Oh hey, I'm still here. I may have over booked & over exerted myself over the past two weeks, and I am paying for it. Today was the first day in over two weeks that we did not have company or I wasn't traveling. I'm just a bit exhausted. But the bigger issues are my pink eye (ugh) & mild case of mastitis (double ugh). And with all that fun going on, we are in the land of teething. Rough times all around.
There is still not a tooth in sight, but I can tell the little guy is hurting. Plus the drool is absolutely outrageous. So before I can fully collect my thoughts and get back into some regular blogging, let's talk teething! Finn is putting everything & anything (seriously a n y t h i n g) in his mouth right now, so I had to up my game. I swear babies know what are their "toys" and what is some random item that really shouldn't go in their mouth, and they always choose their latter. So options are important! Let me break it down...
The Teethers: Here's what Finn is working with these days. Sophie (4) is obviously the classic. The Lifefactory rings (1) are the most easily manipulated by little baby hands. Chew beads (6) are convenient since they are worn by mom. However, I think I need a new teething necklace that perhaps is a tad more fashionable. The HABA Snake (5) is simply an adorable & fun toy that duals as a teether. I could seriously buy all the HABA toys; I just love them so! The rabbit ears (2) are perfect for dipping in water and then placing in the freezer, as is the star Aden + Anais teether (3). I'm loving our current collection, but don't be surprised if I add some
munch mitts into the mix soon!
The Bibs: I used to hate bibs. They can really destroy the whole look of an outfit the second you put one on. But they also happen to be a necessity. I'm loving the bandanna/handkerchief style. My favorites are from grey + gingham, and are by far the most stylish! I believe they are about to launch their Fall line, so look out for that! I'm also eyeing some other options, like these
black & white beauties.
The Remedy: Teething is rough; the struggle is real. And while I'm very against most of the tablets & gels that numb the mouth and are full of nasty ingredients, I do use one homeopathic option. Camilia was recommended to me by a few of my more natural minded mama friends, and I swear that I notice a difference in Finn. I also totally believe in the placebo affect. So regardless, I'm calling this stuff a win!
Tonight, you'll find my washing a load of bibs while also shopping for new ones!