Well, I feel so dumb. I made a typical first mom rookie mistake of missing all of the signs for TEETHING! Yep, that's right, my poor girl was working on her first TWO teeth. No wonder the poor thing has been a mess. On Friday morning I finally felt what had been making my baby feel so awful. Two bottom teeth had finally cut their way through. It's taken all weekend for them to really come through the gums and now I am really hoping we are on the way out of this hellish nightmare called teething. At least for a few weeks when the next set decide to rear their ugly head.
I had no idea to expect teeth before 6 months of age. So I suddenly started scrambling looking for any teethers we got at our baby shower. I threw some wet washcloths into the freezer. I pulled out the Infant Tylenol and Hylands tablets and started fighting the teeth in full force. I feel so horribly guilty for letting her suffer those first few nights with no Tylenol or anything. No wonder she couldn't sleep. I wish I could take the pain from her. It's awful watching her arch her back and cry and pull at her mouth. And these are only the first two!
Since we are still exclusively breastfeeding, I have been nervously bracing myself for that first chomp. I know it's coming and it's got me wincing at every feeding, because I can barely feel them grazing the skin as she nurses.
Ok Mommas- what are your go-to teething remedies? How long does it hurt like this? How to you gently teach a 6 month old not to bite while nursing? Looking for any of your veteran tips and tricks.