Teething suggestions?

Meagen - posted on 02/19/2011 ( 45 moms have responded )

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my little boy is 20 months and is getting is canines and 2 yr molars, and so far he has been ok during the day but miserable at night and gets up in the night and getting up at 6am every morning, is there anything i can do to help him sleep and get thru this teething?

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Bonnie - posted on 02/20/2011

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Many doctors misdiagnose whether you value their opinion or not.

Ashley - posted on 02/21/2011

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yeah they just want to know that you are there for them when they need you the most. they work so well and very inexpensive. I get the humphrey ones they are all natural and they really work!!

Nikki - posted on 02/20/2011

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Yes Sarh I never take my daughters off. If you get one for your baby make sure you get the ones with the baltic amber screw clasp, the silver clasps could be uncomfortable and poke into their little necks. The amber ones look just like a bead but slightly bigger.

Stifler's - posted on 02/20/2011

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I use Brauer's teething relief, if you have that where you are. It's natural a bit like the teething tablets but it's liquid and hasn't been recalled. The teething necklaces do work.

Sarh - posted on 02/20/2011

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Nikki, are you sure the necklace didn't just work as a distraction from the pain? Teething often seems worse at bedtime because they are no longer distracted from the pain.

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Melanie - posted on 03/12/2011

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have you heard of bella donna (sp?) they have tablets for teething in most pharmacies. ask there.



oh yeah i forgot to say. my kids loved frozen waffles when they were teething.

Jessica - posted on 03/03/2011

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Teething tablets and COLD drinks. my 1 yr old was born teething and wouldn't drink it if it wasn't cold.

Emma - posted on 03/02/2011

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Give him panadole before he goes to bed, it might make him a little drowsy plus will help with the pain!

Ruth - posted on 03/01/2011

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We used neurofen but during the day my dr told me of an old fashioned remedie from sth africa(hes from there) and it worked wonders for my little girl let them chew on Biltong or beef jerky, the salt keeps away infection and helps to numb the pain they get protine from the meet and its nice and chewy for them sounds strange but it really worked for us

Aniesha - posted on 02/27/2011

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I highly recommend Brauer's Teething Relief (and/or Brauer's Pain & Fever Relief) combined with Hyland's teething tabs. It's all homeopathic so u can give more often than children's panadol. It got us through some horrible teething times with our little boy. I completely steered away from things like Bonjela. U can also try slilppery elm powder mixed with a few drops of water to make a gel to rub on his gums. Good luck!

Theresa - posted on 02/25/2011

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Motrin! It lasts 6-8 hours, so is better for nighttime than Tylenol which only lasts 4 hours. It helped my little ones during that phase.

Meagen - posted on 02/25/2011

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lmao WOW thanks everyone, (including hiedi, lol) and yes, i do double check and research everything before i give it to my son, but thats because im a new mom and i dont know what im doing so i want to make sure i dont do anything wrong that could harm him lol,
thank you everyone, i will have to look up info on that amber knecklace and look up the other suggestions as well!

Kristin - posted on 02/24/2011

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hey, I saw everyone talking about the Hylands recall...the other brand I switched to when I saw that is Humphreys :)

Patricia - posted on 02/23/2011

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Yes there's a product called Hylands teething pills and they work fantastic even for adult toothaches. They have them at walmart in the baby section. Three little pills that dissolve and taste like a little bit of sugar is the doseage. There's 125 pills for less than $7.00. You can easily slip them into his mouth in the night if you hear him moaning they dissolve quick. I also used the flavored throat spray on their teeth then give them the pills. The spray works immediately so the pills can kick in. I have also used the spray for ouchies and splinters to numb it so it can be cleaned and attended to without the pain. I personally used it for a badly infected hangnail. It allowed me to push back the skin so I could get the root of the infection. Without it i would have had to go to the Doctor to numb it and clean it out. Good Luck Mom= hang in there.

Kristin - posted on 02/21/2011

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TEETHING TABLETS!! I didnt know about them til my son was getting his canines and molars. I gave him two to chew and helped a ton! Orajel is pointless. Just makes a mess in their mouth. I spent a few nights cuddled on the couch with my oldest during those molars :( Is what it is I think .THey need comfort.

Ashley - posted on 02/20/2011

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I agree with them as well but i use teething tablets with a little bit of oragel. I get ibprophen from the doctor and that seems to work better than tylenol i think.

Katarina - posted on 02/20/2011

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Hyland's homeopathic teething tablets. I popped a few of those in my DS mouth when he was teething and it helped him sleep too. Also Baby Orajel and Tylenol when it's really bad.

Sarh - posted on 02/20/2011

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I found them on amazon.com for $20-22.
So the kids and/or us can bathe in them and everything?! Wow. They really are weird.

Nikki - posted on 02/20/2011

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and no you don't need to replace them, my daughter has had her's on for 12 months and it still looks the same as the day we bought it. They are strange, I imagined them to feel like small stones but they are really light weight and almost feel like plastic.

Nikki - posted on 02/20/2011

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It might help your back pain, I am going to buy myself one because I have read they have various health benefits. I also have back pain and a thyroid disease so I am try them and see how I go. There are heaps of different styles of jewellery as well, not just necklaces.

I just googled "the health benefits for baltic amber"

Stifler's - posted on 02/20/2011

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You should be able to get them at a baby shop too. I got one for $30 from the baby shop.

Sarh - posted on 02/20/2011

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Hmm... I was unable to find any facts about "Baltic Amber" other then it being a region in which they get the amber from.

Amber however has long been used in folk medicine for its purported healing properties. Amber and extracts were used from the time of Hippocrates in ancient Greece for a wide variety of treatments through the Middle Ages and up until the early twentieth century. Prior to World War II amber was widely used in Germany for teething problems. Amber's healing properties are sometimes attributed to succinic acid which occurs as an oxidation product on the surface of amber.

But, after finding this info below I'm thinking of getting one for both my son and daughter... might help with her runny nose (she has already had her very large adenoids removed, but has a constant runny nose).

Amber is not a “stone” but a natural resin. So as it warms with the body’s natural temperature, amber releases its healing oils (these oils contain succinic acid )which are easily absorbed into the skin and then into the bloodstream. Baltic Amber has some of the highest concentrations of Succinic Acid found in nature, and this is what makes it so special. Succinic Acid is a natural component of plant and animal tissues, and it's presence in the human body is beneficial in many ways. **Edited to add: Do you ever have to replace them? Like do they dry up or loose oil? ***



My question is... Would this help MY back pain due to inflammation? I have Ankylosing Spondylitis (A.S.) which is chronic inflammation through out my joints and organs. I can not currently take my TNF inhibitors and pain killers because I'm nursing my 8m old son.... I've been off my medication for about 1.5yrs now!

Thanks.

Nikki - posted on 02/20/2011

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Sarh, they are not a distraction, she doesn't even notice she is wearing it. They are not for chewing.



I am just going to take up another page of space if that's ok with you Heidi ;P



Baltic Amber Teething Necklaces

Traditional European Baby Teething Remedy



Our natural Baltic amber teething necklaces are made from 100% authentic Baltic amber sourced directly from Europe’s Baltic States. They are made for wearing (not chewing) when a baby or toddler is teething. The skin’s warmth releases small amounts of succinic acid found naturally in the amber beads, which is absorbed into the bloodstream. The pioneer of modern bacteriology, Robert Koch (1886), proved succinic acid has a very positive effect on the human body in improving the immune system and strengthening the body.





Benefits of Wearing Baltic Amber Teething Necklaces



When Baltic amber is worn against the skin, the skin's warmth releases healing oils (succinic acid) which are then absorbed via the skin into the bloodstream.

The anti-inflammatory properties soothes red inflamed cheeks and gums

A natural analgesic, amber absorbs pain

Improves the balance of acids

Amber’s calming properties neutralises negative energy and alleviates stress, therefore will help calm and soothe a baby without resorting to drugs.

Stimulates the thyroid glands to reduce dribbling

Soothes red inflamed cheeks

Helps the body heal itself therefore speeding up the recovery process

Boosts the immune system in assisting healing with ear, throat and stomach and respiratory infections.

Amber is warm to the touch, and is very comfortable and light to wear (approx 5.5 – 8.0 grams in weight).

Amber's anti-inflammatory and therapeutic properties are also recognized by allopathic medicine.

Amber has been used for its healing properties for thousands of years in Europe and is a traditional European remedy for teething

In Austria, Switzerland and Germany, you will find amber teething necklaces sold in local pharmacies.

Amber teething necklaces can be worn from birth or when showing signs of teething. The earlier the baby starts wearing the necklace, the less attention they will pay to it by pulling it or attempting to chew on it, as it becomes a part of them.

Wearing an Baltic amber teething necklace reduces the symptoms of teething or sometimes avoids it altogether

Each necklace is unique, due to the Baltic amber’s organic nature, the colour and shape varies.



They are non-toxic and have amazing results which are all natural.



They have to wear the necklace all the time, heaps of sites on the net sell them. I bought one which is individually knotted in case it breaks, to avoid choking. It also states that it will snap if it gets caught on something to avoid choking.

Stifler's - posted on 02/20/2011

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They're Baltic amber and the oils in them soak into the skin and relieve pain..

Heidi - posted on 02/20/2011

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Sounds like someone needs a new doctor lol jk. well I value my doctors option and they are not always right at all. but they Know more about health situations than I do.

Sarh - posted on 02/20/2011

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Heidi not everyone thinks to consult the doctor. And doctors aren't always right.

Heidi - posted on 02/20/2011

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well im sure before she just pops a pill in her babys mouth she would consult with a doctor. Or at least I would but whatever.

Bonnie - posted on 02/20/2011

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Yeah but, if Meghen has never used teething tablets before, don't you think she would want to know that??

Heidi - posted on 02/20/2011

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Im just saying Hylands isn't the only brand out there. She said she used them until she found that. Im just posting that there is more than Hylands out there. K Thanks.

Bonnie - posted on 02/20/2011

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Heidi, did you ever think that Nikki was posting that information for the OP, not you?

Heidi - posted on 02/20/2011

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I don't use Hylands teething tablets. That isn't the only brand out there. My gosh. Take up a whole page for nothing...

Stifler's - posted on 02/20/2011

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I give my kid the works when he's teething... Nurofen, a teething necklace, sometimes piggy back Panadol and Nurofen.

Nikki - posted on 02/20/2011

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I used to use the teething tablets until I saw this:

FDA NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release: Oct. 23, 2010
Media Inquiries: Dick Thompson, 301-796-7566, dick.thompson@fda.hhs.gov
Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA

FDA Issues Consumer Safety Alert
Hyland’s Teething Tablets may pose a risk to children

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today is warning consumers that Hyland’s Teething Tablets may pose a risk to children. The FDA recommends that consumers not use this product and dispose of any in their possession. The manufacturer is issuing a recall of this product.

Hyland's Teething Tablets are manufactured to contain a small amount of belladonna, a substance that can cause serious harm at larger doses. For such a product, it is important that the amount of belladonna be carefully controlled. FDA laboratory analysis, however, has found that Hyland’s Teething Tablets contain inconsistent amounts of belladonna. In addition, the FDA has received reports of serious adverse events in children taking this product that are consistent with belladonna toxicity. The FDA has also received reports of children who consumed more tablets than recommended, because the containers do not have child resistant caps.

The FDA advises consumers to consult their health care professional if their child experiences symptoms such as seizures, difficulty breathing, lethargy, excessive sleepiness, muscle weakness, skin flushing, constipation, difficulty urinating, or agitation after using Hyland’s Teething Tablets.

Hyland’s Teething Tablets is a homeopathic product intended to provide temporary relief of teething symptoms in children that is sold over-the-counter (OTC) in retail outlets. The FDA has not evaluated Hyland’s Teething Tablets for safety or efficacy, and is not aware of any proven clinical benefit offered by the product.

An ongoing inspection at the manufacturer also indicates substandard control of the manufacturing operation. After consultation with the FDA today, the manufacturer of the product, Standard Homeopathic Company agreed to voluntarily recall Hyland’s Teething Tablets from the market.

FDA urges both health care professionals and consumers to report side effects from use of Hyland’s Teething Tablets to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either

Heidi - posted on 02/19/2011

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BEST THING IN THE WORLD Teething Tablets. Saved me with my 18mth old and I will be using them with my 3 wk old when she starts the teething deal. You could just see the relief on her little face a few minutes after I gave her 2. They are completely Natural, and not expensive at all.

Nikki - posted on 02/19/2011

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I agree with Bonnie, if my daughter is really bad I will give her some infant pain killers. I also have a baltic amber necklace for my daughter, it sounds strange if you haven't heard of them before but apparently when they wear them all the time the resin from the baltic amber seeps into their boy providing anti inflammatory relief. I was a little sceptical but I bought one for my daughter a few weeks ago and since then she has 3 new teeth, I don't know if I am imagining it but I am sure these teeth have been no where near as bad as her first three. I haven't needed to give her any pain killers anyway. I know a lot of mums swear by them. They are quite masculine looking as well, I have seen lots of boys in them. I got mine of ebay.

*edited to add If you look closely at my profile pic you can see what it looks like.

Bonnie - posted on 02/19/2011

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If it is really bad, you can give him a bit of Tylenol to help with the pain and rub a pea sized amount of Baby Orajel on his gums in that area.

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