teething?

Cassandra - posted on 11/16/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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my little girl is five months old, and has randomly started waking up screaming histerically or will do it at random during the day. she is constantly chewing her fingers and wat ever else she can put in her mouth, i have noticed a little white mark that has been on her gums for the past month and im not sure if it is her first tooth and if it is, is that why she has been screaming and not sleeping and developing rashes on her face... can someone please help?

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Jennifer - posted on 11/17/2009

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We used frozed peaches! Messy to make but a good snack that numbs the gums. I would peal th peach then dice it and freeze it. Both my girls loved them and it helped a lot! You could try any soft fruit that can be gumed. My sister did bananna's with my niece frozen and choped into tinny bites. Oragel is good to you could also if you have the rubber covered baby spoons putting some of those in the freezer then letting her play with one (chew). Some times they are easer to handle then the teething rings.

Grace - posted on 11/17/2009

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Shes teething theres this amazing stuff in the pharmacy they have a line of products for babies its called Borin for teething. You should try it it helped my daughter alot.

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My daughter has 7 teeth already and she was a sport with all of them, she would chew on EVERYTHING though and she would even suck her upper lip (4 upper, 3 lower), i didn't give her anything special but every now-and-then when she would cry i would apply orajel they even have some nighttime orajel i would work great also keep her pacifier in the freezer that way it can help some what

Ashley - posted on 11/16/2009

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It's just Infant Tylenol...it is in the pain relief aisle, and is in a liquid form with a dropper. I don't think your daughter is old enough for baby motrin... But it works great! Just ask her doctor what dose to give (it goes by weight). Do you live in the US? If not, I don't know what type of over-the-counter pain relief you would have. Best to ask the doctor if you don't have it where you live.

I was afraid of using the gel stuff since some people gave too much and it numbed their baby's throats...ugh.

If you can find it, in the baby section, there should be little toothbrushes. I use this rubber one that goes on my finger. One side has super-soft rubber bristles and the other has little bumps. My son LOVES it.

Cassandra - posted on 11/16/2009

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yes the teething tablets havent helped at all, we tried panadol, but it just hyped her up and i dont want to use teething gel because its alcohol based and my doctor doesnt recomend it weve used it once or twice....but wat is this tylenol that you speak of does it give good results?

Ashley - posted on 11/16/2009

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Quoting cassandra:

the doctors have said that her rash is hormonal n can be from teething, the small dot seems to be were she tries chewing on the most, is that wat ur son did



Yep!  She sounds perfectly normal!  Just keep stuff handy for chewing, my son loves washcloths, they work better for him than teething rings/toys.  He also liked chewing on my finger.  Try giving her Tylenol before bed if you notice any signs of pain...some people see good results with teething tablets, we did not.

Cassandra - posted on 11/16/2009

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the doctors have said that her rash is hormonal n can be from teething, the small dot seems to be were she tries chewing on the most, is that wat ur son did

Ashley - posted on 11/16/2009

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She probably is teething...take a baby washcloth, wet it, and put it in the freezer for a bit. Don't worry, it will defrost enough when you take it out. Try baby Tylenol(ask her doctor first), and let her chew, chew, chew! I have a little rubber finger toothbrush that my son loves on his gums.

About the white mark, is it like a small dot? My son had a small white dot and it was a cyst that apparently is very common, it went away.

Call her doctor about the rash. It can happen with teething, but any rash should be looked at by a doctor.

Good luck! :)

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