Any good Idea's to put on a teething 9 month old he is allergic to baby orajel

Bonnie - posted on 01/10/2010 ( 279 moms have responded )

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My son is teething he has 2 they did not bother him to much but this 3rd one is making him miserable and he can not use baby orajel any good home remidies out there that anyone knows off?

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I don't like to use any chemical agents if possible. Those teething tablets say that they are homeopathic, but they contain Belladonna, a sedative and an herb that can be very taxing on the kidney's. I have one of those net feeder bags that you can get at the baby store. I fill them with frozen fruits and veggies. My daughter loves it. Not only does it take her pain away, but it occupies her and provides nutrition.

LaKeesha - posted on 01/15/2010

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Hello I am a mother of seven and what I did when my babys were teething, was give them a popsicle..It is cold and it feels good to the gums...They love the taste and you get a nice quiet happy baby, with numb gums....and a little bit of motrin helps also...Good luck......and buy plenty of those popsicles....

Danielle - posted on 01/11/2010

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Quoting veronica:

well back in the old days they would use whisky. i never used it but others have and said it works. you just dip your finger in the whisky then rub on the gums. but lets be truthful nothing really works. it just helps for a couple of min. thats all.


 



The amber necklaces really do work and more than for a couple of minutes.  They relieve the pain the entire time the necklace is being worn.  I love ours and have used it personally (within the past few weeks actually) and it's really a lifesaver.

Rachel - posted on 01/10/2010

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My daughter is 10 months old...she has 6 teeth. I used Hylands teething tablets, and you can get them in the baby section at walmart, and infant motrin. Give them both together. Another post mentioned clove oil...I myself was just at the dentist 3 days ago for an impacted wisdom tooth...my neighbor came down before I went and told me to bite on a clove and then put it back by the tooth that was hurting...and it actually worked! Better than anything I had been using. With babies I can see the oil form being easier. But it really did take the pain away. Hope that helps!

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Michelle - posted on 05/15/2011

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Humphreys teething tablets. I've heard the orajel stuff works but makes their gums hard and so it takes longer for the tooth to come through. I've only ever used the humphreys and that has worked for all of my kids.

Nikki - posted on 05/15/2011

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Amber teething necklace! I was a huge skeptic coming from a scientific/medical background but thought I'd give it a try & now most of my friends have them on their kids too. They don't chew on them, just wear them around their neck & it releases a natural anti-inflammatory & pain reliever called succinic acid which helps with teething. I don't even know that my son has a tooth coming until I see it generally...sometimes he gets a bit of runny/acidic poo but no pain or irritability & most of all, no sleepless nights for me!

Kristy - posted on 10/19/2010

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My son is 8 months old and has 6 teeth :) His first one came in at 3 months.. We still use Hylands dissolvable teething tablets, also someone told me putting teething toys in the fridge but my son never took to that... but you could try ANYTHING to chew on, or cold rags, since our boys are so close in age, I hope this helps :)

Kristi - posted on 10/18/2010

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The best thing that I have used is called Humpfreys teething pellets. The only place I have found them is at walgreens. They are like $5 for a bottle that hase like 150 pellets in there. The instructions say to dissolve them in water, but the best way is to take 2-3 of them and put them in his mouth and let them dissolve. they are super tiny so he wont choke.

Marisela - posted on 01/22/2010

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I use to give my son a cold wet baby wash cloth to chew on. It seemed to help him better then the teething rings, he didn't like them. I never used orajel. Hope this helps! Good luck!

Felicia - posted on 01/22/2010

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My doctor told me to wet a clean washcloth, ring it out and put it in the freezer until it's frozen. Let him then bite on it. I didn't give my daughter orajel either. Her doctor said that it makes there gums harder.

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My Aunt always used to stick her finger in Jack Daniels and rub it on our gums.... I DO NOT suggest this one. lol

Leah - posted on 01/21/2010

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When my son has those really rough days, I have to give him motrin. I try to wait until close to bedtime. During the day I sometimes try tylenol, but it only seems to help very little & not for very long. Evenings are when it gets bad for him. I am one who hates to take tylenol or any medicine myself unless absolutely necessary and I am the same with him. There are just times that is all I can do. :( Sorry, I can't be any more helpful.

Melynda - posted on 01/21/2010

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I no this may sound really gross but it works if ur baby in not allergic to it but find someone who sells slumber parties and get there anal eaze it is a numbing agant and works really good it works on diaper rash so it don't hurt there bottom and it is also great on bug bits use the stuff all the time!

Melynda - posted on 01/21/2010

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I no this may sound really gross but it works if ur baby in not allergic to it but find someone who sells slumber parties and get there anal eaze it is a numbing agant and works really good it works on diaper rash so it don't hurt there bottom and it is also great on bug bits use the stuff all the time!

Cindy - posted on 01/21/2010

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Both of my boys liked to chew on a damp washcloth that had bee in the freezer.

Gemika - posted on 01/21/2010

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You can get this clove stuff usually in pharmacies next to the baby gel. Its meant for adults and you would want to be careful of allergies, but it is natural. Also another tip is, give it to them on a baby toothbrush to chew on and they will put it right where it hurts!

Emmalene - posted on 01/20/2010

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I used Highlands Teething Tablets, fantastic. Dont put a teething ring in the freezer, they will get freezer burn and damaged gums, keep them in the fridge. Also I had a thing that had a net to hold the food and a handle for baby to hold, mine loved that. It's only for chewing and they dont get lumps of food.

Sherri - posted on 01/20/2010

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have you tried teething tablets? they worked for my kids and they are non meds.

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I don't have any home remedies, but using the teething rings you can put in the freezer helps somewhat. Otherwise, just had lots of toys they could chew on that were relatively soft yet hard enough that they could bear down on them and feel the pressure on their gums.

Ann - posted on 01/20/2010

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humphreys ,,,,,there at walgreens and some walmarts by the baby oragel they r all natural no side affects just a relaxed happy baby ,,i used them on both my kids

Amber - posted on 01/20/2010

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I haven't read all the replies, but freeze some gummy worms. It cools down the gums, the ridges feel good against their gums as well. And bonus it tastes good.

Amanda - posted on 01/19/2010

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Teething tablets worked great for my babies. You can get them at Wal-Mart over by the vitamin section (almost on the bottom self at my store) The tablets dissolve in the mouth and act as a numbing affect on the gums. That was about the only thing that worked for us. Good luck!

Brandi - posted on 01/19/2010

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i tried all sorts of things that everyone has suggested and none of it worked for my daughter and some parents now days say is just a horrible thing to use now but i used whiskey. it worked you just freeze it shake it up then rub your fingur around the rim of the bottle then run your fingur on their gums ive only had to do it maybe a total of 5 times since she started teething and it worked. they used to do it for ages before orejel and all that other stuff came out onto the market and its proven to work then as it does today

Heather - posted on 01/19/2010

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try Teething Tablets either by Hyland's or little teethers, also little teethers makes something like oragel, but is better, and I think Hyland's does also ..All of hyland's produsts are all natural.

Brooke - posted on 01/18/2010

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i always kept a wash cloth frozen, popcicle..the kind that come in the plastic wrapper ...ya know? they can have cold lil hands but sure do work...or the teething tablet...NOT oragel.

Donna - posted on 01/18/2010

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I have a highly allergic baby & am wondering if anyone has a recipe for a low allergy rusk? It needs to be free of wheat, dairy, eggs, nuts, soy, low salicylates & amines. The only grains I can use are rice & millet at the moment. I bought some rice ones from the health food shop but they contained palm oil & she got a hive reaction. I am using Rice Bran Oil only. I can't use gels on her gums either & even herbal/homeopathic is questionable. I've had to delay solids because she is so sensitive. Any ideas would be helpful. Thanks, Donna

Theresa - posted on 01/18/2010

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Have you tried either a cloth under cold water that he can suck on or maybe putting a teething ring in the freezer (protected in a baggie or something of course) and letting him bite on that, as long as it is not brittle, safety first!

Nicola - posted on 01/18/2010

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With our son we'd cut sticks of melon or cucumber for him to chomp on. We kept a pot of them in the fridge for when he needed them.

Rebecca - posted on 01/18/2010

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hiya its a nightmare wen there teething its so hard to keep them happy when my son was teething really bad i let him chew on a carrot i no thats meant to help also the is a thing called teething crystals that desolve in the mouth i never used them but loads of people were advising them to me so hopefully one of them help.

Suzanne - posted on 01/17/2010

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Clove Oil or a little bit of whisky on the finger then rub on the teething area, :) My 8 month old hasnt started teething yet but I used this on my now 10yo when she was teething.

Ginger - posted on 01/17/2010

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not sure on home remedies, but a cold face damp face cloth worked well for us, as well there is a vibrating sta that they can chew on that works well

I believe that First years puts out. Good luck!

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Hylans teeting tablets! They were awesome for my son... I also use their other products too for sinus , colds, coughs. ect! Great all natural products!

Wendy - posted on 01/17/2010

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My 8m is teeting and i have gone thru two others and i found the best thing is the all natural teething tablets found in the local walmart. I also make a baltic amber necklace that it helps soothe them also. Baltic amber is a natural stone found in the baltic sea that soothes and helps calm you. I even wear one. The best thing is they are all natural products.

Jessica - posted on 01/17/2010

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I used Humphreys' 100% All Natural Teething Relief Strips. I found them at Walgreens. I love them because u just place the strip in their mouth and it just dissoves. Hope this info works for you...good luck!!

Brandy - posted on 01/17/2010

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Have you tried the teething tablets in stores made by Hylands? They are all natural and worked amazingly for my son!!! :)

Melissa - posted on 01/17/2010

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Get yourself a teething sieve, its a little handle on one side of the clasp and a sieve on the other that allows you to put fruit, veggies or meat into it. Pretty much anything that you think they would like food wise and can suck the hell out of. Stick it in the freezer for a few hours so its nice and cold and hard as a rock. This has worked for my daughter so far as well as the various assortment of freezable teething rings/toys. If worst comes to worst a bit of sedagel teething gel works great (and also as a numbing agent when there is a splinter in little bodies.. or big ones). Just a point though, stear clear of Bonjella, apparently it is ok for use in adults but contains something that thins blood so is not good for infants.

Lindsey - posted on 01/17/2010

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you can put benadryl on their gums, it doesnt harden the gums, so it doesnt hurt as bad when they come in.

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I went to the naturopath and they gave me chamomilla drops for the teething. My son had really bad nappy rash when he was teething and this helped. I also have a teething necklace on him. It is made from Baltic Amber and I bought it over the internet. The idea with these are that the baby's body heat warms the amber, that omits an oil that is absorbed into the baby's blood stream. This stops the excessive drooling and helps with the pain. I have friends that also swear by it!

Lisa - posted on 01/16/2010

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Hylands teething tabs, homeopathic, natural and dissolve immediately, available at a local health store

Kelleigh - posted on 01/16/2010

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Hi Bonnie,

I had trouble with my little man with teething as well, he got his first two bottom teeth with no bother to him at all. Then when he started teething again for the top teeth it was all of the top four, what made it miserable for him was that he was cross cutting his teeth......... I found a product called Brauer Teething Relief, its a fantastic product and completely 100% Natural!!! You give four does over 2 hours and then 4 hourly if bub is still in discomfort.....

My son still woke up through the night but not as often its a godsend!!!

I would recommend this product till the cows come home!! You can get it from any chemist and is very well priced as well.

Trust me, give this a go - it should work no problems....... Don't trust the pharmacy assistants though - they tried to steer me away from this product as only Homeopathic and put me onto SM-33 gel - but the gel didn't work but the Brauer Teething relieft works wonders - I Love it...

Good luck with it all

Lizz - posted on 01/16/2010

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my dr told me not to use the teething tablets, they have belladonna in them which is a poisen and it can cause really bad digestive problems, he said to freeze bagels and let them gnaw on them, my kids liked them and childrens motrin works well too

AMEY - posted on 01/16/2010

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I have 2 suggestions. My first daughter had a terrible time teething. I discovered Teething Tablets (available at Walmart for about $4 - $5). They disolve instantly in the mouth. They are all natural and even help aid with sleeping problems due to teething pain. The second option for during the day is to let him chew on green onions. There is some chemical in them that helps numb the gums. Just make sure you can deal with the onion breath and to brush his teeth AND gums when hes done.

Jessica - posted on 01/16/2010

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To tell you the truth on my daughter i used pure vanilla ... I found it in a home remedy book... works great it did on my duaghter... the taste is good and it only works where you put it.. so there whole mouth wont be numb...

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The vanilla probably worked because of the alcohol in it. I would be careful as to how much you give if you use vanilla.

Amber - posted on 01/16/2010

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walmart sells teething tablets in the baby isle. they work wonders and are natural

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