Our girl is 12 weeks old and for the past 2 weeks has had her little fist in her mouth almost constantly, and when she switches hands she's all drooly. At first I thought it was hunger cues but as soon as I stop nursing her she's back at it. I was reading up on it and it seems like she will be getting teeth soon. She's been a very good baby but has had a few very irritable episodes. So I want to prepare myself for the true teething stages lol
Thought I'd share o_o Any tips/advice? Or should I just let her go to town on her hands? Sometimes she goes so hard she gags
Let her do whatever she is doing. Personally I don't give baby tylenol, its not good at all for their livers, and teething tablets are for pain, not just because we think they are teething. We treated teething with baths, cuddles, and lots of nursing. Around 12 weeks the baby will start to drool mostly because of changes that happen in their mouth, also the fist thing is very normal at this age. Though its always possible they can teethe at that age.
I agree with the person above me. I was skeptical about my daughter teething too a few months ago (shes 5 1/2 months now) because she was always putting things in her mouth and drooling up a storm, and come to find out she wasn't teething. It's possible that your LO could be... But drooling and sucking/gnawing on things become very normal in these first few months! As soon as my daughter gets something in her hand it goes straight to her mouth and there is always tons of drool.
my son just turned 3 on the 8th and he has 2 teeth showing and a lot more getting ready to drop in. But every baby is different and sometimes the teeth like to play peekaboo and not fully come out until they are older