What's your best remedy for alleviating your baby's teething discomfort?

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Krista - posted on 09/01/2010

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Teething tablets work great for my little guy! If it is really bad some baby tylenol. Also, giving them a cold wash cloth.

Bettie - posted on 09/02/2010

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teething tablets workd great i also squeezd water into her binky and froze so it was like an ice cube when she got it those 2 things were the best things that helped we went thru alot of binkys cuz after awhile they got yuky but it was worth it to keep her comfy!!!!!

Tami - posted on 09/03/2010

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I know this sounds a little strange but it does work. I used to buy a very small bottle of whisky and keep it in the freezer. i would just put a little on my finger and place it on the gums and it worked really well for my daughter.

Sasha - posted on 09/03/2010

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the best thing for teething is teething tablets their are called humpherys old remedy my mom used it on me and my sibilings. i used it on mine they work awesome..

Sandra - posted on 09/05/2010

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My mother actually told me to use Clove Oil. At first I was like no way I am not putting that stuff on my baby's gums and then she told me that my sister-in-law used it on her baby so I put a little bit on a q-tip not that much at all and she calmed down right away. I was so relieved that she had stopped crying that I even use it on my own gums when I have a tooth ache. I hope this helps you can get Clove Oil at your health food store if you have a Sunharvest that is where I got mine.

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Rebekah - posted on 05/08/2013

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I have found rubbing the baby Tylenol directly on the gums works when nothing else will my little man is 5 days shy of 9 months and is cutting 4 top teeth at once and it works for him he quits crying almost immediately. he already has two front teeth on the bottom.

Natalia - posted on 12/08/2010

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There was a tooth paste with silicone brush that our doctor prescripted to my son whes he saw his first tooth. Only the brush did a lot of work for my son to feel better.

Amanda - posted on 12/05/2010

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I use CAMILA! the best stuff there is out there ... u go to walmart and ask the pharmist and they will show u were it is and its close to 20 dollars a box but hey its all in lil tubes of one dose and i give them to my son when he was cutting his first three at ONCE and it worked great

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well that depends on who you are...i had a baby sitter that put bourbon on my sons front teeth when he was teething cause they were infected and the doctor wouldn't do anything about it. it numbed his gums and took away the infection. btw i didn't know until AFTER she done it!

Samantha - posted on 11/26/2010

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Hi there my 8 month old has been teething for about 3 weeks now and his first tooth still isnt quite through yet but when he first started teething i used the teething gels and he was still screaming and crying wouldnt use teething rings nothing then i started using teething powder ambesol and i just let him chew on a cold wash cloth and his first tooth is now almost through :) x

Anastasia - posted on 11/18/2010

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Going outside is the best remedy. My baby cries when he is bored and doesn't cry when he is taken outside no matter if he is in pain or not.

Ellen - posted on 11/12/2010

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Wow....frozen waffles. Never would have thought of that!!! My son is 12 months with 8 teeth and I think his molars are working in (I can't see without risking my fingers...LOL). I'll have to try that. Hyland's tablets worked wonders, SO TICKED about the recall. He wasn't big on cold things, he wouldn't hold them. But I feed him ice chips and that does help. I use tylenol if it's REALLY bad but he has a sensitive tummy so I have to use my judgement on that.

Kristen - posted on 11/11/2010

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natural remedies that have worked for my daughter pure vanilla extracted rub it on the gums and same with lemon those are what i use on my daughter and myself it works wonders for me a just drip some in a paper towel and then wedge it were i am hurting

Michelle - posted on 10/31/2010

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we give our daughter some oragel and a warm cloth to nibble on for a bit. if that doesnt help we give her a teether. they just need something to push there gums against to push the teeth out.

Julia - posted on 10/26/2010

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get a wash rag and get it soakin wet then freeze it and bring it out when they start to let you know it hurts :)

Sam - posted on 10/25/2010

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oragel night time formula!!!!!! if your luck enough to find the double pack (day and night formulas) its a pretty good deal cause its cheaper than each single tube

Ilene - posted on 10/24/2010

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My son likes chewing on otterpops. I've even opened it and let him suck on it for a while. When its bad at night I will give him infant tylenol, works wonders on the teething fevers.

Brandi - posted on 10/24/2010

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My babys 10 months old now and still no teeth but her gums are hurting her all the time she chews on her fingers all the time but we usually just give her a freeze pop the ones in the plastic and feed it to her she loves it shes done crying by the time she finishes it

Alicia - posted on 10/22/2010

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I like to use Roman Chammomile by Doterra. I mix it with their fractionated coconut oil. I apply to his feet and gums. Works wonders. Ask you doctor about it.

Amanda - posted on 10/22/2010

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Teething tablets work the best for my son. He doesn't like teething jel. Also frozen fruit helps as well. He has two self feeders I freeze applesause and cut them into small chunk to fit ans he goes to town chewing on that.

ALINA - posted on 10/21/2010

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MAKE A LEATHER NECKLACE FOR YOUR CHILD, I USED THAT FOR MY 3 CHILDREN, AND LET THEM BITE ON A TEETHING RING. XOXOXOX THATS IT THE LEATHER NECKLACE WORKED!!!!!!!!!!! XOXOXOXOXO

User - posted on 10/20/2010

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dab a small bit of whiskey,, im not sayin ...drinkin or drunk,,, dont know why it work ,etc. but as a parent and a g*parent,, i can say it did help my babies.

Jessica - posted on 10/19/2010

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my son has had a horrible time teething every since he was 6mths old. But a friend of mine had passed on a remedy they had used with his children, Black Licorice. Yes it very messy, but well worth it! The flavor of the licorice is a natural remedy that numbs the gums, plus the chewy licorice helps with the cutting of teeth

Tamra - posted on 10/15/2010

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I use infants tylenol and then at night night time oragel, and during the day I have teething rings and this little gadget I bought at walmart it has a handle and a mesh baggie on the top and I freeze grapes and put them in the mesh part and lock it on the top and she loves to chew on them.

Trisha - posted on 10/13/2010

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My son loved to chew on frozen celery sticks. He would chew the mess out of them and was happy as could be doing it!!

Candace - posted on 10/12/2010

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Teething tablets, Tylenol, cold wash cloth and rotating different teething toys.

Kelli - posted on 10/12/2010

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This sounds really weird but a friend of mine said that his dad told him on his first child to cut a strip of thick leather and let the child chew on it. I haven't tried it because my son has just now started teething and it hasn't really bothered him. But he said it worked great. You can wet part of it and freeze it if the teeth are really bothering them. Just make sure it is at least an inch wide by about 6 inches long so he won't be able to choke on it.

Beth - posted on 10/11/2010

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blend a couple of different fruits together in the blender or food processor and freeze it - cant beat frozen fruit :)

Tyne - posted on 10/10/2010

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I tried squeezing a nu-nu or pacifier under water till it fills with water then freezing it. I kept a bag full of frozen nu-nu's i my freezer and my daughter went through teething fairly easily.

Sara - posted on 10/10/2010

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Sounds sttrange but take some tums and a splash of milk make a paste of it and rub it on the gums, the calcium in the milk and tums alleviates pain...worked like a charm for me =)

Melissa - posted on 10/09/2010

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I put took apart a orange and put it in the freezer. my little girl loved it cause of the taste and the cold

Rachael - posted on 10/08/2010

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I give her Motrin and an ice cube, or one of those freezable chew toys. She also likes to bite into hard bread, like a bitter biscuit.

Samantha - posted on 10/07/2010

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I have not used anything, for my daughterbut cuddle her and distract her from the pain by playing and keeping her occupied and she has about 5 teeth i think she has another 1coming in! But my son didn't get teeth until he was almost 11 months old and i gave him Popsicles and they worked great.

Emma - posted on 10/05/2010

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I did most of the things that the ladies here have said, anything cold, teething gels etc, but when she was 4months and older I also gave my daughter raw carrots to bite on. They worked about the same as a teething ring, can be cold and they get to eat something healthy. To start with it was more like a teether, then as teeth came through she started eating bits of it. Ive had many comments from people in the shops about how nice it is to see a kid eating a vegetable instead of chocolate or a pack of chips. Now at 17months i can still give her a carrot, and she will just eat them, she loves her vegies. I also believe this is why she had her teeth through faster than my cousin who is 12 weeks older than my girl.

Robin - posted on 10/05/2010

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Put a clean wet wash cloth in freezer for a few hours then give it to your baby to suck on. It works really well. Then of course theres always tylenol.

Melysa - posted on 10/04/2010

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i hate using any kind of drug on my child unless necessary so i gave them rusk sticks frozen teething rings, frozen fruit cold wash cloth on the site of the emerging tooth, ice blocks my youngest has just got 4 new teeth in the last 2 weeks 2 bottom and 2 back teeth and the best thing for him was to let him chew on what ever he wanted and when that seemed to be upsetting him i would switch to mushy dinners followed by frozen dessert that and i have gone through about 3 kilos of apples just from him and he ate them to the core

Linda - posted on 10/03/2010

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Someone told me about this, and it really helped...buy min bagels, let them sit on the counter a night or two to get stale, and then freeze them. When you need one, take it out and they can use it to knaw on like a teething ring. Good luck. Tylenol never helped much. I wouldn't even bother.

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Wet a pacifier/dummy and put it in the freezer - tadaaaa Frozen Dummies !!!!... have about 3 in there and keep rotating them.... all my kids loved it.... the coldness helped numb the gums and i didnt need to administer any gels or tablets or anything.... :)

Leah - posted on 10/01/2010

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WalMart has the little binky looking item that has a small mesh like net at the end of a handle and we would put ice or frozen fruit in it Daniel loved it!! We also used the teething tablets and baby oragel the oragel works better :) hope this helps

Samantha - posted on 10/01/2010

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ok as weird/funny as it sounds my dad would give me Snuff cans when i was teething && he said it would shut me right up lol apparently i had a toybox full of them! btw my daddy's a redneck (:

Bobbi - posted on 10/01/2010

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i use orajel,a frozen teething ring,and just a plain old clean wet washcloth.it's soft and cold on his gums.

Rachael - posted on 10/01/2010

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teething tablets are the best thing EVER! if its really bad give tylenol. i try not to give my baby too much tylenol though. oragel has worked for is too. she hates cold stuff, so i dont giver her frozen stuff. if your baby doesnt mind cold stuff stick a wet rag in the freezer and give him/her that. i dont like teething rings, cause i do not know what kind of stuff they put in the liquid they use, better safe than sorry. homemade ice tray popsicles work too, freeze organic juice, or mushed up fruit put it in the ice tray.

Belinda - posted on 09/29/2010

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well i sujest to give ur baby either a cold wash rag or sherbet it helps relive the pain

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