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Teething HELL! Teeth grinding, lip and tongue biting, bleeding and no sleep. HELP!!!!!

(8 Posts)
saycheeeeeese Fri 08-Feb-13 07:55:25

Do you use the calpol and nurofen together, I.e.give his a dose of one every two hours?

I give dd cooled chamomile tea it seems ti calm her. She has the exact same 4 teeth coming through as your DS and she is loaded with cough and cold, sore ears etc but none of the grinding. I think some babies get it really bad sad

GandalfsHat Fri 08-Feb-13 07:45:58

My DS really suffered too, I found a carrot that's been in the fridge makes a great teether. Clove oil to numb gums? Good luck, it sound horrible, poor baby.

iremembertypewriters Wed 06-Feb-13 22:51:05

awww Nodney that does make me feel better. Glad you got through it, hope we do too!

Nodney Wed 06-Feb-13 22:47:05

My DS (20 months) has just recovered after 16 days of horrible teething. Blood on the sheets, struggling to suck and waking every half hour or so. I thought it would never end and I'm still exhausted from it! I have no advice really as calpol didn't seem to touch the pain, Nurofen just slightly. But I just wanted to say you're not alone - it will pass eventually! In the meantime, be good to yourself x

iremembertypewriters Wed 06-Feb-13 22:46:21

Haven't used the powders for a looooooong time. Don't think I fancy putting whisky on his gums though!

AnyaKnowIt Wed 06-Feb-13 22:38:34

Have you tried teething powders?

Chances are i'm going to get flamed for this but dd was the same, teething was hell. I did end up putting some whiskey onto her gums. Just a tiny bit on a cotton bud rubbed onto her gums

iremembertypewriters Wed 06-Feb-13 22:34:28


iremembertypewriters Wed 06-Feb-13 22:09:20

I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced this. DS is 16mo. He has all his teeth bar the four back ones.

For the last 10 nights he has woken up with blood on his sheets. He is grinding his teeth like crazy, and has chewed hip lips and his tongue. As the week has gone on his sleep has got worse and worse, with last night only sleeping in 45m chunks sad. He's clearly in pain when he grinds his teeth. He will settle with a feed, but when he's put down he will either immediately or after a little while grind his teeth and start to cry again.

we're using Bonjella, Calpol and Neurofen. The GP has checked his mouth and said all was fine apart from where he's chewed himself. The dentist has checked his teeth and again all is fine, though he said he'd never seen such an extreme case of grinding (so that he chews his lips etc and bleeds). He's referred us on to a specialist dentist but said he didn't think they'd be able to do much.

The GP and dentist both said it's just teething, and it will pass. But, we are all knackered, he's in pain, and we really don't know what to do for the best.


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