My nephew is teething, what can his mom do for him?

Emilie - posted on 10/10/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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They live in another country, I am not sure if they have oragel there.

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Temi - posted on 12/25/2012

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I herd about the penny and hole theory and forgot about it when i needed it the most.

Melissa - posted on 10/10/2009

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I mostly use Little Teether tablets that I picked up at Toys R Us, and I believe they are available at Babies R Us also. I also used the frozen washcloth, raspberry teether pacifier, and teething rings. But when the pain was just unbearable it seemed and he had a fever along with it I'd just give him tylenol especially before bed.

Maria - posted on 10/10/2009

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A clean face towel that is cooled in the freezer does wonders for a baby to chew on when he's teething. It soothes the itchy, painful gums. Also, if you can send his mom teething tablets like the ones made by Hylands (you can find them at Walmart), it will greatly help him be less fussy. It was helpful with mine.

Loni-Jayne - posted on 10/10/2009

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Calgel is good if babys old enough give him so cucumber eases the pain n its tasty lol

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Tedra - posted on 10/10/2009

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the best thing is melon. cut the melon (I use watermelon) into -5 inch long pieces about 3/4 inch wide....leave just a little melon on the rind and freeze them. Frozen melon rind is the best teether ever!!! Be careful with any orajel type prouct....they numb the tissue, which is great for cutting teeth, really dangerous for trying to swallow all the extra saliva while the mouth is numb....

Kelly - posted on 10/10/2009

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I gave my daughter a cold carrot when she was 4 months old. She just gnawed on it, and I could instantly see the relief. She never like teething rings, but carrots she just loved! We never had a problem with her choking on it, mostly because she couldn't bite through it, but make sure you don't leave baby alone with anything they can choke on.

KATHLEEN - posted on 10/10/2009

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those teething gel cooled in the freezer indeed helps. i would avoid orajel (as my pediatrician had adviced) it numbs their gums therefore making it hard for them to suck on their formula or breastfeeding if you are and will make them lose their appetite.

soothe them, comfort them, clean cool wet cloth to massage baby's gums and if fussiness continues and nothing can seem to comfort them, then tylenol infant drops eases the pain. (of course consult with your baby's doctor for doses) good luck!

CHRISTINA - posted on 10/10/2009

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It's a old Wives Tale but worked for my kids and grandson. Place a PENNY, around their neck. Use a hammer and nail to put a hole in the penny and put it on a piece of yarn or string. Long enough nt to choke them but short enough where they wont pull at it. THIS REALLY WORKS. Something about the copper on their skin.

Felicia - posted on 10/10/2009

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My daughter cut 4 teeth at the same time and my mom helped me through it, we took a metal spoon, got it wet, and stuck it in the freezer for about 5 minutes. Once you take the spoon out press the back side of it directly on the gums where the tooth is trying to come in at it completely eases their pain and if your lucky enough it eill even pop the tooth through the gums to where the worst part is finished with. If the baby is old enough you can also try infants motrin its a anti-inflamitory and it helps the swelling to go down

Gemma - posted on 10/10/2009

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teething toys are great in a fridge for couple of hours then let him bite it it will help sooth the gums dunno if that would help!!

Cori - posted on 10/10/2009

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orajel isnt the best.. they make gums like leather and it ends up hurting more when they finally work their way out.. the hylands teething tablets are the best... if they dont have those a little baby tylenol helps and also a wet wash rag put in the freezer then let him chew on that.. thats all the stuff that worked for me! hope it helps!

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