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Old 08-19-2006, 09:05 AM   #1
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Help! Our son is not sleeping.....

He is cutting his eye teeth, all four poor thing. He just cut all four molars two weeks ago. Normally we can get him to go back to sleep with a bottle and rocking. For at least the last week, he's been up all night long, every 2 to 3 hours at the longest. I know it's not his ears because he was just at the doctor for a physical. I know the bottles are a bad idea, but we're desperate. Anything help? He looks miserable. Motrim doesn't seem to even touch the pain. He's holds his mouth like it hurts and is biting everything....
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Old 08-19-2006, 02:05 PM   #2
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I don't know how old he is but I will assume over one since my DD just went through this. Someone suggested to me to freeze a slice of apple and let her chew on it, the cold will be soothing. Also Hyland teething tabs are really good. Motrin didn't help us much either, hylands was pretty good, helped more with other teeth not as much with these. Hope that helps and I hope it passes quickly.
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Thank you! He's sixteen months old tomorrow. I'll try the apple slice. He doesn't like teethers, but I bet a food item would feel good. I'll have to try the tablets again. We had them earlier with his first teeth. I'm just hoping they break through soon. Glad your daughter has it all behind her.....
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Just thought because you said you give him a bottle at night, have you thought about trying a bottle of ice water instead. That way it is cold on his mouth and not so bad on his teeth, KWIM. Just a thought.
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Re: Help! Our son is not sleeping.....

Poor baby!
Honestly, my daughter was p every hour when she cut those teeth...it is hard, but the bright side it likely won't last too long.
We used the teething tablets, and also some stronger plain chamomilia, like 30C potency......
Really helps!!!!
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Old 08-19-2006, 05:14 PM   #6
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I'm not familar with camamile tablets. I'm assuming it's from a health food store. I'll have to check out whole foods.

Funny the Mama above mentions ice water. We were doing that a few weeks ago. I think I'll try it again. I know feeding him is not the answer and will only cause other problems once the teeth are through. We just get so desperate night after night not sleeping.....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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