Wouldn’t it be wonderful if our babies could tell us why they are upset? The whining, crying, moaning, fussing… don’t get me wrong, Annabelle is great at letting us know she is in a horrible mood. But if we could know WHY she was in such a bad mood, then we could help her. There are little remedies for all of her issues… tummy medicine, bathtime, lots of love…except this new issue. We have yet to find the magic trick that puts a smile on her face.
I’m positive my little princess is now officially in the full throes of teething. The doctor told us a month ago that she had started to teethe, but we are witnessing new behaviors that make me think a tooth might poke through any day now.
Signs of teething: excessive drooling, lack of appetite, smacking lips, sucking lips and tongue, hitting one’s ear, whining, rash, irritability, biting down on objects (causing pressure on their gums), and so on.
As of now, we have only tried the Nuby Pur Ice Bite Soother Ring Teether, Colors May Vary, Vulli Sophie the Giraffe Teether, a silicone teething necklace, Munchkin Fresh Food Feeders with an ice cube, wet washcloth, and Tylenol. She likes everything for about five minutes, and then starts fussing again. I have considered the natural remedy route with a baltic amber teething necklace – but I would have to find one today before we leave for vacation. I am going to pick up some natural teething gel and teething tablets before we go, just because I am about ready to give anything a shot.
What have you found to be most successful in comforting your little one’s teething woes?