Great Grandma: Evelyn Basile, mom of two
Grandma: Susan Panfil, mom of four
Mom: Brooke Ober, mom of three
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 me.
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.