What else can i use for my 9 month old instead of teething gel to ease the pain of teething?

Joanna Carol - posted on 12/12/2009 ( 28 moms have responded )

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Teething gel isnt really doing anything for my 9 month old... What else can i use to ease the pain?

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Renae - posted on 12/13/2009

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Myself and everyone in my mums group use natural teething tablets called "Hylands teething relief", I have no idea if they are available in the US. We get them from the pharmacy.

Kelly - posted on 12/12/2009

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What I used for my son was teething tablets...they are all natural and they helped him alot...I got them in the baby section at WalMart by the binkys....they worked for us and I have always heard good about them.....but when teethin was really bad for him I used baby's motrin to help reduce the swelling in his gums and he would also sleep better without the pain from teething....hope this helped....good luck.....

Laura - posted on 12/12/2009

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Tylenol when it really seems to bother them or at walmart they have these things that almost look like a pacifyer but instead of a rubber nipple it has a mesh net that you put fruit in, but i put a chunk of ice in it and it helps their teeth come through and numbs the pain!

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Hana - posted on 12/16/2009

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Nelsons teething powders are very good.Can get them in boots.Teething toys that go in the fridge may help,something the baby can hold and put in thier mouth,helps the gums as its cold and soothing.

Missy - posted on 12/16/2009

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We have been having a tough time but we think that we have figured it out and she is SOO much better. I give her baby orajel in the am, before she shows signs of crying. Then she crews on teething biscuts through out the day. They take a really long time to chew (I will give her 1/2 at a time) it is awesome (natures Best teething biscuits) Then orajel again in the afternoon and then a cold skinned apple slice (pretty big slice) and she LOVES that and then night-time baby orajel at night. Baby Tylenol is the last resort. Hope that helps.

Christie - posted on 12/15/2009

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I used Hyland's teething tablets for my son, I got them from Whole Foods...he is 14 mos and has 12 teeth already, started teething at 4 mos. His molars have been causing some sleep problems recently so I got him an amber teething necklace. This is not for him to chew on but to wear. He has slept through the night every night since I put it on him. Prior to that he was waking up at least 1 time a night. It sounds crazy but I really think it's working. Good luck!

Sarah - posted on 12/15/2009

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Freeze a bagel and let 'em go to town on it. The teething gel is okay for moments when they can't stand it ( ie a screaming fit and you're attempting to get them tylenol and can't get them calm enough to take it) I find it's a really quick temporary fix. I haven't tried the teething tablets everyone has been raving about - but if you can find them I'd say give them a try.

Sarah - posted on 12/15/2009

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i have an amber teething necklace it works wonders. you can get them on ebay.
google baby teething amber =]
apart from with his wind .. i have to give gripe water for that.

Caitlin - posted on 12/15/2009

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I didn't like using drugs when I didn't have to, so I used Humphrey's teething tablets and strips, they're all natural and work really well. You can get them at Walgreens. You can also wet a washcloth, stick it in the freezer for a while, and then let them chew on that!

Brooke - posted on 12/15/2009

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Is he eating more ppl food? A trick my family used was freezing hot dogs. It is easy to hold and chew on, cold, and when they do get a piece off it is mushy and feels good.

Tracy - posted on 12/14/2009

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A friend of mine suggested brewing camomile tea double strength and give 2 tea spoons worth.

Katt - posted on 12/14/2009

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I use baby motrin with my daughter...tempra or tylenol doesn't do it...the motrin also has something in it that takes down the swelling...I also took an old tylenol bottle from when she was really little and washed it out filled it with water and stuck it in the freezer and she goes to town on it. Another thing my doc recommended is taking a tiny bit of children's benedryl and rubbing it on there gums...it doesn't work for my little one tho. Pickles are wonders too. They say not to let you baby eat pickles because of the salt, but the way I see it if I do it once a month she should be fine!

Lindsay - posted on 12/14/2009

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I give my daughter Tylenol at least to help her sleep. My friend recommended infant motrin as well. I also would recommend the teethers that go in the freezer. Another thing I would recommend is a vibrating teether. Its very easy for them to use. All the child needs to do is bite down on it alittle and it vibrates gently. My daughter knew how to use it right away and it seem to help for awhile.

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My little one didn't get any benefit from teething gel but she did seem to like a chunck of peeled apple that had been in the fridge for a while. Depending on their skill at mashing things with their gums or what few teeth they already have, you'll need to watch like a hawk to make sure they don't choke though!

Pia - posted on 12/14/2009

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Frozen grapes wrapped in a muslin wrap worked with my son. I also used panadol when his temp was up because of teething.

Amy - posted on 12/13/2009

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i've pretty much have tried the things everyone else has. ice in a washcloth worked good for my 2nd daughter. (we're still going through it). and sleeping upright can help too. i've been told that when they lay down it could cause more pain just like when we have a tooth ache and lay down, it begins to thump more. we've used tylenol for the really bad nights. we used the mesh feeder with ice in it. before her teeth came out, she liked to chew on my finger.

Brandi - posted on 12/13/2009

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Quoting Kelsey:

My doctor told me to stay away from the teething gel and to only use tylonol if shes having trouble sleeping. I have been using a wet washcloth for my daughter, she loves it. I went out today and bought a munchkin feeding bag to put frozen fruits in so she can chew on that as well. I bought teething tablets as well but I dont think Im going to use them because they have caffeine in them, which wont hurt her, but I want her to get as much sleep as she needs or she will be even crabbier. She also enjoyed chewing on a celery stick.


in addition to a celery stick, i have also heard of parents letting their child chew on a frozen raw carrot. I tried this with my son, but he actually USED that one or 2 teeth he had and bit a piece off, so just watch carefully lol (my son LOVES to eat!!!) lol

Brandi - posted on 12/13/2009

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it's not surprising that the teething gel isn't working. They slobber so much while they are teething that the gel is slobbered off (for lack of a better way to put that) anyway, try a frozen washcloth, tylenol, my kids chewed on EVERYTHING while they were teething, so plenty of acceptable toys for putting in his mouth with lots of texture. It's a tough time when there isn't a whole lot you can do. The first teeth are the worst. As they sort of get accustomed to the discomfort, they handle it better (at least my kids did. they only fussed with the first couple or if they were getting a lot at one time). Good luck and time heals this particular wound. :-)

Isabel - posted on 12/13/2009

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the ashtons and parsons powders are really good but i've found the most amazing thing with my daughter is an amber necklace, it sounds daft but i was willing to try anything when i got mine. Just looked online for baby teething necklace and got one for about £10. she has been wearing it for a few months now and has cut 3 teeth without any probs. Dunno how it works (apparently having the amber against the skin has analgesic properties) but it does!! Good luck!

Kevlyn - posted on 12/13/2009

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For my oldest daughter, we gave her a tooth brush and let her chew on it also... she loved chewing on her tooth brush, but you have to keep a close eye on them when they have it and make sure bristles aren't coming out in there mouth....

Kelsey - posted on 12/12/2009

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My doctor told me to stay away from the teething gel and to only use tylonol if shes having trouble sleeping. I have been using a wet washcloth for my daughter, she loves it. I went out today and bought a munchkin feeding bag to put frozen fruits in so she can chew on that as well. I bought teething tablets as well but I dont think Im going to use them because they have caffeine in them, which wont hurt her, but I want her to get as much sleep as she needs or she will be even crabbier. She also enjoyed chewing on a celery stick.

Tray - posted on 12/12/2009

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you could try bickiepegs which are teething biscuits with all natural ingredients and you can get them from boots, or try ashton and parsons which is a teething powder also available from boots. They both worked wonders for my now 15 month old daughter.

Kevlyn - posted on 12/12/2009

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neither one of my kids liked the teething gel and it did not seem to ease the pain anyway.... I recommend teething tablets...they are awesome!!! The brand I buy is Hyland's Homeopathic Teething Tablets.. They can be a little pricey, but they work! Also if one of my children were teething and it was really bad I would give them the teething tablets and a dose of tylenol or motrin especially at night to help them go to sleep because they wouldn't sleep that well if there mouth was hurting them really bad...Also you can wet a wash cloth, ring it out real good, put it in the freezer and let it get good and cold and give it to your baby and let baby go to town chewing on it....

Donna - posted on 12/12/2009

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My daughter is teething at the moment. She likes to chew on her teething rings that are full of gel, I just pop them in the fridge overnight. If he uses a dummy, you can get teether dummies, they're gum shaped, and you can pop them in the fridge too. Before bedtime if she is suffering, I'll give her a dose of calpol which helps to settle her and helps her to sleep. Only if she's really bad though! hope this helps x

Teresa - posted on 12/12/2009

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I agree with Kelly. The teething tablets worked wonders for my daughter! We always kept our teething rings in the refrigerator and that really helped her gums, and she loved to chew on cold wet washcloths (her pediatrician recommended this one). Best of luck!

Joanna Carol - posted on 12/12/2009

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thanks, ive seen them in boots. Ill have to get one when im out shopping :)

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