She’s been doing this, well, forever! Since she’s had enough teeth to grind. I only ever hear her do it a couple times a night. Until last night… the poor kiddo has a pretty rough cold, and kept waking up. Instead of getting up and walking into her room 50 times a night, I decided to make a bed for us on the floor (p.s. we’ve never coslept before, something new).
Anywho, we slept next to each other all night and she woke up about 10 times crying (sad). In between all the cries, she spent her sleeping time grinding her teeth! It was exhausting for me. It was like nails on a chalkboard. Well… maybe not that bad… but, all I could think about was her little teeth falling out of her mouth. Ha! Not like that would happen, but those were the dreams I kept having.
From what I’ve been reading about toddlers grinding their teeth, most stop around the age 6. Plus it’s probably not that hard on their teeth. So I will just have to ignore it for now, even though it makes me feel all crazy! Bah.
Do you or your kiddos grind teeth? I don’t grind my teeth… but I do clench my teeth when I’m stressed.