Teething at a young age

Jodie - posted on 06/10/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 2 1/2 months and I and even my pediatrician think that she's teething already. she's been sucking/chewing on her hands and arms....any suggestions on how to help her out?

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Marilyn - posted on 06/11/2009

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My little one is 7 weeks, and has had a teeth poke through for about 2 weeks now. And his gums show signs of another one, and he's really fussy.

I asked my doc, and she agrees, to use teething gel once a day for a little relief, though not a lot, so it doesn't work long. But children's tylonel (tempra) is fine, up to 0.5 mil no more than 4 times a day. I tend to give it around lunch, so he can sleep, and then sometimes at bed...though only have used it twice once, as the screaming was a lot to handle (5 hrs!), but the next morning he had a tooth poking through...so it made sense.

Amanda - posted on 06/11/2009

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my LO started at 12 weeks but was 7months til she got teeth through properly.

she had a 'show' from the top left one at 15weeks but it healed over again until 8 or 9 months old.



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Alaw - posted on 06/11/2009

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My son started teething at around two months allthough no teeth appeared until he was 4 and a half months. Calpol works a treat if he had a tempreture or was crying because of the pain and calgel or bonjela to soothe the gums. Use a clean finger and gently massage the gums, it was the only way my son would drifft off to sleep when his first tooth was pushing through!!

Natasha - posted on 06/10/2009

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My son started teething at 3 months and 2 teeth arrived as soon as he hit 4 months. I was worried cause he was refusing to feed on his bottles and he started getting really dehydrated. In the end I decided to mix his formula with some rice cereal that was really runny still, but thick enough so it stayed on a spoon and he could suck it off the spoon. I checked with the doctor and he nodded and was not too concerned with that. As soon as he could drink the bottles again I just reverted back to it.



I did not use any teething gel, as it is not recommended for babies under 4 months. My chemist would not let me buy it. I tried teething rings, but as he was so young he did not know what to do with them. I wrapped some ice around a face cloth and I let him suck on that whilst I held it. Finally I gave him some baby paracetomal before he went to bed. He mainly just sucked on his fingers. Make sure you keep changing his drooling bibs, as he can get a rash on his skin, if too wet.

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