man more comfortable?!?!

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Virginia - posted on 12/03/2009

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My son is 4 months and got his first two teeth on Tuesday (two days ago). i couldn't believe it, my other two got theirs at about 6-8 months. But not this little guy. He is drooling so bad though and he has been for about a month now. I use teething tablets and orgel. Only Tylenol if he is really cranky.

Linda - posted on 11/30/2009

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thanks everyone for the advice. He is now 4 months and he is still chewing and drooling but i haven't found any teeth yet. He seems to like to chew on a washcloth and that helps him to go to sleep or if he gets real fussy i give him a little Tylenol but i try not to give him that too often cause im sure the pain will get real bad when he starts to cut the tooth and that's when i believe he will really need it!

Melissa - posted on 12/01/2009

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my son honestly teethed for like almost 2 months before i saw his 1st teeth at 6 months old. it also may not be that teeth are comming...the drooling is also ur babys way of getting ready for food, the natuarally occurring enzymes in saliva prepares the digestive tract for food. if it is teeth try rubbing a tiny bit of baby oragel on the gums, but wait to feed him for a bit because it can run down the throat and create a choking hazard.

Mil - posted on 11/30/2009

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At 3 months 3 weeks my baby's first tooth was out....tho he never had any sign of uneasiness.....just found a tooth alright white in his mouth......the second one is about to be all uncoveed now....bornon July 28

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Cheryl - posted on 12/04/2009

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Totally normal, my 5 month old son started at about the same time. He's still chewing and drooling and still no sign of any teeth. We bought some baby orajel and tylenol but I only give it to him if he has a fever or if he's so irritated he can't sleep. Sometimes just holding a teether in his mouth for him and letting him chew away helps him a lot because when he was 3 months old he couldn't really hold anything in his mouth long enough to chew on it.

My son has also been using his pacifier as a chew toy. I hope he isn't too uncomfortable. Good luck.

Ashley - posted on 12/03/2009

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my baby girl just turned 4 months old and has been teething for about 3 weeks now i give her a teething ring which i put in the freezer that she can chew on and that easy her grumpyness at night and i also give here a little teeting tylenol before bed and that helps with the pain so she falls asleep earlier.

Michelle - posted on 12/03/2009

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Babies at age 3-4 months go through what Dr. Freud calls the oral stage. They put or have the urge to bring things in or toward their mouth! Causing an increase in saliva leading to drool. Look for other signs that baby is teething.

Karen - posted on 12/01/2009

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Yikes! My son was also born on 7/28 and we just started cereal about 3 wks ago. It's hard to believe his teeth could be coming in so soon! He needs to stop growing so fast!!! I wish I could stop time at this stage for about 6 months...he's so sweet, all smiles and giggles.

Rebecca - posted on 11/30/2009

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my son has just got his first tooth at 4 month old so it aint that odd that teethin has started early

Sharaya - posted on 11/30/2009

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My son just turned 4 months and he has been chewin on his fingers and his fists and everything else in sight! He has been drooling alot but no teeth yet. He hasnt shown any signs of pain or discomfort but if you put anythig to close to his mouth hes gonna find a way to get it...lol. Im a little afraid for that but I guess its all a part of parenthood!

Heather - posted on 11/30/2009

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My daughter is going through the same thing and she is 4 months old. I have used baby tylenol and that helped her. Good luck!!

Karen - posted on 11/30/2009

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My little guy (4mos) is doing the same thing for about a month now. He chews on his hands constantly and drools all the time. He hasn't gotten cranky yet.....I bought one of those teething rings that you put in the freezer. He loves it, but has trouble holding it himself. My mom suggested a cold wash cloth. He took to that right away and can hold that easier. I keep looking for teeth, but nothing. My mom said it takes quite a while. Good luck.

Natalie - posted on 11/29/2009

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My son is 4 months old and has two teeth now. He started sleeping through the night at around 8-9 weeks for about a month and then he was suddenly waking every 3 hours. That went on for about 3-4 weeks and then suddenly his first teeth appeared.
I had no clue he was teething, just thought it was a stage he was going through. It didnt seem to bother him at all but now i know why he wasnt sleeping properly.

Patrice - posted on 11/29/2009

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My son is 4 months. He started the teething process around 2 1/2 months. He has a large green pacifier that we got from the hospital, it's about the same size as a bottle nipple only it doesn't have a hole, and I hold it to one side of his mouth then the other to let him chew on whichever side is bothering him. I do that first whenever he starts to fuss. He usually chews for a few minutes, then sucks the pacifier or eats, and it cuts down on eating time. As for bedtime, I have that problem too. I usually lay him on the bed(on top of the covers and a receiving blanket) and let him lay near me until he goes to sleep, then I put him in his crib.

Theresa - posted on 11/29/2009

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My baby started teething at about two and half months. she is now four months old. On the morning that she made four months i found her first tooth. her tooth is just breaking through the gums. use baby orajel. if that does not work use infant tylenol. that is what i used.

Sabrina - posted on 11/29/2009

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My daughter started teething when she was in her 3 and half mouths old started with drooling and putting things in her month and now she is 4 mouths and 3 weeks old and her teeth isn,t out yet but two weeks ago she started with the pain a apinful cry and I used teething rings and oraljel, and sometimes tyl for the pain I thought babies most likely start teething about 5-7 mouths but guess not . Not all babies are the same talk to your doctor to see what,s the best things for your baby. Good luck.

Courtney - posted on 11/23/2009

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I think its normal. My son recently started chewing on his hands, all NOM NOM NOM...lol. He probably won't get any teeth until he's a *little* older, but he will teethe. Its normal. I would recommend something called humphrey's, its teething pellets and its all natural ingredients. I believe Hylands makes one that has the same ingredients too. You can get one of those medicine paci's and put water in it with 1-3 pellets until they dissolve, and rub it on his gums, or even put it in his bottle. It will help relax him. Hylands also makes a teething gel that you can rub on his gums. Some parents swear by tylenol too, but I try not to give him too much of that...but that's just me. Good luck! let us know if you find something that works.

Kylie - posted on 11/20/2009

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My eldest son cut his first tooth at 3 months old I was originaly told the week before that he wouldn't be teething his just chewing his fists cause he can now and that the drooling is the body getting ready to start solids as it helps the food break down but sure enough their was a tooth i found a cold wash cloth to suck on helped and at night i gave him some nurofen seemed to help him sleep a bit better teething gel is also good.Goodluck with it.

Lauren - posted on 11/19/2009

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my son is 4months old an has been teethin since 2months u can get teething gels that will help soothe the babys gums an also give him a bit of calpol that works 4 my son

Rebecca - posted on 11/19/2009

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unfortunatly this is one of the bad parts about being a parent. lol Ur baby is growing and teething so sleeping problems may end up changing in some babies and with teething baies respond differently towards it. My baby jus turn 4 months old yesturday but for the past month have been drooling alot n chewing on everything. For the drooling i give her soothy and it helps with the teething and chewing during the day also decrease the amount of drooling that she does. Even though they may start doing this at 3 r 4 months at times it still takes awhile for teeth to start coming in. u can try teething rings (place them in the freezer first the coldness helps numb there teeth), orjal, pain relieve medicine, a baby rag u can wet it put it in a freezer for a little while n they can chew n suck on tha, etc. Hope this helps

Berenice - posted on 11/18/2009

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I am going through the same thing he is almost four months old too...I have peeled a carrot and cut it into a piece that fits into his hand so he can bite on it while I hold on to it. Its small enough that he can grab onto it but I won't let him have it and since its cold it helps the gums. I have tried the baby orajel too but he still fusses and cries, so then I try the teething rings, He has a favorite its rubbery and everytime he bites hard enough it plays a song. He is also losing sleep, so I started pumping milk so he can chew on the nipple from the bottle and still get milk and feed faster and easier (for mom) instead of sitting for an hour. I only do it for his night time feeding though. Hope this helps, i have tried all of it but I am still looking for options!!

Linda - posted on 11/17/2009

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He is not cutting any teeth yet but it seems like they are dropping down in to his gum's. He is still eating, i bottle feed and sometimes it takes me an hour to feed him 6 oz cause he will drink for a little bit then he starts to chew on the nipple. Thanks for the advice though!! :)

Jennifer - posted on 11/17/2009

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My niece started teething quite early too. have you checked his mouth to see if any teeth are coming in? has he not showed much interest in eating? sorry about bedtime that is rough...i would try chewy soft things/toys that he can put in his mouth to comfort abit. There is always baby orajel that you can put on his gums. my little girl hasn't started yet...so that is all i can really offer.

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