Baby Teeth are Everywhere

It couldn't have been more than two weeks ago when I blogged about my daughter finally getting her first tooth. I could feel it just below the surface. Not only has it popped through, (look real close and you can see it barely there in the picture??? ) but so have two others.

I feel like I've waited so long for that first tooth to pop through and now she's got three little chompers. It's amazing how fast they've appeared. Two appeared this morning (one on the top and one on the bottom) after a few days of hiding just below the gum. There are a few things I've noticed just before each new tooth appeared. I thought I'd share them with you to help you get through the teething period a little easier.

*Tired Baby: My daughter is normally good for at least 3-3.5 hours between naps, but the few days before each of her teeth broke through the gums she was extremely tired. Instead of going for her first nap around 9:30 am, she was showing sleepy signs around 8:30 am.

*Longer Naps: What are normally 1.5 hour naps (practically to the minute) turned into 2.5 or 3 hour naps the day before the new tooth appeared. For instance, on Sunday my daughter took a 2.5 hour first nap, a 1.5 hour second nap (woke up 'cause she pooped), then a half an hour later took a 40 minute nap in the stroller. Two new teeth appeared on Monday morning.

*General irritability: My daughter seemed to get slightly more fussy than normal. I can't say it was terrible, but I credit that to Hyland's Teething Tabs. I'd give them to her every four hours, at most, or whenever she'd get extremely fussy.

*Change in Poopy Diapers: I know there's debate over whether this is a sign of teething or not, but my daughter had one large very loose poop (I wouldn't call it diarrhea) the day before each tooth appeared. All other bowel movements were normal. Apparently, there's speculation the loose poop could be caused by excessive saliva caused by teething. While this may be true, my daughter has not been slobbering much, if at all.

Every baby experiences teething differently so I'd like to hear what symptoms your baby had while teething. 

Recommended Reading:

Hyland's Teething Tablets: A New Mama Must Have

Late Bloomer In the Teething Department

Motrin For Teething Pain: My Baby's Allergic Reaction

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