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Teething

My chunk bug is starting to teeth already! I kind of expected it early since Jace got his first teeth in at 4 months. I'm definitely not looking forward to getting my nips bit! He's started to chomp down on them and that hurts bad enough. Are any of your LOs showing signs of teething yet?

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No and thank goodness! I pumped exclusively with my first so this is my first nurser. I'm absouletely TERRIFIED of teeth!

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We have a lot of drooling and DD got her first around 4 months so she may be but I hope not yet lol

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I think she's showing signs of teething. Kylie has been drooling and loves to clamp down on DH's finger and pushed it to the back of her mouth. I asked the DR yesterday at her 2 month check up and of course got the standard every baby is different answer. He said generally 4-6 months but some come later and some come earlier. I'll have to pull DS's baby book out and see when he got his first one in. He was an easy teether though so I don't really remember much.

I am going to find some teething rings for her. Hopefully some longer ones she can get to the back of her mouth since that seems to be where she wants the pressure of biting down.

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Oh dear teeth! I am so scared of nursing him with teeth, he has a ferocious latch already. Ha. Plus you get the double whammy of having a fussy baby.

Hmm so how did you know he had teeth? Was he munching on something and then you checked? I need to watch out for these cues, guess I need to read up on teething soon. I know Wade is a whole month older, but gosh this hadn't even crossed my mind. I had no idea babies got teeth this early. People keep asking me too when he will have teeth and I have been so clueless. Our babies are growing up too fast.

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Oh dear teeth! I am so scared of nursing him with teeth, he has a ferocious latch already. Ha. Plus you get the double whammy of having a fussy baby.

Hmm so how did you know he had teeth? Was he munching on something and then you checked? I need to watch out for these cues, guess I need to read up on teething soon. I know Wade is a whole month older, but gosh this hadn't even crossed my mind. I had no idea babies got teeth this early. People keep asking me too when he will have teeth and I have been so clueless. Our babies are growing up too fast.

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Sam got his teeth really late, so I hope Tim follows his example.

I was terrified of getting bit with Sam, but he never did it. The bottom teeth come in first which if latched correctly is covered by the tongue. They would need to bite themselves first before biting the nipple. I was very vigilant about his latch for a while with teeth so I would be ready if he slipped off and could bite. I nursed him for a year and a half.

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Drooling is a major sign for teething and usually some fussiness and low grade temps. I just stick my finger in and feel around. You will notice like whit areas of gums where they are coming through and you can feel them

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Thanks Aimee! Forgot about the drooling. Yeah I hear daycares often send babies home when they are teething due to fever. And you have to have a doctors note to let them go back. That stinks. What a waste of a copay.

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How long does it usually last? I should be googling this stuff, but since we are talking about it. I hope not weeks. I have 1 week of vacation saved up in case he gets sick. DH has 13 days. I get 3 sick days a year, and used them all in january. Hope my work remains flexible. Poor babies, teething sounds hard.

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It all depends on the teeth but usually it is not long and a teeth fever usually is only low grade and happens in the afternoon/early evening. Most day cares won't send you home under 100.4 and a teething fever is never usually higher than that. For my DD it depended on the teeth. Some we never would know and others were he'll. the eye teeth was the longest to come in and they caused soooo much pain for her. We loved loved loved Sophie the giraffe for teething times. It is dishwasher safe and the legs were great for her to get all the way int the back for those tough teeth.

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we have buckets of drool happening here too.

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I thought maybe Reid was starting to teethe because he was drooling like crazy, but then I read that tons of drool starting in the second month is totally normal aside from teething. Something to do with them producing more saliva and not knowing to swallow it.

I'm not looking forward to teething. It makes them all kinds of cranky, and yes, DS1 bit me once when he was about 9-10 months old, hard enough to break the skin and draw blood! FTR though he only did it once (not sure if my involuntary reaction -OUCH!!!!!-cured him of wanting to or if I just got more vigilant about not letting him play around.) We nursed for just shy of 14 months and only had the one Incident.

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Oh my you ladies scare me. Yikes, not looking forward to teeth.

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I highly recommend amber teething necklaces from inspiredbyfinn.com. I've already put one on J because he started drooling too and he rarely drools now! I love them!