teething

Lisa - posted on 06/16/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 6 months old and i am pretty sure she is teething at the moment. But something odd that has been happening is that she has been waking up around 5-10 times a night screaming, not just crying but screaming like she is in pain. She usually sleeps through the whole night with out waking up. Could this be her teething that is causing this??
Does anyone have any advice for both why this my might be happening and tips on helping my baby with teething???

Thanks Ladies
Lisa

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Tamika - posted on 06/23/2009

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Talk to the doctor she may have an ear infection, I am really not sure though. I was blessed with both my boys. My oldest did ot experience any symptomes of teehting execpt for excesive drooling, and chewing on anything hard and cold. My yongest had teething colds. For thoes of you that do not know, a teething cold is runny nose and sneezing, and slight congestion, that apperas when the tooth is cut through the gums, adn ends as soon as the tooth breaks through. I myself never herad of this until I experienced it, I ask my mother and she knew exactly what it was, because I had the same thing.

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Kirsty - posted on 06/22/2009

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My daughters nearly 6 months and last week became really fussy and irritable and not drinking all of her feeds. She also had pale loose poohs and sleeping so much. She was very clingy and wanted cuddles all week. I took her to the doctor who advised it was teething and now this week she is back to her old self. We have only had her wakeup a couple of times during the night in pain. For her sake, I hope the teeth come through soon. I use baby panadol or bonjela to ease the pain and teething rusks or cold (not frozen) teething rings. It sounds like your little one must be teething but a check at the doctors always puts your mind at ease. Good luck.

Christian - posted on 06/22/2009

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My guess is teething.. my son is doing the same thing.. YIKES.. nothing seems to help. Doc says its normal though. She didn't say it was necessarily teething but it sounds like it. I cannot wait until he is old enought to talk and tell me what his problems are *sigh*

Alexis - posted on 06/22/2009

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most likely its b/c she is teething....my son slept through the night until he started teeting and he would wake up screaming too. To be on the safe side and cover all your bases tell your dr. and see what he/she says.....I wish i had better advice but if its teething most likely you will just have to deal until its over.....but the good news is its over sooner than you think.

Christina - posted on 06/22/2009

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My daughter was teething for at least 4 months and she finally got a tooth in by the time she was 10 and 1/2 month old. Now more and more of her teeth are coming in. I know the first tooth that was coming in was really painful. We had tried everything to ease the pain and none of them worked, but I did find one teething med that did they are teething tablets.

Sarah - posted on 06/22/2009

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My son started doing that at 6 months too. I still haven't figured out why. He is now 7 months and the amount of times he wakes up screaming has dropped down to one, thank god. We put it down to teething but he hasn't got one yet. Teethers are great and he settled once when we gave him some bonjela. Good luck

Saroma - posted on 06/22/2009

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My son is also six months old and has been having teething problems and just now has two teeth that has cut through the gums. I found a product that really works well is called "Camilla" by Boiron. I buy it at Shopper's Drugmart. They come in little tubes that you just squirt in their mouth. It's a homeopathic remedy and it seems to work instantly. He loves! I had tried that numbing gel, but it didn't work, he hated it and it numbed his tongue. Try the camilla.

Anne - posted on 06/22/2009

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My child was givin calpol at night but during the day he would eat around 8 icepops and that would keep him good for a few hours, I used to put him in the bath too and that worked a treat as well. just give lots of cuddles and keep calm, i know it's tireing but i used to think to myself my poor baby is in more pain than me. good luck

Jessica - posted on 06/17/2009

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i remember when my daughter started teething. i thinks its pretty normal for them to wake up in the middle of the night crying in pain. my daughter did. i would put teething rings in the freezer and than give them to her. i would also take a new clean baby wash cloth and soak it in cold water and let her chew on that. orajel worked pretty good also. wb if ya want.

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