Teething can be hard to diagnose – but we do know it comes with irritability, sleeplessness and tears (sometimes on both side). It is so vague in symptoms that we blame every negative behaviour on teething – we have full intentions of doing this until the kids are 12 and then we will blame it all on hormones.
• Bumpy gums
• Chewing and biting on things (tables and cribs included!)
• Red cheeks
ORDER OF EMERGENCE
REMEDIES (though maybe a better name is 'comforters')
Cold or Frozen Washcloth
Not only to chew on while teething but use this to brush baby’s gums from day one!
Frozen Fruit (in a net bag)
|We stock up on watermelon in the summer and keep chunks frozen in the freezer|
Chunks for smaller babies, and peeled halves for older ones
Textured Teething Toys
Kept cold in the fridge
Brushes and Toothbrushes
A friend recommended this to me and I'm so grateful - really helps with sleeplessness around nap time and seems to relieve the majority of teething symptoms (though there are days when its so bad we use the advil). You can buy this at health stores, Walmart and Shopper Drug Marts