Sleepless nights, constant whining, excessive drooling. Oh the joys of teething. I know how painful cutting teeth can be on gums. My wisdom teeth came in and out for years. I can't imagine though how it feels for a baby who has never experienced something like it before. Teething truly is a right of passage, a rather long rite of passage actually. After roughly 5 years of this painful process, you lose them, just to have them grow back in all over again. I'm in for a long haul, that's for sure.
And not only is Kins in pain, I am experiencing the negative effects of Kins' teething as well. Breast feeding has become a little more complicated. She now has two teeth (bottom teeth), but I am certain that when teeth spout up from both sides, my days of breast feeding will have to be over. That will be an entirely separate story, as weening her from the boob might be hardest thing I will ever have to do.
Anyways, to help ease her pain, I have been giving Kins' cold washcloths to bite and suck on. This seems to do the trick for about 10 minutes, but then quickly becomes frustrated with how wet she gets. So now, I am in search of that perfect teething toy. My mom bought Kins' this thing called a Nuby. This works wonders. She loves it. Consequently it has some wear and tear, and has been through quite a bit. Three days after realizing the Nuby was no where to be found, I asked my hubby where it could possibly be. Of course he had no idea, so I resumed that the Nuby was gone forever. A week later, Kris finds it in the street right outside our house. Cars had visibly ran over the poor Nuby as it had tire marks all over it. After some deep cleaning, she still uses it, but I feel we should retire it and buy her something new. RIP Nuby :) Any suggestions...?
Here are some I found that I might try... not because they are adorable but because they actually received great reviews...