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Is this normal when teething

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Middlesexmummy Wed 22-May-13 07:37:50

Just after a bit of advice and reassurance from you all.... My 14 month old dd is teething at the moment , she s a late starter and has so far cut one tooth only but I suspect another one is coming ....she s been off food and drink over the weekend and since but seem s to happily guzzle up to 10 oz during the night !!! We had a on a pretty good routine and she went down like a dream at 7pm often waking once maybe if her dummy popped out , then stooping 5 am for a feed but then slept again till 730 ish. Over the last few days she s been up constantly hysterical till she s given milk .... I'm putting it down to teething hence having relented to extra feeds at night . I wanted to know is this normal . Last time she cut her tooth she didn't eat properly for nearly a month !! Thanks

mumtolilh Wed 22-May-13 11:26:14


Yes very normal! My 18 month old is currently teething & has eaten literally nothing for 3 days! He started late too & he now has 12 teeth.They all came within the last 4 months so it's been miserable but I'm near the end! I just trust my baby will eat when hungry so I offer him food throughout the day just incase & always offer him 3 meals a day ;)

Middlesexmummy Wed 22-May-13 11:37:28

Hi mumtolilh, thanks for responding , it's just heartbreaking to see her not eating , she keeps burping too so it makes me think that her food hasn't digested properly , I know she gets hungry as she wanders off to the kitchen often asking for "num num"( her word for food ) but when we go to feed her she just spits it out or has a fit
I'm am struggling as I work full time and she s waking up for milk now at night as she s prob hungry , the lack of sleep is getting me down

Middlesexmummy Wed 22-May-13 11:51:41

Ps , has your baby been waking up
In the night for milk ? We are gutted that we are having to offer her milk at silly o clock when we had weaned her and she was eating 3 meals a day

mumtolilh Wed 22-May-13 12:14:47


Yes my lb spits out food all the time & it's always because of teething!
He doesn't wake in the night & if he does I give him water which I make before I go to bed & leave on the side incase he wakes.If you give the milk bottle your baby may be in a habit & expect the milk in the night sad
Must be so hard as you are working! Does she eat alot of breakfast? I ask because my lb always manages his breakfast first thing but lunch & dinner gets spat out! So frustrating especially after cooking something nice! Does she eat snacks etc without a fuss?

Middlesexmummy Wed 22-May-13 12:19:14

Well the first time around when we were waiting for that first tooth to come thru she did eat porridge q happily , now she has 2-3 spoons and spits out the rest , I then offer her Cheerios and she ll happily munch those . This morning she has half a yoghurt and a handful of Cheerios !!!! I think I may try water tonight as well but she refuses to drink it in the day !

Middlesexmummy Wed 22-May-13 12:20:27

Ps snacks , depends what it is, Cheerios no prob

mumtolilh Wed 22-May-13 12:27:33

Well that's a good sign so at least she's eating something! Yes try her with water because when I done this my lb soon got bored & slept through ;)
It is hard though when they aren't eating much not to offer the milk
All the best & hopefully she will be eating happily again soon ;-)

Middlesexmummy Wed 22-May-13 12:35:13

Do u offer lukewarm water or cold and is it in the bottle

mumtolilh Wed 22-May-13 16:27:33

It's just room temp in the bottle

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