I always heard horrors about babies and teething. Honestly I was petrified of that stage, so much so that I was ok with the fact that my then 8 month old had not gotten one tooth. Now thats not to say he wasnt drooling up a storm.
When the time for teeth came (he was almost 9 months and of course it happened during a trip to Disney World) the signs were there.
- Extreame drooling. I promise youll notice the difference.
- Fussiness to go to sleep.
- Fussiness while feeding. He is breastfed and would unlatch constantly and whine.
- Desperately trying to scratch his gums.
Now for us thankfully we skipped the fever symptom up until tooth number 7&8. Yes they both came together. As a matter of fact, his teeth #2,3&4 all came within a 5 day span. To say caffeine and patience were really needed is an understatement.
Some things that helped us.
- Oragel. Or any numbing cream. Now I personally am not a big fan of using this but some nights the poor guy just needed it.
- Cold washcloth. By cold I mean, I wet it and put it in a ziplock in the freezer for 5 minutes. He had fun chewing on it for a while.
- Teething rings. These with the ridges are good because if the tooth is at the surface it could help break the skin faster.
- Bristle gum cleaner brush. He would just sit there and let me massage his gums with this.
Now I know some of these things dont work for all, and there are many more ways to deal with teething babies. This is just what worked for us.
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