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Teething help needed please

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newmum001 Thu 09-Dec-10 16:47:37

DD 12 weeks is showing all the signs of teething, her gums are very hard, she's chewing on her hands constantly, dribbling loads, being sick and runny nappies and is very very upset most of time time. She's gone from having a few really good (1.5 hour) naps during the day to not being able to sleep longer than 30 minutes at a time. We've been using Dentinox Gel and giving one dose of calpol before bed for the past 3 or 4 nights. Has anyone used Nelsons Teething Granuals?? Just been and bought some now but im worried about using them along with the other stuff we've been using although they do say thay are herbal though so shouldn't really be a problem. Or maybe we should cut out the gel if we are going to be using the granuals?

Anyway my question is (and im new to this parenting thing so forgive me if im asking an obvious question) but is one dose of calpol (2.5mils) per night going to do her any harm. I know it says you can give it twice a day but she just seems so tiny im scared about giving her medication on a daily basis.

Any advice appreciated!

Rosedee Thu 09-Dec-10 16:59:17

I wouldn't give calpol before bedtime every night, save it for if she wakes and is unhappy. Teething can go on a long time. Also try calprofen as anti inflammatory so might help bit more? We use teething powder/granules and they seem to help a bit and can be used with anything as herbal.
Other than that lots of cuddles. My son has teeth coming thru at the mo (12. Months) and it's tough.

Rosedee Thu 09-Dec-10 17:01:44

Also if being sick and runny poo might be worth getting her checked out by gp, she may have a bug. Though my ds gets nappy rash when he starts teething so may be that but just to be on safe side.

cakeywakey Thu 09-Dec-10 17:15:24

We used Boots own teething granules and gel with DD, backed up with calpol if really needed for temperature. It would be worth talking to your health visitor or pharmacist about mixing and matching them, and about regular calpol.

Have you tried freezing a flannel for her to suck on, or getting those gel-filled teethers? We found those really helpful. Hope she cuts those teeth soon!

newmum001 Thu 09-Dec-10 17:26:31

She's got some of those gel things but she can't hold them herself yet and will only tollerate us holding them for her for so long until she gets fed up.

Might make an appointment at the doctors tomorrow if she still seems poorly. Thanks for the advice re Calpol!

milkjetmum Fri 10-Dec-10 08:45:08

We have found that our bouncing chair with a vibrating mode really seems to sooth DD during a bad bout - I think of it as a baby TENS machine

JamieLeeCurtis Fri 10-Dec-10 10:32:25

Those first teeth are a real problem for some DCs. My DS1 started teething at this age too. I second ibuprofen (I'm a bit behind the times - check you can give to babies this age)

Mine were very dribbly with teething and I think this causes the runny and stinky poo, but I'm not sure about sickness - I would get that checked and not assume it's teething

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