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Last Updated on April 12, 2021

He was pretty bundled up when I grabbed him in the morning and his temperature keep dropping pretty quickly and settled at 99.5 so I slowly calmed down and saw that he was drooling like an English bulldog.   I realized I had a teething baby on my hands and I quickly upped his dose of Camilla and wore him the Ergo all day.

 

 

In the midst of my hosting move this weekend, the Little woke up with a 102.5 fever.  This was his first cold and I promptly freaked out and called my mom, mother-in-law, his doctor, my husband, and my friend who has a 1-year-old and , well, the girl and her baby are sick every month so she has experience. I was just short of calling my sister-in-law who is an EMT but my husband beat me to it.

After every type of advice and worry was exhausted, I put him in a onsie and keep cool cloths on his forehead and took his temperature every 5 minutes.  His doctor advised that I don’t give him anything as a fever is your body’s mechanism to an infection, illness or TEETHING.  She also advised that if it went over 104 degrees to take him to urgent care.

He was pretty bundled up when I grabbed him in the morning and his temperature keep dropping pretty quickly and settled at 99.5 so I slowly calmed down and saw that he was drooling like an English bulldog.   I realized I had a teething baby on my hands and I quickly upped his dose of Camilla and wore him the Ergo all day.

I’ve wondered when the little suckers were going to finally make an appearance (they still haven’t but it’s close).  For all you other new mammas out there,  fever and a running nose aren’t typically included in the signs of teething that your doctor will tell you – but they ARE.  Here are some other signs and remedies:

 

Teething Baby Signs

1) Drooling like the Niagara Falls

2) Chewing on everything in sight.  Watch those fingers!

3) Fussing

4)Night waking

5) Bulging gums – I have yet to see this as the Little will not move his tongue without an extra amount of fuss.

6) Coughing due to all that extra saliva

7) Fever

8.  Diarrhea

9) Drool rash

Remedies

Whiskey – just kidding!  Maybe a shot for you!

Cold cloths on the gums

Ice or a frozen banana

Homeopathic teething remedies

Baby Tylenol

April

Wednesday 4th of July 2012

Ha I never tried the whiskey but have heard of that! Oh the memories!

Notorious Spinks

Tuesday 26th of June 2012

Teething is a booger bear to deal with. The 2 year old liked when she had frozen strawberry slices. She loves strawberries so she would naw on them until they unthawed.

Kenda @ Remaking June Cleaver

Friday 15th of June 2012

One of my biggest pet peeves is when a doctor (or other 'professional') says "There is no link between teething and fever. They're sick with something else". Pfft... moms know new teeth = fever. It's a great predictor!

Stefanie

Thursday 14th of June 2012

Fevers still scare me and my daughter is past the baby stage.

Tonia

Monday 20th of February 2012

Yup, I remember when my first started teething, I freaked out just like that. That was 11 years ago, but I remember being so scared - it's your baby and you want them to never be suffering or sick! Thanks for sharing this - feels good that other moms have the same worries :)