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Could teething be affecting my baby's sleep?

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Dr. Lakhminder Sandhu
General Practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

For many babies, teething leads to mild symptoms that just last a few days.
However, for others, teething is painful and can last much longer and affect babies sleep.

In brief: Yes

For many babies, teething leads to mild symptoms that just last a few days.
However, for others, teething is painful and can last much longer and affect babies sleep.
Dr. Lakhminder Sandhu
Dr. Lakhminder Sandhu
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

If a baby has new teeth just erupting, the gums at the new teeth may be tender and may make it a little harder for the baby to sleep soundly.

In brief: Yes

If a baby has new teeth just erupting, the gums at the new teeth may be tender and may make it a little harder for the baby to sleep soundly.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

But, since they teethe almost continuously throughout their infancy, you probably should not assume that any new sleep problem is automatically due to teething.

In brief: Yes

But, since they teethe almost continuously throughout their infancy, you probably should not assume that any new sleep problem is automatically due to teething.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Teething is uncomfortable under the best of circumstances.
This could easily keep a baby from sleeping well.

In brief: Yes

Teething is uncomfortable under the best of circumstances.
This could easily keep a baby from sleeping well.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Babies will generally wake up more frequently during the night when teething.

In brief: Yes

Babies will generally wake up more frequently during the night when teething.
Dr. Pamela Middleton
Dr. Pamela Middleton
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Of course! teething hurts and pain keeps you from resting comfortably.
Teething tends to peak daily in the late afternoon and middle of the night (1-3 am). If baby is much fussier at those times, consider teething a prime suspect.

In brief: Yes

Of course! teething hurts and pain keeps you from resting comfortably.
Teething tends to peak daily in the late afternoon and middle of the night (1-3 am). If baby is much fussier at those times, consider teething a prime suspect.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin and some teething gel prior to bed can help with the discomfort.

In brief: Yes

Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin and some teething gel prior to bed can help with the discomfort.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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