Teething, how did you know?!

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  1. babypowder

    babypowder Well-Known Member

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    Hello!

    My LO is chewing his thumb, fist, me, anything he can get hold of and is dribbling lots. How do I know if this is teething or not? He is only 15 weeks x
     
  2. pupsicle

    pupsicle Mummy to a daughter

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    My little girls doing the same thing, but she's not grizzly, her cheeks aren't swollen so she's not teething. Apparently at this age they start to produce more saliva and discover they can put things in their mouths.
     
  3. Louppey

    Louppey Mummy to 2 girls <3

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    I think all the things you said, plus being grizzly/clingy and having red puffy cheeks.

    My LO has all of those "symptoms" every now and then, I guess that's when her teeth are moving a little in her gums but it's not consistent.
     
  4. kes_a

    kes_a Well-Known Member

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    My LO is the same and showing all teething signs,his been so grumpy the last few days to and its mentally wearing me down. i havent a clue if his teething or not.i keep saying his to young to be but eveyone else keeps telling me its possible he is.god knows.
     
  5. mumoffive

    mumoffive Well-Known Member

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    Signs of teething:

    Chewing hands
    Dribbling
    Nappy rash
    Runny poos [ caused by excess saliva in the stomach]
    Red cheek
    Sometimes can go off milk or seem reluctant to feed.

    All babies are different and do not get them all. Mine rarely had a 'red cheek'
     
  6. Louppey

    Louppey Mummy to 2 girls <3

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    Thanks mumoffive.

    I'm wondering if this is why my LO has been off her milk the past couple of days. She has all the other symptoms ! Her nappy rash is really bad at the mo poor thing :(
     
  7. mumoffive

    mumoffive Well-Known Member

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    Yes it could well be. My dd would struggle with her bottle. You could try putting on calgel or some other teething gel and then giving her a feed. You may find thats all that it needs. x
     
  8. babypowder

    babypowder Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, my LO has had nasty nappies too so maybe he is teething. Definitely not off his food though, if anything it's the opposite! Maybe just a growth spurt though he had red cheeks today. I'll just keep an eye on it :) x
     

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