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I hope yall don't mind my question, its not really on topic but I figured that someone here could help. DD has been chewing her hands and drooling alot lately. She has also been grumpy in the evenings (not wanting to play, nap, or eat) which is not like her. I told my mom this and she said she may be teething so I looked and felt in her mouth and there is a hard/sharp bump on her gums on the lower left towards the back. I tried to get a look at it but she won't stay still enough. Could this be a tooth coming in? I wasn't expecting this quite yet buy maybe she is an early bird lol
Devan did a lot of chewing on his hands when he found them, which was approximately around the time he was the same age as your LO. He also started drooling a lot when he chewed on his hands. He's still chewing on his fingers, no teeth yet in sight, & drooling a ton. He also had the same evening fussiness that you are describing about your LO, around the same age. He's no longer fussy in the evenings but he was having some tummy/gas issues when he was about 3 months old. Giving him gripe water helped a ton.
I don't know much about teeth because, like I said, Devan doesn't have any yet. But, I was always under the impression that the first tooth to come in would usually be one of the first four in the front of the mouth. That is, the front two teeth top & bottom. I'm sure it happens differently in some babies but I think that's the norm.
Usually it's the bottom front teeth that come in first.
Katie has been drooling/cranky/chewing on fingers and feet/ear pulling for over 2 months now and still no teeth. I don't mind the no teeth but it freaks me out she is so bothered by whatever is happening to her (Pedi said her ears look just fine)
There is a little 4 month cranky time, I swear everyone says something about their baby being cranky at this age, I think its 2 things, growth spurt and graeter awareness of the world around them, the excitment keeps them awake more and then they crank out. So offer her more boob, and try to take her on nice low stimulation style walks or something, otherwise just enjoy the daylights out of her!!Cranky or not its an amazing time for them and us!
On the teething subject,amber necklaces are nice and pretty, I'd get one now!!Hylands teethung tablets are a life saver! Also there are these wierd little white almost pimply things I have seen in the mouths of a number of preteething babies MONTHS before the actual teeth! But it could be teeth my ds got his first 2 at 5 months and was scary cranky for 3 weeks or so before hand on and off.