It feels like these girls are growing up so fast! I wish I could pause time and live with them in slow-motion. And yet, it’s a blast to be there while my baby twins change and develop-almost daily!
The girls started teething at about 6 or 7 months, and it was not nearly as bad as I’ve heard it can be. First, Emmy had a little white spot on her gum, which turned into a tooth. While her first tooth was coming in, Maddie got a little white spot on her gums. They both got their first tooth at about the same time, and it all went so smoothly. I’m not saying that real, miserable, teething unpleasantness won’t settle upon this household in the future. But at least for now we’re all pretty happy, although the babies may be a bit fussy and want to chew on everything.
We did our best to offer toys that help a teething baby. Like these teething rings. They are seriously the best teething rings I’ve found. They’re good for cooling down on hot afternoons and also good for soothing irritated gums. Plus, the girls prefer these rings to others. I’ve handed one baby this teether (unfrozen) and the other baby a different kind of teether (also unfrozen), and I kid you not they fought over this one. I think it’s the bright colors.
These sippy cups that I posted about earlier were also good for teething. The girls still don’t drink a ton of water, but this kind of sippy has a rubbery spout that they just love to chew on.
Being that it is summer right now and getting to be pretty warm in San Diego, we’ve also given the girls these frozen fruit teethers just about every day. Maddie loves to suck on frozen honeydew melon using one of these. Emmy prefers frozen strawberries.
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