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A question for the parents out there...

For the last couple of days Katie has been fussy and drooling a lot.
Are we embarking on that adventure called Teething?

Just what I need a week before the convention I'm chairing.



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Jan. 30th, 2007 10:25 pm (UTC)
Probably not...she is pretty young and teething generally starts in the 4 to 6 month range. Could just be a growth spurt. Sometimes babies tend to be affected by them.

You can look in her mouth and see if anything looks swollen or white on her gums. Those are the big signs of teething.

Hopefully she's just having a bad day.
Jan. 30th, 2007 10:42 pm (UTC)
Yeah.. way too early for teething

She could be having drainage, like everyone else.
Jan. 31st, 2007 04:56 am (UTC)
What he said.
Jan. 30th, 2007 10:49 pm (UTC)
A little earlier than usual, but not unheard of to be teething before say 5 to 6 months. If it is teething, you should be able to feel the teeth under the gums with your fingertip :-)
Jan. 30th, 2007 11:44 pm (UTC)
is she gnawing on everything she can get in her mouth?

imitating a rabid beaver is also a teething sign... but she'd be damn precocious if she's teething at this point...
Jan. 31st, 2007 12:02 am (UTC)
Yeah; Sharon's first two front teeth came in at almost exactly the 6-month mark.

For you, that would be DuckCon...
Jan. 31st, 2007 01:26 am (UTC)
Two months is a little early for it, but not unheard of. If in addition to drooling like a broken faucet she's a little feverish and has diarrhea, and (as said above) is gnawing on anything she can get partway into her mouth, then it becomes more likely. But it can be a stop-and-start process for a couple of months before that first tooth actually makes a "clink" against a weaning spoon, so crankiness now does not necessarily mean crankiness in a week.

Besides, I'm pretty sure the con will have lots of people who are perfectly happy to walk/ cuddle/ soothe/ attend to a fussy baby. I know of at least one for sure....
Jan. 31st, 2007 02:00 am (UTC)
I think you're looking at a low-level cold rather than teething. Still, not what you need going into a convention week. *hugs*
Jan. 31st, 2007 02:17 am (UTC)
Dunno, but as others mentioned it isn't unheard of. What I *can* tell you is that when my two guys were teething we found this thing that had a battery - it was star shaped and was a vibrating chewtoy. Now I KNOW that sounds seriously odd but they LOVED that thing. I guess it was somehow soothing.
(this isn't exactly like it but pretty close: http://www.onestepahead.com/product/85202/160/117.html)
The other thing they liked was when we put frozen apple slices or something in the mesh eating thingy we had.
This thing. And the teethers that just plain go in the freezer or fridge.

Good luck!!! Hugs
Jan. 31st, 2007 04:18 pm (UTC)
I agree, it is early for teeth- however, my son came home with two teeth before 6 months of age, and it takes a long long time to cut the first few teeth.

However, it is more likely that she just isn't feeling well.

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