Monday, December 27, 2010

Haute Mom Dilemma #26 ~ Lions, and Tigers, and Teeth, Oh My!

I am still having teething issues.  The little one's two little bottom teeth have both popped through, one just days behind the other.  The problem is that most of the pain seems to come with the night, making bed time and sleep difficult.  I have been looking for things to try to help soothe Stella and am not entirely convinced that baby Tylenol and Orajel are doing the trick.  I have yet to find and try teething tablets but know that there is a certain ingredient in them that I want to avoid.  The problem with that is I can't remember what the ingredient is so until I Google search, I can't do anything anyway. 

With all the teethers, nets, and devices we have for Stella to gnaw on it appears that my shoulder and Blackberry are her favorite to chew on.  I also heard a frozen washcloth may serve the purpose and am willing to give ANYTHING a try.

The nighttime update still has Stella sleeping in bed with me and nursing her back to sleep in the wee hours of the morning.   My poor hubby is still sleeping on the floor in my parents extra bedroom and no doubt getting more sleep than the rest of us.  I am struggling with doing what is best for my piece of mind and risking the threat of this sleep with mom pattern that we have gotten into. 

I wonder if the first two teeth are the worst and then my usually happy baby will return for the rest of them or if this will continue for months.  I guess only time will tell along with the beaver-like marks I now have on my left shoulder.  The good news is grandma gets a try at it tomorrow while we take off to the local mountains for a day of skiing in powder.  Yipeee with a touch of guilt mixed in! :)

7 comments:

  1. I am doing a little blog hoppin' today :)

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  2. Well when you find something that works, let us know!! I like reading what you guys that are a few months ahead of me are going through - so I know what to do LOL.
    I am dreading when Julianna has that first tooth come through - she is 7 months, it's gotta start soon (I would think!) - I am so nervous about making sure she is comfortable while she's in pain :(

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  3. passing through via a blog hop!

    Thought i'd chime in - the first few teeth are bad! Both my girls struggled - cranky, fever, etc....

    I found that putting a wet cloth in the fridge and then letting them chew away helped soothe a bit. I also did it with their teething toys and the cold really did help!

    When it got really bad (fever and all) a lil pain reliver was recommended by my Dr.

    Best of luck to you both!

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  4. I feel your pain. My DD is going through the same thing right now. She seems to enjoy the frozen wash cloth the most.
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  5. thanks for the blog hop follow! Sorry I'm just getting back to you I've been having computer issues! :) Happy Holidays!

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  6. I have also heard of getting those mesh things you can fill with ice or frozen strawberries, although that could be messy. My guy is 3 months and I'm sure will be teething any minute now. He sleeps with me most of the night anyway so hopefully some Tylenol and night nursing will be enough.

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  7. When my son was going through teething I bought these homeopathic teething tablets ( you can get them at Walgreens, CVS & Target). You put a couple of them under the tounge or in the side of their mouth and it dissolved instantly (you don't have to worry about choking) and it helps sooth their gums.
    I also used one of those mesh food holders and put frozen fruit in it.
    Good luck! Teething is no fun, but try to remember it will be over soon.

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