Tiny teeth

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

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Lulu's 8th tooth has broken through the surface & while it didn't give her as much trouble as the first few teeth, teething still has terrible side effects for her. I know that most of the literature swears that teething does not have side effects, however, anecdotally, teething certainly does & my baby has followed the anecdotes to the t. With Lulu it seems to be that for about a week before a tooth comes her poos get looser & more frequent, she starts chewing on her fingers, she gets a nappy rash & she wakes more frequently in the night. 

The nappy rash has been no where near as bad with the first few teeth as with this latest one and I don't think the extreme heat here has helped much. Her poor little bottom has been so sore she's cried everytime we changed her nappy. 

To help relieve her discomfort we:
- put her in the bath quickly each time she'd done a poo, so as not to wipe her
- lots of nappy free time (which meant most of my day was spent cleaning up wee & poo)
- Sudocrem 
- a bit of canesten before the sudocream

Have you experienced anything like this when your baby was teething? I hadn't ever seen her bottom so red, it really was heartbreaking. That cry every time she was put on the change table....The rash has slowly gotten better on it's own since the tooth broke through. Teeth, nothing but trouble.

3 comments :

  1. Poor Lulu! And the hot weather you guys are having sure isn't helping.

    The only issue I've noticed with Alice and teething is that she gets super picky with food. Oh. And she drools like you wouldn't believe. Seriously. The kid can soak a shirt in a hot second!

    Hope little Lulu gets some relief soon! xo.

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  2. oh man. i feel ya!

    teething with ramona has never been too bad. once she got a diaper rash that went away as soon as the teeth came. but mostly it's weird poops and one grumpy baby. the amber necklace has seemed to help until this time with her canines coming in. four teeth at once and you can almost see them creeping up, taking their sweet old time, torturing her. as you mentioned on instagram: torturing me!

    oh babies and teeth. we'll all get through it but it's tough!

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    1. 4 at once?! My goodness. That's terrible. I don't think the necklace has worked at all with Lulu, but then again it could have been worse, I guess?!

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