Teething: It Finally Happened

It’s been a little while since I posted ‘Please Don’t Say Teething‘. But now I’m saying it because it’s finally happened!

After months of suspecting it and blaming every grizzly stage on supposed teeth, we’ve had four pop through in the last month. Two¬†on top, two on bottom, and we can see more trying to poke through now.

It’s hard to see him in so much pain, especially as he doesn’t know what’s going on. We use a combination of Ashton & Parsons teething powder, Dentinox teething gel and Calpol when he’s really bad. We have a good supply of teethers kept cool in the fridge but he doesn’t seem too keen on them. Sticks of cucumber seem better as he’s more likely to have a good munch on them.

I have to admit, I do miss his gummy little smile. I got used to seeing him like that for over a year and it’s a bit odd to see teeth in his mouth now! It’s nice to see he’s finally catching up with his cousin in the tooth department, and he’s able to take bites of food now properly. He’s even had a go at eating meat, chunks of chicken etc, which he’s avoided before and we think was because it was too hard to break down without teeth.

Teething can cause hell at nights and the only thing you can do is offer as much comfort as possible and pray for it to be over. It’s not really what you want to hear when you’re sleep deprived and up at 3am for the third night in a row but trust me, I’ve tried to Google a magic solution and there isn’t one. Try to stick to your routine as much as possible but remember they’re in pain and might need a little extra love until they push through.