Childhood Diseases

Posted by: New mom | 2008/10/08


Teething/Reflux/who knows??


My 5 month old daughter is going through an interesting stage. She used to sleep so well at nights until about a month ago. Now she wakes up frequently. At first it had to do with a stuffy nose but now I' m not sure!

She wakes up and scrunches her legs frequently. Not sure if it' s cramping or just her way of being fussy - it seems like cramping though. I know this is one of the signs of reflux? She wakes herself up when she passes a wind which is a bit more frequent than before.

However, I also think she is teething. She has the symptoms - chewing hard on everything, drooling constantly, runny stools, rash around the mouth (although this is also extending to her face &  eyes??). She doesn' t have a fever but can be very moody. I give her Tidol at night and also try Telemont for gas.

Any ideas on what could be waking her so frequently?

Thanks very much.

Expert's Reply



Your daughter is definitely teething at her age. She also has all the symptoms of teething.

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Posted by: JS | 2008/10/10

My son went throught exactly the same things about a month ago. I thought it was teeth, then I thought it was separation anxiety because when we put him in bed with us he was fine. Suddenly the rash around the month dissapeared, he sleeps 11 hours at night without waking up and he suddenly even puts himself to sleep when he is awake in his cot. He still has the runny stool now and then but other than that nothing is wrong. No teeth yet either. I have no idea what it could have been causing our kids to be like this.
Good luck

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