There is nothing, nothing, like the cry of a baby in pain. It causes all the maternal anxiety to rise up in a fervent hunt for answers, treatments and remedies.
The question of, “how do I help my baby?” keeps a multitude of mothers awake at night… (well, that and the actual crying baby – they keep us awake too). Mothers intrinsically want to do everything in their power to help ease a baby’s pain, whether the cause is a fever or a boo-boo or the dreaded nightmarish developmental stage of teething.
I’m Kristen, a contributor here at 5 Minutes for Mom, and a mother to two little boys.
Not every child experiences a maximum amount of pain while teething. Some children seem to pass through the inauguration of cutting teeth with fairly few tears. Unfortunately, both of my boys were so uncomfortable during their early teething stages that they moaned and chewed on their hands until they bled.
I have tried all the things to help ease their pain – everything from homeopathic remedies to pain reliever and teething toys aplenty.
My husband and I have an arsenal of supplies that we turn to when it comes to teething, and we rotate them over and over in an effort to keep the pain level to a minimum and the interest of our babies piqued.
My 9-month old Daxton recently had 4 teeth come in within a 2-week period – he howled almost the entire time. Gratefully, we were introduced to the Polly Pineapple teether during that timeframe, and I’m excited to share about this amazing little apparatus that is our new teething go-to.