View Full Version : Is he really teething already???
04-08-2009, 04:45 PM
My son is only 3 and a half months old, and recently he has been very fussy. He drools everywhere, and when he finds his thumb(which seems to be the onlt thing that soothes him) and gets it in his mouth he's all better! However sometimes he can't figure out how to get his thumb into his mouth and that makes him frustrated! He will not take a pacifier, and never has(we tried!). I feel his gums daily, and cannot feel anything poking through yet or even any blisters! I don't know what to do to calm him down except rub his gums with my finger. And we all know I can't just sit and do that all day long! LOL! Please help??????
04-08-2009, 05:47 PM
Sounds like he's learning to self soothe - help him find his thumb. Probably not teething if you can't see or feel anything. Could he be having a growth spurt and is wanting to eat when he's fussy?
04-08-2009, 06:46 PM
Between the fussiness, the drooling, and the sucking...I would say it is teething. It can actually be hard to tell, but their gums tend to be a bit puffier when they are teething. And when they are going to push through, that's when they really get puffy. My son started teeth around 4 months. You can let him suck on a cold, clean washcloth. There is also Baby Orajel. It's a little pricey and it will make them drool AAAA LLLLOOOOTTTT more. Put a bib on him! Good luck, in a few months he will have beautiful pearly whites.
04-09-2009, 10:01 AM
Been going through the same thing with my boy the pat week (he's 3 1/2 months as well). It's been happening periodically since he was two months. That's all the classic symptoms of teething. It's not too early, really. They just give averages on those things and some babies have been born with a tooth cut through.
With my guy, he started all that around two months but nothing came through. I think his teeth were just moving around. I'm expecting the same this time around :p
What Jenn suggested is a good one. Teethers are pointless at his age we've got them and he can't manage to get them to his mouth properly (their too big I think) so a washcloth that's wet on one corner works wonders.
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