Quoting Cady Browne Kendrick:" Keep track of his weight. When my son teethes he eats less, sleeps a LOT and he gets really mean. He ... [snip!] ... on that either. I love the new decorative duct tape they have now :-P it don't look too tacky. but it keeps my child safe. "
So far my LO hasn't cut any teeth
This is all new to me. He has days where his teeth are really bothering him, and other days you wouldn't know he's teething. I sometimes use a bit of orajel, but that's only when he's SUPER fussy, because, like yourself, I don't want to get too much of that in his system. We can't give him a bottle, because when SO tried while I was at work, LO didn't see it as a source of food...it became a chew toy
So I don't know how else I'm supposed to feed him...I know he is eating though, because he'll nurse for a few minutes, several times a day and he takes big gulps...but instead of being on the boob for 15 minutes, he'll push me away after 5 (approximate -- I don't watch the clock, so I don't know how long he's nursing for) Wouldn't his urine turn yellow if he were getting low on fluids to the point of needing IV? I just hope he snaps out of it and we can go back to normal...poor guy makes me so sad