my baby is 4 weeks old and teething what is the best way to settle her

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Marabeth - posted on 10/05/2009

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my six month old likes it when i put an ice cube in one of her socks and tie off the end. the knot is the perfect size for her to hold on to and the ice numbs her gums. even if she just chews on it for five minutes it reduces *some* pain.

Kristine - posted on 10/05/2009

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Ice cold washcloth or one of the teething rings that you can put in the freeze! I found out that the baby Orjel burns my kids mouths. Paige my oldest had her first tooth a two wks it was the upper left.It sucked and then she didn't get anymore until 3 months. She liked the wet washcloth and if you gently rub her gums with it, it helps!

Danielle - posted on 09/28/2009

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if she is in pain she is old enough for paracetamol, but at her age should check with a child health nurse or doc before giving it. she is too young for teething gel but you could wet a facewasher and put it in the fridge and hopefully you can get her to chew on it

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Rachel - posted on 10/06/2009

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Yep everyone is right! All babies are different. Our family cuts teeth real early and a few have been born with teeth. So it IS possible because my 2 week old is already showing signs and the tooth probably won't come through until later in month 2 or 3. HYLANDS TEETHING TABLETS ROCK! That's all I use plus the cold wash cloth trick.

Cristina - posted on 10/05/2009

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I keep a bowl full of the liquid filled teething rings in my fridge. When one warms up too much, I rinse it, throw it back in the bowl and give my son a fresh cold one! Good luck :)

Tracy - posted on 10/05/2009

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hi, i have always used ambusol with my kids and you can use it on newborns.It is a liquid and just rub it in their gums.I always found it worked with mine

Elizabeth - posted on 10/05/2009

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yeah, my lil one was born with several "teeth buds" - along her upper gum, weirdly, cos I thought the bottom teeth come in first. she's 3 mths old now and suddenly turned into a grouchy, fist-sucking, drool monster. only time will tell if this is heralding in her first proper tooth, i guess!
hope your lil one feels better soon!

Donna - posted on 10/04/2009

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Ahh you poor thing! i would use a cold face wash and some childrens panadol can be used from one month. And lots of cuddles : ) Hope the tooth comes soon ...

Layla - posted on 09/29/2009

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she is defo teething for the fact i can see a tooth and some babies can be born with teeth comming through it depends on the child and i took her to the doctors to check that it was teething and not anything else

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Quoting Tabatha:



Quoting Kristi:

I very much doubt she is teething at 4 weeks. What makes you think this?






first off ALL  babies are different!!!!!! (i was born with a tooth coming in)






my boy started teething young too so i used the "hylands teething tablets" they work wonders! also u could wet a baby wash cloth and freeze it then give to babe to suck on! it doesnt stay frozen long!





Yes, I agree, but the vast majority of babies do not teethe at this age.  That is why I said I doubted it rather than say she "couldn't be."  Also why I asked what are the indications so better help could be provided.

T_cjones108 - posted on 09/28/2009

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Quoting Kristi:

I very much doubt she is teething at 4 weeks. What makes you think this?



first off ALL  babies are different!!!!!! (i was born with a tooth coming in)



my boy started teething young too so i used the "hylands teething tablets" they work wonders! also u could wet a baby wash cloth and freeze it then give to babe to suck on! it doesnt stay frozen long!

Sarah - posted on 09/28/2009

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Are you sure she's teething? I'm pretty sure you're at least a few months from any sign of teething. Perhaps she's just looking for something to suck on to soothe herself?



Just looked it up - the average first tooth arrives at 7 months. It could arrive as early as 2-3 months, or as late as 12 months.

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