Guess who has a vampire baby? This mama. At a mere 7-8 months, Little Miss is cutting her canines! She doesn’t have her top two teeth, but that doesn’t stop these feisty little teeth from breaking the skin and moving down into place.
Disclosure: Hope & Honeybird sent me a teether to showcase on my blog and social media for free. She’s also graciously sponsoring this giveaway. Also, I’m an Etsy affiliate who earns comission from purchases you may make.
Canines are the worst. Molars also suck. But there’s just something about those massive, sharp, pointy teeth that make a sweet innocent child into a screaming, miserable terror.
I’ll make mention now my children do not handle teething well. Some kids cut teeth without a fuss, but my children, they let you know. My life is dominated by the following occurrences
- Cranky Fussy Evenings.
- Random bouts of screaming and hysteria in the night.
- Unexplained Low Grade Fever.
- Sniffly nose that never ends.
- Early morning nipple biting.
- Constant gnawing on everything.
- Liquid diet preference.
- Sore, bleeding gums.
Two miserable teething children later, I like to think I know a thing or two about teething. Here are my tips for staying sane while cutting canines (or whatever else you have erupting thru the jaw.
How to SURVIVE Teething.
- Carafe of Coffee. Pick your mama poison because you’ll need it. If you don’t do caffeine, then maybe a bottle of wine? If alcohol isn’t the best choice for you than a chocolate bar? Maybe you get high on smoothies and kale chips? Pick those up too. Double what you think you need and just go to town. Mama staying sane and happy is key to survival.
- Drugs. I had a wise mama friend relate the pain to teething to my pain tolerance. Would I want a pain reducer while cutting teeth? Yes. Yes, I would. Don’t make those little people scream all night, give them something to cut the pain. It’s the twenty-first century, and our access to modern medicine can help everyone sleep. Advil, Motrin, or Tylenol, everyone has their special combo. Consult with your physician for your needs. #notamedicalprofessional.
- Babywearing. Teething babies are angry little things, and some soothing techniques just don’t work. Be cautious about breastfeeding a teething baby as they might just bite if they aren’t hungry. Car rides and walks in the stroller can quickly turn foul. I like to stick to the basic comfort of babywearing my cranky little people. She doesn’t wanna sleep without me holding her, but this mama has the stuff to do.
- Cold & Frozen Snacks. Nothing beats gnawing on a cold crisp stick of cucumber when your gums hurt. Mix it up and refrigerate or freeze your littles favourite foods. Cucumbers happen to be on hand and easy for little hands. Frozen wash clothes also do the trick.
- Teething Toys. They could chew on just about anything, but sometimes, I’m just a sucker for a new teething toy because it’s easy to have on hand, and I know it can go in babies mouth safely. Sophie the Giraffe is a big hit for us, but recently, this soft squishy animal wasn’t cutting it anymore. My vampire child needed something more, and that’s when she started to use our Hope & Honeybird Bunny Ear Teethers on the regular.
I can’t say I remember teething, but there must be something satisfying about sinking your tiny vampire teeth into the wood of a teething ring. Or maybe its the fun sensation of chewing on the fabric that helps distract the weary teething baby?
Nonetheless, the Hope & Honeybird Bunny Ear Teethershas quickly become a hit in my home for my little teether.
DL on Hope & Honeybird Bunny Ear Teethers
What makes the Hope & Honeybird Bunny Ear Teether amazing is being just the right size for my babies tiny hands. It’s easy for her to hold and manoeuvre within her mouth, and big enough that she doesn’t need super fine motorcycles.
Hope & Honeybird Bunny Ear Teethers are made with a 2.5″ North American Maple Hardwood pretreated with organic beeswax and olive oil. The ears are made out of cotton and looper fleece and tied onto the ring.
I admit I was very frustrated my bunny ears quickly came off. Perhaps that’s the magic? Give baby a challenge, and distract them from their discomfort? However, after some time, I was so thrilled they came off, and I could hand wash the ears in the sink and let them dry. After a few outings, and just around the house, eventually, the Teeter got dirty.
My opinion on the teether is minuet compared to Little Miss. As I mentioned earlier, it’s her go-to choice for chewing and chomping!
If you’re looking for a CANADIAN WAHM (Work at Home Mama!) to help you survive teething, then look no further. Pick up a Bunny Ear Teether from her Etsy Shop today. If not today, don’t forget to follow on Instagram & Facebook for all the updates.
It’s Time for A Giveaway.
I thought I’d jump onto a great giveaway hop for the season. Since this teething ring is just perfect for a stocking stuffer we are giving one away! Say what! Running from November 25 – 29, enter to win your choice a teething ring from Hope & Honeybird shipped to the US/CAN (and void where prohibited, you know who you are). There’s only one mandatory form of entry, but tons of bonus chances to win!
How this works is you have a chance to win one at the widget below, and then you can check out a series of other fantastic blogger giveaways in the list below that. Good Luck!