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How do you know its teething? Caimma 1 child; New Zealand 1129 posts
9th Apr '13

Our son is a little over 3 months old. I dont know if this is too early for teething. He has been grouchy and crying all day. Has been drooling more than usual and noming on anything and everything.



How do we know he is possibly teething? Could it be something else or is he just in a grumpy mood?

user banned 3 kids; Los Angeles, California 54034 posts
9th Apr '13
Quoting Caimma:" Our son is a little over 3 months old. I dont know if this is too early for teething. He has been grouchy ... [snip!] ... on anything and everything. How do we know he is possibly teething? Could it be something else or is he just in a grumpy mood?"

Could be a tooth. That's sort of early-but teething can kind of come and go. there's no REAL way to tell until you see the tooth coming through/the white gums.

White Chocolate Milk 1 child; Chelsea, Alabama 12303 posts
9th Apr '13

From what I've heard most babies will go through a period around 3 months where they are teething, but it is a toss up as to whether or not they will actually cut a tooth at that time.



DS and a friends daughter were born on the same day, and started showing signs of teething a week after 3 months on the same day. 2 days later my friends daughter had a tooth, and it was still a couple of months before DS got his first tooth. You can try some teething tablets and cool wash cloths . And then just let him chew on anything and everything he wants lol. You can call your pedi about dosage recommendations for tylenol if it gets really bad.

* Clairebear * 1 child; Ireland 2804 posts
status 9th Apr '13

That's not early for teething it does happen. Happened my daughter and my friends daughter. My friends son started at 3 months and cut his first tooth at barely 4 months. My daughter seemed to be constantly teething from at least 3 months, crying, biting everything, red cheeks, drooling plus she often got a slight temp and some nappy rash. It happened on and off for months though, she didnt even cut her first tooth till she was 10 months! The second came up a week later. When she was younger I used Teetha sachets, a homeopathic teething remedy. When she was older and it was really bothering her i had to give her calpol a few times. (I guess Tylenol would be the US equivalent). I got those water/gel filled teethers that you can chill in the fridge and she loved biting those. I also got a Sophie teething giraffe, a little expensive but she loved it.

Bettinas 2 kids; Australia 2204 posts
9th Apr '13

My son had 4 teeth at 4 months and 8 teeth at 8 months! It could very well be the beginning of teething :)

Caimma 1 child; New Zealand 1129 posts
9th Apr '13

Thank you everyone.



It would explain the random nappy rash too. There was nothing last change and then suddenly the worst nappy rash he has ever had. We think we can see 3 coming through.



We dont have a thermometer but have pamol (NewZealand Tylenol) so if needed we will use that. Bongela seems to help.



We are going to get him a teething ring for in the fridge and put a few of his flannels damp in the fridge and put them in his chewable fruit bag.



I asked my Mom if it could be teething and she said it isnt possible. We were sure it is.



Thank you for your answers.

blah 17 kids; Alabama 7639 posts
9th Apr '13

My lo did that early but didn't pop a tooth until 14 months old

Caimma 1 child; New Zealand 1129 posts
9th Apr '13
Quoting naturally crunchy:" My lo did that early but didn't pop a tooth until 14 months old"


Dont tell me that lol

blah 17 kids; Alabama 7639 posts
9th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Caimma:</b>" Dont tell me that lol"</blockquote>




Lol but she wasn't fussy much just drooling sometimes and chewing like a mad man sometimes. We did an amber teething necklace since 3 months and a tooth had broke through before I noticed she was really teething. But she had two at once and that week or two the second one came in was not fun plus she had diarrhea then got a bad cold then an ear infection.

Caimma 1 child; New Zealand 1129 posts
9th Apr '13
Quoting naturally crunchy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Caimma:</b>" Dont tell me that lol"</blockquote> ... [snip!] ... once and that week or two the second one came in was not fun plus she had diarrhea then got a bad cold then an ear infection."


He is so fussy and he is usually a good baby now we have his reflux sorted.

blah 17 kids; Alabama 7639 posts
9th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Caimma:</b>" He is so fussy and he is usually a good baby now we have his reflux sorted. "</blockquote>




Try frozen wash cloths or waffles or even clean fingers :)

Caimma 1 child; New Zealand 1129 posts
9th Apr '13
Quoting naturally crunchy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Caimma:</b>" He is so fussy and he is usually a good baby now ... [snip!] ... a good baby now we have his reflux sorted. "</blockquote> Try frozen wash cloths or waffles or even clean fingers :)"


What are waffles?

Caimma 1 child; New Zealand 1129 posts
9th Apr '13
Quoting naturally crunchy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Caimma:</b>" He is so fussy and he is usually a good baby now ... [snip!] ... a good baby now we have his reflux sorted. "</blockquote> Try frozen wash cloths or waffles or even clean fingers :)"


What are waffles?

blah 17 kids; Alabama 7639 posts
10th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Caimma:</b>" What are waffles?"</blockquote>




Luke frozen pancakes with squares in them. You never heard of waffles? Lol I love em

Caimma 1 child; New Zealand 1129 posts
10th Apr '13
Quoting naturally crunchy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Caimma:</b>" What are waffles?"</blockquote> Luke frozen pancakes with squares in them. You never heard of waffles? Lol I love em"


Ah ok. I thought they might of been some sort of cream or flannel lol he isnt on solids yet and has really bad reflux so we dont want to upset him more. You cant buy waffles over here you have to make them.