It was only after an entire day of misery and squawking that I finally discovered what the issue was. A tooth peeking through the top of his gum.
It’s only been a week or two since his bottom teeth appeared, so I thought we might have some time off from teething for a bit, but not so. He’s in a hurry to have a full mouth of teeth.
I dosed him with Myprodol syrup and rubbed Teejel on his gums. For the record, I’m convinced Teejel doesn’t work. I remember using Vidol teething powders with The Kid, but can’t seem to find them. What other products are there that actually work? Or is it a case of grit-and-bear-it until the teething has passed?
I don’t remember having this much of a hard time of it, with my firstborn. Toffee really battles. So much so that the pain makes his whole body rigid, and he grabs whatever is closest (usually a baby towel or blanket), jams it in his mouth and shrieks. It’s actually a tad worrisome.
It’s affecting his sleep, and mine. But, as I keep telling myself, it’s not forever.
This phase too shall pass.
And in other, non-tooth-related news, Toffee can now sit. Not for very long, but we’re getting there.