At first it was kind of cute and I was all like, "Awww... looks at your little teeth!"
4.5 Months Old
Because not only do babies in my family start to teeth early, apparently we're also somehow related to vampires, because the boy-o sure tries his best to draw blood at every opportunity, and today he nearly succeeded!
Now don't get me wrong, I certainly don't willingly offer my fingers to be sacrificed, but he's pretty sneaky and quite frankly he's pretty quick. He has an assortment of lovely chew toys which see a lot of action, especially now that the top two are trying to come through as well *FACEPALM,* but my fingers continue to be his special treat as he squeals with glee upon inflicting his razor sharp chompers on my poor defenseless fingers. Having to breastfeed a baby with teeth is a whole other story... and once those top teeth come in too he's definitely cut off!
The all wooden one on the left is his favourite!
We've also tried pretty much every suggestion under the sun for making the painful process of teething a little easier for him. We've tried the chilled teething rings and the frozen washcloths--but he hates anything cold in his mouth, so those are all a fail.
He has an amber teething anklet on each foot, and we've tried the Camilia Teething Drops and the Hylands Teething Tablets. I think all three of these are helping, but I try not to use the teething drops and tablets too often, even though they're all natural remedies.
And there's been a few really miserable days where the Infant Tylenol has even come into play. It's so terrible watching your little in pain and you'd think Mother Nature would have come up with a better way for teething to happen by now--evolution my arse!
When did your little start teething?
What were some of your favourite methods for easing teething pain?
AND HOW DID YOU PROTECT YOUR FINGERS?!