Hello ladies! Does anyone know how to really tell if your infant is teething? These online articles are so general!

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Carrin - posted on 08/17/2012

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Ah ok sounds to me like the constant sucking made the sinuses in her nose to swell, I hate that feeling and it must be hard for you to see you little one go through that! try going into the bathroom and close the door put a towel under the door and let the water run so hot that it causes steam and let her breathe that in. sometimes that helps. i also put a pot of boiling water on the stove and put a teaspoon of vicks vapor rub in it and let it steam up and hold her near the pot not directly over it but a few feet away. Hopes this helps.

Bobbie - posted on 08/16/2012

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signs of teething
slight or low grade fever
lots of added spittle
puts toy is same spot to chew on and do so for a long time
interested in more playing with the nipple of a bottle rubbing against the gums rather than eating. Of course if you are breastfeeding you will be the first to know when the teeth are coming in :)

HappyMommy - posted on 08/16/2012

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Hi Carrin here's the thing.... I used to pump her nose two to three days at a time but when she got this constant stuffiness in her nose related to her teething I asked the doc and he says that she needed to learn to breathe through her nose and pacifier but that what I think is impossible he says not to pump it at this time and let her get through it.....do I make sense I hope I didn't make it confusing

Carrin - posted on 08/15/2012

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i'm not sure why your doc told you not to use the suction bulb, mine told me to when he was 2 weeks old. He told me to put a couple drops of saline solution in his nose and suck it out. The doc even told me how to make the solution myself but i dont remember or i would tell you. Im sure if you do a little research on google you will see that it is perfectly safe for your little one! I hope she feels better soon! let me know.

HappyMommy - posted on 08/15/2012

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Thanks Sandie and Carrin...bu what do I do about her stuffy nose she takes the pacifier and has a hard time breathing so she breathes through her mouth coughs drops her pacifier and cries for it non stop....I asked the dr if I should pump her nose to get all the boogies out and he said. No! But when I doit I know she feels better...the ped says that she is teething...and not to pump....what should I do help....

Sandie - posted on 08/15/2012

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I always found that as well as what Carrin said, my son would get a sore bum and nappy rash, want to breastfeed more often, and have a runny nose. Try soaking a clean tea towel of muslin cloth in water and popping it in the fridge then letting the little chew it, that always helped my son.

Carrin - posted on 08/14/2012

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I can only tell you what my 5 month old is doing i think he is teething. He drools like crazy and gnaws on everything! If you put your finger in his mouth he will chomp down on it. and chew like crazy! His gums seem a little swollen too. Hope this helps

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