For the past few weeks, Olivia has been putting EVERYTHING in her mouth. Especially her fingers. We suspected teething, and when we went to the dentist for her last week, it was confirmed. Our girl is getting four more teeth. The dentist’s exact words were:
“Oh yeah, she’s definitely teething. She’ll be pretty cranky and irritable, may have an ear infection of two, will probably have food aversions and may get a few fevers…..until about December.”
You guys….Teething sucks. We’ve been trying everything we can to keep our girl comfortable but the whole “cranky, irritable” crack has slowly been killing us. We’re trying really hard to keep in mind how awful it must feel for your teeth to come out like that, especially at such a young age when you can’t really understand what’s going on. But some days are just hard…..Olivia is already such a sassy pants that some days her moodiness goes just a little overboard.
Unfortunately there isn’t much we can do, except like I said keep her comfortable, and give her lots and lots of cold things.
We’ve been giving her the pedialyte Popsicles but we decided that we wanted to start making some different variations of our own, from different fruits, without all the added sugar.
These were super simple to make and Dominic and I really love them too! All you need is a quarter of a watermelon (more or less, depending on how many popsicles you make, and you can obviously also use what ever fruit you want!), a popsicle maker (ours are from IKEA), and a blender! Just cut up the watermelon, blend until it’s practically water, pour into popsicle molds and freeze for a few hours!
Olivia is a huge fan of watermelon so we started with just that, but in our next batch we’re going to throw in some strawberries and mangoes because she won’t even give those a chance in their solid form. Yet another recipe that involves a little trickery ;)
These things are so addicting and they are PERFECT for teething babes…and the parents of teething babes. We can’t wait to experiment with other fruits (and veggies! Carrots + Oranges maybe?). And if anyone has any other variations, were definitely open to suggestions!
P.S. In case you’re wondering, the rest of the dentist visit went great! Olivia doesn’t have any cavities and she even let the dentist brush AND floss her teeth without crying!