Teething is horrendous. There’s no which way about it, it’s vile.
The most angelic of angels will literally get pried out of your hands as they scream in pain and you feel there is nothing you can do to help them.
The rosy red circles appear on their little cheeks, they start pulling on their ears and cheeks, the constant dribble. And I mean they’re practically drowning in dribble, changing bibs within 20-30minutes of putting them on (and the dribble rash on her chin because of the non-stop dribble)…and those screams! Oh my.
So of course, we can always tell when her teeth are giving her bother, because the cheeks usually start first. Then, the irritability, she can’t get settled. She may start to cry around here. (We’ve noticed a few other teething symptoms as well, but these can be more wide spread and won’t come with every day teething pain, but more on and off teething issues).
We always have 2 teething ‘teddies’ in the fridges. They’re just little soothers in the shape of teddies, ones a bit soft and the others much harder. So when the gums first start being sore, she can chew on one of those.
Sometimes though, the teddy bears just aren’t enough.
We’ve tried a couple of teething gels (although the health professionals advise against it because, ‘they don’t work and teething doesn’t affect babies’, sorry but if you want to have a half hour round ours when our baby is having teething issues, or any other babies I know too, then I think their Mummies will argue differently too!) but found these fall straight off (or just get licked off).
Anyway, I digress.
We have found something that is literal liquid gold for teething. It works within a few seconds, up to a minute in most cases I would say and then she settles again.
Yes, this teeny weeny pot is saving our sanity right now.
It’s a pretty strong smelling liquid, but you just pop a bit on a cotton-wool bud and then straight onto the painful area.
With it being a liquid it won’t get licked off and you know it’s gone onto the area it needs to be.
I usually give her the dummy and a big cuddle in around now, to settle her, and wait the minute or so for the liquid to work its wonders.
(Granted, this doesn’t work everything single time. I would say 99% of time, sometimes we have to work a bit harder with those poorly little gums. But this teeny little bottle is saving our souls a lot at the moment.)
Have you got any teething magic tricks that help your little one? Let me know below in the comment section!