I'm 16 with a 3months old ( i need help)
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Jodie - posted on 01/25/2010
hun hes not to young to use bonjela,some kids start teething at his age onwards,my girl did.and shes still teething.the panadole will be helping him,but it wont be taking the pain of gums away,thats where the bonjela comes in handy.teething rings can help,plus it can help them with hand co-ordination,you will be suprize how clued up kids are,its how they learn.cooled boiled water helps to,hes not too young,society thinks they are too young.only you can make the rite choice for him,cos you know him better than anyone,not some nurse,telling you he sldnt have bonjela,u dont use heaps of it,just a bit on ya finger,do make sure they are clean,as babies can get thrush very easily,and hun,that is not what you wont him getting,cos is very painful.i know you should listen to the professionals,hun. or your mum maybe.you need to do whats rite by ya boy hun.cos if i can be honest with you.him teething now,is just the begining,im not wanting to scare you.its reality.it could take mnths before the 1st tooth comes thru.my girl was 5mnths old,when her 1st came.the secret is to learn different behaviours in him,when hes teething.k so what i mean by that.is that when he gets his first tooth,he will seetle down,for a mnth or so,then he will start cutting the 2nd 1.using bonjela,panadole teething rings ect,does help ease the pain,for a while.the one thing that may happen,he may get unsettled and out of routiune,the key,is when he does teeth,have a routiune that works for the both of you,but similar to his normal routiune,that way,you get the rest you need,and gets his sleep,sometime with babies,they will do things that,they normally wouldnt do. like for an example,wake more times than usual,things to look out for.im telling you this,cos there is more to teething than bonjela.its hard work,getting thru the teething period,cos its constant.my 3 kids all had there on way of letting me know when they were teething,m oldest got red checks,after the tooth cut,she went back to normal routiune,hapy content girl.my son,well thats was up and down,basically he scream,cryed,become clinginy,then his 1st come thru,and belive it or not,after that,i never knew he was teething,untill i would see another tooth cut.by the time he was 10mnths he had all his teeth.my youngest,she wakes up during the nite.apart from that she sleeps thru the nite.shes 1 n half now and she only has 8 teeth.it can be a very long road to the end,but after the 1st 5 or 6 cut,there gums have broken,and teething for some babies ia a breeze.alot off mums dont really know how or why there babies cry,and keep u up.its becourse they are normally teething.and all they wont are their mums or dads.for comfort.but yes you can use bonjela,as long as you get the suger free one,and of the shelf in the baby department,it be all good,in saying that,bonjela was made to help teething for babies anyhow.they just have sugar free ones.keep up the panadole,cos they can get a slight fever,nothing to worry bout though,as babies do get hot n grumpy,wen teething,thats cos they cant control their temp,thats where panadole comes in handy,not only does help bring their temp down,it also helps them to settle down and sleep.another thing to,depending on the heating in your house,you dont wont to over cook him in clothes and blankets.cos it may lead to high as temp.you will know whats comfortable for your boy,when hes teething.its a learning prosess,and you will face many more challanges with him.for now,get him thru his first tooth,make sure you give him water,not juice.hes allowed water,as long as cooled boiled water from jug,let it chill in the fridge,cos how that helps.he wont become dehydrated,cos wen they get a temp,they loose fluids from their bodies,and it needs to be replace,alot of mums dont know this.there are mums that dont give their babies water,and they wonder why the wont stop crying,its cos the need to stay rehydrated,thats why its important to keep the panadole up every 6hrs,why 6hrs cos he is only 3mnths old,as he gets older it becomes least hrs and a higher dose.im sure you know this already,at his age 2mls is all he needs.im sure u know that.you will be ok.just lots of cuddles and kisses,and he be just fine.you will be fine.yes ppl will turn there nose up,bout using bonjela at 3mnths.but u know what,their kids probably didnt start teething at 3mnths either.hes your son hun,you know him better than anyone.dont get push in to something you are uncomfortable doing,get other ppls advice as well.you will be suprize what knowledge us mothers have,or have gain and learnt.all im doing is telling you,what worked for me.i was a teenage mum 16yrs ago.so i know all the tricks.im 35 and it gives me plesure,helping you girls out.cos i know what you are going thru,the whole do i do this or not.and yes without the not knowing how to deal with it.it is hard and frustrating.especially when you get told to this and that option doesnt work,and sumhow you all ways seem to get the same response to the last option you tryed,and after a while its like,o.m.g its still not working,or dont do this.all you need to do hun,is go with your gut and heart,cos beleive it or not,a mother knows their child.and wat you choose to do is normally the rite choice.and go with that.dont let ppl treat u like are just a kid u know nothing,thats bull,having a baby,does make you grow up,very fast.and makes you mature,in the process.so if you wont to give your son bonjela,then do it. hes your son,you make his decisions in his life,my girl is your age hun,and she has help raise her little sister,like her own,and shes very smart and wise,shes like a mum to her,and im proud of her,cos i know she will be a good mum.yet you are a mum,and doing the best for ya boy.once u become a mum,a protective and defense side comes out.what im meaning,if you have been advise to not give him bonjela and you seriously thinks he needs it.then give it to him.just rub along his gums.top n bottom,and you will see the difference it can do to them.just always get different ppls advice on other things in parenting.before deciding,trust me it does help.see when i had my girl,i also had had heaps of mates with kids,or having them.so togeather we were able to help each other out,some teenage mums dont have that privalage,it just putting pride aside and asking other ppl.its how we learn how we learn to become good mums. and its all good.if u wont to add me,im hapy to answer any uncertin ? u may have.im happy to help.but good luck,teething babies can take toll on your patience,and stress levels,thats ok,just need to figuare out,the best way to deal with it.as it can be very draining,not always.all kids are different,its just bout learning and knowing how to deal with it.like i said,this is just 1 challange you are facing,especially if u are unsure.but thats ok,we learn and grow with our kids.you will be ok,all the best.good luck.one thing you could do.thats if hes just constantly hurting,carry him,and sing to him,but dont get into the habbit of carry him,as when hes not teething he will wont it all the time.use that time for when hes really really beside him self,im not saying it will happen,but like i said alot of babbies teeth differently,you just need to work out wat works best for the stress levels,cos if you are stress,so will he be.trust me u dont wont a stress kid,while teething,it can make life stressful.so i dont know,im sure you will make the rite choice,to where bonjela goes.all the best hun.from jodie.
C - posted on 01/27/2010
You can use teething tablets called humphreys ou can buy that at a drug store or even places like kmart or walmart, they are 100% natural so there will be no side effects, i give them to my son straight, you dont have to mix them in the water like the directions say and you can give him up to 3 at a time, i dont remember the time inbetween tho. hope i was helpful!
When my son began teething i started using "little remedies teething tablets" They are amazing! They are homeopathic so there is no chemicals or artificial flavoring that you dont want to put into your little babies body. Good luck finding something that works!
I have baby orajel, I don't give him a lot though and I give him a binky to chew on, my son is only 4 months and is too small for teethers. My dad said pizza crust is great! I also had gotten advice from my friends older sister, who does home remedies and there is a site to get amber necklaces. It sounds odd, but amber soothes pain, and she said her son had gotten 4 teeth and they didn't notice because he never made a peep until they poked through. She swears by it. I ahve yet to try it. You could aways give teh baby a warm wet wash clothe to chew on
Jessica - posted on 01/24/2010
Hi.. I've been giving my daughter the Hyland's Homeopathic Teething Tablets.. they're great, work fast, and easy to use for young babies.. I usually just disolve 2 tablets in a teaspoon of water and let her drink it.. it works like a charm.. and it is a lot safer than the gels.. my doctor actually told me that the numbing gels can numb the back of the throat too much and cause a hazard for them to swallow their tongue.. so to be safe I use these.. good luck.. hope this helps
Victoria - posted on 01/23/2010
When my son and daughter both started teething i tried everything until i came across teething tabs and they are the best thing in the world. You can find them at walmart or walgreens or cvs. The melt in there mouth and they are so tiny no chance of chocking them.. It helped me though my toughest time. I remember what it was like being 17 with a baby that was teething and its not fun.. Hope it gets easier, best of luck..
Sarah - posted on 01/22/2010
We let my daughter suck on frozen juice--basically like popsicles but pedialyte or just regular juice. Helped her a lot, the cold numbs the pain for a while. I noticed that orajel wears off extremely fast, so I stopped that. You can also try and freeze fruit that he can chew on, just watch him and make sure it's large enough yet not too large to fit into his mouth.
Brittany - posted on 01/22/2010
my son has began teeth about...3 weeks-a month ago and we havent given him any type of medication and he has been fine...they just wants to chew on things so we've been giving him cold teething rings that contain liquid and hard plastic rattles...beyond that I have no advice :-/
JUDY - posted on 01/22/2010
you can use glyciren(not sure how its spelled sorry) It soothes the pain and also tastes great. you can rub it on his gums 2 times a day. you can also try the teething powders but they should only be used from 6 months on. or if you don't want to use any of this then frozen fruit or veggies also helps. he can chew on it. hope this helps.
Lauren - posted on 01/22/2010
1) Infant Tylenol
2) Baby Orajel
3) wrap an ice cube in a wash cloth, hold the cloth and let him go to town (just make sure you hold it so the ice cube doesn't slip out) my daughter would gnaw and suck on it for ever until the ice cube melted, then we would get a new one and she would just keep going :)
Kate - posted on 01/21/2010
Hey, u could just try using teething rings so there nice and cold on his gums, and im sure u can use a little bit of bonjella, just dont over do it. I thought my bub was teething at three months too, but turns out no teeth popped up, she's 6 months now and still no sing, but when she was three months, she was grizly, drowling, chewing on everything, and it felt like they were about to come but anyway. it might stop in a couple of weeks and give him some reliefe could possibly just be moving around under the gums
Jodie - posted on 01/21/2010
hes not too young for bonjella! baby bonjella is for 2 month plus and my daughter uses it and its a god send babes! shes been having it since she were 2 months old and my healthivisitor and doctor said its fine and we also use abersol when it gets really bad my parents did the same with me and my little brother x
Krystal - posted on 01/21/2010
hi my son started teething at 2 months, i used to give him baby teething rings and i also gave him calpol which is from 2 months or calprofen which is from 3 months plus. both calpol and calprofen is used for teething as well as fever, aches and pains, hope that helps, best wishes :)
Lisamarie - posted on 01/21/2010
I'm afraid there is not a lot u can do at this stage! Iknow it's a pain and horrible to watch your son crying! I think about the only thing you can use r teethers, you can buy little soft tubes you can put on your finger with little soft bristtles on the end that you can let her chew on (only when on your finger, never unaided, choking hazard), not too sure where you get them we got ours as a gift set from family but you can look online. In Tesco they also sell teethers that look like dummys on the outside but the bit that goes in the babys mouth is the shap of their gums for easy chewing in all areas, your babies mouth may be too small right now but take a look! Hope this helps and try and stay calm. If you wanna chat add me! :)
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