Thursday, August 7, 2008

Who Says Teething Tablets are Just for Teeth?


Well last week Alex had a really hard time sleeping through the night. I tried numerous things to get him to go back down. Every time he was asleep I would lay him down peacefully, and then boom he was back awake. I don't know if his bedtime routine was disrupted, if he was teething, or just lonely. But at 3:30 am (after having listened to him for 1 1/2 hours) I really didn't care how I got him to sleep, I just wanted to have peace and quiet for him and for me. It was pitch dark and so I reached for my trusted Hyland's teething tablets which usually work like a charm. Popped a few of them into my hand and felt around for his mouth. I found some place to put them and he seemed to get quiet. Yes! Victory, silence! It must have worked because I didn't hear him make a peep the rest of the night and I fell asleep after being so exhausted. The next morning I went to go get Alex out of the crib and was changing his diaper. I noticed that something powdery was lodged in his right nostril. What could it be? My trusted Hyland's teething tablet was the culprit. I guess they can be used in the nose and in the mouth to aid in restless nights due to teething or sleep-deprived pregnant mothers. So go ahead and reach for Hyland's teething tablets the next time you need some peace and quiet.

6 comments:

HappyMom said...

Haha, that is funny! I've never heard of those teething tablets, but maybe I ought to give them a try with Andrew!

Jana said...

That is hilarious. I bought some the other day for baby Jack and never used them. Thanks for the tip. Hopefully I'll have better aim.

Marshall's said...

You are too funny. Hey at least it worked. I love those things too. They really work for our kids.

123checkoutthefamily said...

I had to share that story with Matt and we both got a good laugh. Crazy preggo moments!

Sunnie said...

i've never heard of those tablets before. but glad they worked for you, even if they went up his nose!

4Girls4Me said...

You're so funny. He must have been tired to sleep with a teething tablet stuck in his nose! :) Maybe you've discovered a new remedy for insomnia. I'm glad that you both got some sleep! :)