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n1k199 Fri 12-Aug-05 12:32:33

I am new to the mothering job... my baby (4 months) has been teething for sometime which is fine...

Everything and anything apparently is related - runny nappies, stuffed up nose, cough, dribbling, temperature, chewing etc.

At what point do I know whether or not she is actually sick? Any tips...

FairyMum Fri 12-Aug-05 12:36:08

I don't think you get coughs and colds from teething personally. I think a lot of people out almost everything down to teething in the first year, but I would take this with a pinch of salt.

alexw Fri 12-Aug-05 12:38:31

My dd is 7.5months and has 3 teet on the way through. She has developed a cough and cold - briefly- for each session of teething. She doesn't seem unwell atall, just runny and hacking!

Windermere Fri 12-Aug-05 12:42:24

Everytime my ds teeths he gets a runny nose, soft poos and goes completely off his food. In himself though he still has plenty of energy and is playing with his toys and crawling around just a bit more grizzly than normal. When he is unwell (touch wood - hardly ever) he is more sleepy and generally unwell, I can't really explain what I mean but I think you can instinctively tell when the symptoms are down to teething or something else.

n1k199 Mon 15-Aug-05 08:48:48

Thanks for all your replies. Its comforting to hear that for the most part she's normal! Things have progressed this weekend, still every nappy is runny this has been almost a week now, but last night she was violently sick, just the once and it seemed to clear her head a little. I worry, thats my job, my husband says I worry too much, but is this all normal too?

Am thinking of the doctors again, but am put off because they just have a go at me for feeding her food ie rusks and a small amount of jar food - we are not talking full on solids here..but last time they made me feel so bad I am reluctant to go back to the doctors...

mumtosomeone Mon 15-Aug-05 09:14:18

if the temperature gets too high and cant be controled then worry!!
Mine never had symptoms other than my eldest got a sore bottom!!! 4th one dribbled a lot and this one bites!!!!

Windermere Mon 15-Aug-05 09:21:07

I would go back to the doctors just for piece of mind.

yorkshirelass Mon 15-Aug-05 09:44:21

My DS is ALWAYS sick when he's teething - usually after his last bottle at night when he empties the entire contents of his stomach!!! Afterwards he is very jolly, has no temperature etc so I wonder if it's the bottle teat rubbing on his gums or the fact he's tired at that time. Anyway, we've had this a few times over the months and you can usually guarantee within the next few days a tooth will pop through.

From my experience, this definitely seems to be a symptom of teething!

n1k199 Mon 15-Aug-05 14:26:16

Phew, its sounding good. She's such a jolly sole. Have decided to get the growly chest checked out tomorrow just to ensure it doesn't turn into anything more sinister.

I guess I will be a bit more relaxed with my next baby - its such a big learning curve, they throw you out of hospital with a little life in your hands and expect you to know it all...thank goodness I have all of you to ask.

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