Teething!

Stephanie - posted on 11/10/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I have identical 8 month old twin girls that are teething! I have tried everything and they are CRANKY and WHINING! Does anyone have any tips to help get through this stage! I'm about to pull my hair out! (Not really) but it can be frustrating!.

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Kerry - posted on 11/15/2009

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Try putting cucumber sticks or banana in the freezer and letting them chomp on them, it is very soothing on their gums. At night time just give a gentle baby paracetamol to help them sleep when they are really suffering. Other than teething gels and teething rings there isn't a lot else I'm afraid you just have to ride the wave until it's over.

LaNette - posted on 11/14/2009

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Have you tried teething tablets? It's all natural. Baby orajel helps. Teething rings, or a wet wash cloth, that is about it!! Good luck. I have twin boys that are 7 months and they are pretty cranky also!!

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Quoting Sumi:

I found that a combination of things works best. I use Tylenol during the day and Mortin at night for fever and pain. Frozen teethers are the best ever. I have hand shaped teethers (made by Munchkin) that they LOVE because the fingers can reach their back gums. I also let them chew on wash cloths that have been soaked in cold water. Teething biscuits are good. My twins like the Gerber biter biscuits better than the Earth's Best teething biscuits (but I'm not sure if they are recommended for babies as young as 8m). I tried Oragel but it doesn't last 2 seconds. Highland's teething tablets didn't help either. Are they on solid food yet? I found that foods that they can really bite into are great, things like plain bread, cheese, apples, bananas that have been in the fridge, graham crackers, etc.

Good luck!



Great advice -- thanks for sharing!!  I haven't gone through teething yet, but it's right around the corner!





 

Sumi - posted on 11/13/2009

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I found that a combination of things works best. I use Tylenol during the day and Mortin at night for fever and pain. Frozen teethers are the best ever. I have hand shaped teethers (made by Munchkin) that they LOVE because the fingers can reach their back gums. I also let them chew on wash cloths that have been soaked in cold water. Teething biscuits are good. My twins like the Gerber biter biscuits better than the Earth's Best teething biscuits (but I'm not sure if they are recommended for babies as young as 8m). I tried Oragel but it doesn't last 2 seconds. Highland's teething tablets didn't help either. Are they on solid food yet? I found that foods that they can really bite into are great, things like plain bread, cheese, apples, bananas that have been in the fridge, graham crackers, etc.

Good luck!

CLaire - posted on 11/11/2009

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Hello, I havent had my twins yet but just had my 14months old daughter cut 4 teeth in one week! Felt like the longest week of my life.. I gave her panadol to help with her high fevers and bonjela to help numb the gums a bit.. She was very clingy as well so i found i spent most of the week cuddling her (which was nice for me, because normally she doesnt sit still long enough to cuddle at all) Hope this helps :)

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