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Karen - posted on 10/01/2009
well think about if you were teething, would you have an appetite????. as a mother of 5 and 10 grandbabies, i know, when they are hungry they will let you know. if after the tooth or teeth are through, and she still isnt hungry then worry.
Michelle - posted on 09/30/2009
I never had a prob with this until my girl started to get her molars, I would give her the all natural teething tabs, those worked wonders and without the scariness of meds, also a cool wet cloth for her to chew on really soothes things. And as long as she is getting enough fluids to keep her hydrated, she should be fine for a while, but try to give her something cool, but mushy to eat, depending on how old she is, my daughter loves the jello. Hope this helps
Nancy - posted on 09/30/2009
I wouldn't be worried. When my son started teething, he stopped sleeping through the night, was drooling uncontrollably, had a stuffy nose, occasional fever, cried for an hour every night at bedtime and his appetite varied between being famished and not eating or wanting his bottle. I can imagine that it's quite painful and when you don't feel good, most people don't want to eat. I would consult her pediatrician if she starts to lose weight from it though.
Best of luck!
Toni - posted on 09/30/2009
no, as you pointed out, she's teething & we all know what tooth/mouth pain is like. besides, this is temporary. Just keep her well hydrated (which will probably feel good, especially if its cold) and if you're really worried, suppliment her nutritional/diatary needs through liquids for the timebeing, til the pain subsides.
Danielle - posted on 09/30/2009
Based on my experience (I have an 20 mo old), their appetite can decrease during teething. At times, they don't want to chomp on anything b/c their gums are so sore. Lots of soft foods help. Also, popsicles help to sooth the gums while serving as a tasty treat. Hope this helps! Good luck
Teresa - posted on 09/30/2009
I think as long as she is drinking it should be ok. Sometimes ear infections are associated with teething so if you're giving Tylenol and she's still not seeming better you might want to have here ears checked. It's not unusual for them not to want to eat but it is important to make sure they are hydrated.
Claire - posted on 09/30/2009
No I would not worry in the short term, as long as she is drinking plenty. I am going through the same thing at the moment, and I just let her have yoghurts and soft fruit purees, whatever she wants basically. Just be prepared for a transition period when she is better, she may refuse food to get what she wants lol!!!!
Take care and hope she is back to herself soon.
Holly - posted on 09/30/2009
This is a normal thing kids go off there food when teething don't be alarmed just try her on some canned fruit like peaches so it can help with the swelling on her teeth and keep up her fluids good luck : )
Catheryne - posted on 09/30/2009
I am going through the same thing with my son (13 months) his hunger has been on a roller coaster since he started solids but i have been asking around and i have heard lots of different things but 1 thing that always gets pointed out and has settled my fears about his appetite is that NOT TO WORRY! =D Their appetite will pick up when they are ready and they will eat what they want to eat the only thing you have to think about is providing plenty of opportunities for baby to eat the right kinds of things, thats all. =D
A little hint i have found useful is plenty of soft foods like banana or purees and things that are cold like ice in teething bags can help ease discomfort or panadol. Trust your instinct and you'll be fine.
Hope i could help.
Beryl - posted on 09/30/2009
Nothing to warry about. It is normal for you child not to have an appetite. Just make sure he/she gets alot of fluits in. Word of advise: Give ur baby a piece of hard biltong to bite on. It helps the teeth to come out much easier and faster. Just dont leave him/her alone with it.
Anna - posted on 09/29/2009
Something you consider is the childerns Pedisure it has all the suppliments to make up for what she doesn't want to eat. It worked for 3 of my granddaughter or I should say we used the Ensure for adults at the time because they hadn't introduces the Pedisure at that time. Now with number 4 we are using the Pedisure and she is only 5 months old and already has four teeth and 3 more on the way in. All of the girls were healthy and right on track according to their doctors. Something else you might try is freezing a moist wash cloth. Every child is different just remember it will get better.
Erica - posted on 09/29/2009
No u should not worry babies tend 2 lose their appetite becuz their mouth/gums r sore... Just make sure she gets plenty of fluids.. Juice maybe popcicles.. Ice cream jello maybe things like that....soft things..! Good luck! :-)
Allison - posted on 09/29/2009
No, I wudnt say so as long as she is a good weight anyway. If u have eva had tooth ache u can prob understand, least we no wot is going on. My daughter is the same jus now, not eatin well cos of her teeth - i have jus been offerin her more fruits to snack on durin the day.
Jan - posted on 09/29/2009
As long as your little girl is taking plenty of fluids she should be fine for a few days. Give her a clean teaspoon to chew on, my mum did this for all 4 of her children & I did the same for mine. It helps their teeth cut the gums. Good luck. x
Kerri - posted on 09/29/2009
My mom worked for a day care center for several years while my girls were young. She told me that they took a little benedryl on their finger and rubbed it on the gums. This numbed their gums really well and they don't get hardly any med in their system to knock them out. It worked wonders for me and my sister. HOpe this helps.