Teeth=NO SLEEP -- Need 2 Vent

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Teeth=NO SLEEP -- Need 2 Vent
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Wed, 04-08-2009 - 1:21pm

Caden's sleep has been going pretty well until his first tooth poked through last Friday night --- now I feel like I am in sleep deprived purgatory.

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Registered: 10-13-2004
Wed, 04-08-2009 - 2:04pm

Hi, Sam.


Teething doesn't bother Aaron's night sleep, but I think it



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Registered: 07-15-2002
Wed, 04-08-2009 - 2:42pm

Hi Sam ...


I didn't do CIO with Owen either as he would cry so much he would puke and his sleep is awful when he is teething as well.


I do try not to give him too much Tylenol because I don't want him to get too used to it and only give it to him when he is in obvious pain.

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Registered: 09-23-2005
Wed, 04-08-2009 - 3:38pm

I always know when Ruth is getting a new tooth because she is a wonderful sleeper otherwise.

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Registered: 05-17-2004
Wed, 04-08-2009 - 4:16pm

Hey Sam,

I feel your pain!!! Nicholas has been a horrific teether. He's always been great about sttn, so if he started waking I knew he was either cutting teeth or getting sick.

He is actually working on bringing in his second year molars now (thank goodness!!) and I give him motrin (lasts much longer than tylenol) and nighttime orajel at bedtime. If I don't, he wakes 3-4 times a night until the tooth/teeth come through.

The only thing that concerns me with your post is you said Caden cut his tooth the other day. Is he working on another one? If not, I'd look for another source of the nightwakings. Like Jodi said, maybe it's an EI instead of teeth. EI's always woke Nick up at night too.

Good luck! I hope Caden gets to feeling better and allows you to get some zzzz's really soon!









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Registered: 06-24-2008
Wed, 04-08-2009 - 4:30pm

Hi - This is my first post here (I've been lurking around ever since I got my BFP though)...but boy do I remember the nights you are having right now. My son was the worst when it came to teething. He would wake up 4-6 times a night, wanting to nurse - exhausting. Anyway, I thought I would lay a few ideas on you --

1) Alternate between Tylenol & Motrin - since they are 2 different drugs, if you overlap a little bit on the time to give them - the first painkiller won't have worn off by the time you give the next. This helps keep pain down - and I think it helps restfulness to not get back to the screaming in pain stage. This is also a great tactic when battling a high fever.

2) Try to elevate one side of the crib (like put a pillow or rolled blanket under the mattress) - When they lie down...there is more blood flow/pressure on the gums, and when teething this make it hurt that much more. If their heads stay up, this is reduced - allowing for better sleep. BTW this same trick works for EI too.

My son is 4 now...but I am expecting twins in the fall and I am wondering what double teething is going to be like. Not pretty is my guess. GL!

- Ginevra

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Registered: 04-06-2007
Wed, 04-08-2009 - 10:34pm

Hey Sam! Sara isn't a super fussy teether - the one time zI thought it was her molars coming n because she was so miserable it turned out to be a major double ear infection. That being said - I would give him tonight to settle and if not call the ped - because if he already popped that tooth and doesn't have another then something else could be going on. He is also old enough now for Motrin so I would do that instead of tylenol or even alternate as Ginerva (welcome!) said. Good Luck!

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Registered: 02-26-2004
Thu, 04-09-2009 - 12:03am

Have you tried Hyland's Teething Tablets? They're a homeopathic remedy that seems to work wonders on my kids. You put two or three tiny tablets under their tongue. They dissolve almost instantly. The dosage is 2-3 tablets 4 times a day or 2 tablets an hour for 6 doses. The 2 tablets an hour seems to work best for Ben. Our routine when it's really bad is orajel for immediate, but short-lasting relief, then teething tablets, which sometimes takes two doses (other times it helps right away), then Tylenol or Motrin. Lately we've been skipping the Orajel because he fights it so much that it's already come off my finger before I get to the area that hurts, so there's not much point.

Ben hasn't been terribly fussy most of the time, but he keeps shoving his fingers down his throat and making himself throw up, so we do our best to avoid teething pain.

I don't do CIO, either. He sometimes fusses for a minute or two when I first put him to bed, but even the times I've been desperate enough to try it, I didn't last more than a few minutes.

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Registered: 02-24-2005
Thu, 04-09-2009 - 7:59am

Sam-


I have the benefit of three kids who have been teething since 7 months old!

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Registered: 05-31-2006
Thu, 04-09-2009 - 12:30pm

Marie -


You were so right.

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Registered: 05-31-2006
Thu, 04-09-2009 - 12:31pm

Mindy -


Caden has been the same as Ruth -- will eat solids, but not the bottle.

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