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The 2 year molars

My DS is about 27 months and he is getting his 2 year molars in! He has been waking up early on and off this week and his appetite has dropped! Any tips on how to help him through it ? Also...I notice he doesnt want his teeth brushed and when I do try the brush is coming back a bit pink so I stop. He isn't crying or complaining though. I'm just worried about my little man!

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Asked by Sarahbeth7 at 9:54 PM on Aug. 31, 2012 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Give him frozen stuff to eat - blueberries, other fruits cut up in small peices, I've heard frozen waffles but never tried that, homemade popsicles. As long as he stays hydrated, his appetite dropping is fine.

    Answer by idareyou at 9:57 PM on Aug. 31, 2012

  • Make sure he drinks plenty of water, and pedialtye. My son who is 8 months likes frozen waffles to chew on, you could try that. I would also give him some Tylenol or Motrin because it might be painful to eat, even though he isn't crying, he might just be avoiding the pain.

    Answer by AF4life at 9:59 PM on Aug. 31, 2012

  • Ok, and the pink toothbrush really freaked me out! When he "rinses" no blood comes out, but we've never had him bleed before. 2 broke the gums this week though so I know they have got to be really tender!

    Comment by Sarahbeth7 (original poster) at 10:00 PM on Aug. 31, 2012

  • Ok, I'm usually not big on meds, but we tried some ibuprofen tonight so he can get some good sleep! Thanks!

    Comment by Sarahbeth7 (original poster) at 10:01 PM on Aug. 31, 2012

  • My daughter didn't bleed, but my son bled a little bit when his first tooth broke though. I think it varies.

    Answer by AF4life at 10:08 PM on Aug. 31, 2012

  • teething gel, frozen things should help the pain, he's not eating because the chemical that they produce when they teethe makes them nauseated, try crackers calm that down

    Answer by Keni-Lyn at 12:15 PM on Sep. 2, 2012

  • Keep some teething rings handy and maybe consider giving your child a chewable vitamen daily to balance out the lack of appetite. those molers usually come during a growth spurt which doesn't help the appetite much either. as far as the toothbrush I would get a dentists' opinion but first switch to a x-tra soft brissle brush.

    Answer by 412pdittle at 10:06 PM on Sep. 4, 2012

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