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Baltic baby

Posted by Christine on April 10, 2013 in Uncategorized |

We’ve hopped onboard the Baltic amber teething necklace train. Don’t judge, I’m not going all witch doctor here. In a nutshell, it’s believed that Baltic Amber contains Succinic Acid and when it is heated against the skin it releases an all natural analgesic (that means ‘pain relief’ people) which helps to ease pain from newly sprouting teeth.

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From all my research online, these are all the rage in Europe. Kinda like tea and biscuits. I’m not normally a homeopathic medicine person, but here is the thing lady….Rory takes a seemingly endless time for a tooth to break his gum line. We can see the top portion, right below the surface of his gum, but the thing plays peekaboo for so long you would thing it was Janet Jackson’s nipple having a wardrobe malfunction. The FCC has slapped us with so many fines repeatedly now I’m just ignoring them.

He is currently working on cutting his third tooth and this has been going on for 3 weeks. My happy go lucky baby has turned into a very whiney, hand chomping kid who seems to be unable to be soothed or comforted in any way. He is not happy being held or playing on the floor and will only stay in the jumper for 0.00003 milliseconds before full on banchi mode is enacted.

Normally, we can put him to bed at night and know that he will sleep till nearly 7 am without waking. This has been his routine since he was 2 months old. The past few weeks he has been waking at all hours of the night; grossly obscene hours….hours that should only be seen by people consuming alcoholic beverages!!

We tried teething toys and ibuprofen, but even those had little effect on Rory’s overall mood. Oh internet, you ask what I did with Cardin? When Cardin teethed we used Hylands teething tablets. These small homeopathic tablets dissolved on contact with her salvia and were a combo of natural ingredients that relieved the restlessness and irritability from teething. They worked wonders and she loved them. They were like infant crack. And then they got recalled because of the irregularity in the ingredients in each tablet. Awesome!

Listen lady, instead of poisoning my kid this time around, I thought we’d try the necklace. He has only had it a couple days so it’s hard to notice much difference yet, but last night there was not a peep from his room till 6:45am. Progress??

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