Teething

I was so excited on New Year’s Eve because I found out that Baby had finally started cutting her first tooth. That excitement was very short live though. Because her first tooth may have started to cut through but it’s doing it at an extremely slow rate and is causing her a whole loads of bother.

And as most of us parents know, once one tooth appears the second, third or fourth isn’t too far behind. This is turning into the case with Baby. While having a feel in her mouth I could feel the squarish shape of her first set of molars under the gum just bursting to cut through.

I hadn’t realised until recently how hard her gums had become but I can feel it now every time I nurse her. (Which is a lot at moment, as she is using it for comfort as well as a milk source)
It’s not like the change causes pain or that she even bites (YET! I keep getting told) but I can tell the difference in how she latches.

She seems to be constantly sport some lovely rosey red cheeks recently too.

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Then there is the lovely waking in the night which has started again. Last night was the worst night in a long time. She woke up ever hour or so crying and wanting to nurse. She finally settled sometime after 12am-1am. The night turned into a bit if a blur of feeds, cuddles and crying by that then so I don’t know actual time. My hubby was great by this point though and he took Baby down stairs just so I could get some rest.

I really feel for my little miss though because she is in pain. The poor little mite randomly bursting into tears throughout the day, chomping on her toys, hand and even feet. I do wish I could take it all away.

Recently though I have been thinking of looking into different teething pain relief methods such as Amber beads and ice pacts. But I just don’t want to waste money if they don’t actually work.

Also this week we have had another teething related bit of excitement as P lost his first top tooth at front.

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Here he is sporting his new gap in a gummy smile. He has been a little upset though because the tooth fairy hasn’t been able to come yet.
You see when his tooth feel out he kept playing with it afterwards and kept dropping it. So I took it off him and wrapping g it up in a nice parcel for him to leave under his pillow at bed time.
When he went to bed he chose not to listen to me and started playing with it again. He took it out of it parcel and ended up dropping it between the carpet and wall. It fell is a crack and although we can see the tooth we can’t get it out. I have told him that I will tell the tooth fairy to come soon as we are able to remove the tooth because otherwise he might try to trick out of more money.
He has seemed ok with that for now but I don’t see it working much longer, so I really hope we manage to get the tooth out of the gap or he forgets it’s there.

So that’s my week. How was yours?
And do you know any other teething remedies I could try?

Nikki x

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20 thoughts on “Teething

  1. Oh no! Teething sucks! I really hope they come through soon and I really hope she doesn’t start biting when your nursing, ouch! X

  2. Teething is a horrible phase. I don’t think there is much you can do to relieve the pain. It’s just a case of getting through it and trying to keep them amused with other things. When second teeth come through, it’s a different game, as you know. Ah, bless you tooth fairy, lol!

  3. Eurghh, I hate teething. I have a little monkey who is currently trying to cut his pre-molars. He already has 8 beautiful nashers at the front which hurt like hell when he doesn’t come off the boob properly.
    I hope the pain is short-lived for Baby! xxx

  4. Teething is horrible! My youngest has some teeth pushing through at the moment and he is miserable because of it! I find cold yoghurt works wonders. My youngest swishes it around in his mouth to cool his gum!

    I hope you manage to retrieve the tooth and the tooth fairy can come soon.

    Laura x x x

    #wotw

  5. It is amazing isn’t it. One getting her tooth and one losing. A circle!

    I know when something wrong with my son with his cheeks too. If its red it could only mean he is sick. Either too cold or too hot. Get well soon to your lil girl.

    #wotw

  6. Oh no, I hate teething! My daughter was pretty OK with it all, but my son suffered. I used Nelsons teething granules with seemed to really help him – are you using those? Hope she’s through the worst of it soon x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  7. They are both looking so cute! Oh I remember those awful nights of little T crying because of her teething pains… Hope your little one doesn’t experience this! The good thing though is that this won’t last and will be over before you know it! #wotw.

  8. It’s awful when you’re so helpless isn’t it?
    Funny you have both ends of the spectrum too at the same time! C has only lost two at the bottom so far x

    • The only reason the tooth fairy hasn’t come is because you can still see the tooth and he knows it’s there. If it had been lost for good she would have just popped it under his pillow. I can’t spoil the illusion.

  9. It really is all about the teeth with you this week! Teething for the little ones is so hard because you feel helpless and they don’t know what is happening, bless them. Thank you for linking to #PoCoLo x

  10. Oh the joys of life of losing teeth and gaining teeth all in one household. You are so brave and so strong. haha I hate seeing little ones suffer from teething when we can’t do much for them. Bless. Hope it all calms soon. Thank you ever so much for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

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