We are in round three of the teething process in the Stone house. This time around it caught me off guard. Recalling the symptoms I say he has been teething a little over a week. In case you are new to this site, Liam is now 13 months old. The teeth that are coming in are the two top teeth that are right against the two front top teeth. You can see them in the photo above; boogers and all.
- Very clingy
- Crying over nothing or frustrated very easily
- Throws more fits with just about anything
- Eats less food
- Being testy with things he knows he cannot do over and over
- Putting everything in his mouth
- Putting his hand in his mouth a lot
- Sleeping is worse and he wakes up more often
- Wants to nurse more often
- Excessive Drooling
The main symptom that he usually has when he is teething is excessive drooling. However this time it is not that way so that is why I was thrown off! *Edit I wrote this a few days ago and he is now drooling like crazy! The teeth have pop through but continue to grow down. He just did not start with drooling like he usually does.
Liam only acts like this at home. If we are out and about, he does amazingly! The only time he may become cranky is if we have been out for a long time. He loves to be out of the house and that seems to distract him from the teething.
The things we do to comfort him:
- An essential oil roller ball I have seems to calm him a bit. I use a teething blend and also a calming lavender blend.
- Nursing always makes him feel better
Teething tablets– Edit: there is a new warning on the FDA website to not use the herbal teething tablets or gel. Check out the warning HERE.
- Frozen key toy
- A bath
Teething is rough for a kid. It seems we may be close to the end of this round! It gets worse before it gets better.
What must you have to survive teething?
Remember it will not last forever. It may be weeks however once it is over, your child is a whole new person!
What are some things you do to help your child get through teething?