so perhaps teething was a big ordeal with both eleanor and samson a few years ago and i’ve just blocked it out (it’s likely), but i can’t recall for the life of me it being as much of an ordeal as it has been this past month with conrad. it’s been intense!
and i get it, i hate anything “teeth” related. going to the dentist is the worst. :/ i can’t imagine feeling teeth breaking through new gums for the first time and having to rely on someone else to soothe me. before his two bottom teeth poked through the other week, we were dealing with a lot of fevers and restless nights and constant cuddles. i tried EVERYTHING! i was so desperate. i know all little ones are so different, but these four things below have been our life savers the last month or so, so i wanted to share for any of you experiencing teethings woes in your own home!
ACCORDING TO CONRAD, THE BEST BABY TEETHERS!
mini pop molds
a girlfriend of mine had a little birthday party for her son last month and brought these mini homemade fruit and vegetable popsicles to the park for the kiddos to eat. little 7 month old conrad sat with his 1 year old friends and devoured 2 of them! i was both shocked and impressed that he was able to figure it out and enjoy it. i think it was so soothing for his little mouth and gums, he couldn’t get enough. so i’ve been making them out of pureed fruits or vegetables every few nights and freezing a new batch. why i like these ones especially, is because the size of the popsicle is perfect for him. he’s able to suck and finish most of it before it’s a big melted mess all over the place! eleanor and samson have also been enjoying them.
i was searching for new teething toy options last month and ordered a ton based off their amazon reviews. these colored rings have proven to be his favorite of the batch. i can loop one onto his stroller straps or his baby carrier straps so he can hold onto it and gnaw on it without it falling to the ground, which scores extra points in my opinion.
i remember eleanor and samson loving all things wooden to put in their mouths when they were teething, so we’ve been using some again with conrad. they’ve been great! if you can find some non-toxic wooden toys that are easy to grasp and hold (rings tend to be the easiest for conrad), it’s worth it! also, this pacifier clip has been such a hit for conrad as well (wood and leather! haha! of course.) he refuses his pacifier so i don’t even know why we still have pacifier clips laying around, and maybe the leather strap isn’t the best thing to put in his mouth, but it really comforts him and he loves it.
gummy stick baby gum massagers
these little gummy sticks have also been huge the last month for conrad. i think he enjoys the softer, rubbery texture of the tooth brush type top and they can reach all the way to those harder to reach teeth in the back of his mouth as he chews. they’ve been another big life saver over here!