Teething

So it seems the wee one has started the hard task of cutting her first chicklets. It seems a bit early to me, she is only 16 weeks today. They do say babies all develop at their own pace. Can you believe that some babies have been born with one already. Bet that makes for fun first time nursing. Oh crap, I forgot I have that to look forward to as well. Can’t be much worse than her grinding her gums on my nipples right now.

We have our good days and our bad days…. I know I have many, MANY more days like this. She has 20 to pop up, but lets just get through the first one. And see how we fare. Some days I can’t get her settled, other days it seems less horrible for her.

I think orajel is a bit of a joke. It seems to do nothing for her, and it really doesn’t last that long anyway. I don’t like to use it for many reasons… It really is a powerful numbing agent. Swallowing too much is very harmful, you might not be able to get it where it needs to go. It can make nursing hard if it numbs her lips.  Tylenol seems to work, but I don’t want to give it to her very often, unless its one of the days with a fever. Drugs are only going to mask it and its a drug for heaven sakes. She is so tiny, I hate having to do it. She does let me massage it with her finger tooth-brush thingy.

She wants to chew on everything, and anything. The drool is outstanding, the fussiness my favorite. But the pouty face she makes, oh its enough to break your heart. She pulls in her lower lip and sucks the dickens out of it

I went and got her a Baltic Amber Teething Necklace. We will see how it works. I am always willing to try anything that is noninvasive and drug free.

What else has anyone used or done to help ease the pain? Hers and mine!

 

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12 thoughts on “Teething

  1. When my daughter was teething for the first time, we gave her a gerber teething rubber toy. They are just hard enough to help her soothe her irritation but soft enough so she won’t hurt herself somehow, it helped her sleep well into the night as well because she could grab it at anytime and soothe herself again. It really does work, as well as keep a parent’s sanity intact lol 😀

  2. WE used the Hyland’s teething tablets too. There are also little rings with a net on them, that you can put things like ice cubes or frozen strawberries, helps a lot…I will try to find a link to one!

      • if you put ice cubes only in it for now or frozen cubes of breast milk a bit messy but soothing sometimes pop her in a ?Bumbo seat with the net thingy, a diaper, a bib, and sit back with a camera (:

  3. I got an amber teething necklace for my son – for his final molars to come through. Put it on him and it cleared up his eczema! So I’m sure it will have a good effect on those teeth. Hopefully it works for your bubby too! 🙂

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