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Teething at 8 weeks old? Emmiboo 1 child; United Kingdom 3270 posts
22nd Oct '11

My daughter is 8 weeks old and is showing all the signs of teething. I hadn't thought it was possible this early but sure enough the signs are there. She's drooling all the time, chewing her fists, refusing feeds, her poops have changed too. She is restless when she had previously been sleeping through the night since she was 3 weeks old.
Any other mamas have babies start teething so young? and what tricks to relieve it do you have?

Kari + Isaac & Rose Due February 15; 2 kids; Honolulu, Hawaii 10366 posts
22nd Oct '11

Are her gums swollen at all or do see any teeth starting to pop through?



I doubt she is teething (though I know its POSSIBLE).



usually around 8wks is when they go through a growth spurt, which could explain the waking at night.



As far as drooling, well, some kids just drool a lot LOL my son seems to drool all the time, even if not teething.



and she could be chewing on her fingers because she "found" them. (ETA: this will also cause drooling, just chewing on something)



But if you think she is teething, you can get teethers and let her chew on them (you'll probably have to hold it for her though lol)

Emmiboo 1 child; United Kingdom 3270 posts
22nd Oct '11

Her gums have always looked like teeth were about to come through. I even thought when she was just a few days old "my god she's getting teeth" but then i figured that's the normal way baby's gums look. I'm going to try rubbing her gums with teething gel and see if that soothes her. If not then it's probably something else, like you said. Life would be so much easier if I was a 'baby whisperer' lol. Wish I could read her mind!

Kari + Isaac & Rose Due February 15; 2 kids; Honolulu, Hawaii 10366 posts
22nd Oct '11

She should be due for her 2month appointment soon, right? Might also want to consult her pedi :)



Good luck though!

Emmiboo 1 child; United Kingdom 3270 posts
22nd Oct '11

yeah it was supposed to be on Tuesday next week but we're going away for a few days so I've scheduled it a week late. Got her medical check and shots too.

Roe23 2 kids; Ottawa, Ontario 4199 posts
22nd Oct '11

My son went through a period of crying and not being able to sleep very well around 5 weeks. We didn't even consider teething (it just didn't cross our minds) until several days later, there was a tooth. It was very small for a tooth (about half - 3/4 the width) and then one day we noticed it was gone. If so many other people hadn't seen it (including the dentist because we took him with us to an appointment), I would have thought I had imagined it.



Some babies are born with teeth (or a tooth), so 8 weeks, though unusual, isn't too strange :). Also, some babies seem to work on their teeth for months (and it will come and go), where others might complain for a day or not at all and suddenly a tooth appears.



Some of my friends have used a herbal remedy they got at the drug store and swear it works. I tried it once and my son calmed down, but I don't know if he was going to calm down anyway. I can't remember what it's called.



We also just use tylenol or other pain medications (for babies) for him. I can't remember what age they are recommended for though, so you might want to talk to your doctor about dosage if you decide to do this.

Emmiboo 1 child; United Kingdom 3270 posts
22nd Oct '11
Quoting Roe23:" My son went through a period of crying and not being able to sleep very well around 5 weeks. We didn't ... [snip!] ... what age they are recommended for though, so you might want to talk to your doctor about dosage if you decide to do this."


I can't get my hands on any tylenol here in UK but we have other brands of infant medicine that can be used from 2 months+ so i will try those. A friend was telling me a baby she knew was born with a tooth. I never knew it was possible until just now! crazy!

jadeebubbles Due February 20 (boy); 1 child; Southampton, United Kingdom 619 posts
22nd Oct '11

calpol is the same as tylenol here :)

Emmiboo 1 child; United Kingdom 3270 posts
22nd Oct '11
Quoting jadeebubbles:" calpol is the same as tylenol here :)"


Ahhhh cool. That's the only one I've seen from 2 months, all the others are 3 months+ so I'l get calpol :lol:

Kansas Sunshine TTC since Oct 2012; 35 kids; Kansas City, Missouri 466 posts
22nd Oct '11

My Daughter got her first two bottom teeth at 2 months! It happens. She got the top two a month later. She started drooling a lot (more than usual), crying and putting her hands up to the sides of her face.



It is very sad to watch them be in so much pain. Soothing liquid-gelly filled teething rings that you put in the fridge are comforting to chew on for them along with the gum numbing medicine or baby pain killer. Another thing you can do is let baby bite on a cool wet washcloth if you don't have teething rings.
I hope your LO gets some relief soon!

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56009 posts
status 22nd Oct '11

My girl got her first two teeth at 11 weeks. But I had no idea. I got lucky. She was a great teether. No pain or anything. She never "teethed". They just showed up

Epic Rachel 2 kids; Lowell, Massachusetts 3785 posts
22nd Oct '11

I wouldn't doubt it! My son had 5 teeth in by 12 weeks, but I know that's not the norm :)

New Baby On the Way 2 kids; Weston, West Virginia 78 posts
22nd Oct '11
Quoting Emmiboo&Eva:" My daughter is 8 weeks old and is showing all the signs of teething. I hadn't thought it was possible ... [snip!] ... since she was 3 weeks old. Any other mamas have babies start teething so young? and what tricks to relieve it do you have?"


My son started to teeth early too, he did get his first one til about 3 or 4 months. But they told me when a baby starts teething early an another baby is soon to come... I was like no way no i dont think so. I was on birth control and i got pregnant when my son was only 5 months old.. soo

Alanna Dollarhide 4 kids; Foreman, Arkansas 23 posts
22nd Oct '11
Quoting Emmiboo&Eva:" My daughter is 8 weeks old and is showing all the signs of teething. I hadn't thought it was possible ... [snip!] ... since she was 3 weeks old. Any other mamas have babies start teething so young? and what tricks to relieve it do you have?"


Yea that is kinda early! you can try tylenol and switch off woith motrin! Try a popsickle too it can numb the gums.

Emmiboo 1 child; United Kingdom 3270 posts
22nd Oct '11
Quoting New Baby On the Way:" My son started to teeth early too, he did get his first one til about 3 or 4 months. But they told me ... [snip!] ... come... I was like no way no i dont think so. I was on birth control and i got pregnant when my son was only 5 months old.. soo"


Eeeeek don't say that! lol