teething?

Kayla - posted on 03/10/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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hi ladies my son is 8.5 months old and believe he is teething again. the first 4 were fine to come in and now he is totally different. he wont even nurse and just cries constantly. takes awhile to calm himm down and that last maybe 10 min before he is upset agaim. he has less wet diapers now to. i usually nurse him every hr and especially before bed. he wakes up in the middlde of the night and will nurse to before all of this happened. last time he ate was 730pm fri night fell asleep at ten on his own and woke up at 3 in the morning and would not eat either just cry n cry. finally at 8 when he woke up again he did nurse but after he was done it all came back up again. and he was bcak sleeping for the next couple hrs. :(

im am concering if he is going to get to dehydrated??? any advice on what to do would be great ladies :)

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Heather - posted on 03/12/2012

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Try some Infant Motrin. Hyland's teething gel is awesome and works wonders. My daughter hated infant Orajel. He is 8.5 months old, he doesn't need to nurse every hour, just about 4 to 6 times a day, maybe 8 times a day, if that. Especially if he is eating baby food, he doesn't need to nurse so much anymore. this is normal.



I would take him to a pediatrician and have him checked out. Sounds like something else is going on. Yes, you should be really concerned with him being dehydrated today.

Lori - posted on 03/10/2012

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I found with my daughters that some teeth come in easy, others take forever and really seem to bother them. Some babies want to nurse constantly when teething, other babies go on nursing strikes when teething.



I also like the hyland teething tablets. They really seem to help. And on very rough nights, I'll also give tylenol.



If your son is eating solids, you could offer a bottle or sippy cup of ice water. The cold water will feel good on his gums and he'll be getting some fluid. My LO also likes to chew on the sippy cup spout. Must feel good on her gums.



Also - at 8.5 months he could be starting to have some separation anxiety. Many babies who previously slept well will start waking at night again just looking for Mommy.

Veronica - posted on 03/10/2012

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Are you giving him anything for teething pain?? I used to give my son these homeopathic "teething tablets" by Hyland that worked wonders. And if he is drooling with the teething, he may have vomited from excess saliva. I have learned with my first son that as long as he was uncomfortable...he would not eat. Best of luck & hope he feels better soon:)

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