Sunday, April 21, 2013

Teething... Gross.

A few nights ago my son, who has slept through the night since he was 12 weeks old, woke up 6 times screaming his head off... *sigh*

Little man is teething.

I know, I know, it's an exciting milestone! Blah, blah, blah.

So. Much. Drool....
Teething sucks. Your baby is a super fussy, drool covered, cranky pants. And who can blame them? You'd be cranky too if bones were shoving their way through your soft tissue.

Baby Tylenol is awesome for when he's obviously in a lot of pain. But you can't just pour that stuff down their throats all day, liver damage and such. So we just discovered Hyland's Teething Tablets . They are homeopathic, tiny, white,magic, dots of goodness. He also LOVES these Vulli Vanilla Scented Ring Teethers . From the same folks that brought you "Sophie" at a third the cost, they actually smell really good and they're super easy for him to hold onto.

We're also trying Baltic amber (well, i am. my husband thinks its dumb). I personally wasn't comfortable with putting a necklace on him so we went with an anklet. I just tuck it in his sock and off we go. Honestly, I have no idea if it's doing anything but I figure its worth a go. Why not?
Find a similar one here .

This is also the week that Calvin learned to purse his lips, stick his tongue out and force air out of his mouth simultaneously. Combine that new found skill with the excessive amount of drool he's currently generating and you know what you get? Yep, your very own baby-sprinkler! Extra bibs required.

How are/did you handle teething? Frozen fruit? Frozen bagels? Cold wash cloths? Let me know, I'm always looking for new ideas.


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  2. Hands down, I'm a Hylands mama! Love those things! Also a wet washcloth put in the freezer for a bit. Trae is almost done finally, I think. Lol I hear frozen grapes are good in those cool mesh things but we just used those for regular fruit never frozen.
    Ps. I have a Baltic Amber bracelet I wore up until today (Trae broke it) mostly for the look but we will see if my back pain is worse now that its off. Some mamas swear by those things. Good idea stickin it in his sock!

  3. I recently purchased three baltic amber bracelets for the family. I'm a believer! We all wear one. I love your blog.....helps me prep for the future.

    1. Thanks Michelle! Those bracelets are good-looking, I might get one for me too :)

  4. Hey Sara, I've always heard the Baltic Amber is most effective when used closest to the source. That's why they suggest a necklace or bracelet (and parents always wonder, "why put it in such a dangerous spot?"). If you're not finding it useful in his sock (although a good idea for safety reasons), try moving it closer to his mouth.

    1. Thanks Ash, I hadn't heard that proximity was important. That's good to know and I will definitely keep that in mind if he starts feeling more discomfort.