Early teething Aids??

Adele - posted on 08/27/2009 ( 22 moms have responded )

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My little girl is only 12 weeks and is already teething badly. Can anyone recomend something that could help as pharmi won't give anything as she's so young??

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I have an 8 month old who started teething really early too. He has 8 teeth now and is working on more. We use Hyland's Teething Tablets from Wal-Mart. They are homeopathic and you don't need a prescription. Everybody I know uses them! We also gave him SMALL chips of ice when the pain was really bad and he loved that. They melt really fast and numb the gums. Try Infant Tylenol too.

Holly - posted on 10/18/2012

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awww, my oldest started teething when she was 3 months old too.... orajel works, but RUB HER GUMS!!!! let her chew on a pacifier... there is something called "teething tablets" also you CAN use infant tylenol/motrin whether the pharmacy wants to give it to you or not... i gave it to my kids and guess what, they are very bright wonderfully behaved, mature children 8 and 9 yo

Julie - posted on 08/29/2009

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I've found that Homeopathic remedy is the BEST! I know for a fact that when I take Homeopathic remedies for various things - ie colds, aches and pains etc - that it works within 2 minutes - it takes the edge off so to speak. Also what you should take into consideration is the ingredients in the pharmaceutical options and what it can do to your baby's liver. Various teething gels have been linked to liver disease later on in life. Homeopathic is about as safe as you can get when it comes to a 3 month old child (aside from the flannel soaked in water and then put in fridge/freezer option). Carrot and cucumber could pose a choking risk.

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Holly - posted on 10/18/2012

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tawni is right, i forgot about the wet frozen burp cloth!!! that works GREAT!!!!

Ana - posted on 10/18/2012

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there are some natural teething tablets that disolve in their mouth , they are pretty good

Julie - posted on 08/30/2009

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Teething tablets are great!! They are all natural and really do help (we called them the happy pills) also the baby orajel--they now have swabs which is really need it's a q-tip type thing and you break off the one end and the fluild flows to the tip and you swab the gums..it's great you don't have to stick your finger in there and be unsure if you got it on the right spot or not...Also talk to you doc and he will tell you what dose of Tylenal you can give...Hope this helps!!

Julie - posted on 08/30/2009

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Teething tablets are great!! They are all natural and really do help (we called them the happy pills) also the baby orajel--they now have swabs which is really need it's a q-tip type thing and you break off the one end and the fluild flows to the tip and you swab the gums..it's great you don't have to stick your finger in there and be unsure if you got it on the right spot or not...Also talk to you doc and he will tell you what dose of Tylenal you can give...Hope this helps!!

Jyl - posted on 08/30/2009

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I put my daughter's pacifiers in the freezer and she chews on them. I try Hyland's tablets first, then teething rings and then the mesh bag with ice in it, if all else fails tylenol and rocking/nursing for comfort. Usually these work great, but sometimes none of them work. (; good luck!

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My son wanted nothing to do with teething rings so I took one of the infant feeders and put frozen fruit or ice cubes in his and he loved chewing on them. They look like a pacifier but it has a mesh bag on the end where they would normally have it in their mouth. I didn't think of it then but frozen baby juice might work well too and give it a little better taste.

Jeannie - posted on 08/29/2009

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Go to Nutrition Center at Safeway, Ralphs, or... get homeopathic remedy by Hylands? anyway "teething tablets"

Aimee - posted on 08/29/2009

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The best thing I found was a cold carrot or cucumber (the little ones), depending on her jaw strenth, you don't want her to bite through it :) I used to peel a large carrot and just have him go at it. Also, there are raw Baltic amber teething necklaces you may want to try, I have seen these around, we live in Dubai.

Tracey - posted on 08/29/2009

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I found the best teething remedy is Ambesol - it's a liquid, so much easier to get on the right place then gel like Bongela. Don't know if here's an age limit on it tho? When she's a bit bigger, health visitor said a large carrot is much better then a teething ring - if it's been in the fridge, it doesn't warm up like a teething ring when knawing on it.

Rebecca - posted on 08/28/2009

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When my daughters started teething we used Homeopathic teething LIQUID. You use 1/2 to 1 dropper full. It is used at night so they can sleep the whole night thru and not wake up. You can buy it at Walgreens. The brand is - Naturals homeopathic teething drops. Winnie the Pooh and his friends are on the package. Hope this helps!!!

Zoya - posted on 08/28/2009

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By baby hated Orajel. She cried when I put it on. Even though I was really careful to try to only get it on her gums, some got on her tongue and she cried a lot. It was easier when she was over 6 months, but still not her favorite. We use homeopathic teething tablets and drops and they've worked great. She actually likes the tablets and opens her mouth like a little bird. I've seen those at Safeway. She also never liked anything cold so the fridge teethers didn't work to well for us. She REALLY LIKED the RaZbaby Raz-Berry Silicone Teether ( http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp... ) and started chewing on it before she could hold it. They have it at Babies R Us or online and also the The First Years Massaging Action Teether ( http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp... ). When baby bites down, it vibrates. At first, we would have to press it for her and hold it up to her mouth, but it probably helped the most. Good luck!

Cathralynn - posted on 08/28/2009

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We did baby orajel and infant tylenol and nitetime baby oragel. My daughter also teethed at 12 weeks. We let her chew on a clean finger and rubbed her gums. It was hard finding a teether for a small mouth. Look around, we found em eventually. She also liked ice. We used the whole big cube and held it for her so she couldn't choke

Odette - posted on 08/28/2009

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My son started with his teeth at 14 weeks. I first used Prodol, but it had a negative effect on him, he didn't want to sleep. And to date I use Ashtons and Parsons powder you put on the gums. My son is now 15 months with 16 teeth. Good luck and let me know if it works!

Susan - posted on 08/27/2009

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My pediatrician okay'd Benadryl applied directly to the gums with a Q-tip. Benadryl is not good for young children if it is ingested, but it works extremely well as a topical anesthetic. Before I started using it I had tried Orajel, tablets, cold rags, teethers... anything you can think of! Obviously check with your doctor before giving it to her, but I started using it with Noah at 4 months.

Tawni - posted on 08/27/2009

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Oh, and I have also been taking a wet burp rag and putting it in the freezer for him to chew on. It seems to really help also

Kris - posted on 08/27/2009

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also try a teething ring or somthing that she can chew on....my son was about the same age or a lil older on i gave him a tiny bit on bonjela...that helps his alot.

Tawni - posted on 08/27/2009

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Baby orajel and teething tablets are what I've been using on my 3 month old son. I put the baby orajel on first and then put the teething tablets under his tongue so they can be in affect once the orajel wears off. I had no idea what teething tablets were until a few of my Mom friends suggested them to me. They are tiny little tablets you put under your baby's tongue. They dissolve pretty much instantly so there is no worry of them choking. Hope this helped!

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