How do I know if my baby is teething???

Nichole - posted on 06/21/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

541

123

13

My baby will be 4 months next week and he is constantly drooling and chewing on his hands. He also whines all the time and just recently stopped sleeping threw the night, he is now waking up 2 to 3 times at night. Are these all signs of teething and what do I do? Please help.

8 Comments

View replies by

Nichole - posted on 06/22/2009

541

123

13

Quoting Jessica:

Yes they are! Most babies start teething right around four months (my son already had teeth by then), and all are exact signs of it coming. Sometimes they can teeth for 3-6 months until a tooth actually pops out....so be patient! For me the best thing was making sure my son was comfortable--gave him cold teething rings a lot, even put his pacifier in the fridge (if he uses one), and he also slept in the swing a lot. Also, the best thing in the world for teething (which I think exceeds oragel by far) are these things called teething tablets. They come in a bottle and are these little pills that you put under their tongues and it numbs their mouths. They were a god send for me that's for sure! They are most commonly found at Walgreens. Hope some of this helps...and good luck!


I don't know if they teething tablets are working or not. When I disolve them in water they sink to the bottom of the spoon and get stuck there. Then its hard for me to get them in his mouth. Am I doing something wrong?

Nichole - posted on 06/22/2009

541

123

13

Quoting Jamie:

Yes definite signs, oragel and tylenol are your best friend. Frozen wet wash clothes are good. Also, depending on age and how comfortable you are, Otter pops with tiny holes pocked in the top, feels good and has flavor. My kids didnt teeth til they were about 1 so I could do the Otter Pop thing.


Jamie, the wet frozen wash cloth during the day is working amazing, keeps him quiet for like a half hour till it melts..lol. But he loves it. Thanks!!

Natassia - posted on 06/22/2009

1

7

0

Hi I have twins (boy & girl)....

My little girl has 2 teeth she got them at 4mnth.....

My little boy is also chewing on everything.....

So i think your baby is teething......

Nichole - posted on 06/22/2009

541

123

13

Ok ladies...So last night I tried the teething tablets and he was still up 6 times and he got up at 5am and wouldnt go back to sleep. I even tried tylenol in the middle of the night. Nothing worked, I am ready to pull my hair out from lack of sleep.

Nichole - posted on 06/21/2009

541

123

13

Thanks so much...I went and got the teething and I was gonna get the teething cookies but they said 9 months, he is only 4 months. Should I hold off on those???? I am gonna try the frozen washcloth too, I am putting it in the freezer now. lol.

Jamie - posted on 06/21/2009

1,488

41

234

Yes definite signs, oragel and tylenol are your best friend. Frozen wet wash clothes are good. Also, depending on age and how comfortable you are, Otter pops with tiny holes pocked in the top, feels good and has flavor. My kids didnt teeth til they were about 1 so I could do the Otter Pop thing.

Jessica - posted on 06/21/2009

11

10

3

Yes they are! Most babies start teething right around four months (my son already had teeth by then), and all are exact signs of it coming. Sometimes they can teeth for 3-6 months until a tooth actually pops out....so be patient! For me the best thing was making sure my son was comfortable--gave him cold teething rings a lot, even put his pacifier in the fridge (if he uses one), and he also slept in the swing a lot. Also, the best thing in the world for teething (which I think exceeds oragel by far) are these things called teething tablets. They come in a bottle and are these little pills that you put under their tongues and it numbs their mouths. They were a god send for me that's for sure! They are most commonly found at Walgreens. Hope some of this helps...and good luck!

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms