Teething Toddler = Overwhelmed Mommy

By Shannon Gosney
In Mommy Moments
June 25, 2009

My 1 year old is teething! I’ve been told it’s a very painful process (I don’t remember it myself, but believe it to be true). As of late, my 1 year old has been very difficult! I’m trying to remain calm and amazingly the sound of the clicking on the keyboard is calming myself as well as my 1 year old down. He has been crying (LOUDLY) for the past 10 minutes and I can’t do anything to console him. I’ve given him teething tablets, changed his diaper, fed him, and tried to hold him, but nothing will calm him down.

Being a mom, I feel like it is my job to know how to love each of my children and how to make everything better – at all times. When they cry, I expect to know how to comfort them and help them to stop. When they are hungry, I feed them. When they need to be clean, I bathe them. When they need attention, I hug and kiss and tickle them. But when they are crying and I can’t console them or make things better, I just want to put my head in my lap and cry – a long cry!

Just by typing this, I already feel more calm. He is still crying and I will try yet again to console him and bring my happy little boy back!

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

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