Toddler teething: Round 2
Four months after getting his bottom two teeth, Levi is finally, finally teething again.
The top two middle ones are breaking through his swollen gums, and while we’re thrilled that he’s cutting more teeth (more teeth = easier to chew), it pains me to know that he’s hurting. Infant ibuprofen seems to temporarily take the edge off, but Levi has been acting irritable and fussy for most of the past several days.
At least he’s starting to regain his appetite. Last week he was on a hunger strike, and there are few things more frustrating to a (Jewish) mom than her child not eating.
To placate my sad teething toddler, I’ve been letting Levi suck on his pacifier throughout the day instead of only at naps and bedtime. Snacking on crunchy Fiddlesticks also seems to help, but I’m not sure if it’s because they are massaging his gums or just distracting him. In a moment of desperation yesterday I bought a teether feeder like this one at Babies R Us that came with a soft terry cloth bag instead of a mesh one. I’ll let you know if it helps ease Levi’s teething pain.
Levi is somewhat of a late bloomer; most of his same-age friends already have a small mouthful of teeth. Tell me, what was your baby’s teething timeline?