Updated: Sep 15, 2021
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a process that turns small children into sleep stealing monsters of the night. Preferential to the breast/chest feeding parent to ease their aching gums.
Punkin Butt Teething Oil has been a saving grace for our sleep when teeth start to make their appearance. I just got sick of pumping the poor kid full of Tylenol or Motrin when we weren’t sure if it was teeth or not. As he got older, it was far easier to recognize his teething signs. Full disclosure, it doesn’t necessarily work when there are a slew of teeth all coming in at once. For example, when the poor guy had 6 or more teeth giving him problems at the same time, not even a combination of Motrin and Punkin Butt Teething Oil would keep that guy asleep.
Before I started investigating more natural ways to help him with teething, I would be in for sleepless nights with an uncomfortable kiddo attached to my nipple for at least a week. It was the only thing that helped soothe him, which is not abnormal. If you are breast/chest feeding, pay close attention to how your child is latching on. You may notice he’s more concentrated on one side of his mouth attempting to get some pain relief. Watch out for biting when this happens.
Not sure if baby is teething? Here are a few types of teething babies to be on the lookout for: