Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Lower incisors

Baby's been teething; I can tell because when she bites my nipples for fun it hurts a lot more than when she used to gum them. I'm assuming this is why all of the sudden she's not taking her naps during the day, and waking up even more frequently than usual during the night.

Bonjela doesn't seem to work; I rub it on her gums but she then licks it off until there's none left. Letting her chew a rusk or teething ring does seem to soothe her, but if I want her to nap then I have to feed her to sleep.

Apparently there could be smelly, runny poos to look forward to.

12 comments:

llew said...

Heh... I just replied to a comment you left over at my place... wondering whether you still visit the malthouse. But I can see that you probably don't get to all that much these days...

Now you'll be wondering who I am - I was the guy years ago who offered you a lift home in a taxi & then realised half way there that I had no money...

EB said...

It sure does hurt when bubs bites. My son stopped biting after a few times of hearing my loud yelps and having the boob taken away.

Ms Mac said...

Have you seen those teething rings which you can out in the fridge? They are supposed to help a bit. I was lucky and my babies didn't get teeth until after they were 1 so I never had any teething trouble!

Rainypete said...

I don't know if looking forward to them is the right approach. I was more along the lines of dreading them and was I ever right.

Juliabohemian said...

frozen french fries did the trick for my girls. they just gnaw on them until they are left with a runny, potatoey mess. It also keeps them busy.

Violet said...

llew: nah, not only did my alcohol tolerace decline remarkably in my waning years, but now I'm homebound by motherhood.

Trying to think who you are - are you the Welshmen whom I bumped into at a wedding reception also?

eb: does you son laugh at you when you say 'ouch'?

ms mac: oh yes - we have one which is part rattle, part water-filled teether. She likes it but keeps poking herself in the eye with it.

rainypete: "dread" is probably a more accurate word, but let's not be too negative...

juliabohemian:but aren't they covered in beef fat? The ones I've bought from the supermarket are.

boudica of suburbia said...

You could try honey, rubbed on the gums. You have good stuff over there, the mother brought some back recently. App. you have to be careful though because it still counts as "raw" food.

xxB

Kazzer said...

Try the bonjela yourself - it's lovely!

EB said...

Yes but not when it was to do with biting and being denied something.

Violet said...

boudica: I'm pretty wary of using honey; I read somewhere that you shouldn't give babies under 1 yr old honey because of the small risk of botulism.

kazzer: but it smells of aniseed, which I hate the taste of.

eb: what on earth are you doing up at 1am?

llew said...

Yeah, that's right V. Hah yes, Clayton's wedding, where most of the guests didn't even know him but their parents knew his (or her) parents.

Violet said...

llew: you just described the average Chinese wedding reception!