Does anyone have any suggestions for teething baby 4 months and 2 weeks old? I have tried bonjela teehing gel which basically does nothing

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Nikki - posted on 05/15/2011

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Amber teething necklace! I was a huge skeptic coming from a scientific/medical background but thought I'd give it a try & now most of my friends have them on their kids too. They don't chew on them, just wear them around their neck & it releases a natural anti-inflammatory & pain reliever called succinic acid which helps with teething. I don't even know that my son has a tooth coming until I see it generally...sometimes he gets a bit of runny/acidic poo but no pain or irritability & most of all, no sleepless nights for me!

Una - posted on 01/28/2009

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there is a product called Hylands teething tablets, that disolve immediately in the infants mouth. Don't get it confused with humphrey's, they don't disolve as well. I think Walmart and the wild oats whole food stores have them.

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Lisa - posted on 01/29/2009

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Hi my little girl went through a horrible time try panadol & nurophane[sorry not best speller] together they help reduce swelling and numb the pain check instruction as 1 can only be taken every 6 hrs, and lots of cold ice blocks to once again this will numb the area good luck.

Charlotte - posted on 01/29/2009

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Same here didn't work for my son eaither lol. I use and if its really bad where he is up at night I do give him some .Calgel Teething Gel. I have used teething rings. My son like the MAM First Teether and Saver. The saver is really good coz he cant pull it off. Now he has 2 teeth i give him a toothbrush and toothpast he loves brushing his teeth. Before he goes bed. It helps sooth his gums a bit. I still use the gel allot lol

Kelly - posted on 01/29/2009

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You could do lots of different things for teething babies, frozen fruit is always a bonus, plus they get the juices and it's very soothing, put a wet cloth in the freezer.  They also have these teething biscuits that are great and the cookie disolves pretty quickly to prevent choking!

User - posted on 01/29/2009

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Quoting Gail:

Does anyone have any suggestions for teething baby 4 months and 2 weeks old? I have tried bonjela teehing gel which basically does nothing




i found ASHTON & PARSONS the best which u can use from birth or AMBERSOL which is also good. Hope this helps.

Kylie - posted on 01/29/2009

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Vegemite. Lol, pure and simple. If your child likes vegemite that is. Dont use a great heap, just a little smear from your finger. It worked like wonders on my daughter who would spit bonjela out, she absolutely hated it. But good old vegemite has done wonders. good luck

Suzanne - posted on 01/28/2009

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I opt for natural products...I recommend Hyland's Teething Relief (they dissolve on the tongue and are 100% natural), Weleda Baby Teething Powder or Gentle Naturals Homeopathic Teething Drops. My son is 17 months old and use these products from time to time. They work.

Tanto_6988 - posted on 01/28/2009

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I used the homeopathic Camillia (which can be bought at Walmart and Shoppers now). You can use up to three tubes within a certain amount of time and when it didn't work I just used baby Tylenol.
My son loved to chew baby carrots that I refrigerated. They were perfect size for him to hold and they will never be able to choke on it. I have also heard of people putting bananas and bagels in the freezer and letting the baby chew on those.
Good Luck and hope you find something that works.

Christi - posted on 01/28/2009

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Lots of people mentioned the Hyland's teething tablets. I use them with my daughter, and they do work very well. I was nervous about giving them to her before she knew how to chew, though (even though they do dissove very quickly), so I gave her Gentle Naturals teething drops. They are homeopathic, and they worked great! You can find them at Target.



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Susan - posted on 01/28/2009

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i use ice cues in a wash cloth and held to gums and gave tylenol. I found oragel and other products didn't work because with all the drool it washes it off and it doesn't last and also I have tried the stuff and it almost has a burning sensation. Good luck.

Candy - posted on 01/28/2009

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We LOVED the Hylands teething tablets!  I get a bottle for every "new baby" gift that I give.  They are 100% natural and work immediately!  A little motrin is good, too.  :)  Good luck!

Cheryl - posted on 01/28/2009

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I used a natural liquid called Camilla.  I dont know where u are from but i live in Canada and found it in the homoepathic department of my local ShoppersDrug Mart.  It worked amazing for me as wel as a few of my friends

User - posted on 01/28/2009

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Hi Gail, there is a homeopathis remedy that I've used for both my little ones. I would never have tried it if it weren't suggested to me but it is really good stuff. It's in the chemist on the same shelf as the bonjela. They're little tablets that dissolve straight away with the saliva.

User - posted on 01/28/2009

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hi, when my little girl was teething i tried bonjela, like with you it didnt work do i found calgel.... its just calpol's version, found it worked wonders. If that fails try buying medised, helps them to sleep also works wonders when they have a cold. x hope that helps

Hannah - posted on 01/28/2009

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hi, ashtons an parsons infant teething powder is good, or ambesol, its a liquid so easier to put on their gums than the gels! an putting the tommee tippee teething dummies in the freezer for 15mins, there what i used an worked fine, good luck x

Katie - posted on 01/28/2009

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I second the Hyland's teething tablets, they work wonders. If my daughter is really fussy and I can tell in pain then I will give some infant tylenol as well.

Annie - posted on 01/28/2009

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Quoting Gail:

Does anyone have any suggestions for teething baby 4 months and 2 weeks old? I have tried bonjela teehing gel which basically does nothing




Have you tried these homeopathic tablets...Hyland's teething tablets? These melt instantly in your little one's mouth and you can find them at your grocery store or at your pharmacy, (at least here in Kansas.) Another idea is to wet down a rag and then freeze it. Hope this helps...It worked for my almost 3 year old...

Jennifer - posted on 01/28/2009

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I agree with the Hyland's Teething Tablets.  They worked so well we called them "Baby Crack."  (lol)  My daughter would see them and get so excited!

Erica - posted on 01/28/2009

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I used frozen banana's. Great on the gums because it's cool but it's also a great little treat. Messy but it worked wonders.

Rebekah - posted on 01/28/2009

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What would you do if you had a toothache? I'd take some tylenol or motrin. Why should your baby be any different.    

Crystal - posted on 01/28/2009

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I let my son suck on a ice pop..just get one with a stick and you hold it have you kid suck on it. helped my son out a bunch and its good.

Steph - posted on 01/28/2009

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hi u could try ashton an pearsons available from the chemist its about £3 for 20 sachets u tip it into babys mouth its herbal an i ve used that for all 4 of my kids its like a miracle it doesn t jus settle the teethin pain it helps with the other bits that come 2 the unsettledness an the upset tummy

Simone - posted on 01/28/2009

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i recomend nelson's teetha's u get them in boots there about £5 a box u get about 24 sachets in a box and there 3 for 2 i found they worked brill and my son absolutly loves them!

Allie - posted on 01/28/2009

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hey all that stuff will work.  But we have our wee girl wearing an amber teething necklace. found out about it on the internet. i like the idea of not having to give her pamol all the time.  I got one for $25 (nz) it is worth a try. 

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I put teething rings in the freezer and at night when its sleeping time and not playing time I use neurofen for children. It has worked for my two boys and it now works with my daughter

Lynn - posted on 01/27/2009

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We used teething tablets from CVS. They take away the pain quickly but do not prevent the teeth from growing in like orajel can. They are amazing, natural and very effective!

Aliy - posted on 01/27/2009

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Munchkin makes a mesh baggie with a handle (relatively cheap) and you can put anything in it for them to chew on, ice cubes, fruit pieces, frozen breast milk, and they love it!

Laci - posted on 01/27/2009

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I gave all mine Hylands teething tablets they dissolve and are natural and you can give them to any child.  They numb only the gumbs and not the rest of their mouths which is what makes them more fussy!  Good luck!

Kate - posted on 01/27/2009

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I have had GREAT results with Hyland's Teething Tablets. We got ours at Wal Mart in the Pharmacy. They are all natural and dissolve almost instantly!

Laura - posted on 01/27/2009

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Teething Hylands tablets are the best!  I don't use orajel any longer because the teething tablets work better!  You can get them at Wal-Mart!!

Megan - posted on 01/27/2009

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With my little boy I freeze apples and then put them in the mesh net with the handle (found it Walmart) and he can chew the crap out of the apples, loves it and gets the juice so he's pumped. At night I use tylenol.

Katherine - posted on 01/27/2009

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I also love Hylands teething tablets. I would put one in between me fingers and let him suck for a second to moisten it and then I would crush the tablet and rub it on his gums. This seemed to help for awhile. I didn't put them under his tongue because he was pretty little when he started teething 3 1/2 months. Also, wetting a wash rag and putting into the freezer and letting him crew on it.

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One thing that hasn't been mentioned above but I found really effective was to keep a stash of soothers in the freezer for my son.  It naturally numbs the gums.  The teething rings didn't work so well for my son, especially at such a young age as 4 months...also, we would keep wet faceclothes in the fridge, then wrap our own fingers in it for him to chew on.  the cloth protected us and also numbed the gums

Patricia - posted on 01/27/2009

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i got tired of giving my son the nightime orajel because i read that after awhile all that stuff stays in their stomach. My baby started teething early and didn't get his first teeth until10 months old.



so i found this natural stuff stuff at Whole Foods Market, it's called Gum-omile Oil by the brand Herbs for Kids. it's tastes awful to them but in like 10 seconds the pain is gone, seriously! and it's all natural and has chamomille in it to help them sleep.

Carrie - posted on 01/27/2009

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We tried the pacifier with the net at the mouth end (not sure what it is called).  They have them at Target.  You can put ice, bananas, ect. in there and with no choking hazard. 

Noura - posted on 01/27/2009

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I use Camilia - expensive but seems to work. In desperate times I've used Tempra. Rings, teething toys, or anything hard just won't do it - he chews on those just for fun anyways! LOL. By the way, my son started teething early too - he had his first 2 teeth out before he was 5 months old. Hang in there!

Linda - posted on 01/27/2009

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i have had to numb the gums with a teething gel, but then i also give a little baby panadol as well. works wonders.

Lee Ann - posted on 01/27/2009

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My baby boy just used his pacifier all the time when he was teething...it soothed him plus he could chew on it. We resorted to tylenol at night so that he (and we) could sleep through the night. Good luck!

Emily - posted on 01/27/2009

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We have Teething Tablets and they work INSTANTANEOUSLY. They dissolve the moment placed in baby's mouth. We have used them since Spencer was about 4 months old. They are a god send. They are made by Hyland's and you can find them in the teething section of the baby aisles. Good luck! We also learned that infant Motrin helps get us through the really hairy nights, we use it as rarely as possible though, but if Spence is really uncomfortable we will give him some Motrin about 20 mins before his nighttime bottle.

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