My gorgeous Little Mr has been teething for a good few weeks now. His hand is always in his mouth and the amount of dribble one small baby can produce is incredible!
Imagine my surprise after an awful nights sleep (possibly due to the unbearable heat in our hotel room, a different routine and unfamiliar surroundings) that when I gave Little Mr a kiss goodbye on Friday morning I noticed a little sliver of white poking out of his mouth. Yes. A tooth. My Little Mr has cut his first tooth. It’s on the bottom gum right at the front and I didn’t see that one coming. I’ve been watching his upper gums as I can see teeth under the surface but didn’t spot that one at all. No wonder he’s been a bit grumpy!
In the space of a day and a half, the toothypeg has already come through quite a bit and I’m glad to say that today Little Mr has been quite chilled out and back to his usual self. He’s drunk a bit more than the last few days too so I’m pleased with that.
We’ve got several teethers for Little Mr to use but he doesn’t put them in his mouth much. He’d much rather have a hand or his bib in there instead. We have put a couple of toys filled with gel in the fridge to see whether the coolness of the toy would help but he hasn’t took to it yet. He does prefer fridge cold milk too. I guess it’s nice and cooling on his gums.
I’m well stocked up on teething granules, teething gel, good old calpol and liquid ibroprufen (obviously I don’t use them on him all at once) but so far we’ve got through the screams with calpol and granules. I’m sure it’s only going to be a matter of time now until the others start popping through which will be… fun!