Sunday, June 8, 2008

Teething Question

So, as I said, Rock has been working on some new teeth. Here he is using his tongue to help him teethe.
Although he looks like just a regular old happy boy in this picture, if you look at in a bigger format you can see a little blood on his tongue. In the picture below, the blood is on his lips. Which brings me to my question. Whenever Rock starts a new tooth, his gums get REALLY swollen and deep purple. Then all of a sudden they bleed a little bit and the tooth breaks through.
This time, I caught it just as it started (in these pictures) and was able to go get a washcloth to clean him up. When I touched his gum with the washcloth a piece of it fell off. I assume this is what happened with his other teeth and that's why he bled. Anyway, so my question is, HAS THIS HAPPENED TO ANYONE ELSE? How can I help this poor little boy? He seems to be a little less grumpy after the tooth bleeds and comes through the gum, but I'd like to prevent this process if possible with the rest of his teeth. Any advice?

3 comments:

Nick, Annie, Aiden, Sophie and Clip said...

Poor Rock. I have never heard of such hard-core teething...but then, those are some pretty big teeth to cut! No wonder his poor little gums are being torn up! :(
All I've ever used is that Orajel baby stuff. And tylenol....
~annie

Michele said...

We've never had that either. I think Annie's suggestion is good--Tylenol, for sure.

Beck said...

I loved Camilia for teething! Charlotte had the worst time with her teeth, and this seemed to soothe her.

http://www.amazon.com/Boiron-Homeopathic-Medicine-Teething-Single-Use/dp/B000FKJUBK