What's your best remedy for alleviating your baby's teething discomfort?
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Kirstie - posted on 09/29/2010
My wee girl gets capol/nurofen and bonjela/capol teething gels ov not all at once also that aston powders,loads of cuddles,chewy toys and i find that my wee girl loves me rubbing her mouth try everything and see what works bestfor your child they are all diff...
Tiffany - posted on 09/28/2010
I gave my daughter really cold wet wash cloths to chew on and I used baby tylenol (generic). My sister and a few friends used to give their babies frozen bagels to chew on, supervised of course. Being able to chew on the hard cold bagel seemed to help them a lot. Hope this helps! =)
Jamie - posted on 09/24/2010
Oragel, cold wash cloth, teething ring, my kids always chewed on my fingers, they chewed on toys, I would give them an unopened Popsicle and let them chew on it cause it is cold and softer then a teething ring. Hope this can be of help!
Leslie - posted on 09/22/2010
When my lil girl was teething I'd dislove teething tablets onto a baby spoon & freeze it then give her the frozen spoon. Like a tething tablet popsicle. My MIL also suggested to give her a chicken bone (from a drumstick) to chew on. Since it had all the good chicken flavor she'd chew on it longer.
Megan - posted on 09/22/2010
My son seemed to like hard plastic toys most of the time, the ends of the big pop beads were his favorite. He HATED most cold things so that was never much of an option for us although I did take my fathers advice on a couple of occasions and made myself a glass of scotch and water over ice and dipped my finger in and rubbed it over his gums. Not sure if it was the scotch relaxing me or the numbing action on his gums but it always seemed to calm the most frazzling nights.
Tiffany - posted on 09/21/2010
We used cold washcloths and generic brand of tyelnol. Our pedi does not recommend orajel for babies. This has worked out great for us. I also have friends who use frozen bagels (supervised of course). Anything cold for them to chew on usually helps. I would wrap a cold washcloth around my finger and let her chew on my finger too and that seemed to help.
Cathryn - posted on 09/18/2010
Natural remedies are always the best option. I wouldn't suggest giving your baby tylenol or motrin unless you're really desperate. They're hard on the liver. Gripe Water is amazing stuff and 100% natural. You can get it at any health food store and I'm pretty sure Walgreens carries it.
Brittany - posted on 09/18/2010
Madison is getting a lot of teeth at once (ouch!) and we get frozen popsicles and let her have one a day and it helps. she also likes to chew on her socks so what i would do is get ice and put it in them. (shes 6 months old and they were clean) The teething tablets didnt work for her and the orajel is starting to not work.
.Crystal - posted on 09/18/2010
my son is 8 months he has two bottom teeth and to comeing in i give he i cold wash cloth and hard toys he has never been a big tething ring fan but if you use them put them in the frige i have aslo broke up ice cubes and out them in a food holder and let him suck on that
Angel - posted on 09/16/2010
i have a 10 month old daughter who been teething seen she was 4months and but a month ago he first 2 teeth came now are so later her next set is coming i give her ice to rub her gum and i try putting orajel
Jaimi - posted on 09/13/2010
frosin bananas or bread. don't let them have it too much bc of constipation but its something they can eat and tast good to them so they stay interested and it helps. bananas are better then bread though.
Tanya - posted on 09/11/2010
You can let them chew on frozen waffles also. I love teething tablets. They seemed to do great with my child. I hated giving him medicine unless I absolutely had to or unless I knew he was in some serious pain.
Darby - posted on 09/07/2010
for a truly miserable baby I found baby orajel and a low dose of infant motrin works well, especially at night, right before bed. during the day a wet washcloth put in the freezer for a bit, refrigerated teething toys, etc. If your baby is already introduced to solid foods you can hold a peeled apple and let baby teethe on it, carrots work well...celery as long as you watch to make sure baby doesn't get any of the strings. Those are things I've used over the years with 3 of my four children. My fourth is only 5 months old and hasn't really hit the miserable teething stage yet.
Melissa - posted on 09/07/2010
For my daughter, the cold freezer toys she hated and anything cloth (like the cold wash cloth) that she put in her mouth she just made a really nasty face and spit it back out. She cried forever after I put orajel in her mouth. I found a hello kitty ice pack thing that freezes but has a silk kind of material over it. I was worried about her biting through it but so far she hasn't. I'd put baby food on the silk and then she'd chew on the cloth and even after the baby food was gone, she'd walk around chewing on that thing for hrs and no more crying :)
Sandra - posted on 09/05/2010
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.
Danielle - posted on 09/04/2010
Teething tablets are a life saver, and so is gripe water. Tylenol or ibuprofen can also be a good idea, but it can upset their tummies so try to not use it first thing. Baby orajel works too, if they'll let you get into their mouth and touch the spot the hurts.
Delaney - posted on 09/04/2010
not sure how old your baby is, my daughter was preemie so she started teething late. i gave her a popsicle(those flavorite pops) or something cold out of the freezer like a frozen waffle and that temporarliy relieved her pain, even if it was just to hold her off until the tylenol could kick it. orajel works but the freezing cold from the freezer has always worked best for my baby/
Channah - posted on 09/03/2010
Well in the old days they use to use rum but I dont suggest that LOL. Try Orajel an if that doesn't work they have teething tablets that you can put under the tongue until it dissolves.. I said both because in the beginning Orajel didn't work for my daughter but the teething tablets did
Tami - posted on 09/03/2010
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.