When they say time flies, they are not kidding! Kallen will be six months old July 30th and he has already cut his first tooth at the bottom! The one beside it is starting to show itself as well from beneath his little gums. I love his toothless grins but now when he smiles you can see that tiny white little tooth all proud and showing itself!
He drools like crazy and has felt a little warm on occasion but not hitting fever temperatures or anything. My other three children didn’t start teething until 6-7 months so it was exciting to see he has started a bit early.
You can tell now that he is starting to get fussy with his teething with the second tooth, even to where he is uncomfortable taking his bottle. Luckily he hasn’t screamed or spiked a high temp. A few tips my husband Mike and I have tried may help you and your teething little one.
1. Natural teething oil – unlike hardening the gums like Oragel, natural teething oil (purchased at my local cloth diaper store) is a natural pain relief that helps soothe the gums. The name of the oil I use is called Punkin Butt Teething Oil.
2. Teething toys – since this is the stage they want to put anything and everything in their mouth try teething toys! If you do the cold/frozen teething toys place in a sandwich bag prior to placing in freezer to keep germ free.
3. Amber necklace – this item I also purchased at my local cloth diaper store. The only time I remove it is when he was having swim lessons or about to get ready for bath time. It does seem to be working! Instead of screaming it’s just fussiness occasionally.
4. Bibs – due to his excessive drooling, gnawing on his hands or toys I make sure we keep a bib on him so the drool doesn’t go under his chin and irritate his sensitive baby skin.
These are just a few “key” things that have helped us with our little Kallen. So far so good! I’m really happy he isn’t extremely fussy and in too much pain. The remedies seem to be working great! I hope these tips help you or others you may know with teething little ones.
What teething tips or techniques to you have?