Teething

Samantha - posted on 01/06/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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Who here has a baby that's teething? Can they please give me any information at all that would help soothe my baby more. I hate it when he cries, and half the time I end up crying with him because I feel horrible, like I'm doing something wrong.

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Crystal - posted on 01/07/2009

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Teething is tough! Generally something cool they can "chew" on helps - from a chilled teething toy to a damp facecloth, you might have to try several different things to find what works for your baby. Teething tabs - usually available wherever there is a pharmacy help too. Cuddling my daughter and letting her suck on a damp washcloth wrapped around my finger seems to be working the best with this one.

Anne-Marie - posted on 01/06/2009

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I use for my daughter a facewasher wet and place in the freezer for a short amount of time, and she loves to suck on it! She cut her first two teeth without much fuss, i didnt even know they were there til they were almost through!

Stephanie - posted on 01/06/2009

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I'm a first-time mom and my 8 month old daughter is cutting her top 4 front teeth all at once. It's been a rough couple of days. I give her Tylenol every 6 hours (as needed) and rub a tiny bit of Orajel on her gums for some quicker relief. It seems to be helping her get through it. She's also nursing A LOT. I think the sucking helps provide some relief too.

Jennifer - posted on 01/06/2009

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I use the teething tablets with my son also. We have them at Publix here (the local grocery store). It seems to keep him from being so fussy and he sleeps better. I try to use them sparingly because I don't want him getting hooked on them (if that's even possible). They are itty bitty little tablets that dissolve pretty much instantly when you put them in their mouth. They are supposed to help with fussiness and relieve swelling of the gums.



The mesh bag that she was talking about looks almost like a pacifier. It has a handle on one side and a little mesh bag screws into it. You put whatever food you want into it. The holes in the bag are so small that the baby can't get too much of it. They just get the flavor and something cold and hard to chew on. If you type in "teething feeder" on a search engine, you'll find them. My baby never really cared for them. I don't know if it frustrated him because he wanted the food to come out faster or what, but now that he's 7 months and is still teething (first tooth popped through this week!) I think I'll try it again. 



Hope this helps!

Emily - posted on 01/06/2009

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I use these homeopathic teething tablets called New Era and a friend of mine recommended a different homeopathic teething remedy called Camilia by a company called Boiron.  If you go to your local health foods store, they should be able to help.  I'm generally very skeptical about these things but they really seem to work... good luck!

Samantha - posted on 01/06/2009

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Thanks! That helped, I already have a doc's appointment tomorrow morning, so I'll ask him about the "is it a cold or ear infection" thing. But I still don't know what teething tablets are... Can they be found at Wal Mart? (That's where I do all my shopping for my son)

Jennifer - posted on 01/06/2009

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Hi, you are not dumb.. new moms need help.. i know I did and still post things.. this site is great for that.. I use a cold wash cloth. she holds onto and it soothes well.. that nubby or nook brush works great that Shelly suggested. i find that the normal teethers are sometimes hard for their little hands to hold onto.. I also find that Motrin works much more than tylenol if they are more than 6 months old...Teething tablets are great also.. It's tough.. just make sure that if your baby has had a cold or anything that you rule out an ear infection.. sometimes it can look like teething, but is more going on. Sometimes when they teethe they have more mucus that can lead to an ear infection as well. jenn

Samantha - posted on 01/06/2009

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What do you mean teething tablets? Never heard of that... and never heard of a nubby with a mesh bag either. Frozen peaches? I've only heard of rice cereal, formula, and jarred foods for infants. I feel kinda dumb now.... How old is your baby? Mine's 4 1/2 months.

Shelly - posted on 01/06/2009

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For Christmas my son got a nubby. you out food in the mesh bag and it has a handle for him to hold on to. he loves frozen peaches. I have now found this at Walmart, it's hidden in with the bottle brushes, so it's hard to find. I also find teething tablets work, but I only give them when he's very fussy because they contain belladonna, which is a hallucinogenic. Works kinda like catnip on a cat, it's supposed to be harmless, but I'm not too sure.

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