I have a happy baby. I'm not sure if you know that.
He smiled when he was just a wee wisp of a person, and laughed before he was a month old.
I even made a video about him smiling when he was a month old.
People comment all the time about what a good-natured, happy little guy he is.
Kid. Is. Happy. (I'm not bragging, as we obviously just got lucky. We won the baby lottery.)
So, we were understandably so frustrated we wanted to rip our hair out when Gabe started
teething a month ago. He suddenly wouldn't sleep, wouldn't smile, was grumbling, and wanted to
gnaw our faces off. We were all, "Huh? Who? What? WHERE IS OUR HAPPY BABY!?"
His normal bedtime routine results in him sleeping from about 7 until 11pm, then waking up and
eating before we go to bed.
While he was teething? He'd wake up FOUR TIMES before 11pm. FOUR. TIMES. (And then he
pretended to be like a newborn and wake up all night long.
So, I understandably felt the need to purchase every item related to teething pain relief there is. I
mean, can you buy your baby's happiness back? I wanted to. Oh, yes I did. Teething was sucking
the happiness out of my sweet baby, and as a result, ruining my life.
When BlogHer sent an email about trying Baby Orajel® Naturals , I believe I might have scared
them away with how eager I was, "YES PLEASE ZOMG, I NEED TO TRY EVERYTHING IN
A DESPERATE ATTEMPT TO GET MY BABY AND SANITY BACK."
|Is this how you use it?|
Plus, natural? That's sort of up my alley. I like that it is free of benzocaine, alcohol, and dye.
And I like that it had the potential to save my life. Or, make Gabe feel better. Same thing.
I tried it first, just because I like to know how things taste/work before giving them to my baby.
Just a tiny little dab. It wasn't super sweet and it definitely had the same numbing power as
benzocaine. Win. I squeezed a little on a baby toothbrush (my secret weapon for successfully
applying Baby Orajel® Naturals), and stuck it on his gums. I don't know if you've ever given a baby
Orajel® , but the faces they make are hilarious.
Happily, though, the Baby Orajel® Naturals provided poor little Gabe some relief and allowed me
to get some sleep (a few hours, anyway. He is still a baby, after all).
We've finally pulled through teething and our happy little baby is back:
|Now, with teeth! Crooked teeth, oddly enough.|
To enter a drawing for a $100 BABIES “R” US giftcard (that's a whole lot of baby teething
products you could buy!), answer me this:
When it comes to teething, how do you naturally soothe your baby?? (I'm already gearing
up for his second set of teeth. And am already nervous about it. Eeep.)
OR, if you don't have a wee one, do you think baby smiles are cuter with a few teeth or just
toothess little gums?
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Now, I just need something to help with the crying and sleep loss that have resulted from Gabe's
learning to crawl. Please?