My sweet natured DD has turned into a moany little madam over the last few days and despite doing all the things she loves (and at 9 wks, there's not that many), she has been irritable and unhappy pretty much the whole day.
I wondered if there is a chance that she could be teething - she seems to be showing a lot of the signs; drooling, chewing her hand, gagging and coughing.
I know she won't cut a tooth as such but could this be things moving around, do you think? If so, this should all pass in a few more days, maybe?
My DS did this at about 9 weeks, I was convinced there were teeth coming through. He's now 19 weeks and still gummy. He does have days where his mouth does seem to be hurting him, so, like you, I think maybe the teeth are getting ready to come through. Dentinox works well for us to numb the gums, and it's suitiable from birth. The teething rings that go in the fridge are great, as is this www.boots.com/en/Boots-Teething-Blanket_33501/ DS liked having his gums rubbed, and he now likes chewing on the plastic corners.
I now know that babies can teeth that early and for months. My DS started teething at 10 weeks and got his 2 bottom teeth - together - at 7 months. Skillbo, I would have plenty of bibs to hand for DD, and ear plugs for you . I thought I was slowly going mad with the whinging from DS all day every day. It will pass though.