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My 3 month old DD has been teething for at least 4 weeks now, I have taken her to the doctor and had him check her over in case it was an ear infection or something instead. He said she was perfectly fine but was definitely teething. She goes through so much baby panadol, I give her the lowest possible does and always rule out every other possible cause for her to be upset before I give it to her. It is really stressing me out though as she is too young for things like rusks, and whilst she is doing a good job stuffing every possible object into her mouth to gnaw on, including the refrigerated teething rings I just don't know what else to do with her... Did anyone elses childs teeth take so long to come through? And what did u do? Any advice would be GREAT as I am going cross eyed listening to her scream from the pain in her mouth and feel so guilty dosing her up with paracetamol all the time sad ...

LHB


My 3 month old DD has been teething for at least 4 weeks now, I have taken her to the doctor and had him check her over in case it was an ear infection or something instead. He said she was perfectly fine but was definitely teething. She goes through so much baby panadol, I give her the lowest possible does and always rule out every other possible cause for her to be upset before I give it to her. It is really stressing me out though as she is too young for things like rusks, and whilst she is doing a good job stuffing every possible object into her mouth to gnaw on, including the refrigerated teething rings I just don't know what else to do with her... Did anyone elses childs teeth take so long to come through? And what did u do? Any advice would be GREAT as I am going cross eyed listening to her scream from the pain in her mouth and feel so guilty dosing her up with paracetamol all the time sad ...


Hyland teething tablets (I thing this is how it is spelt)
best things ever DD2 got 6 teeth all at once and it got us through
Don't feel bad, even though she's little if the Dr said it's ok to give her the minimum dose of panadol and it's helping her even a tiny bit then whatever helps, helps.
My son teethed quite young but didn't get his first two bottom teeth until 5.5 months.
I'm sorry to say but she may stop teething for a while and start up again before she ends up getting any teeth through (unless they've broken through)?
Have you tried teething gels like Bonjela?
I haven't heard of anything else that would help, sorry.
Your Dr couldn't give you any advise as to what else you can do for her though? I guess not much cause it's something babies go through and some worse than others unfortunately.
I hope it eases for you soon, just as much as for her.
As the pp said...Hylands Teething Tablets. They dissolve instantly on the baby's tongue and are not like adult tablets which have to be swallowed. They cost about $10 for 100. You start out giving the baby one or two an hour for 4 hours and usually by then the worst is over. They also cant overdose on them (as I found out after dd1 and dd2 polished off an entire new bottle that I thought I'd hidden).

DD1 started teething at around 4m but didnt get her first tooth until 11m....it was hell! The tablets worked though to take the edge off.

You could also try an ice-cube wrapped in a flannel/washer or even just a wet washer so they can chew it and rub it on their gums.

Try not to reach for the panadol too often...nurofen can be given from 3m (I think - pls double check) and I always found it to be better than panadol when it was really bad.
Thanks ladies smile I will check out those tablets. I put off the panadol as long as I can, I just feel so bad for her. The Dr said try and go with panadol as opposed to neurofen, no idea why but I will try it if it gets any worse. Her little gums are all swollen and angry looking and one tooth kind of needle points through and the goes back down again, pain in the rear end!! <img src='https://www.huggies.com.au/forum/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/dry.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='<_<' /> never mind, fingers crossed it stops soon, even just for a bit. I will try the wet washer too... Thanks again!

LHB

hi sorry to hear your bubs teething badly <span class="emoticon sad">sad</span>

while hyland teething tabs are AWESOME they have been removed from shelves volunterially due to a problem with the amount of one of the ingredience in each tablet. ( google it)

i have found My link are awesome.

I like this page because she explains what the different types do. but there are many suppiers out there

i''''m baking a baby

My DS teethed badly but my DD just seemed to wake up with teeth with hardly any fuss. When DS was really bad I used to do the double up with panadol and nurofen especially for bed time (give panadol at say 4.30pm and then nurofen at 6.30pm then breast feed/bottle then bed) - not sure if you can do that with a 3 month old so check with your chemist.

Another thing you can do is you can buy these mesh things that you put fruit or veg in and bubs suck on it and suck the food thru the mesh. I used to freeze banana and put that in the mesh so DS would suck on the banana and because it was frozen it helped his gums. Because your bub is not old enough for food you could just put an ice block in there.

I also remember when DS was getting his 2 year old molars he was in so much pain the chemist gave us pain stop to help him. I only gave that to him at night time for a few nights but it helped HEAPS.
Bum about those tablets, I was going to give them a try...how do amber necklaces work? Are they safe for a baby that's only 3 months? I don't know anything about them but willing to try just about anything! Thanks for the ideas, I have one of those mesh thing so might give that a try too smile

LHB

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