Teething -- Montessori Baby Week 46

This past week, some familiar signs have been creeping back into our lives; pink cheeks, runny nose, late night shenanigans, and an insatiable desire to eat our dining room table have been constant this week. These can only  mean one thing -- teeth. At 10 months old, Gus has six teeth, so we've been down this road before. And, just like with any other interest I notice in Gus, it's time to prepare the environment to fill his needs. 

A teething friendly treasure basket for our Montessori baby -- here is how we deal with teething

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Typically, with teething this has meant, creating a treasure basket of different teethers and making that available to him. To create the treasure basket, I just pick a few (3-4) of our favorite teethers, place in an interesting basket, and make it available. Some of our common choices include:

A teething friendly treasure basket for our Montessori baby -- here is how we deal with teething

Como Tomo | Winkle | Atom Rattle | Calmies Ball | Wooden Pacifier Clips {we have a couple different kinds he loves} | Rubber Pacifier | Thin Washcloth {get them wet, and freeze} 


Gus can often be found with one or two of these teething choices shoved into his mouth. Or really, anything shoved into his mouth -- haha! Oral exploration is so important and I don't fight it at all. But having a few things that are safe and easy for him to really chew on, really is super handy for these times when a new tooth is coming. 


Hopefully, this new tooth (teeth? I never really can tell) come quickly and the unpleasantness will be gone. But, I'm sure we will be using a teething treasure basket on and off for awhile!

How do you handle teething with your baby? 
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Comments

That como tomo teether is my baby's favorite. I'll have to try the frozen wash cloth, that's a great idea!
That is Gus' favorite right now too! When he was younger it was the calmies ball, but the Como Tomo is the best now!
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