Molars = pure misery!
I’ve been told they aren’t fun, but seriously it’s ridiculous how horrible they are!! Some days I actually wonder who is suffering more, Baby MPB or the Adult MPB’s? Needless to say, it’s been a miserable week in our house! Needless to say, like almost all our past experiences with teething, teething is just cruel.
Also, I thought they came when children are older then Baby MPB is?! On every chart I can find on google he is too young to be getting this miserable things!
Needless to say, sleep has become a lost (and greatly missed) art form. I still don’t know how parents handle broken up sleep on a regular basis – I admire anyone who manages to survive a baby who doesn’t sleep well on a regular basis! This lack of sleep is particularly troublesome from Mr. MPB as we’ve decided I just cannot give up as much sleep as he can without getting sick. So, he’s doing 2 nights in a row and I’m doing 1. Clearly, it’s not fair. But we need to attempt to keep my immune system up because a 2:1 ration is better then a 2:0 ratio with him doing everything. (That said, one thing I know as a parent is that when a baby is awake screaming in the night, no-one in the house is sleeping regardless of who’s night it is, so neither of us are sleeping well).
These molars have made our troubles with giving Baby MPB Baby Tylenol/Advil a significant problem. He seems to have a gag reflex that as soon as we use the eyedropper and it touches his mouth he pukes. And he simply will not take any form of milk or formula if there is even a hint of medication within it. So, we’ve started trying medication in juice. I hate giving him juice – as a person who has horrible teeth I’m doing everything I can to help prevent early tooth decay, and our doctor told us no juice yet, so we were avoided it like the plague. But, we’ve now tried lacing grape juice and apple juice with baby pain relievers. Needless to say, those didn’t work.
We finally discovered that he will take pain medication if it’s in orange juice with some pulp. So, every single time he needs pain relief we began to fully relying on a few ounces of orange juice with either baby Tylenol or baby Advil in it. And of course we are making sure to brush his teeth frequently. Which he despises. Really, we are all just having a lot of fun tricking him into taking medication and then forcing him to have his teeth brushed. Until of course he started refusing the orange juice after a few days of it. Now we have absolutely no idea what to try. We are at a complete loss.
All I want to know right now is how long does it take for a typical molar to fully erupt through the gum? We can now clearly see some shiny white teeth poking through the gum line, so we know with certainty that they are coming through right now. But molars are big, and we definitely don’t see an entire tooth worth of shiny whiteness. I know it’s different for each child, but are we facing weeks of this? Or just a few more days?
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