Hello dear sweet Mamas...
I'm feeling very tired with 2 painful canker sores on my tongue and I can barely eat, talk, swallow, or drink, I mean, I can do those things, but with much effort. I really need supportive caring kind friends right now. Is there a forum dedicated to raising a child, specifically a toddler in a holistic balanced manner or is a good percentage of the dear sweet Mamas here holistic-minded, anti-big pharma, anti-vaccines, etc? I ask this because I'm going crazy with my teething little 1, who is now 21 months. Wow, so exhausting...I mean, I love him dearly, he's my beautiful wonderful sweet adorable baby boy, but he screams like a banshee and I just want to cry, cover my ears, and hide under the covers.
I'm treating his teething with Hyland's teething tablets, I put the gel on the nipple of his bottle, I put some organic chamomile essential oil on a qtip and try to get some onto his gums and I apply some to the outside of his cheek, which he likes...he's so very cute...he tries to grab the qtip and when I put the qtip in his mouth, he bites on it very hard...I have several teething toys I give him...I need to remember to freeze them, but there are moments when he has a fit, screams and cries, and shakes his head and the moment I hand them to him or put them in his pack and play bed, he immediately, throws them with all his might outside, and I have to take cover because I never know where he's going to throw them. I put the tablets in his mouth and I don't even try to massage them into his gums because he'll bite my finger, which he's done too many times and ouchie, it was very painful...yikes...he's got teeth. Is this what other Mamas do?
I also give him a little chamomile tea to soothe him and help him sleep and I need to buy more wash cloths and freeze them, but I need to know...what else do you use, dear sweet Mamas, that help your little 1s? I even distract him and tickle him and play with him, which he likes, but it doesn't last long. He seems to be becoming more willful and stronger and it seems that he's reached another milestone, but not sure which...I'd give anything to resume breastfeeding him again and it's a very long painful story as to why I'm not able to...but I'm seeking help from a local LLL leader or lactation specialist...I've read that the teething can last easily into age 3...is this true and Mamas...what do you do when your dear sweet little Angel Cherub screams like a banshee and you're ready to run to the moon?
He's soothed by his bottle with non-dairy milk in it and a little chamomile tea in it. It's the sudden nerve-shredding screams that really make me cry...oh and his amber necklace, which he wears on his ankle under his flannel onesie...I need to cleanse it under a Full Moon...but I've read about Mamas who swear by it...and I'm wondering...would he be much worse if he wasn't wearing it? I'm certainly not doubting its effectiveness...I'm very much a believer, but there are times when I'm wondering if it's working...but maybe he would be much worse? Do you Mamas ever put Hyland's gel on your nipples or another natural soothing gel to protect your nipples from your baby's teeth? I read on Kelly Mom that breastfeeding can be done even when your baby has a mouth full of teeth and I need to know how this is possible. I really need a vacation or at least, a restful break. Thank you for listening. I appreciate all the caring kind support I receive.