Friday, July 9, 2010

Adventures in Teething

Now that we have spotted a tiny little tooth starting to "ease" it's way into my little man's smile, it's become apparent that life may have some tough times ahead. He's usually fine as long as he's distracted, but the poor guy had a major meltdown on the way from the baseball game the other night. You could just tell that it was bothering him- his hurt cry, gnawing on his hand/pacifier where the tooth is coming through, etc. I felt awful for him and cursed his tooth (as well as those that will follow in his footsteps). We use Hyland's teething tablets at night, and they work great. We used them last night for the first time in a good while, and he slept great (he did wake up twice, but that's not unusual). What about during the day, though? I don't want to just pump him with teething tablets constantly, even if they are "all natural." He's nursing a lot more (which I attribute to a growth spurt and comfort for teething since some are just pop on/pop off kinda feeds) and is extra clingy. I've considered a teething necklace, but I'm overwhelmed by the options. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

2 comments:

Lil'Misa said...

We used the tablets, tylenol and motrin and did something different each night so alternating. During the day he didn't get anything. We just kept him distracted, gave lots of toys to chew on and ride it out. It is no fun but will be over soon.

Cindy @ This Adventure, Our Life said...

Bailey has just started teething, she is extra clingy, whining and ALL! I feel bad also, we are doing the tylenol, motrin and teething tabs thing.