Will the teething EVER end?!
Every time Georgie gets a new tooth, it seems that the next one is not far behind. I feel a little bit sorry for the poor mite, she has 14 teeth already and her 15th is doing it’s best to erupt this week.
I think that every parent with a teething baby has seen one of these charts, which lets you know which teeth to expect when – of course it’s not completely accurate as every child is different, but I’ve been told it’s generally reliable.
At only just 15 months, I think it’s a little unfair on Georgie to be so ahead of schedule! All of her upper teeth have come through, apart from the second molars… according to the experts who came up with the chart her upper canines shouldn’t have even begun making an appearance yet, but they are definitely there – and very sharp too!
And as for her lower teeth, she has already got all four incisors, both of her first molars, and is already working on her first canine tooth. It says 17 months, people! I was hoping, dreaming, wishing for my poor girl to have a break from the seemingly constant pain of teething… but unfortunately it wasn’t to be so.
I’m pretty sure each tooth is more painful than the last, too. Georgie got up over two hours early this morning, and only managed a 45 minute nap instead of her usual 3 or 4 hours, despite a dose of calpol beforehand. As a result I have a very grumpy toddler on my hands today!
This chart, presumably devised by dentists with a wish to torture parents, promises that her second molars won’t start appearing until 23 months. I have to say, much as I would love to believe that, I don’t think I can.
Instead of counting how many teeth Georgie has, I think I’ll have to start counting down… just 6 left to go… maybe that will fool myself into thinking the end is near?