Can anyone help reassure me that this sounds like teething please? My little boy (nearly 7 months) has always been a terrible sleeper but I’d thought with a bit of help and his own development things were improving slightly (was still waking several times at night but he started to be able to put himself to sleep most of the time in his pram when not moving and sometimes in his cot).
But now he’s getting increasingly hard to get to sleep again and waking up every 1 or 2 hours crying. I just spent nearly an hour getting him back to sleep for him to only sleep for an hour.
He’s always chewed a lot on everything but this has got worse this last week and he’s now started biting me when breastfeeding. Having previously had very few dirty nappies he’s now going about 5 times a day (he doesn’t have a temperature or any other signs of a bug). But as yet no teeth have appeared.
I was already struggling with the prolonged lack of sleep and now it’s got worse again. I’m now wondering whether it’s even teething at all or just behavioural and whether I’m going to have to resort to the less gentle means of sleep training him (never ever wanted to do this).
Has your baby been so bad with teething, if so how long after these symptoms started did the teeth actually come through? I’m really starting to worry that this is just how he’s going to be from now on and I genuinely don’t think I can cope with the exhaustion. Thanks x