Sunday, January 13, 2008


Fritter is getting all four eye teeth (you know, the pointy ones) in at once. He has not been napping well because of it. I don't think he's had a nap longer than twenty minutes for about 4 days now. He wakes up crying and is only happy when he's in my arms. This makes getting other things done very difficult at best. Getting him to sleep at night has also taken a turn for the worst, and even then, he has been waking up about twice before morning. Last night he woke up at around 2:30, and it took us until about 3 to get him back to sleep.

Poor little guy. On top of teething (or maybe because of it?) he has been vomiting a little bit now and then. Not really enough to make him even notice it, but enough to make him smell like he just climbed out of the latrine. I hope this passes soon. I've tried giving him the Baby Orajel to numb things up until a dose of Infant Tylenol kicks in, but even that doesn't seem to work. I don't usually like giving him stuff, but the poor boy is in pain.

As for the vomiting, I'm thinking it is because of the teething. I could be wrong, but he's eating ok and acts fine when he is awake and with me. I suppose it could be a small virus or something. I'm just going to have to keep an eye on it.

So, any of you have any tried and true remedies for teething?


Anonymous said...

No tried and true remedies, just sympathy 17 mo. old is cutting all four molars. Naps are good, but he wakes up several times at night and won't go back to sleep. This is my fourth time going through this and I don't remember it being this bad with the others. Have you tried Motrin? Sometimes it works better (kicks in quicker and lasts longer). Sometimes I give Tylenol and then if it doesn't seem to be working I'll give Motrin 2 hours later. I hope this passes quickly for both of you!


Michelle said...

I recommend Hyland's Teething Tablets (google them). You might find them at the local drugstore, but more likely you'll see them at a natural foods store or any place that sells homeopathic supplies.

I don't like giving my kids drugs either, but if nobody is getting any sleep, then ibuprofin is a merciful blessing.