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Very very slow teething - any suggestions?

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appledumpling Mon 06-Jul-09 14:57:11

All of DS's teeth have risen to the surface of the gum and then stayed there for weeks and weeks before finally coming through and giving him some relief. He has now been 7 months with his bottom molars.

Over the last 3 weeks about one third of one molar has come through on one side and a tiny bit on the other side. He is clearly suffering but his behaviour when they are really bad is just unbearable (mostly directed at DD who is 5m old).

DD started teething aged 8 weeks and is following a similar pattern. She has 8 teeth just poking through but they aren't actually coming properly so are just making life very diffcult for her.

I am at the end of my tether - if one isn't crying the other is. We've tried Anbusol, teething powders, homoeopathy and good old Calpol. We get about an hour's respite if we're lucky.

Does anyone have any suggestions please?

whomovedmychocolate Mon 06-Jul-09 21:52:41

I feel for you - DS is that same. DD had four teeth by 16 weeks and he is one next week and has four! hmm They are all there but just not getting through quickly.

Neurofen for kids is better than Calpol as it's anti-inflammatory.

We went to the dentists recently and found DS only has about 30% of the enamel he should have due to problems during my pregnancy - he'll have proper adult teeth apparently - but the milk teeth are softer and perhaps that's why they aren't coming through so well? In any case it's a complete pain for everyone.

appledumpling Tue 07-Jul-09 09:02:44

We'll give the Nurofen a try and see if that makes things easier.

It helps to know I'm not alone - none of my friends have had teething trouble at all and I'm sure they think I'm making it up!

whomovedmychocolate Tue 07-Jul-09 11:29:15

It's much like sleep issues, you will be the only one to admit it!

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