Help! Two teething kids!

Megan - posted on 03/02/2010 ( 40 moms have responded )

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My 2 year old and 1 year old are both cutting molars at the exact same time. They both want "moma" and I just can't seem to soothe either one of them. My two year old won't even touch food. I have tried just about every trick in the book, and for some reason Tylenol and Motrin don't even take the edge off of their pain. Anything special tricks anyone wants to share would be appreciated.

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Katie - posted on 03/04/2010

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Hi there. I have four kiddos and the first two are 11 mos apart, then 23 mos apart, then finally 15 mos apart. Talk about never ending pregnancy and diapers! Baby orajel worked great, frozen washcloths, teething tablets, and frozen fruit small enough you don't have to worry about choking, but large enough to chew. Mine always liked strawberries and grapes the most. Best of luck to you, and it will get easier I promise!

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Megan - posted on 04/13/2010

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Thanks for all the wonderful advice, its wonderful to get all these helpful Tips from other moms. God Bless you all!

Tanya - posted on 03/21/2010

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I bought something at walmart that looks like a giant passifyer with a net instead of a nipple that i used at first to let her suck fruits and soft things without choking. But during teething i put an ice cube in it for her so suck on. And sometimes i will just give her a piece of ice in a cup to suck on and that has helped her a whole lot, along with teething gel.

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Baby anbesol.. works wonders.. My son would run around with it in his mouth, he thought it was the silliest thing ever for his mouth to be numb.. it turned days of crying into lots of silly laughs.. I wish I could post a pic on here because I have a pic of him with it in his mouth..

Tabitha - posted on 03/05/2010

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have you tried teething tablets? They are homopathic and wont hurt the kids at all- no matter how many they tak (if they get into them) I use that with both my kids (now 3 and 16 months) I have never gone back to tylenol or motrin! I live by the teething tablets!

Nikki - posted on 03/05/2010

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My children are 17 months apart, and went through the same thing. I found that if I gave them popsicles...100% natural juice of course.....they were different children. I also used teething tablets.....tylenol NEVER worked. Good luck!

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Frozen washcloths and teething tablets is what helped all of my kids. Tho, if the pain was really bad, I also gave them Tylenol in addition to the teething tablets.

Kathy - posted on 03/03/2010

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I know how you feel. I have four boys all within 18 months of each other. My first son is 4 1/2 and then have a 3 year old still in diapers and cutting molars, and 19 month old still in diapers and cutting teeth, plus a 2 month old that is collicy and in diapers. Let me tell you three in diapers, plus three fussy due to teeth and collic. Only if I knew what I was in for 3 years ago. I love my boys don't get me wrong but it hecktic and I can relate to you. Trying to potty train while dealing with three other children is not easy and cutting teeth forget it Orajel and tylonel becomes your best friend. Also frozen teething rings and wash clothes. With my first son he took a binky and I always have three or four in the freezer.

Jessica - posted on 03/03/2010

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Hi there so mine are 14months apart and 23 months apart, all girls!! My best friend while my girls were teething was frozen waffles! They mush up after nawing on them so they can also eat them too! Get the food holder and put frozen fruits in there like grapes they are great and they wont choke on it with the food holder in the netting.

Darlisse - posted on 03/03/2010

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If you give them the motrin every 8 hrs and the tylenol every four hour that should keep them pretty chill.When giving them the tylenol rub it on their gums. Teething sucks, the fevers, the crying! But it does go away so try to stay clam and just love on them!

Kathy - posted on 03/03/2010

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We have 2 little girls who are just over 10 1/2 months apart. They are the same age for 5 weeks and 3 days each year. The Hylands Teething Tablets are what we used with both of them and they worked wonders! In fact, our 1 1/2 year old is teething right now and she has them daily and they do not cause any problems. I like them because they do not numb the mouth, so there is no fear of her eating right after. I have also used frozen wash cloths in the past. Juice pops work also. Best of Luck!

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My two are 8 months and 23 months. Teething at the same time. Motrin every night before they go to bed routinely during this time lets me get sleep.

Aime - posted on 03/03/2010

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My boys are less than 14 months apart, I use to soak one end of a clean dry wash cloth then freeze it so that they could naw on the frozen end, the wash cloth actualy helpes break the gum so the tooth can come through and the cold helps numb and sooth both my boys enjoied this.

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I went through the same thing last month. My daughter is fairly easily soothed with wet clothes, or...and please do not laugh....puppy teething rings. If you get one that is easily cleaned they work wonders. They are already made to be swallow-proof and are perfect for massaging. I have yet to find anything that works better than the donut ring I got under our Pediatricians advice. My son, however is a screaming terror who will not eat, drink, play, sleep or smile each tooth. Nothing works, so I feel your pain. the only thing that you can do is comfort as you can and try for extra patience. The best advice above all is to breathe. Lol. You cannot help but feel double teamed, and even if they are merciful and take turns screaming you will still be ragged.

Tonya - posted on 03/03/2010

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My daughter and son are only 9 months and 1 week apart. I know what you are going through. It gets hard at the point but it will get earsier

Erin - posted on 03/03/2010

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Teething tabs and frozen french fries. Baby orajel works. I will warn you that is tastes nasty so they will not like it initially. My two are fourteen months apart. Try cold foods such as refrigerated pears.They want to gnaw but it is sore. Ice wrapped in a washcloth if you can stand everything being wet.

Amanda - posted on 03/03/2010

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I understand completely how difficult this can be. I have two sons that are 1yr and two days apart and they are a handful. I remember teething and it can be very frustrating especially when you are dealing with two so close in age. My mother told me to rub ginger brandy on their gums and I was just like no way. So it went about a week and I had tried everything you can think of and after a week of no sleep I tried it. A very tiny amount works wonders. I just rubbed a small amount on their gums and it seemed to soothe them and help them to sleep. I was very much against it until my mom told me that her mother used it on her and she also used this trick on me. It works .. it is up to you to try this but if you decide to it will help.

Rhea - posted on 03/03/2010

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I tried putting their teether inside the freezer for 5 to 10 minutes. Something really cold helps ease their aching gums.

Danielle - posted on 03/03/2010

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oh also i 4 got to write was if your chilren arnt eating go to the chemist there is theses ice-poles called hydrolite and no they r not full of sugar they r good 4 keeping fluids up or keeping food down which eve the case is and plus they r sooth on there gums to and if your one year ol is not or can not yet eat an ice-poll there is hydrolite in a drinking form advaible good luck

Charlotte - posted on 03/03/2010

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hiya im in england and over here we use the usual infant meds calpol or calpofren but there is also powders over here and they take away the neuralgia feeling like you need to be chewing somthing hard they are called ashtons powders and boots sell a similar thing called teetha both comp harmless and work well gels are good aswell , try the powders and if you cant get them let me know i will be happy to send some to you as they defo work xx

Danielle - posted on 03/03/2010

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hello when my 2 boys r teething, good old fassion face washer put in in cold water and let them bite on it the coldnest sooths there gums and they can bite on it as much as they like and its compleatly safe for them and that weigh they can put it on the spot where there teeth r comming through i always use this method and it seems to work for my children mollers r the worst teeth to come though also so good luck and i hope your little ones r ok

TIFFANY - posted on 03/03/2010

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When my kids were teething, i would fill a bottle with water, put it upside down in the freezer so the water froze in the nipple, all 3 of my kids loved it,i aslo use teething tablets, my 2 youngest r 19 months apart, i know how it is, good luck

Darla - posted on 03/03/2010

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my kids are 14 months apart and I used teething tablets, oragel, popscicles....Anything cold really. I didn't have to big of a problem with mine teething!!!!

Misti - posted on 03/03/2010

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Hi, my name is Misti and my children were born a year and 19 days apart. They are now 12 and 13 so I have been through all the "little kid" problems. The best thing that I have found for teething pain is something called Teething Tablets. They are all natural and work like a charm. I found mine at Kroger. My kids ate lots of yogurt and cheese when they were teething. Another thing that really worked for me was putting we wash cloths in the freezer then letting them chew on them. I bought many different colors so they could pick their color. Orajel is a huge no no for me. It would calm the kids for a few minutes then the pain would return. I have read many articles on it that claim that Orajel makes their gums hard making teething worse. I wish you the best of luck.

Irene - posted on 03/03/2010

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So I have never used this technique but my pediatrician said put some benadryl on your finger and run it on their gums it is kind of like a soother for them.

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teething tabs, I found them at Wal-Mart, they work great and won't burn the gums like baby oragel can.

Janet - posted on 03/03/2010

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Hi Megan...I have a 2yr old and a 9mo and we just found out we are pregnant again..but I know EXACTLY how you feel. Not sure if any of your children use nuks...but when my oldest was younger I use to fill the nipple with water and freeze those and he could chew on that. My youngest never took a nuk. And now with them both teething it is hard...cuz sometimes I feel like the tylenol and motrin don't cut it with my youngest.

Something that sort of helped was these tablets for teething they have for infants...they disolve in their mouth and are natural....and cold rags help sometimes.

If your two year old won't touch food...mine doesn't either when his teeth hurt and I don't push it...I just make sure he is hydrated.

Maybe Popsicles? or the pedialyte ones?

Christine - posted on 03/03/2010

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I am in the same position as you. My 2 youngest are 16 months apart. Baby orajeL works for us. And I put their pacifiers in the freezer..the coldness seems to help. And I spend a lot of time with one on each side of my lap...the housework can wait! Good luck!

Coury - posted on 03/03/2010

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i wouldnt worry too much about them eating just be sure they are hudrated they WILL eat when they are hungry. i dont know what to say about the meds not working there are all natural teething tablets but im not really sure if they work at all, but you may want to try. this is just a phase that every parent and child go through, some teeth are easier than others, my kids had more problems with their eye teeth than molars. get some friut ice pops, they will surely love those! just be sure to get lots of rest when you can so you can have enough energy to deal with 2 teething children! lots of TLC will help ease the pain. good luck and remember it is only temporary!

Tina - posted on 03/03/2010

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nothing worked with my 2 when they both cut teeth at the same time i had very sleepless nights so one night i tried lettin them share the bed and i no its gunna sound silly coz its nothing to do with pain relieve but they bout settled no probs and went to sleep best night sleep i ever got lol

Megan - posted on 03/03/2010

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I love Gentle Naturals Homeopathic teething drops and tablets. I've used it on both my daughter and son, who are 16 months apart, and were both early teethers (My daughter had her bottom two teeth at two months, and my son by six with his top two close behind). They work wonders, plus no side effects or danger of overdosing like with the painkillers and orajel. Also, to give them something to help cut the teeth, I learned from a friend to wet a clean wash cloth with cool water, ring it almost completely out, fold/roll into a [small] triangle, and lay flat to freeze. The triangle shape is important because it gives them an easy shape to hold, but more importantly it gives them a corner they can easily fit into their mouths to cut even molars. This trick has saved me and my kids from tears every time.

Samantha - posted on 03/03/2010

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My daughter and son both cut teeth at the same time too... I found that baby orajel worked wonders. tylenol never did, they both really liked the teething toys that vibrated on their gums as well as the teething pacifiers cause they could just naw on them. Just be patient and remember it won't last forever. oh and they liked to chew on cold hot dogs. Just a few things that worked for mine...hope it helps.

Lacy - posted on 03/03/2010

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My kids are going through the same thing, Highlands teething tablets work great for me I also make cold stick from Crystal light, so theres no sugar, and it keeps them hydrated. Frozen licorce and pickles work great too. Hang in there

Tricia - posted on 03/03/2010

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I gave my kids teething tablets to help sooth them. It also helps them to sleep. They are called Hylands teething tablets and they are an all natural product that you can find at Walmart. Or frozen wash clothes work as well.

Aimee - posted on 03/03/2010

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Ive heard letting them chew on Dill Pickles works also frozen clothes cause it soothes their mouths and its something they can chew on without the fear of choking. I know my son loves it when hes teething is frozen clothes. He also loves pickles but i just think he loves pickles in general lol

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