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The joys of a teething baby!

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lovelylula Mon 29-Jun-09 21:52:20

My 19 week old baby has all of a sudden become very very grizzly and I can only put this down to teething?..... her mouth area was full of spots earlier today but then an hour later all clear?

Her cheeks were so red and I found it impossible to appease her, could she be teething? also I noticed her nappies smelt more than usual, I have heard that more ammonia is produced in the urine when a baby starts to teeth??

Poor thing took ages to settle tonight, quite stressful and didn't help when daddy arrived home from hard days work and enquired ' when will the tea be ready'.....i could get quite cross at times!

Any advice on teething would be greatly appreciated, many thanks in advance on this stuffy evening! x

MatNanPlus Mon 29-Jun-09 23:40:46

If she is still unsettled then a dose of pain med - calpol / nurofen.

Ashton & Parsons Powders are good for teething and can be given as often as possible.

A knotted muslin or sippy cup spout to chew on can help.

lovelylula Tue 30-Jun-09 12:10:36

Thanks MatNanPlus, I will stock up on the Ashton Powder x

sarahrhianna Wed 01-Jul-09 12:46:29

in the same situation here too, though my DS is only 16 weeks. Am hoping teeth are a way off as had to stop breastfeeding DD1 when her first tooth came through as she liked a good bite!

Teething gel, teething rings from fridge, ashton & parsons, Calpol all good and I find putting pressure on the soles of his feet with my thumbs seems to apease him a bit for some strange reason.

lovelylula Wed 01-Jul-09 23:10:45

Thanks Sarahrhianna, hope you are bearing this heat, have a feeling the hot weather may also be addin to the problem, tonight it took me 2 hours to get my little one to settle, thanks for the info x

Pingpong Wed 01-Jul-09 23:16:52

My DD got her first tooth through at 15.5 weeks. Early teething is not fun
The 'active' ingredient in the Ashton and Parsons is the homeopathic remedy chamomilla and you can give a baby 6c or 30c pillules (dissolved in boiling water and allowed to cool) as frequently as you require.
The chamomilla helps soothe upset tummies and irratableness associated with teething.
I only found out about homeopathy in November but haven't used calpol or ibuprofen since.
You can buy chamomilla in Boots or health food shops or online.

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