my little 7 month old is reall fed up with these teeth that are tryin to come through and iv tried everythin i think any advise on what to giver to chew as the normal teethers dont seem to fit in her mouth properly!!

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Beth - posted on 03/21/2012

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give her a COLD WHOLE SWEET PICKLE... sounds weird I know but it works... I teethed my first 3 on them and my now 7 month old is using them... get the big ones and watch her go to town...lol the cold helps the gums too :) hope this helps

Sumi12 - posted on 03/19/2012

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Laurenkesseler - posted on 11/14/2008

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To the person who said Belladonna is a hallucinogen etc: Homeopathic remedies are created by diluting a substance to a level where it no longer exists. When a substance such as Belladonna is used as a homeopathic it can treat the same symptoms it would create at full dose form. So, Homeopathic Belladonna is used to treat fever, pain and cold sweats. It is perfectly safe in homeopathic form and certainly NOT toxic.

Kathryn - posted on 11/14/2008

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You all do know that Hyland's contains belladonna, which is a halucinagen and a poison. It is in small quantities, but do you really want to poison your infants and who knows what the long term implications are on brain development.

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My son is a really struggling teether. I think the peeled carrot worked really. It sounds really weird and some people worried about him biting off chunks but it is hard enough that they can't. A nurse that I know says the orajel doesn't last in their mouth for very long.

Jana - posted on 11/12/2008

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I had the same problem with my son. My friend told me to try Humhreys pills for babies. You can find them in baby saction. They are 100% natural as well. It really worked with my son. So you can try that.

Joy - posted on 11/12/2008

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They have baby oral jel and some of the teething rings that are put in the refigerator help. My children teeth came in before I knew it. I was really lucky but my nefew and niece had those problems and the baby oral jel numbes thier gums and also get a baby tooth brush and just masage the gums. They also have baby tooth paste. I hope this helps you.

Krystle - posted on 11/12/2008

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CVS, Rite Aid...almost any drug store has them. Also if you live near a homeopathic store, they will carry them as well.

Tonya - posted on 11/12/2008

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Hylands are available a lot of places. They carry them at Safeway, Bartell Drug, Fred Meyer, etc. in the Seattle, WA area. Many stores that carry a lot of organic products will have them because they are a homeopathic remedy instead of a drug.

Jennifer - posted on 11/11/2008

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I love Hylands teething tablets. I also have put a spoon in the freezer and then let them chew on it and that seemed to work... There are so many ideas out there. I hope they come thru soom for the sake of the baby and you also...

Aimee - posted on 11/11/2008

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100% agree on the Hylands! I would also tie a knot in a dry baby washcloth and let my daughter chew on those. It kills two birds with one stone - keeps her dry from drooling and helps push those teeth through quicker by chewing on the knot. Good Luck.

Christina - posted on 11/11/2008

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I also use Hylands tablets for everything. My baby is 8 months old and has never gotten sick. If she had a runny nose I'd give her the runny nose tablets, if she had a cough I'd give her the cough tablet...and I nurse which also helps her not to get sick. They have a tething/irritability tablet that I have been using for my baby when her gums are sore. I swore by the colic tablet when she was 0-3 months old because she would cry and cry and wouldn't stop the only thing that stopped her was the colic tablets.



On one hand I'm glad she has never gotten sick on the other hand it makes me worry that when she does get sick it will end up being BAD since she has never had to fight anything bad yet.

Michelle - posted on 11/11/2008

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We also love the Hyland's teething tablets. Also, we had good success with Herbs for Kids Gum-o-mile which contains a bit of clove oil that numbs the gums (I tried it).

We prefer to avoid using painkillers all the time, both carry risks if overused.

Susan - posted on 11/11/2008

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Hyland's are availabe at Walmart. They are wonderful. Mommy's Bliss Gripe Water is also recommended by a friend of mine. She swears by both.

Stacie - posted on 11/11/2008

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One of my girlfriends said she filled up the nipple of the pacifier with water, popped it in the freezer and it worked perfectly!! I thought it was a great idea and had never heard it before! Hope you find something that helps...also getting one of her washcloths and soaking it with water then freeze it for her to chew on it will thaw out as she plays with it.

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My son is going through the same thing... I put a damp wash cloth in the freezer for 10 min. and he sucks away on it!

Holli - posted on 11/11/2008

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I had the same problem with teethers. I bought one called Raz-berry. It almost looks like a pacifier. My son can hold on to it well and it fits in his mouth. You can freeze them too.

Tonya - posted on 11/11/2008

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My son did well with a small frozen cube of breastmilk tied up in a washcloth (think ghost shape). He could gnaw on the wet, cold, hard part, and the washcloth nubs felt great on his gums. It was mommy's milk, which tasted good and was comforting. As the breastmilk cube melts, the dry washcloth absorbs the fluid and there's almost no mess.

Jaime - posted on 11/11/2008

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On the internet you can buy chewy tubes. They come in a few different colors and textures. My sons have sensory disorders and chew on everything and their occupational therapist recommended them. My 6 month old daughter is teething and she loves them especially the nubby ones. Hope this helps!

Joyce - posted on 11/11/2008

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try letting her suck on a cold wash cloth. It seemed to work the best for my kids. Just put it in the refrigerator for a few minutes.

Gretchen - posted on 11/11/2008

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Those tablets that Susan is talking about is Hylands Teething Tablets. They are in a pink and blue box. They work great and I usually use some Tylenol with them to really combat the pain. Also I would give the toothbrush or a warm washcloth to chew on.

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A mom friend recommended to me giving them a whole peeled carrot to "chew" on. It comes from the fridge so is nice and cool and the baby gets the benefits of all the vitamins. She attributes her kids' good eyesight to this trick. They are 17 and 20 and don't wear glasses even though both parents do. I'm not to the teething stage yet but am looking forward to see how it works.

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There is an item called Baby Safe Feeder that you can get at Babies R Us. It is like $11. It has a mesh bag that you can put food in, like an apple, so she can eat it without choking. I love these and I put ice cubes or frozen fruit in it for my baby to chew on when she is cutting teeth. She loves it!

Tracey - posted on 11/11/2008

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What I used to do with my daughter was this, I would put the orajel on a baby toothbrush and give it to her and she would chew on that and it massaged the gums and numbed it all at the same time.

Susan - posted on 11/11/2008

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There are all natural teething tablets available at Rite Aid. They contain some milk products, so if there is an allergy, be careful, but my friends and I loved them. I can't remember the name but will contact them to see if I can get the name of them for you. They dissolve upon contact in the mouth, so you don't have to worry about choking. I used them for my 2 boys. They may even be on the lines of organic. I'll let you know if I find out the name.

Amanda - posted on 11/11/2008

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Try giving her a popsicle. It doesnt have to be open but she can gum on the outside and still get the effects of a teether without all the bulk.

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