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Aside from “where did he get that blonde hair?” Blake’s abundant teeth have been a hot topic on my Instagram feed since he was tiny. My answer of course has always been that I have no idea how we ended up with a tiny baby that had a mouth full of chompers but we did.
In keeping with the theory that no two children are the same, everything about Blake and his ten kajillion teeth is different than Kayla. For one thing, teething was rough. But I remember being super excited and maybe a bit sad about the first tooth since it meant he was no longer a newborn, right?
And teeth meant the start of solids and my several month obsession with pureeing a variety of organic fruits and vegetables, seeing which ones he liked and which ones he rejected. Oddly enough, he’s probably the first baby to reject bananas and avocados (say what?) but loved sweet potatoes and peas.
To this day he still doesn’t want anything to do with a banana or an avocado and that makes me think he might not really be from SoCal. Avocados are a way of life here, kid.
Are you entering the realm of teething? If so, here are a few simple things you can do to be ready for that very first tooth and what’s to follow:
- Realize that your baby’s cranky mood might be the start of a new tooth. We had fussiness, elevated temperatures and a runny nose. Teething is tough!
- Have items on hand to help. A variety of teethers including ones that can be chilled and ones with texture are helpful and soothing.
- Grab some tooth and gum cleanser like Baby Orajel’s Tooth and Gum Cleanser. You’ll want to start caring for those teeth right away. It sets a good habit for all parties involved.