My almost 6 month old has one tooth already and is working on more...anyone have any ideas to help with the discomfort? Or what he can teeth on?

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Nancy - posted on 02/24/2009

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Try taking a clean wahscloth and making it wet. Stick it in the freezer for a few minutes. Then take it out and let him suck on it. This will help numb the gums. You could also try Orajel. I tried it with my kids and had some success, but I don't think it works quite as long as the product says it does. Also, try keeping baby food in the fridge (the fruits anyway) and when he eats the coldness of it will also help sooth him.



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Jessie - posted on 02/23/2009

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I agree with Cara. My son is now 7. That is what I use to do for him. And freezies (unopened) The small ones. As long as your baby doesn't mind holding it because it's cold (my son didn't) He never broke it open. But becarefull the first time if you try that one.

Cody-Lee - posted on 02/23/2009

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The thing that helped my son was frozen rags or any other toy that can be frozen. And if he has a hard time sleeping because he is in pain try giving him chamomile tea, caffeine free of course but for some reason that worked wonders on my son.

Mallory - posted on 02/22/2009

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My son has started teething and I give him infant tylenol for the pain. You can give your baby .8 mL, or if you notice any swelling on his gums, ibuprofen might be better. I also give him baby orajel and just rub it on his gums. Other than that, I just cool his teething rings and let him chew on them. 

Toni - posted on 02/20/2009

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My daughter has nearly a full mouth full of teeth now, and the things I used to help her with her discomforts were bonjela, teething rings that have been refrigerated, and she also liked to use teething toys. The teething gets easier for them to cope with as they get a little older aswell...:)

Tre'Neshia - posted on 02/19/2009

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my daughter will be one on saturday and has 8 teeth and is currrently teething...when she first started teething we gave her biter biskets to gum which by gumming on them it gave her the opportunity to massage her gums and also practice self feeding...you kill two birds with one stone...and they are like a dollar for a box of 6.



 

Jaclyn - posted on 02/18/2009

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My daughter is 11 months old and has 4 teeth working on 5 and 6 but I would give her ice she loved it. At first I would put it in a wash cloth and held it for her so she could eat it. Then when she got a little bigger I gave ice in the mash nube thing that is made for fruit but I put ice in it and its worked for her. oral gel also helps and when its really bad and give her something for it. Hope this helps

Cara - posted on 02/18/2009

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my son in 7 months old and has had 2 teeth since about 6 months.. he likes to chew on a cool wet cloth.. and if you get a teething ring and stick it in the fridge it works well!! but they are harder to hold onto.. cloths work better.. they are lighter.. and you can put it in the fridge to get it cold too! :)

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