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Offline hana1978

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Whats the best way to handle night wakings due to teething?
« on: November 22, 2005, 21:35:36 pm »
My DS is almost 8 months, and although hes not teething yet i just wanted to ask some advice on the best way to handle it.  Im asuming my DS will start to wake 'more' (hes never slept through and still feeds at night but it is genuine hunger) if hes in discomfort but i dont want to get into the habit of feeding him more than i already do to pacify him.  So how does everyone handle this?  Do i just try to comfort?  Im dreading this and know its going to happen very soon but dont want to get into any bad habits as ive worked so hard :?
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Whats the best way to handle night wakings due to teething?
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2005, 04:40:01 am »
You can try taking care of his pain with motrin, orajel or teething tablets before bed or when he wakes.  I would do that, then when he woke, I would love and cuddle him in the rocking chair until he was alseep again.  He didn't want to eat unless he was really hungry because eating hurt his little gums.
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