It’s happened. Busby has started teething. And it really doesn’t look fun! My crafting-desk-come-changing-table has turned into a pharmacy: teething gel, Calpol, Calprofen… She’s going through more changes of clothes a day than Lady Gaga (due to drooling, not her diva-ish nature), and yes folks, even with bibs! I’ve had a look in her mouth and can see her two top front teeth trying to make their way through, so hopefully it won’t take too long. In the meantime she continues to shun the teething butterfly with cooling wings (LOVE) for my hand, which she likes to rub against and bite down on to help the pain. She also has a touch of “clingy-monkey-itis” and has screamed every time I’ve put her down… and she’s playing up terribly for Daddy!

Busby this morning with her sad eyes

My poor chubby Busby! I know it’s not a magic moment for her (more a horribly painful moment, or rather, number of days), but for us it signifies another change, another development in her life; with every day she’s outside of my belly, she takes one step further away from being the squished-up bundle of newborn she was almost 16 weeks ago.

I have linked this post up with #MagicMoments over at The Oliver’s Madhouse


  1. The Handmade Mum

    7th April 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Have you tried Ashton and Parson’s powder, it helped Alex when he first teethed. Hope her pains settles quickly! Also some friends have mention funky giraffe dribble bibs as apparently they don’t leak through-not ordered any myself yet though! Good luck-teething babies can be hard work xx

    1. Hannah

      7th April 2013 at 9:57 pm

      That’s been mentioned to me a few times actually – I couldn’t find any in our teeny tiny Boots today, but may be heading into Brighton tomorrow afternoon so will have a look then.

      I will have a look at funky giraffe bibs – thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

      Hmm yes, I think this was why she was being so “difficult” during the week as well. Another thing to add to the list of ailments – but at least the hernia will be sorted on Friday. And hey, the anaesthetic will help with pain relief for the teething too ๐Ÿ˜‰ xx

  2. Erica Price

    8th April 2013 at 6:37 am

    I hate teething. You’re right it is a sign of growing independence too and will help her when she’s weaned. I think I tried everything with teething and found that a combination of calpol, bongela and teething toys worked best for us.

    1. Hannah

      8th April 2013 at 6:57 am

      We’re on the bongela too. Seems to be quite good; it numbed my little finger a bit! I also love the smell of it… Bubblegum ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Mrs Crafty B

    8th April 2013 at 8:20 am

    Aw poor Bea. We swear by liquid anbesol. It stays put on the gums. Ethan knows what it is now when he sees it and loves the taste of it ha ha. I use it too. Not that I’m teething…for mouth ulcers.

    1. Hannah

      8th April 2013 at 10:56 am

      I’ve never heard of that – I’ve had to check it out ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  4. Charly Dove

    8th April 2013 at 11:47 am

    What a lovely post although I feel for you, teething is silly process. You’ve got all the good stuff and the powders are also quite good too (plus cold cucumber when she’s on solids).

    1. Hannah

      8th April 2013 at 4:58 pm

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  5. Hannah Brooker

    8th April 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Yes I guess it is a magic moment even for her despite the pain! She’ll be munching things soon! Powders are good, or Amber bracelets/anklets/necklaces. Hope they come through soon! xxx

  6. Jaime Oliver

    8th April 2013 at 3:12 pm

    it all happens so quick, teething is such a large part of growing up! I hope she doesnt suffer too much with the teething pain!

    Thanks for linking up with #magicmoments xx

    1. Hannah

      8th April 2013 at 4:59 pm

      Thanks Jaime ๐Ÿ™‚ My pleasure xx

  7. Nichola Fabfortymum

    8th April 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Teething is awful for them (and us)! A damp wash cloth put in the freezer for a while works a treat in our house. Our youngest just sucks on the nice cold cloth and it seems to help her a lot. I use Anbesol liquid at night on her gums and it’s been pretty good too.

    1. Hannah

      8th April 2013 at 5:00 pm

      That’s a great idea – thanks Nichola xx

  8. farfromhomemama

    8th April 2013 at 6:10 pm

    I can’t believe how quickly time has flown and Bea’s now teething!! Mine has just started to rub his gums so I’ve bought him a Sophie the Giraffe. His coordination is not that great though so he mostly hits himself in the face with it before he manages to get it in to his mouth. He loves it though.

    1. Hannah

      8th April 2013 at 6:53 pm

      Haha amazing! Sophie scares me…

      I know – not sure where time has gone!! xx

  9. Mums make lists

    19th April 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Horrible for her, but such a big milestone!

    I would love for you to link up at the Friday Baby Shower – the link party for all things pregnancy and new baby. There’s a special focus on teething this week, Alice @ Mums Make Lists x

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