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Could my 13 wk old baby be teething??

(6 Posts)
Gillyan Sat 26-Sep-09 19:35:13

Bright red cheeks
Dribbling started 2 weeks ago ( but it does at that ages anyway )
very irritable and out of sorts
Constantly chomping on her hand....
Diorrea (sp?)
Suddenly very sore bum

My first baby started teething at 6 months. I'm sure she is but just hope I'm not missing anything obvious.

Given her calpol.

Anyone have any experience of this??

MissHarrison Sat 26-Sep-09 22:25:22

MY little one - same age - has exactly the same going on - wasnt sure either....as text book says too young..... do you know how often should give calpol as I.m unsure...and a bit worried about giving it to her to much?

starynight Sat 26-Sep-09 22:37:19

my daughter has had the same from that age except for the diorrea, i was told fhe was starting to teeth early by the hv but not so sure if she is or not as shes 20 weeks nearly and still no sign of the teeth coming through.
watching this post with intrest!!smile

Tommy Sat 26-Sep-09 22:40:26

DS1 had his first tooth at about 4.5 months - so, IME, they could be teething. Or it could be a cold. Or anything.

You never with babies do you?! smile

Calpol is good though.

Wonderstuff Sat 26-Sep-09 22:40:40

I cut my first teeth at the tender age of 3 months. Is possible. I had to have lots of braces.

Gillyan Sun 27-Sep-09 18:27:07

missharrison Calpol is evry 4 hrs but not more than 4 doses in 24 hrs I think.

I think she's having a growth spurt too as she's suddenly started feeding lots more and has noticeably gained weight, little chubs, she's dead on 14lb at 13 wks 5 days!

Thanks allfor the advice.

i have actually got ther HV coming tomorrow for the first times since she was 4 weeks old!? We've had no baby clinice on round here due to Swine Flu so been having to weigh her myself.

Anyway , thanks again, I do think she is teething although can't feel anything for sure, she has had tooth buds since the day she was born and when i was BF her she 'bit' me, I had too little scabs exactly like teeth marks, so painful. When you look at her you can almost see what she will look like will a full set of teeth they are so prominent!

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