I'm not sure what kind of advice I'm looking for. My 22 month old is teething. He has 4 teeth coming in, and they are coming in very slowly. He's been fussy for pretty much the last year. Seems like he's always got some teeth on the way, and for some reason they take forever to get there. Anyway, he's decided that he wants to nurse all night long. If I try to get it out of his mouth, or he wakes up, then he needs to nurse. If I try to tell him "no" then he throws a total tantrum, cries and screams, even sits up in bed and points to the door and says "Da Da!!" (DH sleeps with my 4 yr old in the other room.) He wakes up very easily so even if I can get it out of his mouth, he usually wakes up a minute later, and back in it goes. I've had some success in the past with telling him "no" and he's been okay with that, and he's rolled over and gone back to sleep, but he's decided that he's not going to do that anymore. I've given him dye free motrin a couple of times, and that does help, but I really HATE giving him medicine. This isn't helping the fact that I'd like to get pregnant again soon (although some days I'm sure I don't want to have anymore.) I'm thinking that I might just have to ride it out until he's not in as much pain. However, with my luck, his 2 yr molars will start coming in. So if anyone has suggestions, let me know!!
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2/1/05 at 2:17am