Is it normal for babies to refuse food when teething?

Kelsea - posted on 01/30/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )




my 1year old is refusing to eat and seems to have a fever, is this normal with teething?


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Zarabeth - posted on 01/30/2011




My Tiffany refused to eat solids from the time her 2nd tooth cut untill her 11th. Best thing to do is try diffrent foods, I found she dont like baby food so i got a small blender that I just put a small amount of whatever im eating into it and she loves it now. She has 3 meals a day and sometimes wants more! Im certainly no expert but it seams that my friends children all went through that faze aswell so dont panic just keep trying. I also find sometimes although its exactly the same she don't want to eat the food she's getting she wants what mummys having so I put her bowl on my tray next to my plate and pretend to give her what im eating to, or nibble a little of what there having and even i you think its rancid make it look like its really yummy babies love all that stuff and I find she then shouts if your not feeding her fast enough lol. Good luck X

Kathy - posted on 01/30/2011




Also normal when sick. The excess drooling and the fever can cause nausea. Keep an eye on him, this is a prime time for flu, sinus infections, and respiratory infections. Make sure he is getting plenty of fluids and alternate tylenol/motrin every four hours. If the fever persists for a few days and he/she seems lethargic, make a doctor's appointment. Good luck!

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