I think my 2-month old is teething.

Amanda - posted on 12/28/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I think my 2-month old had started teething. She has started drooling a lot and she's pretty fussy. My husband normally plays with her lips and cheeks, but she recently started screaming when he does this. I see a small white spot on her bottom gum line. I'm not sure if that's the beginning of a tooth. She gets extremely fussy when she's tired; moreso than normal. But when she falls asleep, she stays asleep for a couple hours. She does fus while she's sleeping too.
She's also started to suck on her top lip. I'm taking her to the doctor for her 2 month checkup and I'll ask these question but I really wanted to know if anyone here has any advice for me.

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Elfrieda - posted on 01/04/2012

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The signs of ear infection and of teething are pretty much the same. Hope she's just teething!

Amanda - posted on 01/03/2012

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She's grumpy on and off lately. She hasn't been sleeping through the night when she's in pain. She also holds the left side of her face. I'm gonna have the doctor check her ears as well as her gums just to rule out ear infection since she favoring the left side by her ear.

Elfrieda - posted on 12/28/2011

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That does sound like teething. Just be aware that the teeth move around in the gums off and on for months before they come up. My son started teething at 3 months and had his first tooth at 5 1/2 months.

Don't worry, she won't be this grumpy from now on, it's just during the days when the tooth is moving! (usually 3-5 days at a time)

Ashley - posted on 12/28/2011

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A cold cloth is a good way to help your daughters gums feel comfortble. My son got his first tooth teh day he was 3m and it took a month to pop out so I was very unprepared since people say 6months is average. I personnally never used gel mostly wet cloths and tylenol for that painful screaming and fever that can come with the tooth.

Kellie - posted on 12/28/2011

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Put a clean wet cloth in the fridge until its cool then give it to her to suck on. It'll help ease the pain as she's too little for teething gels and the like and too little to hold a teething ring, toy or the like aswell.

Your Hubby's going to have to avoid her mouth and cheeks until it cuts or settles, teeth can do a dance coming up and going down for months before they cut through, though your daughter may be eager and they'll cut through in the next few days :)

That's about all I got. The cold cloth and maybe a little panadol if you think she's really struggling with the pain.

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