09-23-2013 12:13 PM
Between ages 1 and 3, a child will grow his/her full set of 20 teeth! As I've found with my daughter, each new tooth seems to bring it's own set of issues with it. We've had excessive drooling, a face rash, mild temperature, and my least favorite - the waking up every hour because her gums hurt. Sometimes the paci helps, but other times it get spit out and thrown across the room. We've dosed her with Tylenol a couple of times when she couldn't sleep, but we try to keep medicine as a last resort. Most of the teeth are in now, but we still have a set of molars that will come sometime in the next 6 months.
Any advice to help soothe sore gums or good distraction techniques? Tell me what's worked for you and your tots.