My two year-old is teething. Badly.
She’s pushing three molars through and it’s been a nightmare! Her sleep has been disrupted so we’ve been dealing with two to three night wakings (on top of my getting up with a little baby who is hungry at four o’clock in the morning), horrendous tantrums, and a generally grumpy disposition (hers, mainly, but then mine takes a turn for the worse too; I can only be pushed so far).
All of our girls have been lousy teethers: very sensitive to the change in their little mouths and they let the whole world know they’re none to pleased about it. I have friends whose sweet, darling children wake up one morning and they see a funny glint of white in their mouths, go to investigate and exclaim, “My, oh my! You got six teeth overnight and I didn’t even know it!”
Then I punch those parents in their necks, just to give them a little taste of pain, since they don’t have to endure any when it comes to their kids’ teething. I’m fair like that.
I have tried every teething remedy: homeopathic drops, orajel, hazelwood necklaces, medicinal marijuana (kidding on that last one) but the only thing that really gets us through it is a steady stream of children’s Advil and plenty of patience.
Were your kids good teethers, or did they turn into drooling, rabid versions of their former selves? Did you find anything that actually helped with the teething experience?