Baby E is 14 1/2 months now and he’s finally getting in those pesky bottom molars.  Poor baby.  He’s started this new habit of shoving his hands in his mouth.  Sometimes he bites down too hard and cries.  🙁  Sometimes he shoves them back so far that he makes himself sick.  Yuck!  We’ve started with the “NO” as soon as we see him putting his hands in his mouth.  Then, he gets this evil smile, shoves them in further and makes himself sick.  Then we rush over to clean him up.  This is not fun.

I’ve received many suggestions for teething over the last week.  You should know that I solicited for them.  Hey, I was desperate, the kid was making himself puke a few times a day!!  Here’s my list:

  • Tylenol or Ibuprofen (Yep, I do this one.  I just don’t like to do it around the clock since the meds are liver toxic.)
  • Teether (We have a whole stash in the fridge as I type)
  • Frozen washcloth (I haven’t tried this one yet, but I put a wet washcloth in the freezer this morning so we could try it out.)
  • Frozen fruit (Actually the suggestion was for frozen mango.  I was skeptical but tried it and Baby E loves frozen mango!!!  I just cut it up into bite sized pieces.)
  • Frozen waffles (I haven’t tried this one but expect that it would work well like the mango.)
  • Toothbrush (I had forgotten about this one and a friend suggested it.  Baby E loves to chew on his toothbrush and for some reason he hasn’t tried to push it back too far – good!)
  • Rubbing a drop of whiskey on his gums. (I haven’t tried this one yet but my sister swears by it.  If nothing works and I become desperate, I will try this one.)

If your baby/toddler is having teething troubles, maybe some of these suggestions will work for you too.  I guess we parents (because it’s not just us moms) have to keep several coping tactics on the ready, just in case.  Hopefully, Baby E’s molars will make their appearance soon (please let it been soon) and he’ll be back to his happy (non-pukey) self really soon!