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Could my baby be teething?

My baby will be 4 months in a few weeks..but lately he has been drooling a lot and not wanting to eat or take a nap and has been very cranky...he's normally a very calm baby..could he be teething? he can't be sick b/c i haven't taken him outside lately. Any advice?

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JulesMommy1008

Asked by JulesMommy1008 at 6:19 PM on Jan. 21, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • he doesn't have to go outside to be sick...other poeple been around him? take his temp. if he has fever give him tyleno. could be teething. My 5 m/o dd has been teething for a month and a half.
    calliesmommie

    Answer by calliesmommie at 6:21 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

  • sure could be. Is he chewing on his hands or anything.
    momofpurebliss

    Answer by momofpurebliss at 6:22 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

  • He could be teething. He also could be sick. You don't need to go out to get sick.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 6:23 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

  • Babies drool excessively because they do not have control over the swallow reflex as an adult does. Therefore they are unable to swallow the saliva their mouth produces as efficiently as an adult would. It does not mean your baby is teething
    SmileyMoo

    Answer by SmileyMoo at 7:14 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

  • Could be, my three month old has two teeth coming in, he had been fussy and chewing on his hands alot. I put my finger in his mouth and could feel the front two teeth and now can see them. Ive been using a little baby orajel and baby tylenol if he gets real fussy!! Some babies do get teeth early!
    newmommyrn

    Answer by newmommyrn at 7:20 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

  • My oldest didn't cut a single tooth until 7 months old. My youngest cut two in a week at 3 months old. He then waited until almost 9 months old to cut three more in less than two weeks time. All babies are different. Your child could be teething. Also growth spurts can cause fussiness- warm baths and hugs help that :) You may also want to consider that the weather would impact health. I rarely leave the house in this cold but there are germs all over- even in our homes. Excessive drooling can cause fluid to pool behind the ear drums and cause infection without being "exposed" to any outside elements. It's best if your child seems sick and your gut tells you to be concerned to listen to your instincts.

    CooksWife

    Answer by CooksWife at 7:34 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

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