Our poor little Eli is teething! I hate teething! It is so miserable! It's so hard to see your little in pain! But after going through this with 3 others I have learned some things that make teething a little easier on baby, and the rest of us!
Baby Orajel and Ibuprofen. Let's be honest, when you have a headache, a toothache, any kind of ache, you just want the pain to go away. And at night, when baby wakes up crying and all you want (and need!) is to get some sleep, Orajel and Ibuprofen can save your sanity!
Keep the favorites handy. I try to keep Eli's favorite blanket and toys nearby to distract him. He loves his owl toys that he got for Christmas! He can chew on them and they make noises! Who wouldn't love that!?!? This blanket was given to us when we had Brianna by a distant cousin of Steven. Eli loves it because he can wrap his fingers through it, making it easy to hold. Plus, it's super soft!!
Teething rings! Keep it in the fridge! Pull out when particullarly cranky! Get some peace at least until it's not cold anymore!
Lots of these:
To put in this:
And you might just get lucky enough to have this happen:
Poor sweet baby!!
When all else fails I nurse him to try to relieve the pressure on his gums, and because he associates nursing with soothing it helps a lot! Somedays it feels like I'm nursing all day!! And sometimes it feels like I'm turning into his chew toy (can we say ouch!?!?) But if it makes it all better for him then that's what we do (except for the biting! He gets told no very firmly, which he doesn't like, but this mama don't play like that!! lol)
So that's it! My tips for surviving teething! What did you do to survive teething with your little ones? Anything I missed that you'd suggest?