My 8 month old son just got one of his upper central incisors, and the other one is coming through right now. He has been using his bottom central incisors to grind his top one to alleviate some of his discomfort. I have been gently pushing his cheeks together when I hear him do it, but he has managed to scrape a bit of enamel off the top tooth so far. I want to prevent him from further damaging his teeth, but I'm not sure how to do it. The cheek push thing only works momentarily, and he won't take teethers or pacifiers, he nurses on demand, but he bites, pretty hard (I've bleed) when he isn't actively nursing.
We cosleep, so I know he isn't doing this during the night at least, I'm a very light sleeper and would undoubtedly hear him. He is also given homeopathic remedies for pain, and if he is super irritable, I will give him conventional pain relief meds (tylenol, etc.), so the grinding is associated more with discomfort than pain.
Any suggestions on getting him to stop?
Answer by 2BlondeBabies at 8:36 PM on Feb. 12, 2011
Answer by mommy_jules at 8:46 PM on Feb. 12, 2011
Answer by Lynette at 9:07 PM on Feb. 12, 2011
for the teething pain look into getting him amber teething necklace. They work! Here are 2 companies that sell them. And they both runs sales sometimes(they post the codes to their Facebk pages) http://hyenacart.com/inspiredbyfinn/ and http://www.hazelaid.com/C_Products_Cd_Baltic_Amber.html The lighter colored the amber the more effective it is.
Answer by Lynette at 9:11 PM on Feb. 12, 2011
Answer by RentaMom at 11:00 PM on Feb. 12, 2011