Sounds like it could be teething. Is he extra drooly and/or bitey?
The only thing that worked really well for Evan was to wet down a wash-cloth with very cold water and let him chew on it. Has a cooling / scrubbing effect on the gums, and it kept him hydrated when he was refusing to drink. Might be worth a try!
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you should get some baby orajel. it does sound to me like he is teething. you can give him popsicles that is what i did and they would eat them all day and it really helped, and then at night i would give them tylenol and put baby orajel on their gums. it helped alot. and he probably wont eat a whole lot while he is teething unless it is something cold like ice cream or something of the sort.
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Yes i recommend the baby orajel. When my cousin went through the teething stage my aunt would use that and it seemed to help out a lot. Anything cold would help soothe, the popsicles or icecream would also help.
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While I have little hands on experience with teething babies, I know that over here, many people use cheap water filled bite rings that you can put into the fridge (on the rings it say not in the freezer, because that would be too cold) for teething kids to chew on. So how about that? Pretty much like the great washcloth advice from aria, but my guess would be that the rings might keep the temperature a little longer.
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I ran out today and got some baby anbesol for him. He seemed to be much appreciative.
I tried the refridgerated teething rings, but he doesn't seem to be able to get them into his mouth very well... it makes him all flustered. Although, the washcloths are a big hit... he was waving it about like a flag yesterday and laughing hysterically... it was pretty funny
When the teething rings are the kind you fill with water yourself, that's okay, but if they come pre-filled, I'd avoid using them. Especially when they're cheaply made, liable to break, and the countries they're made in don't always have the cleanest water . . . you see where I'm going.
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Well, howdy. Remember me (vaguely) from KHP? I was the little Diva Broccoli girl who hung out in the ED forum.
Anyways, when I was a littlun, after my mum had finished a cob of corn, she'd wash it, cut it into two pieces and put in the freezer. Once it was hard and cold, she'd give it to me to gnaw on. It really helps teething, I hear.
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