Who knew GUMS could inflict such pain???
(Most moms, I am sure)
Last night, Logan was NOT eating, and yet was crying whining fussing like nobody’s business. With his new grabbiness, he reached out, took me by the thumb, and JAMMED my appendage into his mouth.
And wow that kid is a crocodile!
It took less than a minute before the combination of gum-strength and saliva had worn down the area around my nails into a horrendous dry-thumb/hangnail combo.
My first thought was “do babies even start teething at four months?”
Second thought: WOW how has my wife been tolerating this for the past 4 months? #WonderWoman
As I endured the chaffing, I couldn’t help but think about my boys as well. They’ve been sucking on their hands for the past week; are they in need of some cocoa butter?
Thankfully we did have two teethers already, from meeting the fine folks at Benir Baby at the last baby show we attended. The problem is logistics.
Apparently you aren’t supposed to “freeze” teethers anymore (this is why you never take safety advice from my opinion blog fyi).
Even a great teether like Benir, well cooled in the fridge, tends to warm up within a few minutes of being the single focal point of baby’s energies.
Hence, my wife‘s text today:
The logic of “we have a teether for each baby” just doesn’t hold up, even when using water-filled cooling teethers.
Also, our particular choice of teether led us to find that for their current age the… Dragonfly?… isn’t functional because they can’t quite grasp that one as easily as the rounded Lady Bug.
(In a fight tho, my money is on Mothra)
Thankfully Benir makes a three-pack, and of the plump, round varieties. With a FEW of these three-packs, plus the expedient joys of Amazon Prime in a major metropolitan area, we should be set.
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