I was in denial, or maybe disbelief but, I seriously wasn’t expecting this. It looks like Sharkie is beginning to teethe. The past week he’s been super cranky. His play mat and other activities aren’t holding his attention as long as they used to and he fusses to be picked up and snuggled upright. The past 3 weeks he’s been a drool monster. Now he’s an extra drool monster, and is gnawing on everything. (my collarbone, his play mat, any appendage, the bed, anything that comes near his face really) His bibs are completely useless, they get soaked in 2.5 seconds and I have to change them so often.
I feel like it’s his life goal to get his entire hand in his mouth. I see him gnawing on his entire fist like it’s the most delicious treat ever. He’s started chomping on my nipples now! And it hurts! His lil gums aren’t exactly swollen yet, but you can feel a difference in the front lower gum area. No fever yet, and he’s not pulling at his ear.
I didn’t know this could happen so early! Then I read online at BabyCenter how many moms have babies who actually started to teeth at 2 months and cut their first teeth at 3 months! Yowza. I thought I wouldn’t have to deal with this for a couple more months. Then again, some babies are born with teeth so I guess starting to teethe at 3 months isn’t so weird.
The biting is really starting to get to me though. I break the suction and take him away from my breast and tell him “No Biting!” but I don’t think he gets it LOL. He just looks at me with a big gummy smile and shoves his fist in his mouth. He won’t take a pacifier (I’m secretly thrilled about this) but he will chew it if you hold it in his mouth for him….that lazy buggar!
I’m going to find some bpa free teethers so he can enjoy gnawing on even more things and some organic gum soother for when things seem to really get uncomfortable for him.
When did teething start for your little ones? Did you have to deal with nipple biting?