Advanced search

7.5months teething help needed. Is this normal?

(11 Posts)
Jbirds Fri 15-May-20 08:03:42

Hi there,

I’m after some advice and wondered if anyone could help. I’m a first time mum and with that comes a whole wave of first time worries and experiences. This new one- teething. My DS has been teething now for about 10days and we still aren’t seeing teeth. We believe it’s teething as the drool is unbelievable. It is absolutely drenching his front within 10min or so and he’s in pain and is unable to sleep well at night, which is proving to be somewhat tiresome on us. Is this a normal amount of time to wait for teeth (it would be his upper teeth cutting through)? Has anyone else had similar experiences? Oh and we haven’t seen the teeth cut through yet, although think maybe his gum is appearing a little whiter as it thins from the pressure of the teeth.

OP’s posts: |
SnowdropFox Fri 15-May-20 09:59:31

Sorry but it took months for my los teeth to finally erupt! It's all the movement beneath the gums that's bothering them. Once they finally cut through it's much better!

Ibuprofen and cooled teething toys helped. What age is your lo?

Jbirds Fri 15-May-20 10:07:14

Thanks for your response! He is seven and a half months old. Oh gosh- these poor babies. The pain must be awful that they’re going through. sad

OP’s posts: |
NMCB Fri 15-May-20 10:08:40

Baby Calpol is good for teething too! Good luck x

georgialondon Fri 15-May-20 10:11:18

Definitely normal. Calpol is the way to go

Seriously79 Fri 15-May-20 10:16:43

My daughter started showing signs of teething from about 4 months. Rosy cheeks, dribbling, gnawing on everything in sight, but didn't cut her first tooth until gone 10 months, and then 2 cut within a week.

Calpol, neurofen, teeth gel, toys you can put in the freezer, teething necklaces all help.

Jbirds Fri 15-May-20 13:42:16

Thanks everyone that has put my mind at ease a little. Now it’s time to play the waiting game...

OP’s posts: |
mindutopia Fri 15-May-20 13:54:17

Yes, it sounds pretty normal. It can take a few weeks.

bloodyhellsbellsx Fri 15-May-20 13:56:16

The best thing I found is anbesol liquid, it’s instant relief for them! My DD was teething on and off for months before the tooth finally erupted at 10 months!

SomeoneElseEntirelyNow Fri 15-May-20 22:19:18

Another one for anbesol here

Jbirds Fri 19-Feb-21 20:53:05

Thought I’d update this post. He was not teething. It was going on for such a prolonged time- almost a month of unsettled behaviour that we ended up taking him to hospital. It transpired that he had something called Caffey’s disease, which is unbelievably rare. I thought I would mention incase anyone else is in a similar boat. A few symptoms of caffey’s disease:
- excessive drooling
- pain throughout day and night on and off
- unable to eat well due to pain in jaw
- swollen face (moves from one side of cheek to the other and resembles mumps, but the swelling will switch sides).
- MRI showed the cause of these symptoms

Luckily for us and our beautiful boy, this doesn’t have any long term effects and after a gruelling 6months of this he has gotten past it.

Thanks though to anyone who did help and I hope perhaps this information can help another parent who perhaps finds themselves in this incredibly rare position.

OP’s posts: |

Join the discussion

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.

Join Mumsnet

Already have a Mumsnet account? Log in