Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Nadine | 2012-10-15


6 1/2 month baby crying alot - could it be teething?

Morning Dr,

My baby girl is 6 1/2 months old. the pas few days she has been very irritable and crying alot. I have no idea what is wrong. She was at the dr last week Monday and had a upper resp tract infection and throat infection, her anti-biotics is finished and she seems much better from that.
She is also not really sleeping right through and wakes up crying.
She also doesnt really want to drink her milk anymore, she might finish half of her bottle if that much, but she drinks her juice and eats her cereal and purity.
I am not sure if she could maybe be teething. She doesnt have a fever or any other symptoms. Her gums was white on Saturday and now they look abit red.

Your advice will be really appreciated as I am at my witts end and not sure what to do with her crying.

Kindest Regards

Expert's Reply



This is definitely the age when babies teethe and your baby's teeth are due to start coming through very soon.All the signs point to teething being the reason for your baby girl being so unhappy now.

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