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?


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....

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.