The baby boy is five months old (where did that time go?) and he's definitely teething. In fact, he's been for weeks now.
He doesn't really cry about it too much - except a little at bedtime. But you can tell it's happening because he's gnawing on his fingers a lot and his cheeks are quite flushed most of the time too. Plus there's a lot of dribble - oh my, the amount of dribble!
Over the past few weeks I've put together my essential kit. Here are my top three things to tackle the terrors of teething:
- Teething toys. We've got a couple of these - Max the Frog from MAM and Sophie La Girafe. Sophie is a classic - go to any baby class and at least half of the babies will have a Sophie! Max is a new one for us but is definitely a favourite. His bright colour and small size make him especially appealing to the baby.
- Dribble bibs. Self explanatory really. We go through up to five a day when it's really bad. We've got so many dribble bibs, from cheap multi packs to ones with a teething triangle incorporated.
- Teething gel. i use a lot of this (particularly at night when I'm tired and the baby has been up a few times already) and it does really seem to work. It makes my finger go numb so I'm guessing it does something to the baby's gums.
Otherwise, he's mainly using his fingers to gnaw on.
Have you found anything that works?
Disclosure: we were sent Max the Frog by MAM to try out. All views all our own.