Friday, June 4, 2010

Teething Bites!


Baby K is cutting all 4 of his baby molars at once. So, life at the K household has been a bit irritable, dramatic, and sleep deprived. He won't eat anything! Since he won't eat anything, he is waking from hunger. He is waking 4-5 times per night. At times I will go in to rock him to back to sleep and check his diaper. At times, I am making him just cry it out. This is heart breaking, but necessary. NO ONE is happy in the K household at this moment.

I have tried alternating Ty.lenol and Mot.rin. We have tried teething tablets--which some people swear by, but I honestly have no clue what they could do. [Have you ever tried those yourself?] He is refusing cold foods such as popsicles, ice cream, jello, or chilled fruit. We even bought some

What a rip off!!!!! This stuff is $13 for a six pack. You can buy six packs of other things *cough, cough* cheaper than that! He took one drink and refused it. He will drink juice and regular milk, but I am getting really concerned about his not eating.

The only thing I haven't tried is Orajel! He is already drooling terribly, and I have read that Orajel makes babies drool even more and can produce a choking hazard.

What worked for your toddler? Are there any remedies out there I can try to provide relief? What should I do about the refusal to eat? Advice welcome!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! It's going to be in the 90's here in NC! I love summer :) I am now 16 weeks pregnant. I still haven't felt new Baby K move, but am anticipating that any day now!



Anonymous said...

try teething strips, i found them at walgreens works great and of course infant Tylenol

Anonymous said...

We looove the teething tablets. They're the only relief we get sometimes.

The only time B has ever refused to eat was when he had hand, foot, and mouth disease a couple weeks ago, and it was awful awful. We just fed him soft foods then and he was fine for the most part. Anything mushy and especially anything cold seemed to be best - he's a huge fan of yogurt. And lots of popsicles! :)

The Lynchs said...

Poor baby - he sounds miserable! I hope all of this teething is over very soon!