Ugh, teething. That horrible stage in a baby’s life where they make the transition from adorable little gummy creatures to red cheeked, grouchy beings with fangs. I am not ashamed to admit that I HATE teething, it is the worst thing about the baby days; give me sleep deprivation over a day stuck in the house with a shrieking teething baby any day. I understand that having their gums tortured by spiky little milk teeth isn’t exactly a load of laughs for babies either and I’m sure if my boy could talk he would tell me that he friggin hates teething too. If you haven’t guessed it already, Alex is teething (duh) , he has one little tooth at the bottom of his mouth but no matter how much he chomps on his little fist, no more teeth have made an appearance yet. These past few weeks haven’t exactly been baby bliss with my little one feeling the full of effects of teething and to take out some of my frustrations I have decided to write down all things I hate about
stupid f***ing teething, in true 10 things I hate about you (best film ever?) style. If your baby is teething too, I am sure you can relate.
10 things I hate about teething
I hate the way you make him cry
And the way he screams and shrieks
I hate the way there’s not much I can do
But just kiss his hot rosy cheeks.
I hate the way you stop him smiling
And the way you make him so sad
I hate you so much it makes me upset
It even makes me mad.
I hate the way you make him dribble
And that you sometimes make him hot
I hate it when you stop him from sleeping
Even worse when you cover him in snot.
I hate that I can’t make you stop
And the fact you’re not going away
But mostly I hate that you’re hurting my baby
every second and every minute of every day.
Ok, so I am not sure if that’s actually 10 things or not but they are definitely the worst part of teething. Other things I hate are the fact all Alex’s clothes get soaked from dribble and that he gets nappy rash when his teeth cut through. Oh, and I hate that teething makes Alex either want to breastfeed all day or just not eat at all. Maybe I should have written 100 things I hate about teething?
We have been through so many teethers, gels and granules and, short of dosing him on the really bad days with calpol, there’s really not much that helps. Is your little one teething? Have you got any suggestions on how I can make this process as comfortable for Alex and as stress free as possible for me? Leo got all his teeth really quickly and he didn’t seem to suffer but with Alex it is a different story. I would love to hear your experiences of teething and any tips you may have for me.
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