When Two Become Four (Teeth)


Tate is teething the only way he knows how: welcoming two teeth simultaneously. I noticed a week or so ago that his gums were looking a bit lighter and strained, and lo and behold, his top two teeth have just barely made their appearance.

You might remember that the last time Tate had teeth coming through, that it was no big deal. I noticed no new behaviors, no extra crying, no fevers, and no major sleep disruptions.

This time around, it’s a bit harder to tell if his behavior is a little off because of the teething, because we both got struck by a nasty cold right in the mix of it all. Tate has a stuffy nose and a bit of a cough and frankly doesn’t seem to be feeling very well. If my cold is any indication, he’s not , because I feel like garbage.

The truth is the only part of his behavior that is off is his night time sleeping. He’s actually napping just as well as ever. But each of the last few nights he has been restless and nursing through most of the night (and I can assure you it’s not because he’s hungry).

Did your babies have disrupted sleep when they were teething? Any tips?

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