teething, only two months old, won't sleep

Nicole - posted on 12/02/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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How do you get a teething baby to stay asleep? Especially at night? She won't sleep more than 5 or 10 minutes in the day or 30 to 60 mins at night max (when I am not holding her). She was finally sleeping 7 hours a night before the teething started.

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Alissa - posted on 12/03/2010

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My daughter started teething at the end of 3 months/beginning of 4 months, so I feel your pain. I was surprised she teethed so early, but several of the nurses at the hospital said they'd seen it before. At times my daughter was in so much pain that the night nurse would ask if I wanted to give her some baby tylenol to ease the pain. Many times I did. The hospital also kept a lot of cold teethers on hand, as well PLENTY of baby orajel. Tylenol will definitely help her sleep for longer stretches.

Heather - posted on 12/02/2010

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My son did the same thing. He started teething at 2 months old, and didn't get a tooth until a couple of weeks ago, just after he turned 6months. I would give him tylonal before bed, and when he woke up, and treated with teething tablets and orajel durring the day. This is what his dr. suggested and it worked wonderfully for me! Good luck, and I hope you get some sleep soon!

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Jennifer - posted on 01/11/2013

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Baltic Amber Teething Necklace=awesome!! www.hazelaid.com Worked for my son. When his molars came in I bought a 2nd one and kept it on.

Alicia - posted on 01/09/2013

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my now 3 mth old started teething last mth too only the sleepless nights have just begun and sometimes its so bad she wont nap all day! I have given her tylenol, baby orajel even though it says dont but I also consulted her Ped.I dont know what to do either My 8 yr old never had issues teething as a matter of fact I had NO clue until i saw 2 teeth pop up! She didnt fuss one bit! I was hoping I would luck up again lol if anyone can help us please do!!

Nicole - posted on 12/03/2010

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I can see a little bit of a white tooth and shes drooling lots. I supposes gas could also be a problem at the same time. She Is acting how my first did when teething: wants to be held and doesnt usually continue to sleep when gets put down.
I tried a 1/2 dose of infant tylenol last night and she slept for 5 hours. In the day I can handle it so I wont be medicating her further but the tylenol definitely gave me some sleep :) Thanks for the advice

Carolyn - posted on 12/02/2010

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are you sure its teething and not a growth spurt ? growth spurts can be awefully brutal and reallhy screw with baby's sleep patterns. have you eliminated things like reflux and gas pains ?

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