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31/03/2014 at 21:02
For the past week now O has turned into a major drooler and constantly has a collection of saliva bubbles on his chin! He's also started seriously chewing on his hands and I mean all the time, before he feeds, the second he's finished feeding, just as soon as he can get them back in his mouth. I do give a dummy which he wants to take but he's not quite realised he can't have his whole first plus a dummy in there so keeps knocking it out.
Is this normal? Nothing to worry about or not a sign of anything?
Also I know this sounds stupid before I even write it but he now sleeps through from his last feed around 9:30/10pm ish to about 6 or 7 am but he always starts stirring about 3am (although he's asleep and still has his eyes closed he's just restless). A lot of the time he'll burp or fart so he's had wind (he suffers badly from wind) but not always. I don't lift him and just roll him back onto his side and let him fall back into a good asleep. Should I lift him and see if he wants fed? would he 100% wake and cry if he was hungry I.e. Not fall back asleep?
31/03/2014 at 21:09
How are his gums? I know he is still young but could he be teething?
On the second one just carry on as your are, I doubt he would settle if he wanted a feed etc
31/03/2014 at 21:42
MDD, A is exactly the same at the moment and has been for quite a while. No signs of any teeth yet but I figure they must be moving around under her gums. E was exactly the same - seemed to be teething for months before they finally started coming through about 7 months.
If A stirs I always go in, pop her dummy back in, stroke her hair or rub her back and see if she'll settle. Most of the time she does and i Know she will properly wake and let us know when she hungry! I learnt from E as so many times I used to make her up a bottle only to find Her fast asleep!
31/03/2014 at 21:51
S has been hand chewing and dribbling loads for a few months now. His teeth aren't close to making a proper appearance yet but I guess they are moving around down there! I think they also 'discover' their hands as well and like with everything else, their instinct is 'hey, what's this? I am going to put it in my mouth...!'
As for the stirring, if he was really hungry I think he would wake. S started sleeping through the night at 12 weeks ish and as I was ff by then, I knew he'd had enough milk for his weight throughout the day so I didn't worry about him needing any at night. Now if he wakes up, I just settle him back down again. If he was hungry, he wouldn't let me and would create merry hell! I hope that's the case for you as well!
31/03/2014 at 22:09
Noodle I have no idea what I'm looking for in terms of his gums!? Honestly it's a good thing there was no test to become a mum of I would have failed miserably!
MamaD thanks, it's handy at least that he's sleeping just next to me so I don't even have to get out of bed! Because he's on this stinking milk his hands are stinking! I feel like I do nothing but wash them all day as he drools on them and they smell like the old chip fat/stinky fish milk!!
Popcorn I think that is a lot of it, anything that goes even remotely near O's face he tries to put it in his mouth, he's started chewing on Muslins when he has a chance of sometimes he can even get a hand under his bib to push it into his face and chews on that.
He doesn't hang around in letting me know when he's hungry during the day so I wouldn't imagine if would be any different at night. I just started worrying if I was giving him a dummy was it making him not then look for food but then I think that it's one of their few basic instincts at this point and again I wouldn't be able to fob him off with a dummy instead of a bottle during the day so I guess it wouldn't be any different if he decided he needed fed at night x
31/03/2014 at 22:20
31/03/2014 at 22:42
Hi Mrs Bass!! How are you and E?
I don't know how his hands aren't red raw from being wet and chewed all day but you would never even know. I put gloves on him when we nipped out earlier and by the time I got home one was soaking and the other one had been pulled off!
01/04/2014 at 03:54
E is doing the same with his hands and dribbling, even with a bib on his clothes are always soaking around the neck.
Wish I could comment on your 2nd point but seeing as he has just woken for another feed after sleeping for just an hour, I can't!
Hope you're both well
01/04/2014 at 04:03
I think I read somewhere that babies enter a very light sleep phase between 4-6am so he's probably just stirring and settling himself again. I can hear S moaning to himself right now actually but I know he won't wake. You're very aware of these little snuffles + wriggles when they're in your room especially if using a bedside crib. It's reassuring though - we've just moved S into his own room and I hate not being able to hear those shuffles properly (hence why I'm awake listening out for him!)
For the bib chewing we've got a cheeky chompers teething bib that has a little rubber triangle on the end of it, S loves it! And I have no idea how to check if his teeth are close to coming through or not, don't worry! I got the hv to have a feel.
01/04/2014 at 08:56
Popcorn, just had a look at those bibs and couldn't believe the price! Only problem is, I really want one for A now!!!!!
01/04/2014 at 08:59
Also, have you seen these teething mitts? Gummee Glove Teething Mitten Teether Teething Ring BLUE by Gummee Glove www.amazon.co.uk/.../ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_wgNotb036PWFB I'd considered one for A but haven't got round to it yet!
01/04/2014 at 14:24
Oh blimey they're expensive! I had no idea, ours was a gift! Feel bad for letting him vom all over it this morning now!
01/04/2014 at 14:28
Popcorn they are pricey! Lovely gift though!
MamaD I had seen those gloves, they might be a good option for us, they'll be a soggy mess in an hour!
Hi Mrs P!! So nice to see you lovey. O is FF (I'm sure your BFing?) so that's probably helped with his sleeping as he's not looking for the good night milk. I hope E is doing well?
01/04/2014 at 16:11
Popcorn, that did make me chuckle!!! :-)
01/04/2014 at 21:26
01/04/2014 at 21:32
Were good thanks lovey. That safe zone 3rd Tri thread seems like a distant memory!
O is doing well, coming on like a champ, we put him in his highchair to sit with is for dinner tonight and he sat up no problem and smiled away (I'm photo obsessed with this little man!)
01/04/2014 at 21:57
He is gorgeous!
We are good thanks, reflux and potential CMPI aside that is. I know what you mean about photos, I must have over a thousand already!
02/04/2014 at 09:48
Agh he's so cute! Yep another dribbler and hand sucker/ chomped here too, he also sucks on his socks a lot too! No teeth though and he's even been checked out by a dentist (because he came with me to my check up and she insisted on feeling all his gums!) so I know there's nothing really lurking!
02/04/2014 at 10:04
B is 5 days younger and constantly has his hands in his mouth, tried to get his whole fist in there and has made himself gag :( He is teething and has been since 2 weeks old! I have teething gel and he gets calpol for when his gums are causing him pain but I've found toys he can chew on and teething rings have been fab for him!
As for the waking issue, carry on as you are, a hungry baby will let you know! :o)
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