This Abundant Life

This Abundant Life
"I came that they may have life and have it abundantly." - John 10:10

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Teething Help for a Friend

No, Gwen is not teething just yet...although she is drooling a lot and seems to always be trying to swallow both her fists. So, I think it's coming soon. I wanted to pass on something a friend of mine wrote in her blog, in case anyone has some advice to give. You can visit her blog and post a response at http://web.mac.com/sarahandmark or just post it right here on my blog, if you prefer. Below are her comments. Thanks!

Calling all experienced mommies...my poor little 5 month old already got 2 teeth back when he was 3 1/2 months old- now he is getting 6 more at once. Seriously. I am not making this up!! He has 3 actually poking through the gums and 3 will be here any day. I have tried EVERYTHING. Teethers, freezing burp cloths, teething tablets, gum massagers and of course, Tylenol. I do not want to constantly drug him but 6 teeth at once is a nightmare. Poor little baby is not old enough to deal with this pain. Tonight was so sad- the tears were streaming down his cute little face and he was so desperate. Please...any suggestions leave them here. I would rather not use drugs but anything you’ve got will help!

3 comments:

Sarah Richardson said...

You are so sweet!

Josh and Jenni said...

What about liquor? Kidding! I have no idea. I don't even know how to take care of myself right now, and this baby coming in six months is starting to really freak me out. I will certainly ask around for you though. :o)

Lindsay said...

Infant's Motrin!!... it works WAY better than Tylenol...as my dr. put it: Tylenol dulls the pain...Motrin takes it away completely. Brody had 8 teeth come in within a week and I gave him Motrin EVERY nap/night time for that whole week and he's still alive (although he is the size of a 3 yr. old)! For what it's worth...:)