What's your best remedy for alleviating your baby's teething discomfort?
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Rebekah - posted on 05/08/2013
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.
Amanda - posted on 12/05/2010
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
Chelsie - posted on 11/28/2010
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
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
Ellen - posted on 11/12/2010
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
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
Brandi - posted on 10/24/2010
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
Amanda - posted on 10/22/2010
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.
Jessica - posted on 10/19/2010
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
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.
Kelli - posted on 10/12/2010
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.
Samantha - posted on 10/07/2010
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
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.
Melysa - posted on 10/04/2010
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
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.
Linda - posted on 10/02/2010
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
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
Rachael - posted on 10/01/2010
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.