can we talk about teething? this little dude is officially in the mode. drool, hand (sometimes whole fist) in the mouth, painful cries, irritability, and a lot of mama i just want you to hold me moments. i forgot how this all went, but it's slowly coming back to me. the stages of a newbie...
when ava was an infant, she took a paci. nolan, no. i can MAYBE get him to keep it in his mouth for 3 minutes tops, but then he spits it right out. i've bought almost every single brand out there. the prefers none. even the teething toys that you can freeze to give them relief, he's still 'eh' about. we used teething tablets like there was no tomorrow for ava's relief and they honestly turned a terrible night, into a peaceful one. i went out, looking all fly in my no make-up'd face, pajama on, lounging around the house because i have a screaming teething baby to the store the other night because i had a 'duh' moment and forgot about how wonderous teething tablets were. honestly, can't really tell if they worked.
yesterday, for precautionary measures i gave nolan two tablets right when we woke up to try to avoid any freak out moments with him. i had a screaming, crying baby all day. he pooped, he ate, he was dry, but he kept gnawing on everything he could. i gave him cold wash cloths to suck on, a frozen teething toy, infant oragel (which he screamed bloody murder with), any hard chewable toys we bought, i read if you were breastfeeding to pump yourself up with vitamin c and that helps with pain relief, right. it's pumping our immune system, but not so much his pain relief. we have sophie the giraffe, but right now all i want to do is throw sophie in the trash. she's so loud! my son just has no interest in putting anything foreign in his mouth, unless it's boob. yay.
so, what's next?
a lot of people lately have been ranting and raving about amber teething necklaces. i've been researching all over the place about them and have had the website to buy one up on my computer for days. however, i just can't go through with having a necklace on my son, or even a bracelet for that matter. i just seems SO dangerous. plus, most parents who have reviewed them have them on their toddlers. i could go with the bracelet i suppose, and see if it's natural powers work (can you sense the sarcasm?). i have one mama who i've talked to about it who has sworn on it, but i'm still skeptical.
ava had two teeth by the time she hit 5 months. i think i'm just doomed with early teethers. my poor little buns!
tell me, does anyone out there have any experience with the amber teething beads?