Teething. Ugh. The crying, the drooling, the BITING. Most baby milestones are bittersweet, but teething is pretty much the pits all around. For everyone. Within a two-mile radius. Poor little muffins (and their parents and siblings and neighbors).
Even with a dab of soothing Orajel--my personal hero in all teething battles--most babies still like to gnaw on things during this magical time of weeping and gnashing. Mine is always after things he really shouldn't have in his mouth (e.g., television remotes, his brother's Hot Wheels, the cat), but we've also had some success with more traditional teething rings, you know that kind filled with some sort of space-aged gel that get nice and cold in the freezer?
We got our teething rings as hand-me-downs, and although they work well enough, I can't help wondering if we're missing out on something miraculous by not trying something new. So I'm curious: What is your baby cutting his teeth on? A frozen washcloth? A stuffed animal? A stylish handmade wooden teething block? A stick from the yard? Your nipples? (Ow.) Whiskey? (I hope not.) And will someone please tell me what's so amazing about Sophie the Giraffe, because I just don't get it.
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