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OK so yesterday my 5 month old randomly started screaming like i have never heard before, i gave her a bottle rocked her and nothing would help but she was eating her fingers so i gave her some tylenol and she fell asleep. she woke up fine from her nap but then at bedtime she started getting really irritable again and had trouble falling asleep. once asleep she only slept for about an hour and then started crying so i held her, well she wouldnt sleep unless i was holding her and even then kept fussing and chewing on her bink. needless to say i had a sleepless night last night. my question is do you think she could be teething? if you do, do you have any suggestions on how i can get her through this?? this is my first and i dont know how to help. oh and she has been really really clingy like i cant leave a room without her throwing a fit. did any of your children do this, how can i tell if shes teething??

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Asked by Kennadismom at 11:18 AM on Nov. 20, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • most likey it is teething... try getting some orajel. that usually does the trick. get some teething toys... esp the ones you can freeze.... it wil help sooth the pain. and as far as the clingy thing goes... that is fairly normal... she is developing seperation anxiety... if you are a sahm it may be worse... just because she is used to ALWAYS having you around. it will ease up... with time. just try to talk to her while you are in the next room.

    Answer by IGotLuckyInKy at 11:23 AM on Nov. 20, 2008

  • yes it does in fact sound like she is teething let her chew on her bink if it makes her feel better. give her a cold wash cloth to chew on, they have little biscuits out there for babys i am so sorry don't remember what they are called i will see if i can find out that helped my daughter when she was teething. orajel worked for like three minutes so don't even waste your time there just be patient and hug cuddle and love her she is hurting and doesn't know why what ever she likes to chew on that soothes her if it is at all possible put it in the freezer and let it get cold good luck

    Answer by jodi205 at 11:24 AM on Nov. 20, 2008

  • Sounds like she is definalty teething all the chewing is what proves it. Tylnol is great but just before bed you don't want to be giving it to her all the time. Oragel works for some kids but most have better luck with teething tablets. Also buy some mini pancakes or freeze a wet washcloth and let her chew on it when she starts to naw on her fingers. Frozen bananas also work great peel them and cut them in half before freezing.

    Answer by bugandsmiles at 11:26 AM on Nov. 20, 2008

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