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Any experience of early second molars?

(6 Posts)
GirlInTheGreenhouse Sun 02-Apr-17 21:29:54

DD is almost 19 months. We've had an horrendous three months while she's been cutting her canines. She's always suffered with teething but this was the worst by far. Finally, last week canine number four made its appearance. For about 48 hours she was her usual self, sleeping better, eating properly and less clingy. Then teething symptoms started up again with a vengeance and have got worse and worse- thick drool, chewing, grinding her teeth (she always does this when teething) and a very sore bum which she's never had like this before.

I wondered if it was the final canine still pushing through but for the last day or so she's been chewing and putting her fingers very definitely to the far back of her mouth. She now has all of her teeth apart from second molars so is this them coming through? How awful will it be? Anyone got any experience of their baby getting all their teeth this young? I feel so sorry for her but also for me and DH thinking we've got months more of this horror!

Nan0second Sun 02-Apr-17 21:42:03

22 month old here who is also trying to get her second molars.
We are being generous with calpol / ibuprofen, usually alternating it when she's really grumpy / at bedtime. (sticking to the limits on the bottle obviously!)
It's tough as it's upsetting her bottom and her skin with the drool...

GirlInTheGreenhouse Sun 02-Apr-17 21:56:23

It's tricky with medicine isn't it. She's mostly fine in the day, perhaps some anbesol. But I find if I give her nurofen at bed time it's worn off by 2am ish and it's been going on so long and so relentlessly I don't really want to be giving her two doses of nurofen a night for weeks on end.

peaceloveandbiscuits Sun 02-Apr-17 22:45:56

Second molars are the worst. Get through it however you can. DS thinks calpol is part of his bedtime routine now blush

Nan0second Mon 03-Apr-17 08:38:40

2 doses of nurofen won't do any harm though if he's needing it.
If you were in pain and couldn't sleep, you'd take regular pain killers, why shouldn't baby?

GirlInTheGreenhouse Mon 03-Apr-17 09:29:02

Agree to an extent that if they're in pain they should have painkillers, but as far as calpol/neurofen are concerned, with her canines too this has been going on since Christmas. I'm not giving her two doses a night for months on end, I don't care what anyone says. Weeks possibly but not months. Nurofen didn't help at all last night anyway.

I was more enquiring about people's experiences of the DC cutting all their teeth this early.

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