|Teething G||Non Teething G|
|up 3 or more times a night; about 11 hours of total sleep for the whole day||sleeps "almost" through the night; about 13 hours of total sleep for the whole day|
|cries hysterically if I sit her down and start to do a chore||plays very well independently|
|sucks or gnaws her thumb often||rarely sucks her thumb at all|
|tries to stuff anything in her mouth to reach her side teeth||only puts objects in her mouth to learn about them|
|very, very irritable...tiniest thing will set her off||naps great and is much happier because of it|
|frequently pulls off while nursing||solid nursing sessions|
|wears us both out and the days seem sooo long||we enjoy our days and sometimes are even surprised at how fast they go|
|have to keep her distracted by moving quickly from one thing to another||attention span is long enough that we can practice a skill|
I've heard that some babies don't really show signs of teething (apparently I was one of them), but I don't believe it!! My baby girl is a nightmare when she's cutting teeth. I know that parenting a preschooler brings its own set of challenges, and I love her as my bitty baby girl....but "done with teething" sounds SO appealing right now!
What are your experiences with teething children?