Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Zee01 | 2009-07-21


Teething and sleeping....

Hello Doc!

My LO of 14 months are teething once again.
If we give her Nurofen or Calpol she sleeps very bad, and prodol and panserol does not work for her?!

In general she sleeps very bad and these days it takes her 3 hours to sleep... I sit and read to her, and when she sleeps I sneak away, but it takes her less than 5 minutes to notice I am gone...

We tired sleep training... But after the first night she refused to sleep in her cot again!!

What can we give her to help with teething?
And how can we get her to sleep better??

Thanks for all the great advice!
Have a stunning day!!

Expert's Reply



Your little girl is battling with her teething now. She is probably getting her molar teeth. This is a temporary problem and once the teeth are through she will be better. Use Panado or Calpol syrup only for pain and try to apply the Pansoral gel to the correct part of her gums where the teeth seem to be coming through. I know that you have said that these medicines do not work for your baby but they are the safest and will work if used ciorrectly. Your little girl should be fine again once her teeth have come through.

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Posted by: mom | 2009-07-21

my 18 month old has got the same problem, his molars, did not sleep allot last night, i gave him some panado pead suryp and rubbed some tgel on his gums, we were up for 4 hours with his crying, i rubbed honey on his gums later on, he settled at about 12 o' clock, just be patient!

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Posted by: Connie | 2009-07-21

I am in the same situation, My 10 months old Baby is teething we can' t sleep. Nurofen, calpol, prodol and vidol does not work for him. I really don' t know what to do now. Im always exhausted.

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