Is my baby teething?

Bri - posted on 04/01/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My baby just turned 4 months on tuesday but he's been really fussy and starting to act like he wants to bite on things... i don't see any teeth but how do i know if he's teething or not??

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Dara - posted on 04/01/2010

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Almost forgot the Razbaby I found to work best is the one with the green leaves and red or blue raspberry rather than the clear one color ones. Those work well and you can throw them in the freezer to get them cold but they are hallow in the berry and slightly thicker rubber, may work better for yours. Probably best to try both.

Dara - posted on 04/01/2010

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He is for sure. Both my girls started teething at around 2 months, but didn't cut their first tooth until they were about 4 and a half months. So, he may be teething for a while before anything shows up. Not sure where you live, but they make these teethers called a Razbaby, you can go to razbaby.com or just google it. If you live in the US you should be able to just find it at a local Target, CVS or second hand childrens store up at the front counter with all the other specialty items. It's a textured teether that looks pretty much like a binky, but the part that goes in their mouthes is textured to look just like a raspberry. They come in red or blue and the mouth guard thing looks like two leaves and is also rubber, as is the handle so they can chew on that as well. Plus it has purified water in the berry itself so you can throw it in the fridge to chill it. Not sure the freezer is ok but you also don't have to worry if it gets popped or breaks because it's purified water inside and not some funny smelling chemical.

Also, teething tablets have worked pretty well for my youngest, they never worked for my oldest. Oh and a wonderful new discovery on my part is nighttime baby orajel. Love it!

Tanya - posted on 04/01/2010

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if he wants to chew on things, then yes hes teething. even though u cannot see any teeth, they will be under the skin, just not pierced through yet. is he dribbling lots aswell? try, if you havent got any yet, a teething ring. the best thing to do is put it in the freezer then give it to ur son frozen, and thats works really well. helps a lot with trying to cut the tooth through the skin. it also numbs his mouth, with the coldness. thats just a suggestion. try it if you want.

Carly - posted on 04/01/2010

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They usually get other symptoms with teething, like, red rosy cheeks, crying and seeming unsettled, alot of drool and sometimes it can affect there sleeping pattern. I know my little boy has defo hit teething as he was such a good, content baby and now seems to be a bit un-settled, like somethings not right. Get your baby bonjela teething gel and pop a pea size ammount onto his gums whenever he seems unsettled and right before he goes to bed! All the best!

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