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3 month old teething?

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bunny0812 Fri 28-Feb-14 09:02:06

Hi everyone

My 3 month old has been very grumpy and restless past few days. He is starting to dribble more and has had the odd runny nappy.

So im wondering if he is starting to teeth, teething gel does not seem to have any effect and the only way to stop him from screaming is to give him a dummy from the frezzer, his teething toys just seem too big for his mouth at the moment.

His gums are still pink not red but you can see white underneath. He has a prominent bump on his bottom gum on each side but its not the front teeth its the side ones and I thought the front ones came in first?

So does this sound like teething or are bumps on gums in that position normal?
Thanks
Natalie

Melonbreath Fri 28-Feb-14 09:11:11

Sounds like the onset of teething. Dd started teething at12 weeks. She had vinegar smelling dirty nappies, horrendous nappy rash, bright red cheeks and furious fist chewing.
However she didn't get any teeth until 9 months. Although other friend's babies have got teeth at 3 and 5 months.
I recommend calpol. I have tried baby nurofen but the calpol seems to help the most here. Others will swear by nurofen so try anything.
Does your pharmacy do the minor ailments scheme? It means you can get calpol, teething gel and nappy rash cream for free so it's worth asking.

Seeline Fri 28-Feb-14 09:15:29

Both mine had teeth at 4 months so must have started teething before then - it was only the later ones that seemed to cause them real problems. Teeth can come through in unusual orders, but it may just be that the the bigger ones are starting to move. Hte symptoms do sound like teething.
Teething gel was useless - I could never get it to stay in place! The best thing I found to work were the teething granules from Boots. It really seemed to calm both of them One of my DSs first words was 'ganools' blush

Ilikepinkwine Fri 28-Feb-14 09:20:13

Mine had teeth at four months too, so it could well be the onset of teething. Never feel like you are wasting your health visitors time by ringing and asking though, if you are worried.

I remember one tooth giving DD1 trouble and I could see it under the gum, but then she grew and it vanished for a few weeks.

Seeline Fri 28-Feb-14 09:24:02

Oh yes - I'd forgotten the joy of disappearing teeth! weeks of anguish, then finally they'd be there and then the next day they were hidden under the gum again shock

callamia Fri 28-Feb-14 09:35:51

Ah! I've got a disappearing tooth this week! I think my husband thinks I'm an hysteric - but there was one clearly there in my four month old's mouth, and now I can't see it.

We've had teething symptoms since about three months. No teeth yet, but lots of red cheeks, furious gnawing on everything and general grouchiness.

BummyMummy77 Fri 28-Feb-14 16:28:21

Ds is 3 months too and is definitely teething. He's not quite there with holding toys into his own mouth yet so I have to do it which is a ball ache.

He's got these life factory teething rings that he loves. Not sure if you can get in the UK.

Anyone used amber beads? The choking/ strangulation hazard puts me off the idea a bit.

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