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Teeth coming all at once - experiences?

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Tapster Tue 04-Sep-07 22:12:34

My DD had only two bottom teeth until she was 9.5 months old. In the space of 2 weeks she has four top teeth grow. There are signs that a further 4 top teeth and two bottom teeth are coming. Thought it was too early for molars.

Did anybody else's babies seem to get their teeth all in one go>

She is being very good natured about it during the day in general but waking once a night often in pain.

shortshafe Wed 05-Sep-07 10:07:36

total sympathy from me!! My dd's got all 8 front teeth and 4 molars, she's 10 months and 1 week!!! It's been hell on legs, especiall the 4 molars she's cut in 3 weeks. I'm hoping we might get a break from it now. The only thing I've found that helps is ibuprofen for children.

Tapster Wed 05-Sep-07 10:51:04


shortshafe Wed 05-Sep-07 13:13:35

we deliver all medicines with an enormous power struggle and lots of tears, tried dummies, syringes, those dispenser dummy things, no success with any of them!!! I tend to pin her down, squirt it in with syringe and then shove dummy in to try and stop her spitting the whole lot out!! Anyone who knows how to administer medicine to stubborn 10 month old please advise!!! There doesn't appear to be any sign of any more teeth about to pop through so I'm hoping for a break now. Apparently the incisors come after molars and aren't as painful, here's hoping. wink

woodenchair Wed 05-Sep-07 13:18:30

I used to call it power teething. DS got his in batches with 2 or 4 at a time. The worst were the incisors, all 4 in one go.

My best tip is for meals ... he used to have terrible time at meal times then my HV suggested putting dentinox on his gums before he ate. You can put it on again every 15 mins if you need to.

Everyone was happier after that, especially him as he had a full tummy smile

littlelapin Wed 05-Sep-07 13:20:29

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purpleflower Wed 05-Sep-07 13:23:51

Shortsafe- we had a big problem with medicine last week (11 month DS had an ear and throat infection sad). Feeling very frustrated DP emptied the syringe into a shot glass and he drank it perfectly from there, may sound stupid but it worked for us smile

Tapster- At least it will be over sooner rather than dragging on, Hope it improves smile

whomovedmychocolate Wed 05-Sep-07 13:25:30

Oh god yes - DD is 10 and a half months and the molars are coming through WITH the incisors. We may as well take out shares in the Calpol company (except we find Infant Nurofen works better!)

We have to turn DD upside down till she laughs and then get the syringe thing in her cheek.

whomovedmychocolate Wed 05-Sep-07 13:26:22

Medised makes my DD manic btw - it can go either way!

littlelapin Wed 05-Sep-07 13:27:24

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shortshafe Wed 05-Sep-07 13:29:02

OMFG woodenchair - how to upset a girl!!! i was assured that incisors weren't as bad as molars!!! sad ho hum, at least it's short lived. I'll join you in shouting about the unfairness of it all too, my dd's molars have all come through in a week.

purpleflower - will try that, ta very much smile

NAB3 Wed 05-Sep-07 13:30:22

I nannied for a little boy who seemed to get 10 teeth over night. No trouble, crying or fuss.

shortshafe Wed 05-Sep-07 13:32:13

ROFL at whomovedmychocolate!!! sadly my dd absolute pro at holding it in back of mouth then spitting it at me. nice purple calpol stains everywhere. hmm

Agree completely with infant nurofen - fab invention. We only used medised at night time as it makes lo sleepy.

woodenchair Wed 05-Sep-07 15:51:17

Sorry shortsafe, didn't mean to shock you. we're going through the back molars at the moment, again all 4 in one go, yuck.

DS started protesting about taking medicine until I let him do it. Although there's something a bit wrong seeing your 1yo self medicating.

I have same problem with medised as your dd whomovedmychocolate, ds screamed for a hour, only did it twice! He seems to be ok if I give it to him in a drink, maybe the effects are less harsh

law3 Wed 05-Sep-07 18:20:16

one of my ds didnt have a tooth in his head until he was almost one. They then came in 4 and even 6 at a time.

I found the frozen chewy things which you put in the freezer helped and medicine when too painful.

He is now 13 years old and started to lose his baby teeth later than all his friends (not at 13 of course), i found he also lost his teeth in 4's!!!!

Tapster Wed 05-Sep-07 20:29:45

to scared to give medised. One of my newphews went hyper on it. Will stick to Nurofen. MIL of course thought today it wasn't possible that DD could get her molars before a year old, and refuses to think that DD can talk despite her saying du for duck several times in front of her! Its because her daughters's son who is 5 weeks older than my DD has fewer teeth and only screams not talks. Arghhhhhh

Albsmum Thu 06-Sep-07 15:38:40

My little one is 11 months - and we've got the next batch of teeth coming through (the back ones - sorry I can't be more technical!). He's fine for most of the day - but the pain seems to be waking him up at night. Cue the Medised - it is one of the best things in the world ever ! I would definitely recommend you try it once. Also, am loving the shot glass recommendation ! (Am reading this in work and just burst out laughing in the middle of an open plan office !) Gonna try that one tonight! Another idea that we use quite alot, is to put a spoonful of medicine on a Heinz Biscotti biscuit. Obviously, you need to put it in a bowl - but my little man will happily have a go at this (weird !) Also, I know it might be a bit evil, but we quite often give him the medicine when he wakes up at night - as soon as you hear the first start of the cry, get in there an give him a spoonful - this way, he's awake enough to digest it, but not quite awake enough to complain about it ! Slightly evil I know - but it works and that's the main thing !

whomovedmychocolate Fri 07-Sep-07 21:04:42

shortstafe - the trick is to slowly fire it into the cheek. That way it slips down into their throat before they have realised what you are doing.

Or, as I resorted to today - mass distraction - 'oh my, look at that on your tummy, is that, I think it is, yes, it definitely is, a massive TICKLE' (DD laughs, swallows and then looks cross, so I tickle her again). grin

Habbibu Fri 07-Sep-07 21:09:21

God, wmmc, wish mine was that amenable - she Hates the syringe. Sat next to a paediatric nurse at a wedding once, who said the trick is to stroke the throat gently as the medicine goes in - makes them swallow. Works for us, but is a 2 person job. My 10 month old got 6 teeth in pretty quick succession, and has had stuffed up sleep for months. There are lumps and bumps everywhere on her gums, which all look quite white now, so lord alone knows which and how many teeth we'll get next.

Flibbertyjibbet Fri 07-Sep-07 21:21:11

Both my ds's seem to get their teeth in 'sets', ie two front bottom, then two front top, one after the other or at the same time. Molars come one two three four top and bottom.
We have only 16 m gap between babies and as ds1 was very late for teeth and ds2 a bit early, so far my thought full boys have synchronised teething since ds2 was born!! So when its bad, its very very bad....

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