View Full Version : Does teething affect their naps?
04-28-2008, 10:25 PM
My 6 month old was doing great for her naps and would go down without a fight 95% of the time. Over the past couple weeks she has been very difficult to put down. She can self soothe however now she cries for a good 30 and sometimes 40 minutes before falling asleep. Lately, she won't fall asleep for one of her naps at all unless she's in the car, which I know isn't good and try not to encourage. By the time it's bedtime she's wiped and passes out. She's starting to cut her first tooth so I'm thinking this must be why. I've tried putting her down at different times to see if her schedule is just changing but nothing is working. Could it be teething? Any help would be appreciated.
04-29-2008, 09:03 PM
Oh,It can definitely be teething!She's probably only falling asleep in the car cause of the position of the seat,I've heard that it hurts more when they are laying flat.Have you considered giving her any pain meds tylenol/motrin or you can also get some all natural teething meds(the ones I get are called Camillia but I live in Canada so unsure if you can get the same")I hope this is some help to you,Good Luck!
04-30-2008, 04:44 PM
Her pediatrician said I shouldn't give her tylenol unless she has a fever of 101 or higher because it can cause liver damage. I thought it was strange since all my friends give their kids tylenol especially at night when they're teething. Now she'll only nap if I'm holding her and she's nursing. I'm so worried that this is going to make it more difficult for her after they come in to start self soothing for naps again. The funny thing is, at bedtime I'll lay her down awake, she'll look around and toss & turn for a little bit then will go to sleep without a peep. So I don't know if it's just more painful during the day or what.
04-30-2008, 06:24 PM
I wouldn't worry too much about the tylenol. As long as you're not giving it to her constantly everyday, it's not going to hurt her.
The bad thing about the strange things our babies/toddlers put us through is by the time we think we've figured it out, they've quit doing it. Hopefully you can do something to help the nap issue, but it may just be something you have to wait out. Good Luck though!
05-01-2008, 11:46 AM
In the USA a great homeopathic 100% natural teething tab called Hylands @ a price of about $7, is what we use . its immediate relief for him as you place 2-3 tabs under his tongue which disolve instantly , they also have one for colic and they WORK .
Years ago we used ginger or cinnamon in a warm bottle of water ,vinegar and water to clean bottles,soap, warm water and a wash cloth to clean bottoms . the convenience today is unbeatable the price however ....
05-01-2008, 12:53 PM
my son is the same way when he's teething, i alway know when he's getting more teeth cause he wakes up in the middle of the night and fights me at nap times. but i too wouldnt worry about giving Tylenol i give it to my son when he's getting teeth at night time and nap time and he's perfectly healthy! just make sure you know how much to give her and i always give just under the recommended amount that it says so that way i wont worry if its to much!
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