Teething, not eating much at all - can anybody help?

Tullieta - posted on 02/09/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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Hi there. My little boy is nearly 16mths old. He has just gotten all of his molars, now the incisors are bulging and ready to come through. I am having SOOOO much trouble getting him to eat anything - i'm lucky to get him to eat a whole weetbix. I've tried making jelly, getting him dried apricots/sultanas, custard, water iceblocks.....he basically lives on his milk and water. Is he just going through a fussy stage? I know that they must hurt...does anybody have any ideas or advice for this?

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Carolyn - posted on 02/11/2010

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I used these teething tablets from wal-mart when my daughter was teething. You put two under there tongue or just on there tonuge and they melt instantly. they must taste good to cuz my daughter loved them. They worked miracles for my girl when nothing else worked. She wouldnt eat at all and those tablets helped tremendously. you can find them in the baby section at wal-mart.

Tullieta - posted on 02/10/2010

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Thanks heaps ladies for all the ideas/advice! I'll try them out and see how I go. Thanks again and I hope you and your little ones are all doing well too!

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Christina - posted on 02/11/2010

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i watch a show called the mom show and the doctor on there says not to worry when they are hungry theyll let u know.

Laurie - posted on 02/10/2010

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Hi, I gave my daughter clean washcoth dry, Quartered an apple wrapped the quarter in facecloth and she would suck and chew on that. At least she was getting vitaimins frm the apple. You can also try frozen yogurt tubes they work great. Good Luck.

Jennifer - posted on 02/10/2010

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try Hyland's Homeopathic Teething Tablets there all natural. They really helped when my daughter got her molars. Also try teething toys ones you can put in the freezer they have ones that are animals too. Also try Gerber Graduates Puffs

Amanda - posted on 02/10/2010

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I gave my son frozen waffles or whole grain bagels(cut up) straight from the freezer. I also used frozen fruit pops. I put fruit into a blender and froze it in pop-sicle molds.

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I had the same problem - my daughter lived on yoghurt, jelly, custard, ice cream, water melon, oranges, bananas - I still put out a sandwich etc - I didn't make a fuss just left her to it. She eventually started eating harder options again. Don't worry ;-)

Stephanie - posted on 02/09/2010

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This may be a little wierd but, you could try giving him a whole pickle to chew on for a bit. I wouldn't let him have to much of the juice because it could cause diarrhea. If that doesn't help try Motrin for the pain and then wait about 20 min and try to get him to eat then. I hope that helps a little.

Shauna - posted on 02/09/2010

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Oh, poor baby . . . and poor mom! Teething is the pitts. I'm not sure if a weetbix is the same thing as a teething biscuit, but I did give those to my kids. Teething gel, tylenol, and frozen washclothes will help with the teething part. I know some people shy away from teething gel and tylenol, but it's safe and why should they be in pain if they don't have to be?



I wouldn't worry too much about his eating. If he starts losing weight call the doctor, but most likely that won't happen. You could always try making fruit and yogurt (or milk) smoothies.

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