Annabelle started teething at 2 months. Yes. 2 months.
I blame it on the husband. He had his first two teeth pop out at 2 months.
I had to figure out teething remedies quick. I am a first time mom and in no way am I an expert but I hope some of these tips that I found & have done & am doing can help. I’ve also found some of my favorite teething toys + drool bibs and have a discount code for my readers so read on!
It’s hard for all babies when they are teething, and especially when they are as young as Annabelle was when she started. She started sleeping through the night at 5 weeks (I know, I’m sorry…don’t kill me!) and she was still doing good when she started teething. But, when you add teething to the 4 month sleep regression–it’s a mess. She was waking up a few times at night and we had been spoiled for so long that it was definitely hard.
On the really bad nights, we would give her Tylenol and she would sleep through the night. Which was pretty much every night there for a couple weeks. I figured that I want a pain reliever when I’m hurting and my baby would definitely want one too. The pediatrician had given me a nice chart for dosing instructions by weight at her 2 month check up when we told him she had started teething. It came in handy.
#2: Lots of cuddles
My girl needed lots of cuddles on her hard days. I would put her in my Solly wrap and try to get things done, but on the hard days–she didn’t want that. She wanted my arms tightly around her for most of the day and so I did just that. Sitting on the couch. Getting nothing done. I know this will be much harder when we have more than one kid. But, I had to remind myself that cleaning and everything else can wait. I gave her all the snuggles I could.
#3: Nose Frida + Saline Spray
My babe had a lot of drainage when she was teething. Having a stopped up nose is not fun for a baby, especially an already hurting & cranky teething one. I used the Nose Frida daily. You want to first spray the nose will saline spray (I use Boogie Mist) and wait a few seconds before using the Nose Frida. There’s a filter and there is NO way your baby’s boogers and snot will get into your mouth. It’s not as gross as it seems and works WAY better than any other nose sucker or bulb out there. Get one. Get your friend’s one for their baby shower. You need it.
#4: Teething Tablets
There are mixed views on Teething tablets. There are mixed views on SO many parenting things. You do you. I use teething tablets and I feel like it definitely helped/helps my girl. We use Orajel Naturals.
#5: Amber Anklet
This is right there with teething tablets on people being skeptical about them. I was too but thought I would try it. I feel like they worked for us. I went with an anklet instead of a necklace because Annabelle was still SO tiny and petite so none of the necklaces fit. The anklet would fall off too if we didn’t have a sock on. In fact, we lost it a few weeks ago 🙁 and I could definitely tell the difference in my girl when we did. I got this one.
#6: Get good teething toys + drool bibs
The above two photos were taken by Mandi Rae Photography
We sold Wubbanub pacifiers in the shop my Mom and I used to own and they were a best seller. I definitely kept a few for when I had my own little. Annabelle loves when we rub the pacy on her gums back and forth really fast and make squeaky noises. They are also so nice when babes are little because the pacifier isn’t falling out onto the floor all the time and baby can easily find it again by turning their head when they turn and lose suction on it. You can buy one here.
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I hope these teething tips & favorites help!
Do you have any teething tips and favorites? Comment below and let me know!