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When Two Become Four (Teeth)

By MadelinePetersen |

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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Madeline blogs and tweets about budget-friendly clothes, modest apparel, sales, her obsession with pop culture, and her pudgy little baby, Tate, on her personal blog, Uber Chic for Cheap. A former Babble contributor, she currently resides in Corpus Christi, Texas.

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2 thoughts on “When Two Become Four (Teeth)

  1. Kim says:

    We are right in the middle of welcoming 4 top teeth with 2 through at 8 months. And last night she came down with a fever and a stuffed nose. We have tried homeopathic teething tabs, Tylenol, wet washcloths. Nothing helps and I haven’t had a decent chunk of sleep in 2 weeks. Looking forward to some tips!

  2. Sara says:

    That’s usually the only symptom for mine, too. My 8-month-old has 7 teeth now, and I can always tell when more are coming out because he wakes often to nurse 2 or 3 nights in a row. And then a tooth erupts shortly after. No tips, sorry. I just dealt with it – remember it’s temporary.

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