My older son popped out his baby teeth with nary a whimper, but every time my second son starts to get a new little chomper, he turns into a major drama king, all moans and groans and overstated flailing of limbs and rending of garments. We have our medicinal helpers of choice, but I always feel like I should also give him something to chew on. The problem is I'm not sure what.
He doesn't really like the frozen rings we have that are made especially for teething (because of course not), and he usually ends up works his gums against, well...anything else--books, toys, his fingers, the sock he just pulled off his foot. As a parent, I've come to understand the importance of embracing the motto "Hey, whatever works," but I'd still rather he not chew on his dirty socks.
There are just so many teething items out there: frozen teethers, all-natural wooden teethers, teething toys, teething necklaces (for both baby and mom), teething biscuits, plastic coverings to keep babies from taking out their teething frustations on their crib rails...Women of a certain generation will say just throw the kid a frozen washcloth and let him figure it out, but so far that hasn't been the magic fix for us.
What did your babies teeth on?
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