I noticed the signs of teething weeks ago. Then on DDs 3 month birthday I saw three coming in on the bottom. Two days later I saw two on the top. I think there is one more trying but hasn't come through yet. I put her amber teething necklace on her when I noticed the drooling. That is all I have given her. A couple of times a day she will eat her fist and chomp on her fingers but that it is. She won't take a teething ring. Oh, and NONE of the teeth are in the front. She's completely not following protocol here. LOL
Lucas is definitely teething. He is drooling like mad and loves to chew on our fingers. He is completely uninterested in the teething rings, though. I am bummed about the hylands tabs. They were great for my girls. I told DH not to get the clove stuff but maybe we will. So far he hasn't been too fussy but the chewing and drooling is getting worse and I can tell sometimes he is uncomfortable.
thanks for all of your input everyone!
Lucas has been showing signs of teething too. He'll drool and chew his hands and get really fussy. I don't think he'll get teeth soon though. I think they're just moving up toward the surface. I was planning to use Hyland's tabs as well. We got different homeopathic teething tabs called Humphries. You dissolve them in water. They seemed to help, but was sort of difficult to give him the water. So we got the Hyland's gel and it works great.
I realize this is really long- but if you're considering using an amber teething necklace, please read this! I'm on a quest to warn all the mamas I can about what happened with my dd's amber teething necklace yesterday. I was having a hard time getting her to sleep & she finally fell asleep on my legs, with her head resting near my knees. It's VERY hot here so she had no shirt on and I was wearing shorts- so her amber teething necklace was directly against my skin. She slept like that for about 45 mins. Then, last night I noticed I had several red bumps on my leg, each about the size of a mosquito bite. But they were too regularly sized and spaced to be random bug bites or anything like that. I didn't think much of it because they weren't bothering me. That is until today when at first, they were just a little sore whenever my dress or anything else brushed against them. Then they each developed a blister in the center and they are very painful, constantly. I had wondered if it might be the necklace because I knew that was right where she was laying and when we laid the necklace next to the spot it was obvious that the size & spacing of the welts matched the necklace perfectly. Apparently I have an allergy to baltic amber- which I did not realize was possible. It seems to be pretty rare- but I am not a person who is prone to allergies so I would never have thought this would happen to me. I am SO, SO grateful that this happened to me instead of my sweet little 6 month old baby girl. She has not had any negative reaction to the necklace. But when I researched the necklace, I had a hard time deciding whether or not to try it out. In the end I thought- "well, what harm can it do to try it?" If I had known that it could have caused something like this I definitely would have wanted to know. That's why I feel like I need to tell all the mamas who are thinking about trying one of these on their little babies! I'm attaching a pic- sorry it is so huge and not the greatest but you can see the little blisters that formed in each welt. Each one was a lot more red around the blister and more connected before I slathered them in benadryl cream...
My son cut four teeth before getting an amber necklace (top and bottom) and has since cut 5 more with. The difference was night and day! He was miserable, in pain, didn't sleep or eat well and drooled like crazy. The necklace helps a lot, he is now cutting molars and apart form the odd day, he is doing great! I got one from http://butter-n-honey.com and its knotted between each bead and has a safety clasp. If it gets caught on something it will break and if it breaks only one bead will come off. I would do anything to help my baby when he's in pain so I tried it and it worked!
I have never heard of an allergy before, I hope you are feeling better now!