Today I decided to take a sneak peek into Kitana’s mouth and I counted 15 teeth! They are popping up extremely fast. She has lost her appetite and doesn’t want me to brush her teeth. Poor baby, I am sure she is in lots of pain. I have tried a few products for pain and nothing works better than dabbing brandy on the gums for her. Many parents think I’m insane for doing that but it does help numb the gums and no it does not make her drunk. I do not give her to drink it, I wash my hand, pour a little in a cup then soak my finger in and dab it on her gums. I have done this since she was 6 months old and she’s perfectly fine.
My teething tips:
Dabbing brandy on the gums
Ashton & Parsons teething powder
This is the second best for me.
If she doesn’t allow me to put my fingers in her mouth, I use Calpol.
Cold teething ring
Let baby chew on this, it will help numb the gums. Even frozen blueberries ( for a Toddler) will work.
Your clean fingers to chew on
That is the best, let them go to town with chewing on your finger.
Take your finger and rub the gum.
Plenty of bibs
With teething comes lots of drool, make sure you always have enough bibs with you.
Mina Moo baby has a great selection of bibs, they look lovely and come in various colors.
Teething is a dramatizing experience for your little one as they not sure what is going on. The best way to help is be there and show them love! You have to be patient as each baby reacts to teething differently.
Here’s a teething timeline:
Here is a picture that shows what exactly happens in your baby’s mouth:
Here is the skull of a baby before the milk teeth fell out, very scary. Not for a sensitive person.