Teething. Few developmental milestones are guaranteed to make a baby as miserable as teething. Poor little mouths get all irritated and swollen as those pearly whites work their way to the surface and poor little babies chew, and drool, and whimper their way through the ordeal.
As much as it sucks for babies, it can suck for moms just as much. Never mind the detrimental effect teething can have on sleep (have you ever tried to sleep with a toothache? Ow!), watching her baby be miserable is more than most mom’s hearts can bear.
Teething can start anywhere from 3 months onward and can recur with each new set of teeth. Some moms will tell you that the canines cause the worst discomfort, others will give that dubious honor to molars. Some babies pop teeth like there’s nothing to it, others will find the whole experience horrible. Some babies even get a mild fever right before a tooth is about to come through.
The main remedy for teething is to wait it out. Teeth erupt in their own time. But there are things you can do to make your baby more comfortable in the meantime. Here are a few of my tried and true solutions!
What do you do for your teething baby?
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