Our 10mo has his four front top teeth coming through. During the day he's a bit grumpy but is generally easily distracted.
But he wakes up about 30 mins after being put to bed, screaming in what seems like agony and is inconsolable. This is now the third night, and all the usual settling methods aren't working. We tried calpol last night which seemed to have a slight effect eventually.
Is this normal? Why doesn't he feel this pain during the day?
We've always found teething worst at night. My DS is 15 months and we just have 6 teeth left to come through now.
I'd also recommend ibuprofen rather than calpol, though as you can alternate, I tend to start with ibuprofen and then top up with calpol a few hours later if needed.
Also would massively recommend teething granules and Anbesol (this is bought over counter at pharmacies). Teething granules are great for calming them whilst the ibuprofen kicks in, and Anbesol is amazing for giving pretty instant relief - and adults can use it for ulcers too, it's amazing.
Another one here recommending nurofen and anbesol. My 14mo dd really struggles with teeth and I highly recommend giving a dose of nurofen before bed. 2 of the gps in my practice (both of whom have 3+ children) say ibrupofen is far better than calpol for teething. It's longer lasting so works well at night.