Or, this post should be called Baby Teething, HELP! Anyway you cut it (pun intended ), my week has been filled with fighting fevers, bulging gums, late night crying, and biting mayhem.
(Remember how I was going to share snippets from the upcoming eBook this week? I now call that, “the best laid plans of mom and teething baby.”)
I’m pretty sure that Liam is cutting 8-teeth, both his canines and 1st molars. His gums look like a war zone. At only 13-months he’s an overachiever!
Here are a few tips on how we’ve dealt with teething this week:
- Cold wash-cloth: It goes a long way. Let your baby chew on a cold wash-cloth. Also, when I’m trying to bring down a fever I place a wash-cloth behind the neck and under the arm pits. Liam was feeling so lousy that he didn’t even mind the cloths.
- Teething tablets: You can find them at the drug store or order these tablets through Amazon.
- Ibuprofen and Tylenol: Ask your pediatrician about this one. We’ve been rotating both this week.
- Snuggles: Lots of baby snuggles here. I’ve enjoyed this part of Liam’s traumatic experience. He willingly clings and snuggles. We’ve cuddled and nursed through most of his pains.
- Rubbing Gums: Earlier in the week rubbing the baby’s gums gently with my finger was helpful. There are also gum massagers that work wonders, too!
- Frozen Bagel or Banana: This is a simple way for baby to have something to chew on that may also offer a little relief.
Here are a few more teething tips:
What are your best baby teething helps?
Even though my life is filled with late night baby drool, I’m sure you have plenty of great family tips and tricks to share. Link-up your favorite posts for Big Family Friday! You don’t have to be a big family in number. The only requirement is that you have a heart for family. Please link back here so that we may find one another!