Re: Teething signs?Whats normal?
at 4 months old, my dd also turned on the drool factory. dh and i were sure she would get her first tooth before she turned 6 months old. when she didn't cut her first tooth by 6 months, we were sure she'd get her first tooth by the time she turned 7 months because she was putting everything in her mouth! well, dd is now 8.5 months old, and work up last night crying frantically. i let her cry for a few minutes thinking she'd go back to sleep. when she didn't, i went to check on her and tried to console her. she stopped crying for a bit and actually started to fall asleep with me rubbing her back. once i was back in bed, she started screaming again. this time i could tell that it wasn't a "hungry", "wet/dirty diaper", "lonely", or "bored" cry. what i heard was a "help me, i'm in pain" cry. so i hurried back to her and took her out of her crib. when she didn't stop crying, that's when i knew something was really wrong...and when i tried to put my finger in her mouth and she tightened up her lips, i knew it was her tooth (teeth). i gave her infant tylenol for the pain and a couple of the hylands teething tablets, and then nursed her back to sleep. she was herself all day today (trying to bite on everything)...not more fussy than usual...no fever, etc. tonight, before i nursed her to sleep, she was getting a bit irritable, so i gave her infant tylenol and the teething tablets again. shes been sound asleep for an hour now.
sorry i couldn't be more help. when i realized dd cut her first tooth last night, i took me by surprise!
Aleina... born on Mother's Day, May 14, 2006...7lbs 4oz, 21.6 inches
Lauryn Elle...January 26, 2008...7lbs 15oz, 20 inches