We try to get out and do something fun or exciting everyday. We workout with a friend 5 mornings a week, hit up Starbucks a couple of times a week (where Luna is now known as a regular), we shop, visit friends, hike, swim, go to the park and look for adventures whenever possible, but some days we stay home. These days are “teething days” Luna has no teeth yet, but every few days she turns into an unhappy, fussy, drooly, chew-on-everything, impossible baby. It is not fun and not easily remedied.
Lucky for our generation, we have an endless amount of resources and tips at our fingertips. After days of dealing with “the Grumpus”, I took to the Internet and Pinterest to find out how to make my baby happy. (Because nursing her for 12 hours straight is not a reasonable solution.) I don’t half-ass anything so I tried them ALL.
Teething toys– doesn’t want to hold for very long.
Ice cube in a sock– not interested
Amber healing necklace– made no difference
Orajel– no help
Teething jewelry (Chewbeads)– not a hit at first, but she’s a fan now
Rubbing her gums– helped temporarily
Chewing on our fingers– big hit
A sweating Starbucks cup- Loves it. This was an accident, but once she got her gums on it, she couldn’t get enough.
Wet/frozen washcloth– the best! OMG She could gnaw on a wet cloth for hours
Popsicles (breastmilk-cicles to be exact)– Awesome! These are the messiest things ever, but she ate them up (literally). These are so easy to make and watching her eat a popsicle is perhaps the cutest thing ever! Okay, fine, EVERYTHING is the cutest thing ever!
Everyday is an adventure when you’re a Mom!