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Another Milestone Reached: First Tooth

A couple weeks ago Beck was fisting it (a popular pastime) and chomped down a bit then let out a ferocious scream. I couldn’t imagine why gums would produce
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By: Melanie Blodgett

A couple weeks ago Beck was fisting it (a popular pastime) and chomped down a bit then let out a ferocious scream. I couldn’t imagine why gums would produce such a squawk so I opened his mouth to discover something I wasn’t quite prepared for. Yep, Beck got his first tooth at an early 3 1/2 months.

I immediately texted my sister since I knew that her kids were early getting their teeth and she confirmed that they had gotten them around the same time. I still kind of thought I might be seeing things so I waited until my husband got home for a second opinion. I don’t know what else I thought it might be. Oye.

So now that we’ve found ourselves in the midst of teething, I’ve quickly learned what’s helpful to have on hand for little teethers:

1. A bib or rag – There’s so much drooling and it’s common for there to be a runny nose as well.

2. A pacifier or chew toy (preferably one that is small enough for little mouths) – They will gnaw at that thing like a beaver.

3. Hyland’s Homeopathic Teething Gel – My friend gave this to me before I boarded a plane with my crying baby and it worked wonders.

4. A snuggly blanket and a mother’s soft cradle. Sorry, sometimes that’s all you can do.

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    Rated 0 out of 5 by The teething stage is worst enough with the attitudes, crying & putting everything in his mouth. I have made a small ziploc bag that has: teething ring, teething gel, pacifier, wipes toy that makes lots of sounds (to keep his mind away from his teeth, hand sanitizer because your fingers are the best and most important advil for me! September 25, 2014
    Rated 0 out of 5 by Frozen fruits/vegetables work great as a teether it is a little messy but it works and they are geting a surving of fruit/vegetables August 9, 2014
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