So my nearly seventh month old is teething and gone from being a seven to seven kind of gal to screaming at 4am kind of gal.
Don't blame her really, sore gums are no fun but neither are shattered parents. We'll weather the storm BUT would be really grateful for your middle-of-the-night teething tips. It takes her a good hour to get her back to sleep again after a dose of Calpol, teeth gel and a cuddle.
Both my kids found the homeopathic teething granules from Boots very effective (both started at 4 months so I''m sure they did work rather than it being psycological!) Even now when they are loosing baby teeth for adult teeth, if they are really uncomfortable they will ask for granules! It was one of my DSs first words
You poor thing! Would white noise help? I used it LOADS with DD1 (although not specifically for teething as Calpol & a half hour cuddle did the trick for her) I found the sssssssshhhhhhhh of the noise helped calm her down.
And have you tried baby ibuprofen? I'm sure I read somewhere that was better for teething pain (but that could have been on a nurofen advert!!)
I also find earplugs help, it dulls the screaming so it doesn't feel like my ears are going to bleed & so helps me get back to sleep quicker!
Neurofen for babies works better for teething than Calpol IME, it also much easier to administer than Calpol. Does she go to sleep alone at bedtime? My DD does and as consequence can only really get to sleep by herself now. I go in and give Neurofen and Bonjela give her a cuddle and get her really calm then I have to out her in her cot and leave the room. She might shout for a few secs then she goes back to sleep, the longer I stay in the room the longer she stays awake.
Anbesol works a treat for us. You can get baby friendly stuff over the counter. Works like magic, DD sees the bottle and opens her mouth for us to rub it in. Tip: Don't feed straight afterwards as it can dull their gag reflex.