teething query????

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Hi there my daughter is 8 weeks old and has been dribbling, and moody, and just doesnt seem herself, she is also clutching and sucking her fist.

I have been told that babys cannot teeth as young as 8weeks but most people have said they can

Im very concerned as my other two girls have never been like this and my youngest is waking and been restless at night aswell.

If anyone can help me this would be a big help, thanks speak soon......mel

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Charlene - posted on 01/14/2009

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Your daughter could well be teething, you may not notice a tooth for weeks, or even months, so perhaps try her with a teething ring, or you can get dummies that help ease the discomfort of teething.

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Charlene - posted on 02/12/2009

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Hiya, the teething dummies aren't pacifiers, they aredifferent... a really weird shape with a long bit on the bottom and to prong bit at each end, that description sounds pretty awful, but you they are actually good and my son loves them (he is 10 weeks and is teething) I got mine from Mothercare. They are next to the teething rings in Mothercare.

Theresa - posted on 02/03/2009

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my daughter does it, i think it is teething she not hungry, doesnt have a dummy but chews on her thumb, and rubs it round her gums!

Abbey - posted on 02/02/2009

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Quoting Pamela:



What are these "dummies" that everyone keeps mentioning?





I think it is a pacifier....?

Catrina - posted on 02/02/2009

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My doctor told me to take a warm wash cloth and put it around my finger and rub his gums, he seems to enjoy it, so i would try that.

Danyele - posted on 02/02/2009

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I was wondering the same thing about my baby Kyle. I have noticed the same thing and well its just been recently that he has been crying and nothing we do helps him. He is normally a content baby so this worried me a bit. He has been putting his fist in his mouth as an indication that he was hungry. I called my mom and asked her the same question. She wasn't sure but she thinks he might be as well. I had put my finger on his gums to feel them and he just started to make the sucking motion. I have no idea if it was because he was thinking he was hungry, wanted to suck on something, or is teething. The bunnkie works for now because his mouth is too small for teether rings right now and when I did try and use one he didn't want it after so long. By the way he is 9 weeks and 5 days olds. I wish I knew what the sigs were and if he was.

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well sure enough everyone yes she is teething, the health visitor made an appointment for my daughter and the doctor has even confirmed it is due to teething, as for a dummy lol, its a soother that babys use to carm them down dummy, pacifier watever u choose to call it lol but yes im proud to announce she is in first stages of teething bless, good job im used to crying babys then haha, thanks for all advice and i am very grateful

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OMG! You sound just like me. My baby girl just turned 8 weeks and the exact same things your little girl is doing, so is mine! My mum is a staff nurse and told me babies can be born with teeth (though goodness knows i wouldn't want that baby! lol), and ive heard from other people that they can get them early too. 



When i went to my gp she advised me that it was very young if possible, and that it was rare for that to happen, that said Eloise is still such a grump all the time and chews her bottle teet rather than sucking it most times. If you dont feel anything i guess its not much to worry about, i couldn't with mine and neither could the doctor. But hun, if you're worried go see someone, for your own piece of mind. 



Im sorry im not much help, but please know you aren't alone. 



Best wishes and let me know how you get on huh?! x

Nicole - posted on 01/16/2009

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You can try teething tablets you can buy them at any local grocery store or CVS. Ita all natural no side effects and safe. I have been giving my son 2 tablets a few nights since 6 weeks to help him sleep, now that he has started to fuss and drool and gnaw on everything (including my boob) these have been a life saver.

Melanie - posted on 01/16/2009

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My little Girl is 7 weeks as well and she has been dribbling too, I just figured it was normal maybe she is starting teething, but has not changed her pattern at all so at the moment im not worried. My son on the other hand had 8 teeth at 6 months so she may be an earlier teether too.

Amira - posted on 01/16/2009

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I know a woman whos 3 month old baby girl just got her first tooth so it is normal for a baby that young to be teething. There is little rubber finger brushes for babies and you just stick it on your finger and rub your babies gums and you can also ask your pharmacist if she is old enough for orajel.

Kim - posted on 01/14/2009

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When my daughter was 7 weeks, I noticed she was definitely drooling a lot.  At 8 weeks, she started getting a bit fussier, and I checked her gums, and sure enough, there's a little white spot poking out.  I spoke with her pediatrician about it, and she said it definitely could be a tooth, although 8 weeks is really young, but still possible, but it could also be a small cyst.  Basically, the skin gets caught up and causes a little cyst to form, and it goes away on its own.  Here we are at 10 weeks, and the spot is still there, she chews on her hands right on that spot.  It's gotten a little bit bigger, but we're still not 100% sure it's a tooth, but have to keep watching.



Good luck with yours!  I hoping it's not a tooth - OUCH for breastfeeding!

Christina - posted on 01/14/2009

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My son is 8 weeks and is doing the same thing. He's also very fussy lately. I asked my pediatrician and was also on whattoexpect.com and they both said that it's normal. It could be growing pains.

Becky - posted on 01/14/2009

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When my 2nd son was teething i got this thing from mothercare u pop it on your finger and it massage's there gums. I also so put a bit of teething gel on as i did it

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Quoting Becky:



Do u use a dummy with your daughter?






yes she uses a dummy and i have been told by my sister her son who is 4mths started teething at 4weeks old and has now got a tooth only just come through.



I know aswell that babys can be born with teeth as i was one of them, so i know babys can teeth early but i just wanted some advice really to see if i can help distract her from the pain, has anyone got any good tips if so i'd be willing to try anything thanks

Kim - posted on 01/13/2009

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my baby girl is 9 weeks old and does the same thing.. I was wondering if she was teething also.. It has been going on for over a week so I think it's not..

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