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My son will be turning 7 months this week. He is just cut his bottom two teeth. the last two day he has been so cranky, hungrey and is having a hard time getting to sleep. He is waking in the middle of the night to eat again. He is very clingy too. Any insight?

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:57 AM on Mar. 30, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • YAY!! New teeth! He is not only getting teeth he is growing alot too! But he may just like the company at night, try cuddles and teething rings (Walmart sells a vibrating one that kicks butt!!) He is not comfy and mommy makes him feel better, so just be there for him and he will get back to his routine when its all over... Mother Nature plays great tricks on us parents... we are doing all we can to get them to fall alseep when we bring them home, they sleep great for a while and once again we are pacing the floors durring teething time :-) Good Luck!!! I hope it passes fast!

    Answer by ashley_hatty at 7:17 AM on Mar. 30, 2009

  • Hold him and rock him and love him. Remember as a kid when you didn't feel good and all you wanted was your mom? That's part of our job :) Just remember--it WILL pass! My daughter got seven teeth in one month, so it was a hard month of no sleep. But now she's back to her old sleep patterns. And that vibrating teether is great, my DD loves it!

    Answer by mkemom519 at 8:27 AM on Mar. 30, 2009

  • Clingyness is probably due to the uncomfortable teething. Hungry in the night is probably a growth spurt. Our 11 month old, who usually sleeps through the night, is going through one right now and needs another bottle usually around 2am. Once the spurt is over, he will probably go back to his regular sleep schedule.

    Answer by marbear98 at 11:57 AM on Mar. 30, 2009

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