Jack's a happier baby again now, only he seems to have started teething! Hopefully (for me at least) it will still be some time before any 'peggies' actually come through, but he is getting rumblings in his lower gum.
He's started with drooling a lot, and by a lot I mean drenching 3 bibs a day.He's also been chewing his fist a lot. He's been doing that for a couple of weeks at least. But now he's combining that with a new cry. A real one with screamy bits and real tears. A couple of weekends ago someone mentioned that they thought they could see white bits on his gums which might be the start of teeth so we thought we'd get some calgel just in case, but didn't use it.
At Lune Park Baby Massage on Monday Kathy was asking the lady who runs it about some symptoms that little Katie was displaying, including those of Jacks, and she suggested that Katie might be teething so I asked about Jack. She said the same!
So it's been dabs of calgel on the gums when he's yelling (other wise he licks it off my finger coz it's nice). He can have that up to 6 times a day. He's also having a bit of calpol to help him through the night when his temp goes up.
But his biggest helper is Dino, who he cuddles and chews when he needs to chew something - which is great because he can't hold the weight of his teething toys yet, and is too young for rusks or chilled carrot sticks.
We love Dino!