Is it normal if my baby sleeps more when she's teething?

My daughter is 9 1/2 months, cutting her first teeth, and she seems so fussy along with taking an extra nap during the day now. Is this normal?


Asked by amp83 at 7:55 PM on Jun. 21, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • My dd is also teething and with her first tooth she was barely sleeping all night and would take catnaps all day. All babies are effected differently by teething..consider yourself lucky that your little one is a good sleeper thorugh all the teething cutting pain! Fussiness is very common in teething so no worries!

    Answer by MamaMindx at 8:00 PM on Jun. 21, 2008

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  • Just as MamaMindx said, all babies are different. I've seen lots of children who can't seem to get to sleep while they're teething, and others can take very long naps. Personally speaking, my son usually takes extremely long naps if he feels sick or he is teething. But two days ago he broke the mold of what's normal for him and refused to sleep because his mouth hurt so bad.

    Answer by MamaPyratekk at 8:04 PM on Jun. 21, 2008

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  • when my DD first started teething she never that she has cut two, and has more on the way..she will actually take a 2 1/2-3 hour nap during the day...
    all babies are different though..

    Answer by kelcee_eric_bry at 8:42 PM on Jun. 21, 2008

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  • my son is 4 months and has been teething since he was 3 months and he sleeps all night and several short naps during the day...i think the gums irritating them plus the constant chewing on things is to much work for them they jus get have not a clue but my son sleeps more since hes been teething

    Answer by ShYmAmA08 at 9:14 PM on Jun. 21, 2008

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  • my 16 month old daughter is cutting her canine teeth and HOLY COW! they are the worst ones, but she still isn't bad. but she has not done 2 naps a day since she was 10 months old and for the last 2 weeks she has been!

    Answer by trepsica at 10:12 PM on Jun. 21, 2008

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  • She could be growing too, It may not just be the teeth but she is becoming more active, grtowing that can wear a lil one out

    Answer by vidasmama at 10:28 PM on Jun. 21, 2008

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  • yes

    Answer by Patience1 at 12:11 AM on Jun. 22, 2008

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  • Both My babies were extra sleepy, really grumpy, and not into food at all, we found these homeopathic teething tablets that melt under their tongue, and worked awesome, also orajel for nighttime, we used that during the day, teething rings never worked for my kiddos. HTH,. Good luck!

    Answer by ProudMammaBear at 2:09 AM on Jun. 22, 2008

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  • Teething owey...try using a bill dill pickle in the high chair my children would gnaw and bite making the pickle squeak it works great, good luck mom. Remember the first one to find the 1st tooth must buy the baby the 1st real shoes...ole wives

    Answer by rosetoes at 6:49 PM on Jun. 23, 2008

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