How did you deal with teething? Was it horrible for your kids? Will I survive this?
Motrin. Seriously, Motrin. And alternate it with Tylenol when the teething is really bad. Motrin is better for night-time because it lasts longer than Tylenol.
DC1 also enjoyed a frozen washcloth, but that didn’t do much for DC2. DC2, otoh, liked those rings you can freeze. Topical numbing agents didn’t help at all.
Yes, it sucked. Without Motrin it would have been more horrible. Yes you will survive, though you may have to wake up every 6(-8) hours when the Motrin wears off (or 4 (-6) hours for the alternating Tylenol).
The teeth do eventually come in! (And this episode of teething has probably ended since you asked the question, but now the answer is here for posterity.)
Grumpy nation! Any teething tips?