My LO is teething at the minute but they seem to be taking ages what can I do to help him as he is only 5 months old I am already giving him calgel and liquid paractamol can someone please help as last night was heartbreaking!

Leanne - posted on 05/06/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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My lo has been teething for a couple of weeks now but yesterday and last night were the worst he has been with it and we just don't know what else we can do

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Morag - posted on 05/06/2009

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Have you tried an amber teething necklace? I always thought they were hocus pocus, but other parents swore by them and I didn't like the idea of doping my baby constantly with drugs so I got one. Lilmiss got her first tooth at 3 months and was wearing her necklace. She grumped and grizzled the a few days before so I got rid of the necklace thinking it didn't work... but she got her next tooth and OMG she screamed, cried, grumped, drooled, woke in the night for weeks before it came through. So I popped the necklace back on and the next tooth, she was just grumpy a few days before the tooth appeared. It doesn't stop the pain, but it seems to reduce the need to use lots of drugs. The proper baby necklaces are great http://fizzymelon.com/store/index.php?ma... is where I got mine from :) She required a bit of medicine when she got her molars in, but she also had a very bad virus and chest infection at the time, and I can't say which was more painful for her.
Try it out, it won't harm none and might actually work :)

Elisa - posted on 05/06/2009

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I found the damp cloth in freezer plus the teething rings also helped out of freezer. try neurofen as it is an anti inflamatory and can help with the swelling more than panadol. Teething gel or liquid every 3 hours. And anything they can chew on. The pressure of them biting down releaves the pain and that's why the bite down on everything.

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I just finished going through this! I found that Gripe Water saved my life. I was up every hour all night long for a month with a screaming baby before using it. This stuff saved my sanity! I know it sounds trite, but honestly, just make it through the next day, the next week and keep remembering that this too shall pass. I completely understand the fustration!

Elizabeth - posted on 05/06/2009

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i used the biter cookies they r hard enough to cut the tooth through and they get pretty messy, but it worked that very day. also they dont break off or anything like that so the baby doesnt choke on it. u can bye them usually in the baby food isle. i would ask ur dr first just to be on the safe side, but they worked great for me when nothing else would

User - posted on 05/06/2009

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I would go to the doctor first and make sure there isn't anything else making the baby upst or hurt, then with my babies I just drank lots of coffee and stayed up giving lots of hugs, walking the floors and tylenol.

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Baby Motrin and Hyland's teething tablets work for us! Be careful with the oral numbing gels because they may numb the tongue and make it difficult for your baby to eat.

Abby - posted on 05/06/2009

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try the dentinox teething gel, and the ashton powder that seemed to work. but try calpol if he's in agony or nurofen for babes if he cant take calpol (like my lo) my lo got really poorly for 2 days before he got them, so hang in it could be any day xxx

Ashley - posted on 05/06/2009

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u can try teething rings but put em in freezer first, u can put nite time oral gel on his gums it will put him to sleep. his gums r itching him thats all try helping soothe his gums while letting him know ur trying.hold him and sing or tlk. do things to keep his mind of his gums.

Tricia - posted on 05/06/2009

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i definately agree with the other moms...tylenol and natural teething tablets. i think you might want to save the washcloth for daytime. you will have a wet mess with it in the crib at night. the reason i was asking about what the peciatrician said is because if you are already doing all of these things and it's not helping it could be something else. don't loose heart. if you start to feel overwhelmed put you little one in the crib and take 5. :-)

Ashley - posted on 05/06/2009

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u can try teething rings but put em in freezer first, u can put nite time oral gel on his gums it will put him to sleep. his gums r itching him thats all try helping soothe his gums while letting him know ur trying.hold him and sing or tlk. do things to keep his mind of his gums.

T_cjones108 - posted on 05/06/2009

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oh my dear, my boy was like that 2 weeks ago! what i do that helps is "hyland teething tablets" they are great all natural NO side effects! u can get them at any pharm! also frozen wash cloths (they dont stay frozen long so he wont get frost bit on his gums), i also give my boy a peeled cold carrot. teething rings from the fridge not freezer! i sorry last night was hard but it will end! just stay strong :)

Jannah - posted on 05/06/2009

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If you freeze a damp facecloth and let him chew on it, that might help to numb the area instead of using calgel. My son refused to let us put anything on his gums, so we spent a lot of time with frozen cloths, teething rings and anything else that he can chew on that won't break off in his mouth. My son also started teething at 5 months, got 4 teeth, then didn't get any until he was 15 months and got the rest within 2 months!! Baby tylenol definately helped out on those heartbreaking nights as well!! All the best!

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