I spy, with my little eye…

A TOOTH! And her first tooth at that.

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She’s been our little drool pants for months now. Some days the “faucet” seems to be turned on full blast while other days it’s a dribble here and a drool there. On Easter Sunday I specifically remember sticking my (clean) finger in her mouth looking for teeth because she had been pulling all day on her left ear but I came up empty. Monday afternoon I picked her up from daycare and they said she was a little fussy, not too bad, but was constantly tugging on that same ear. Monday night she cried when she tried to nurse and we had a hard time putting her to bed. She woke 45 minutes into her bedtime and cried, cried, cried. My mommy radar was in full effect that night as at this point, I can differentiate between a “I’m tired cry” and a “I’m not feeling well or in pain” cry. This was the latter of the two. Brian and I gave her some Tylenol and I rubbed Orajel on her gums but still didn’t feel anything. The only way I could get her to calm down that night was by rocking her and letting her fall asleep on my chest. I sat and rocked her for an hour and when I put her back in her crib she fussed a little bit but then went right to sleep until around 2 a.m.

Tuesday morning, I took her to the walk in at her Pedi’s office thinking maybe she had an ear infection. When we were sitting in the room to be checked, she open her mouth and viola, I saw a tiny white little bump that had busted through her gums overnight. Hence, our little girl was working on her first tooth and new smile too!

Here are the things we are currently using to combat teething pain:

Baltic Amber Teething Necklace (she wears it during the day and at night we wrap it around her ankle with a sock over it).
· Baltic Amber has been used all across Europe and Asia to help calm and alleviate the pain of teething babies for thousands of years. Baltic Amber contains Succinic Acid and when it is heated against the skin it releases an all-natural analgesic (pain relief) which helps to ease teething pains in children as well as colic and gas and other ailments. Baltic amber will help calm a baby without resorting to drugs.
Orajel
Tylenol- I only like to give this at night and if she seems really uncomfortable. We’ve only had to do this a couple times, thankfully.
Cold Teething Rings
Cold Washcloths
Hylands Teething Tabs- Have not used these to date but I have them on hand just in case.
Sophie the Giraffe- LOVES, loves, loves this toy.
Dr Brown’s A Flex Teether

Here are a couple pictures of her outside after taking her on a walk in her stroller. Which by the way, she absolutely LOVES being outside. She kicks her feet, smiles, and quietly talks while we are walking along telling her all about the noises she hears, the birds, bunnies, and trees she sees, and the wind she feels on her face.

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