When my daughter first started to get teeth, I immediately called our pediatrician for advice. I didn’t want to see her in pain so I wanted to know what to do before she even experienced it.
She was a pretty easy at first. She would have a fever frequently, but nothing that Tylenol and a nap couldn’t handle. She did, and still does, love chewing on everything, but she didn’t cry much at all. One night, I stuck my finger in her mouth to chew on and I could actually feel the tooth. You couldn’t see anything so everyone thought I was crazy. That is everyone except her preschool teacher. I got a picture from her saying that Kayleigh was showing her teeth off at everyone! It was so exciting that I ran around the office showing everyone the picture even though you still couldn’t see the tooth.
The second tooth came in before I even knew it. She didn’t have many more fevers and she was handling it like a champ. I didn’t even know she had another tooth until she bit me and left a mark! It was so exciting to see that second tooth and know that she was that much closer to being able to eat real food.
Now, I’m just waiting for more teeth. She chews on everything and slobbers a lot, but not as much as she used to. I’m so excited for all these new discoveries.
-Trying not to go crazy,