How long does teething pain last?

Erin - posted on 04/20/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 9 months and is just getting her first teeth. The two bottom teeth are poking out already...How long does teething pain last? She was up at 1:00am last night and I know she was upset because of the pain. Haylie is my first child, so this stuff is all new to us. After her teeth are totally out will she be a happier girl?

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Sandy - posted on 07/29/2011

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my daughter is 2 years old and still teething. i just switch off motrin every 4 hrs and tylenol every 2 hours, rub oragel on her gums, and then give her teething pills whenever it starts bothering her to keep her pain under control. also we gave her wet rags with ice cubes in it for her to chew and suck on and she was much better!

hope it helps!

Rayna - posted on 04/20/2009

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Aww...poor baby. And poor mommy! I'm glad something is working for her, though. We were really lucky with our daughter. She didn't show any signs of teething until she bit my husband, one day. And it hurt. We got all of the effects (that time) afterward. It did affect her sleeping a little. She woke up in the middle of the night for no reason. We gave her a bottle and a dry diaper and she went right back to sleep.

Rayna - posted on 04/20/2009

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Orajel burns her gums - you should try it sometime. Sure, it numbs after a while but at first? Ouch. My daughter is our first child and she's now 10 1/2 months old. She just finished cutting her top teeth and has had her bottom two for a few months. Her teething sessions last about a week and a half. Every baby is different but if you keep on top of that medicine (which ever you choose), she'll be much happier.

Midge - posted on 06/28/2013

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I agree it's a natural process, and I don't think Oragel should be used on children at all my partner used it for tooth ache and it numbed his mouth so can only imagine what it would do to a child's. My son loves to rub his teeth on his soft teddy and my eldest (now two) used to rub his with his sleeves so dry fabrics can help too.

Cassie - posted on 04/20/2009

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Also Ibuprofen works for up to 8 hours which seems for us to work better then Tylenol. Normally babies are fussy up until the teeth cut through. Try a wet washcloth in the freezer for a few minutes. My little guy loves chewing on them. It can be days that a babu is fussy for just one tooth to come through. Then it repeats for new teeth. Good luck.

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Amy - posted on 04/20/2009

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Be careful with Ibuprofin, hon. Maybe talk to Haylie's doc first. If the Orajel gel isn't working, check for teething tablets. They dissolve under the tongue or on the gums where it hurts, and seem to help a lot for some kids. I had one at the daycare where I work that used the tablets, and I could see the difference almost as soon as the tabs dissolved in her mouth. You could also ask your doctor about checking for fluid in her ears, since the extra saliva could be draining toward her ears, and causing some pain or an infection. Hope she feels better soon! And remember that you can always ask me anything, if it will help! Hugs, hon.

Sarah - posted on 04/20/2009

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Teething lasts for awhile, so just be ready =] Lots of comfort is always good. Tylenol every now and again helps. Babies teeth all throughout the first 2 years. Some babies handle it better than others. Just be there to comfort & hold. Cold wash clothes help out a lot, as do teething rings. Our daughter chews on a closed cold pop can & it works for her. Good luck =]

Tabatha - posted on 04/20/2009

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Quoting Erin:

We have never given her Ibuprofen...we will have to try that. She has been drooling all over everything too. I know she has two little teeth poking through...my husband was thinking she might have some top ones coming through too...I guess her top gums looked darker then normal.



hi :D my boy is 9.5 months old has 4 teeth! i personaly do want to give my boy "drugs" if i dont have too! dont get me wrong i HAVE use tylonal for fever but thats it!! what i use for him teething are " hylands teething tablets" they are ALL natural and ease the pain stop the drolling and there are NO side affects! i also peel a carrot cut of the ends and give it to him! wet cold wash cloth, teething rings never from my freezr just the fridge. i was also told by my doc NOT to give my boys baby oral jell because it can numb the throught and cause them to choke! i hope this helps! :) i swear by those tablets!!!! good luck

Erin - posted on 04/20/2009

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We have never given her Ibuprofen...we will have to try that. She has been drooling all over everything too. I know she has two little teeth poking through...my husband was thinking she might have some top ones coming through too...I guess her top gums looked darker then normal.

Erin - posted on 04/20/2009

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The orajel...we have tried that every time I give it to her she vomits...so we stay away from that. We have been giving her Tylenol...that's how we finally got her sleeping last night.

Shannon - posted on 04/20/2009

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it takes time....we gave our daughter tylenol, or oral gel before bedtime to help with the pain....cold wash clothes help also to suck on....teething pain lasts different amounts of time for every child...she started teething around 6months, she's almost 22 months old and has all but her last molars to come in...our son is almost 4months and is teethin now....

Shannon - posted on 04/20/2009

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it takes time....we gave our daughter tylenol, or oral gel before bedtime to help with the pain....cold wash clothes help also to suck on....teething pain lasts different amounts of time for every child...she started teething around 6months, she's almost 22 months old and has all but her last molars to come in...our son is almost 4months and is teethin now....

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