Your baby is screaming!
She’s not tired. She’s not hungry. She has a clean diaper. She’s not thirsty… sick… itchy… scratchy… She is one healthy, well cared for baby girl. WHAT IS GOING ON?
Through all this crabbiness & pain your baby’s first tooth finally cut through!! Oh… This is why she was screaming… Duh?!
Finally at eight months my Miss A has one little tooth on her bottom gums! No wonder she was being a little crabby butt lately. It’s painful!
Let me share with you some of the ways we help to soothe her little baby gums.
|Haha.. this is too funny!|
Patience is the first key to comforting your baby. While I don’t have a lot of it… I struggled to find a little more during this rough time for my baby. It was necessary to repeatedly tell myself why my baby was crying more frequently… that way I could give sympathy for my little one who is in pain and can’t help but cry out.
I also put ice water in her sippy cup with a bib… She is messy and usually soaks her clothes but it’s great because it stops her from yelling.
I tend to forget to put Miss A’s teethers in the refrigerator but they work wonders! She only uses hers at room temperature, but they are still somewhat soothing. I definitely recommend using those. After all, you can’t walk down a baby aisle without finding an endless teething selection. Find some bright colored ones! 😉
You can also use Baby Orajel, which is a cherry flavored teething pain medicine recommended by Miss A’s pediatrician. It seems to soothe her gums pretty well. She also likes the taste and is happy when I rub her gums with the gel.
If worse comes to worst, you can always give Baby Tylenol. (Always ask your baby’s pediatrician…) This helps the pain within about twenty minutes. I try to make this my last resort… just because it’s always better to cure your problems without medicine if possible.
|She loves her Nuby|
If you don’t know whether your baby is teething or not… just watch out for high levels of fussiness & DROOL. If you see the excessive drool, be on the lookout for TEETH! They are bound to come soon. And for those of you still breastfeeding… beware! 😉
[No offense… I wish I was still breastfeeding!]