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Teething hell... Or something else?

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Newtobecomingamum Wed 01-Jan-14 21:54:07

My 6m old has been teething for 2 months now and literally cries or whines with pain from the morning until he goes to bed. I've tied everything baby ibuprofen, calpol, teething gel, granules, number of teething toys, cold tethers etc and nothing helps. He also absolutely hates having his clothes changed, he starts flipping constantly to go on his front we have to physically hold him down (hubby and I together) to change or put clothes or nappy in him as he screams and cries. I try to meet up with friends or go to activity classes but have to leave early as he won't stop crying or screaming. He's so unsettled, I feel do awful and helpless. Doctors have checked him over and he's been examined all over and there is nothing physically wrong. I thought teething was in stages not constant everyday for months. He wakes in the night screaming in pain, I don't know what else I can do. Any tips or advice please? Does this sound normal his behaviour constantly just for teething? Thanking you in advance for any replies x

TooTabooHasBigShinyBaubles Wed 01-Jan-14 22:25:27

this sounds similar to my 9 mo DS. he has weeks of misery which all point to teething: streaming dribble, whiney, red cheeks, hands in mouth, crying out in the night.

He also hates getting dressed or having a nappy change and performs the most breathtaking gymnastic moves to escape hmm

I don't think the two are related, I just think we have wriggly babies who are having epic teething experiences! angry

still no teeth here but no teething signs or gripes for a few weeks...although he was ill with bronchiolitis all over Xmas, so no let up from the snot and dribble and general misery!

naty1 Sun 19-Jan-14 21:24:59

I am surprised even pain relief doesn't work. That has always worked for mine. Can you see the teeth, for mine the worst was only usually a week or so.
Is he better now?
Did you just start weaning could it be food related?

Newtobecomingamum Thu 03-Apr-14 22:07:27

Snap too with my 9m old. He will not stay on his back to change his nappy, dry him after a bath, change his clothes etc and fights like crazy flipping to get on his front!! I did quite a bit of research about this and apparently it is to do with their brains being so focused on practicing their new skills such as crawling, rolling etc, even if they can't yet do those things it's in preparation. I use to think it was him just playing up until I undertook the research and then I observed him more closely and that's what he wanted to do was just keep practicing his new skills. We have also had teething hell and I as with the poster above, I don't think they are related! I found that anbesol really helped as it didn't seem to slide off gums like the gels and I really did notice that he got relieve from it. Hope that helpful X

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