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Teething at 16weeks

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Nottalotta Mon 16-Nov-15 04:44:36

DS has started teething. I keep being told its 'too early' but over the last two weeks its become obvious that he is indeed teething. He appears to have some discomfort at times, and can be unsettled whereas hes normally very cheery. He gets frustrated because hes not great at holdibg things in thr right place for him to chew on.

I have been putting Dentinox on his gums and this seems to help. If hes really unhappy i have given calpol but my sister said i should only give it if he has a temperature? Also, on the box it says not to give more than two doses.

Should i be giving calpol at all? Hes not really bad with it but obviously i want to ease his discomfort if i can.

3sugarsplease Mon 16-Nov-15 05:20:53

DS was an early teether... I have him calpol to ease his discomfort. Also you can get these 'gym shields' from Nuby. Looks abit like a dummy but they can chew on these which helps. I rub the shield in Dentinox and he chews on it for ages which seems to help.

Nottalotta Mon 16-Nov-15 05:34:15

Thanks, he won't take a dummy but likes to chew on one but I have to hold it for him!

purplefizz26 Mon 16-Nov-15 05:41:04

Never too early, my DD actually cut her first tooth at 14 weeksgrin

Try anbesol liquid
(not gel, liquid sticks to gums better) its only available at the pharmacy counter not on the supermarket shelf.

As long as dosage instructions are followed, there really is nothing wrong with giving calpol and neurofen when they are in pain! I would take painkillers if i had bad toothache or whatever, so why shouldn't a child smile

Someone used to badger me about trying to let DD to cope without medicine, drove me mad! angry

3sugarsplease Mon 16-Nov-15 05:48:25

My DS won't take a dummy either but these teething things are almost like gum shields that they can bite down on and hold in the mouth rather than a dummy to suck and hold in the mouth if that makes sense!

chumbler Mon 16-Nov-15 09:05:48

Two words - gummee glove
Look them up online or on fb

Seeline Mon 16-Nov-15 09:12:47

Certainly not too early for teething - both mine had teeth at 4 months.
Give calpol as per the dosing instructions - particularly at night.
Both mine find the teething powders really helpful - Boots own or Nelson's I think. One of my DSs first words was 'ganules' - we used to to call them granules- so they really did work.

Nottalotta Mon 16-Nov-15 09:22:45

We have a gummee glove. It seems to be too big for him to manage.

didireallysaythat Mon 16-Nov-15 09:26:11

Both of mine started teething around 12 weeks when I went back to work (just when I was thinking one waking in the night was ok). I used the calpol teething gel before their bottles as this was when they were the most upset....

boopdoop Mon 16-Nov-15 09:35:35

My DS had 6 teeth by 6 months so definitely not too early.

I would give calpol if you think he needs it - we went through loads when teething, as I hated thinking he was in pain. Would also recommend baby neurofen, as that is often better than calpol for teething, and if it's bad you can alternate which you give and then give pain relief more often.

Would also definitely recommend the liquid anbesol, it's amazing. I've used it for years for ulcers, etc, and it's brilliant at numbing the pain. Worked brilliantly with DS.

And also teething granules - really good for calming them whilst the pain relief kicks in, and at night when trying to settle them. They are a bit expensive though boots do their own brand version which is a little cheaper.

Other things that helped was damp muslin in the fridge, then letting them chew on it, and teething rings they you can pop in the fridge.

Luckystar1 Mon 16-Nov-15 10:55:07

Yep my DS had 6 teeth by 5 months, and has 14 teeth now at 12 months. It might not be popular, but I would save the calpol for the real teething pain! The low level grizzling is not nice but it's nothing compared to the uncolsolable screaming to come!

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