|I was able to snap this selfie before Henry drooled all over himself on football Saturday. Bibs are our new friend.|
We're in the early phase, where the tooth is starting to come up through the bone. But poor Lil' H is suffering from the tell-tale signs. Some are quite miserable for him; some are quite a bummer for mama.
The poor boy is chewing on his hands nonstop (he only wants his hands - wont take teethers, chew toys, anything), drooling like a champ, developed extreme diaper rash and has several, massive, runny diaper blowouts per day (which make the diaper rash worse). Poor baby!
Burt's Bees diaper ointment has been a lifesaver for Henry's poor bottom during this unfortunate time. It was also recommended to us to put a blanket down outside and let him hang out for a while to let everything "air out." Outside of that, offering teething toys and wearing an amber necklace is about all we have on our offensive line for teething.
What have you done to help your poor mini-me during the teething stage? How long can we expect this to last? Any tips, tricks or helpful information is much appreciated! We head to his four month appointment next week, where I'm sure I'll learn everything I've been doing is "all wrong" but in the interim, I'll do whatever works and take any and all advice from my fellow mama's or ladies who care for little ones!