Great Grandma: Evelyn
Basile, mom of two
Grandma: Susan Panfil, mom
Mom: Brooke Ober, mom of
Great Grandma: We would rub
whiskey on their gums.
Grandma: A lot of holding
and walking and Tylenol, of course.
Mom: I would give them a
dose of Tylenol for the pain and chilled teether toys, but cuddling
helped soothe them the best.
Great Grandma: Both my kids
were colicky for five months. We just suffered through it. Once I
took my baby to my mom's house for a night to get some sleep (she
had the patience of a saint), but she called after 10 minutes and
she had to give her back!
Grandma: I picked them up
when they cried and nursed. I often brought them into bed with
Mom: After 6 months, I would
start putting the baby down awake, which seems to help them learn
to fall asleep on their own. I did try sleep training, but hearing
them cry for long periods was too heart wrenching.