Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Teething problems

This picture sums Miss E up at the moment. Every toy/muslin/finger/piece of clothing goes straight in her mouth. These plastic butterflies from the babies' playmat are her current favourite thing to chew, but she's not quite learnt that if she pushes it too far into her mouth, she gags. I know I shouldn't laugh - but it is actualy cute when she does it.

I've tried frozen carrot sticks wrapped in clingfilm (as suggested by the health visitor - see past post), and Young Daddy came home with some teethers that go in the fridge but E and A don't seem that keen on either of those. The other suggestion from the health visitor was teething granules, and these have gone down a storm with Mr A. He starts licking his lips as soon as he sees the sachet come out of the box. Goodness knows if the granules are actually doing anything, but if they keep him happy for a few minutes I'm not going to question it!


  1. Awwwww! Your twins are so gorgeous - how nice having a boy and a girl too. Part of me wishes I had twins - twice as hard, but twice as rewarding I'm sure! My daughter is 17 months now, and didn't get her first tooth until she was 11 months old. She didn't really take to any teethers - I must have brought her at least 10 different types, from liquid-filled rings, to hard plastic keys, and even something that looked like a toothbrush with rubber bristles. She's actually just getting her last big molars now, and has started chewing the heck out of her own fingers, or mine if I get too close!

  2. I've tried those teething granules in the last week as well. I have no idea whether they do anything (I haven't tried them myself, but I have tried the teething gel!) but my little girl seems to calm down as soon as I open a sachet so I'm not going to question it!

  3. Try Ashton and Parsons teething powders. Work like magic with my baby and the toddler loved them too. x


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