my 4 mth old son is teething and he doesn't sleep

Courtney - posted on 11/29/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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hello my 4 mth old son use to sleep all night but now doesn't because he is teething. does anyone have any tips on how to relax him so he can sleep

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Alycia - posted on 12/07/2009

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My son is starting to teeth and I put baby orajel on his gums and then give him a bit of infant tylenol and he stops fussing within a few minutes. Works great at night especially when baby is tired and wants to sleep but their gums are bothering them. I also rub his gums with either my finger or a cold wet wash cloth and it helps.

Tracey - posted on 12/02/2009

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My 6 month old just got his teeth in a few weeks ago, so I know your problem well. I had an issue with giving him Tylenol all the time to get him through it. I just don't want to use medication if at all possible. So, I found a homeopathic brand of tablets that you put under their tongue that will numb their gums. They also sell gel. The brand is Hylands and I have found it at Krogers, Walgreens, and Babies R Us. It works very well for him and let him go to sleep.

Laurie - posted on 11/30/2009

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Orajel worked great for my daughter. I only used it to help her sleep and I didn't have to use it every night (after about 3 days of just night use she started to comfort herself more)

Megan - posted on 11/29/2009

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i've used infant motrin (store brand included) and teething tablets. my baby boy sleeps all through the night.

Desiree - posted on 11/29/2009

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teething drops are 100% natural and work great!!! you can get them at any pharmacy but babies-r-us sell the little remedies (which i ive by) brand!! good luck and happy teething!!

LeAnne - posted on 11/29/2009

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Ive been using the teething pills at night and it makes him sleep and forget about the pain its a 100% natrual my son cried for hours at a time and this is the only thing that worked for him but the person underneath has great ideas too!

Shannon - posted on 11/29/2009

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baby orajel is a great help....But i know a lot of people aren't fans of this because of the medicine. Tylenol or baby Motrin works too. but if you don't want to use medicine which i completely understand they making Pacifiers (if your into that thing) That you can stick in your refrigerator that help numb their gums. I also massaged their gums with a soft wash cloth or infant toothbrush and they liked that a lot. hope these help you a little bit.

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