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Mum Vs Teething Baby! 5 Things You Need!

 

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Teething! Brace yourselves!!

Fraser is 19 weeks old now and most definitely teething! Drowning in dribble! Lots of grizzles. Rosy cheeks. A not so smiley Bubba! Well I have compiled a small list of things I recommend you have to hand when you have a teething Baby!!

 

1.  Toys to chew on!!

sophie la girafe

We have a Sophie the Giraffe teether toy which Fraser has taken a real shine to. He smiles when he sees her face! It is very cute! He has no qualms about shoving her head in his dribble filled face and chowing down! Its a great toy as it is easily washable and very durable. These are so popular and I can see why. We have a few other teething toys too, including fabric toys with chewable plastic sections for teething. Sophie is by far Frasers favourite though. Have PLENTY of teething toys available for baby. They can actually soothe the gums and gently help the teeth to break through when ready.

teething toy

2. Plenty of Bibs/ Muslin Cloths

Now when I was pregnant with Fraser I bought a packet of 3 Muslin cloths. Then I bought some more, then when he was born I got another pack! Muslin overload? Too much? God no! I am so glad I bought as many as I did especially as Fraser has colic and reflux! They have been an absolute saviour! I never used these with my older children but I could make do with just bibs for them as they were never sick! Come to think of it I don’t remember them dribbling as much as Fraser does either. Muslin cloths are a MUST have!! I have 2 in my changing bag at all times. Fraser does wear a bib some of the time but I do prefer Muslins. Dribble bibs are definitely good to have too. In fact I don’t think you could have too many of those either.

 

3. Spare Clothes

These you’d probably have with you anyway incase of a leaky nappy or poo explosion! Don’t you just love those?! Eww! Maybe pop in an extra set just incase. I have found Fraser has been soaking through bibs, then t-shirt/ sleep suit  and vest. Honestly I cannot emphasise enough how much dribble comes out of my child! Definitely pack extra, it is better to have too much than not enough!

teething baby

 

4. Teething Gel

Teething gel is another definite MUST have item! There are a few out there but we have found that Dentinox the most effective for Fraser. We actually used this with our other two children too. It can be reapplied if necessary every 20 minutes. Others which must be a bit stronger can only be applied every 3 hours. It must be so painful for them when those teeth are coming through. This gel definitely relieves a bit of the pain for our Bubba. I take it with us wherever we go. There are powders and granules too for teething, I’ve never used them personally as discovered the gel first and that works well for us.

teething gel

 

5. Nappy Rash Cream

Now I know this sounds like an odd one but Sudocrem is great if they get sore from dribble. Fraser manages to get dribble right underneath his chin. Right in a fold of chub. It can get really red and sore and I just put a bit of sudocrem on and it is right as rain! Sudocrem is magic cream to me! It can be used for so many different things and works wonders.  Again this is probably something you’d have with you most of the time anyway so it’s just an added bonus that it can help with soreness too.

 

What are your must-haves for a teething baby?

 

 

 

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Baby is 4 Months Old

 

 

Fraser is now 4 months old! WOW!!

 

The colic/reflux and tongue/lip tie has got no further really. We had a referral from our Health Visitor for a lip/tongue tie assessment. That wasn’t hugely successful as we were told he does have tongue tie but it isn’t severe enough to do anything about plus he is over the 16 week threshold so if it needed doing he would have to be put under anaesthetic to do so. The nurse we saw at this appointment also thinks he has tummy issues and chased up our Paediatric Appointment. We have a date… 22nd September. So a fair wait but I just hope it is productive when it does come around. We already feel like we have been thrown from pillar to post. Fingers crossed!

 

 

Fraser is now drinking 8oz bottles every 4 hours. He has 4 in  day and sleeps 10-12 hours through the night!! How marvellous is that?! We are so very blessed to have had 3 children who sleep well.

 

Last Friday at 17 weeks exactly he weighed 17b 12oz. So he has gained which is good as he had started to lose weight. He is on 95th percentile and is doing really well weight wise. He is now mostly in 6-9 month clothing too! The 3-6  months wardrobe is getting a bit snug.

 

 

There are a few toys that he has taken a shine to. A rattle giraffe that he can get his chubby little hand around and shake the life out of.  A playmat/gym that has entertained all 3 of our children now. It is 15 years old now and still in fab condition! I didn’t realise we still had it until Ed was up in the loft not long after Bubs was born. He loves having a sleep on there as well as batting all the hanging toys around!

 

 

Frasers personality is really starting to shine through. He’s such a happy smiley bubba. He honestly brings such joy! We have had  one successful roll over from back to belly and he keeps trying bless him but gets frustrated when the arm underneath him gets in the way. The voice has been found too! Lots and lots of screeching and shouting! It is most amusing!

 

The teething has started too so we should take out shares in Bonjela and Dentinox gel as well as Muslin cloths and bibs!! Fraser is a dribble monster! His hands are always in his mouth! Nom nom!

 

So Fraser is doing really well, he is a happy chappy and brings lots of love and laughter to our lives!! I’m thinking ahead already to christmas and thinking that he may be crawling by then and the christmas tree may sound more time on the deck than upright and it will be a game of pull the baubles off the tree! Haha! I cannot wait! Baby’s first christmas! So exciting!!

 

Check back next month for our 5 Month update!!