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MumOfTwoooo Wed 25-Oct-17 15:09:36

Hi,
My DC is 9m and has started to teeth she hasn't stopped crying for the last 2 days and is now refusing to eat - Ive tried everything from ice towels to chewing on toys. Does anyone have any suggestions?? I'm worried this problem is going to snowball from her crying because of her teeth which is stopping her from eating and then she is crying because she is tired hungry and in pain! Ive given her baby nurofen but don't want to rely too much on that. My heart is breaking I cant stand to see her like this.
Also she is drooling a lot (which I know is normal) but I was wondering if anyone had recommendations for creams incase she gets a rash?

I have an older child but they were never as bad as this so am a little lost as what to do!
Thanks

MissConductUS Wed 25-Oct-17 15:22:22

Try to dry the drooling as often as you can to avoid the rash. Ibuprofen always worked the best, but you can alternate with infant's acetaminophen (aka paracetamol). That and the cold chews etc.

Good luck.

MilkyMess Wed 25-Oct-17 15:38:20

You could also try breastmilk/whole milk ice lollies or some dentinox/bonjela on a dummy. Both worked with my DD.
Check the ages for meds, but if your DD is old enough for ibuprofen she should be fine.

MissConductUS Wed 25-Oct-17 16:10:32

6 months is old enough for ibuprofen, but it can't be given continuously or excessively. That's why alternating with other treatments (medicinal and otherwise) is necessary.

InDubiousBattle Wed 25-Oct-17 16:13:55

Alternate Calpol and baby ibuprofen and apply Anbesol- it's a liquid rather than a gel so it's easier to apply to the gum.

boopdoop Wed 25-Oct-17 17:19:24

I second the liquid anbesol. Plus alternating calpol and neurofen (found neurofen better for teething), and it's only going to be for a short time, so better for them to have the medicine and not be in as much pain than you being cautious and then being in lots of pain.

Also teething granules are great when waiting for medicine to kick in.

Changerofname987654321 Wed 25-Oct-17 19:18:28

Calpol and nurofen can be given together but it is best to stagger them so you always have coverage.

Anbesol oil is amazing.

Is she is crying all the time it maybe worth getting her checked at the dr for signs of infection.

InDubiousBattle Wed 25-Oct-17 23:06:26

Also op, keep an eye on her temperature as ear infections can often have similar symptoms to teething in young babies.

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