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Teething at 9 weeks?

I think my daughter is teething already.
She's being fussy for no reason. Not loud cries, just complaining.
She's chewing her suthie all weird and sucking her fists. She's also drooling more and blowing bubbles.
Also, when she eats (breastfed) she eats okay for a bit, then gets all weird and flails around and refuses.

What can I do to help her? How do I know for sure if it's teething or if it's something else?

She's so small she can't even get a teething ring in her mouth, I don't think she even knows what to do with it. I put it in her mouth and she just sits there and looks at me like I'm crazy lol.

She has a Dr appointment next Wednesday but in the meantime I'd like to know whatI could do.

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Asked by BambiF at 8:16 PM on Apr. 30, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Try rubbing a cold wash cloth on her gums.

    Answer by Nathskitten at 8:18 PM on Apr. 30, 2009

  • I don't think it's teething. She may not be getting enough food. Sometimes they suck on their hands when they are hungry. Her refusing & flailing might be an air bubble, maybe you could try burping her and continue feeding. Also, try some baby gas-x. Her little tummy could be in a lot of pain. Good luck and I hope this helps! Congratulations on your little one!

    Answer by doodlebopfan at 8:29 PM on Apr. 30, 2009

  • I have been wondering the same thing because my 3 month old is chewing on anything she can get to her mouth lately. The flailing, like doodle said, is probably gas or tummy troubles. I think it is too young, but I've also heard of babies being born with teeth, so who knows!

    Answer by kabbot01 at 8:52 PM on Apr. 30, 2009

  • i dont think its teething.. she probably has a burp in there she needs to get out. my daughter flailes around when eating too and i burp her and a few burps come out then she stops. try that. also the sucking on her fist and blowing bubbles is normal

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 8:56 PM on Apr. 30, 2009

  • Thanks!

    Answer by BambiF at 9:27 PM on Apr. 30, 2009

  • u could always try teething tablets...they have really good ones called humphreys

    Answer by indianhuntress at 2:39 PM on May. 1, 2009

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