Teething pains

Allways with the teeth
Not Aerin, but similar feeling

Yesterday Aerin (11 months) decided it was time to pop some back teeth out. Her breath first turned atrocious, then pleasant baby became markedly unpleasant, then the vomit came, and she spent the entire day wanting to take a nap but being unable to.

Later in the day she was getting especially annoyed, and this went on until about 8pm when we dosed her with some baby meds and she managed to get to troubled sleep. She was up within three hours and managed to stay awake through multiple things until about 1:30 am which was past the second time we gave her some pain meds.

During this time I found chipped ice helped a bit, but she wasn’t really able to assist with targeted delivery so no go on that. About 1:30am we managed to get her back to bed and I believe she restlessly slept through the night.

Of course our three year old managed to fall out of bed twice and come wake me up at 5:40 which negated any chance of not having racoon eyes this morning.

Getting her into daycare the advised to put a shot glass in the freezer and whiskey her up tonight (rub it on the gums) – I’m uncertain what alcoholic corn mash would do in helping, but at this point I’d probably set her up a bar stool and start serving at 5pm.

That said, from what I’ve read teething pain generally only really lasts for a day or two, so hopefully tonight we’ll see some improvement.

Also once again, all the teether toys that help with this that we have do not seem to be the things she’s interested in playing with. Nope. sister’s pacifier, turned sideways.

Paul King

Paul King lives in Nashville Tennessee with his wife, two daughters and cats. He writes for Pocketables, theITBaby, and is an IT consultant along with doing tech support for a film production company.