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Kafri Fri 12-Apr-13 20:52:56

DS is 16 weeks old and cut his first two teeth yesterday. They seemed to appear out of nowhere!
Well, to be fair - he has been a bloody nightmare baby from day one though of course I love him dearly all the same. He has screamed and been grumpy and whiny since day 1.
The first couple of months were most defo colic and his reflux which we now seem to have under control so I was wondering...

Could the last however many weeks have been him teething and getting ready to cut his first teeth? And, if yes to the above - can I now expect a bit of a rest from my grumpy little man and maybe have a happy content little cherub instead!

mumtolilh Fri 12-Apr-13 23:02:47

Hi
Sounds like my lb!!!
Wow he cut his teeth early & this will probably explain the crying!!!
Although with that said my lb (now 16 months) has been a cryer since birth!!! Colic/reflux etc & still very moany now!!!
When my lb is teething he is very grumpy but hopefully you will notice things will be at least a little better now they have cut through!
Ps: he's obviously an early teether so at least next time you can look out for it & give him some dentinox or something hope this helps ;-)
Oh yes & they say a whiny baby is intelligence!!
He will be a really good child smile

Kafri Sat 13-Apr-13 09:19:24

Well mumtolilh I didn't much like you after the first half of your reply but you redeemed yourself with the second wink

He;s just so whiny ALL the time - nothing pleases him for long, and shows no signs of tiring of things - he literally goes from smiling to screaming in an instant.

Oh, we did have one day a few weeks back where I actually managed to have him laughing at something - but not since, lol

He does look cute with his two little front teeth though, bless him.

mumtolilh Sat 13-Apr-13 10:26:13

Hi

I have come to the conclusion that my lb is just moany & I'm convinced he doesn't like being a baby! lol
He is really frustrated not being able to do things for himself/express himself properly!
One good thing is that before we know it they will be real little people & we will forget about all the crying! It's sssooo hard but we will get there in the end! Never realised how difficult it would be to put up with the crying
X

Kafri Sat 13-Apr-13 20:54:50

mumtolilh I think I may just have to accept that I am simply not going to have a happy bouncing baby. He's had a better day but by better I actually mean better for him! A good day is still a whiny day, it's just slightly less whiny than a bad day wink

I agree that he just doesn't seem to like being a helpless baby and i'm hoping that as he grows and is more able he will settle somewhat. Fingers, toes, everything crossed!!

mumtolilh Sat 13-Apr-13 21:46:05

Good luck!...to us all! :-)

BNmum Sat 13-Apr-13 21:54:18

Bless him! No wonder he's been in a bit of a grump. I found Nelsons teething granules a great help, I'm not sure how early you can start using them but it's worth checking out. I found them more effective than gels and they're homeopathic.

Kafri Sun 14-Apr-13 14:12:24

Thanks BN will have a look. smile

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