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In teething hell, please help!

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PassTheCremeEggs Wed 20-Mar-13 23:20:12

10 month old DD. Got bottom two front teeth, top two coming through now. She won't sleep, all she can do is scream. She has had teething powders and some baby nurofen. Does anyone have any magic suggestions as to what might help her sleep?? DH away, I'm on my own and have to go to work tomorrow - this is horrendous! (and poor DD who is clearly in so much pain)

Runningblue Thu 21-Mar-13 00:09:53

Have you tried any teething gels? Its worth trying them until you find one she likes- dd favours calgel and hates bonjela. I tasted them and i am with her, calgel is lovely and numbing!

BeaWheesht Thu 21-Mar-13 00:21:22

How is she now? If still screaming I'd be inclined to think its an ear infection or something rather than teething?

A cold clean flannel from the freezer often numbs the gums.

Runningblue Thu 21-Mar-13 00:38:06

Is she better sitting/leaning up on you. I think the teething pain radiates and gets more painful when they lie down. Yes, could be ear infection tho, good point....

PassTheCremeEggs Thu 21-Mar-13 00:44:03

She stops when I hold her. I only went back to work this week and she's still settling in at nursery so I think it's a combination of pain and a bit of separation anxiety perhaps? Shes been awake now for 2.5 hours (went to sleep fine at 7pm) and showing no signs of going to sleep

PassTheCremeEggs Thu 21-Mar-13 00:44:30

Sorry - she's, not shes

PassTheCremeEggs Thu 21-Mar-13 00:46:42

I don't think it's an ear problem, the teeth are definitely coming through. But will keep that in mind, good point.

YBR Thu 21-Mar-13 13:15:48

We never had it that bad that early, but we have on occasion given both paracetamol and Ibuprophen (which is allowed since they're different types of pain killers). We give them alternately around every 2 hours.

delilah88 Thu 21-Mar-13 16:15:41

capol + baby bonjela! poor her/you. Lots of cuddles

PassTheCremeEggs Thu 21-Mar-13 17:00:17

Thanks everyone. Will be getting some teething gel on way home from work! It's been an interesting day - managed 3 hours sleep last night in the end...thankfully no work tomorrow. I just feel so sorry for her, it must be awful!

Nicolaeus Thu 21-Mar-13 17:05:43

Can you co sleep a bit? I was dead against it but end up doing it when DS is ill or teething and he happily goes back in his bed afterwards.

DS didn't teethe badly until 14 months ish. I found that he just stayed awake with the pain but didn't cry if in bed with me. Altho calpol and teething gel and cold facecloths all helped!

PassTheCremeEggs Thu 21-Mar-13 19:14:49

Co-sleeping basically terrifies me! I was on my own last night, in that situation how do you stop the baby from rolling off the bed? She's seriously wriggly and moves all the time in her cot. I ended up sleeping on the floor next to her cot for a bit, not ideal at all smile

Nicolaeus Fri 22-Mar-13 09:23:40

When I co sleep DH sleeps on the sofa (or now in DS' bed)

When DS was very wriggly in his sleep we would put cushions all round the side he slept on, and/or built a 'wall' with a spare duvet.

DS would sleep roll and crawl but never fell out of our bed- he nearly did once or twice but I'd wake up in time and grab him. It helped that it was summer so I just slept with a sheet and used my duvet as a wall!

babySophieRose Sat 23-Mar-13 15:10:53

Best for teething is Anbesol liquid, works instantly.

MillionPramMiles Mon 25-Mar-13 09:29:56

Cremeeggs - I could have written your post! My 10 month old dd is teething badly, complete with occasional diarrhoea and vomiting (gp confirmed its teething though). Similarly had 3 hrs sleep sad
Have tried alternating cal pol and nurofen and calgel and teething powders and ice cold teethers. Only the first two seem to have any real impact though.
Does your dd have a temperature? My dd's temp went up to nearly 40 and that was when she was most distressed. Maybe keep an eye on that?
Other than that just lots of cuddles and distraction. She seemed to like going out in the cold air in the pram.

Sophie rose - I haven't heard of anbesol liquid, what is it and where do you get it?

mysweetie Sun 31-Mar-13 17:10:15

I have not experienced this with DD but I agree with the paracetamol though asking a dentist first would be better.

Misty9 Sun 31-Mar-13 20:40:49

Liquid anbesol was our lifesaver for the first awful teeth - it's available from most boots stores (though is like liquid gold!)
Also, ibuprofen based painkillers are best for teething as they are anti inflammatory. Calpol fine too - and both one hour apart if necessary!

I clearly remember phoning the doctor when ds wouldn't stop screaming due to teething. It's crap, but it will pass x

Misty9 Sun 31-Mar-13 20:41:20

I should say the doctor did nothing except tell me it was teething and to give calprofen...

goingwildforcrayons Sun 31-Mar-13 20:50:00

We had a bad teether who would be up in the night unless we used calpol at 6pm after dinner, teething gel before bedtime bottle (I know people say not too, but it was the only thing that would mean he could bear to have the bottle even though he wanted it) and then calprofen at bedtime (so 2 hrs apart from the calpol). Ibruprofen seemed to be the most effective when the pain was bad. Then I'd settle him asleep on me before putting him in his cot. When he wasn't teething he could settle himself.

DialsMavis Mon 01-Apr-13 21:15:14

Ambesol is liquid gold (it's of the ocaine family wink ), especially when combined with nurofen

daisylicious Fri 19-Jul-13 16:12:51

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Hobblethwaite Fri 19-Jul-13 16:33:48

Another huge fan of anbusol liquid. It's hard to come by but smaller pharmacies often do it and boots as mentioned before.

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