Hard Core Teething
Amidst all the flu-like illnesses turned infection, our littlest family member decided to sprout a tooth! To say I was surprised is an understatement... he was still two days shy of 4 months old! I know that he isn't the youngest baby to ever get teeth, but I'm a little confused as to how to help my little guy through the teething pain.
The common answers like ibuprofen, teething biscuits, and chew toys aren't really going to work for our little guy. He's too young for ibuprofen, still only breastfed, and not coordinated enough to hold chew toys to his mouth for very long. One might mention Hyland's teething tablets, but if you look closely you'll see that they are formed mostly from a base of Lactose, which won't be helping his eczema at all.
So I will probably search out the Hyland's Gel to see if it helps. It's claiming to be "all natural" but with all the "parabens" thrown in there I do wonder. Meanwhile, besides massaging his gums myself, do you have any recommendations for young teethers? (PS -- I don't have any whiskey and I don't think I'd use it if I did!)