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When your baby is teething.....

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tory79 Tue 18-Dec-12 13:20:55

DS is 15 months now, and I suspect he is starting to teeth some molars. He is fine in himself, but currently does not seem to want to eat anything that is hard or he has to bite. Also his appetite is less than usual. Eg if I give him something I know normally he loves, he kind of puts it gingerly to his mouth, tries to bite it (sometimes) then just throws it on the floor. This is happening even with things like biscotti.

He is a pretty poor eater at the best of times in terms of variety, but all he is really managing at the moment is a bit of ready brek, yoghurt, and bits of fruit here and there. I am not sure what to do for the best! Is this ok for now? Offering him other food seems to be stressing him out a bit, so I don't know if I should leave him be and just give him readybrek!!?

AlphasTurkeyLeftoverSpagBol Tue 18-Dec-12 13:31:38

He's doing exactly what my 15 mo is doing. He's just got a molar. I just offer it, he'll eat what he wants and I'll offer snacks throughout the day too. You can always offer extra milk too. He'll get back to normal soon enough!

JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 19-Dec-12 21:36:29

Have you tried ibuprofen and applying a teething gel, like Dentinox? He might also enjoy a frozen banana and some cool cucumber to chew on.

sweetiepie1979 Wed 19-Dec-12 21:44:58

Or fruit ice lollies really cold yoghurt that's what my little one does too x

seasaltbaby Sun 30-Dec-12 21:54:20

This also sounds v similar to my 14 month old DD who is currently surviving off pasta & butter alone (plus some fruit & yogurt). Shes not a great eater at the best of times either and meal times are a real struggle at the moment, but I'm hoping its due to her teeth coming through and we will be back to normal at some point soon. Shes only got two teeth bless her but I've spotted a couple of top ones coming today so putting it all down to that! I've not much advise but lots of sympathy, sorry!

Beamur Sun 30-Dec-12 21:57:34

It's a matter of personal preference/style, but whenever I thought DD was teething I'd give her a dose of pain relief if she seemed unhappy or out of sorts. Soft food/cool food - go with whatever they seem happy with, once the tooth is through normal service should resume. Some babies seem to find it more painful than others.

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