Teething, Ugh!

06 Dec

Baby J is teething and I mean really teething.  He has 4 teeth coming in at the same time.  Everything has been pretty good up until this past week.  We now have 6-8 dirty diapers a day (not including any wet ones!) so cloth diapering is on hold! We also now have occasional spit-ups. And to top that off he has absolutely refused to eat anything on a spoon for about 4 days now.  He will eat cheerios and yogurt melts but that is really about it.  In a nut shell- he feels miserable. And according to the doctor, this is all normal for a teething baby and will probably last 1-2 weeks. 😦

Last night around 1:30am I woke up to hear him moaning in bed. He was on his hands and knees rocking back and forth and just moaning.  I figured it was his gums hurting.  Normally I would leave him alone if he isn’t crying but mother’s instinct told me to go get him.  Once I picked him up and went ahead and changed his diaper he threw up, poor little guy.  Yet he was SO happy once he threw up.  It actually looked like spit up but I will classify it as throw up as it had been over 6 hours since he ate.  So my happy little boy drank some water and went back to sleep.  He doesn’t seem sick or act sick or look sick! Which I am so happy about. I am blaming everything on the teething.

Feeding him baby food has become this huge challenge in the past few days.  If I do get around him slapping the spoon down and get the food in his mouth, he cries; literally cries and big tear drops form and I can see this look in his face of “mommy, how could you?” *sigh*  So we may have to put the baby food/puree on hold for awhile and just eat puffs, cheerios, and yogurt melts at breakfast lunch and supper.  He IS getting all his nutrients from his bottles so I am not worried.  I’m just impatient for him to feel like himself again!


Posted by on December 6, 2011 in Uncategorized


4 responses to “Teething, Ugh!

  1. Merrsidotes

    December 6, 2011 at 11:02 am

    He won’t starve, but it’s always disconcerting when they won’t eat. Have you tried those mesh feeders? Goober loved frozen blueberries in one of those when his teeth hurt. It’s not a lot of calories, but it is vitamins and it helps the gums. Helpful hint: strip him down! Blueberry juice is not kind to clothes 😦

    • mytimeathome

      December 6, 2011 at 11:33 am

      Thanks! I haven’t tried the mesh feeders yet. I need to buy one though because you are the second mom to mention them. I bet he would love it.

  2. Rebekah

    December 6, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Have you tried teething tablets, motrin or frozen fruits in the mesh feeders? This weeks post from Parents magazine was about teething, and it suggested the items above along with pieces of popsicle or frozen seedless fruit. You should check out their website, you will see that pain reliever is highly suggested if the little guy is getting upset stomach, runny diapers, not eating, etc. Those are all signs that he is not managing the pain very well.

  3. mytimeathome

    December 7, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Yeah, we use the teething tablets and then use motrin every once in awhile but we prefer to use tylenol if we medicate. The worse he feels the more he insists on nothing go in his mouth so it’s a fight to get him to even try to chew on something but we are trying! Thanks for the advice!


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