Help! My baby is teething. She is chomping down on anything and everything she can grip her gums on; mainly my iPhone, the TV remote and her fingers, all through a pool of drool. Her sleep’s not been brilliant and she has emitted a constant low-to-medium level grizzle for the past couple of days. Please send wine, or cake, or both (for me, of course).
All this combined with passing under the ominous black thunder cloud on her current Wonder Week leap means she’s more than a little down in the mouth and far from her normal cheerful self today; my poor baby.
She has been having symptoms like this on and off for a while, so I’m hoping it’ll ease up again soon, especially as it would be a kick in the teeth to find out so soon about breastfeeding once they cut through the gums. But in the meantime I’d give my eye teeth for anything that would make her feel even a little bit better.
We have Calpol on standby, the magic granules – the packet promises that they will calm ‘both baby and mother’ which sounds good to me – as well as all her toys with mouth-friendly pieces and a freezable teether for her to get her non-exisitant gnashers into.
But does anyone have any good advice about anything else that can help? Or do we both just have to grit our teeth and hope we’ll come up smiling soon? And apologies for the puns, it’s been a long day…