Anyone else have a really crabby LO working on molars?
Claire has refused everything but fruit and couple crackers for 2 days but will suck on ice in her mesh feeder like its candy. Also nursing a ton to make up for not eating, so much that she has breastfed type poop back! I can't wait for these things to be through.
Isn't it funny how it varies so much from kid to kid? Even within one kid it can be so unpredictable when their next tooth will be, how long it takes to cut through once the tooth appears, and whether it's just one or couple teeth at same time.
Have you had to deal with biting yet? It's happened a couple times to me, however I don't think DS has done it to any one else yet thankfully. The couple times it happened were on my shoulder/upper arm when I was holding DS or on my leg when I was sitting on floor with him. I told him no sternly and pulled him away. I just hope he stops and never does it to anyone else...I would be mortified
It's funny that you mention biting because Claire tried to bite my shoulder tonight. This is the 3rd time she has done that since she got teeth but all 3 were in similar situations that I think we're just too overwhelming for her and it was a cry for attention. Tonight she was hungry and way overstimulated and overwhelmed by too many people while we were at a party and she was crying and signing non stop for milk and I was trying to get out the room to where I could nurse and it would be quieter but got stuck by a wall of people and it was like she just had enough and nipped at my shoulder. Almost like a dog would do. I just told her no and that it hurt mommy and she stopped. I pray I don't ever have to deal with her biting other people or kids.
On another note, that is really cool that she can sign for milk. DS shows recognition of the milk sign and gets excited when he sees it but doesn't sign it to us. He signs "all done" when he is done eating and sometimes when he wants to be done with bath (though more often he just tries to start climbing out of the tub). What I really want him to learn is "more". Similar to milk, he recognizes when we sign more, but just hasn't been able to do it back yet. He kind of uses a one handed "all done" sometimes to indicate he wants more which causes some confusion for us ("Does he want more? Or was he really signing he is finished?"). Believe me, he lets us know if we choose the wrong one We are using others signs from the Baby Signing Time but I haven't been as consistent with using the other signs each day.
Ryan had just the top and bottom two incisors and was working on his 3rd and 4th top tooth for a long time. We could see them slooooowly come down over a period of about 4 weeks. Not too much discomfort associated with them though. And today DH noticed he popped a molar without us noticing!! There's a gap between his front teeth and the molar... I thought they would all come in adjacent to each other. He has been fussing about solids but he is a poor solids eater at the best of times and also had a cold so I didn't think much of it.
Wow lots of teeth across the board What are folks doing for dental hygiene right now? We've been using a baby soft toothbush with baby toothpaste (I think the Aquafresh brand) every night around bathtime. Some nights the quality of brushing is not great because DS tries to chew the brush instead of letting me brush properly, but he doesn't seem to mind it at least.