Hi, my daughter is 10mos and is getting her 2nd tooth. While I understand it must be painful for her, she's fine during the day but when I put her down to bed she throws a right paddy!! I am a firm believer of letting her cry it out because I know she's clean/dry/fed/watered and I've just put bongela on her gums so I leave her for 10mins then go check/put her dodo back in etc and it carries on. Sometimes if we're really getting nowhere with her, I bring her back down onto the sofa and she falls asleep in minutes!
Now shes started waking again through night, I give her a dodo back, rub some more bongela on her gums but then the paddys start when I leave her room, same as at bedtime but at 1, 3 or 5am I can't let her cry it out the same because I have other children and our house is terraced! So the same sofa routine starts again and again she's asleep in minutes, but having said that I don't want her to get in the habit of being picked up all the time, she's been so good at going to bed until now!!
I am absolutely shattered and feel awful, my partner does try and help but I feel bad for him cos he works Mon-Fri and needs to be able to function.
Also, I might add, she very rarely (as in three times a month max) naps for longer than 20mins twice a day. She's still eating and playing just the same, I just wish she'd sleep the same!!
Sorry its so long, and my question is, does anyone have anything else I could try to ease her teething pain, I don't want to just dope her up on calpol all the time!
Thanks for reading,