Everly has had her lower central incisors since she was 6 months old. We were beginning to wonder when other teeth would start to show up. She was teething for months, on and off. Finally a few weeks before her 1st birthday we saw signs of the teeth popping through.
She has been wearing a baltic amber teething necklace since she was about 5 months old, and it has made a difference for her. The bright red, and very hot cheeks would disappear. But we were beginning to wonder if the necklace was maybe slowing down the teeth from coming in too? So for a week we went without it. She was a miserable grump! Not fun for any of us. We have had multiple nights of her waking up in the middle of the night grumpy, and obviously in some discomfort.
The necklace has gone back on, but she now has 5… yes 5 teeth coming in all at once. We are definitely not against Tylenol if she needs it. She is enjoying having lots of cold things to eat. She is turning a lot of stuff into items to chew on. Whatever keeps her happy I say. We know that in due time all of this will pass. It can be hard for us to see her in discomfort, but we know soon those teeth will all be through. We will continue to soothe and comfort her as best we can.
We are also making sure to brush her teeth on a regular basis. She has been having her gums brushed since she was little so this really isn’t anything new. She just is not a fan of us doing it. We did figure out a trick where she will let us for now. If we face her to the mirror and give her the tooth brush to play with for a bit, she will then let us brush her teeth.
Anyone else have a little one dealing with teething? Anything working well for them right now?
Do you have any tricks for brushing your kids teeth?