Share your tips for soothing a teething baby.

Stephanie - posted on 06/28/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I am not sure what to do to settle my 8 month old and she is refusing some of her bottles during the day and doesn't know what she wants to do.

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September - posted on 06/29/2011

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Our son loves frozen fruit when he's teething. He also likes ice, frozen wash cloths..pretty much anything cold. I would put frozen fruit and ice in one of those mesh feeders to avoid chocking. Now that he's 2.5 he just gobbles up frozen blueberries, his favorite :)

Jennifer - posted on 06/29/2011

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Gripe water has been working for my daughter. Most of them say it is for gas and upset tummy, but the box I got at the health food store said it was also for teething. It seems to really help her a lot. I've heard of pure vanilla extract rubbed on the gums helps lots (never tried it myself). Usually anything cold to chew on. If all else fails, try some motrin.

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Try giving her a baby toothbrush.
I have let my son chew on anything frozen I could FIND.
He did really good with those popcicles in the plastic sleeve.
A shot of Tylenol can help.
Let her chew on your finger.
Any of the teething rings can be put in the freezer.
My boy is 2 now, and we still use the teething rings. When he starts chewing his nails..I give him a frozen teether ring to chew instead. (file that one away for later)
Try giving her something crunchy at snack time. My boy loved the Gerber version of cheetos.
If she gets really wound up, very frustrated, try a warm bubble bath. That can calm a baby.

Christine - posted on 06/29/2011

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Humphrey's teething pellets were a life saver for me. Also a frozen wet washcloth works well.

Emilie - posted on 06/28/2011

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My kids used to like to chew on everything when they were teething. If they started to chew on something that they shouldn't be chewing on I would take it away a switch it for something else. Also I used baby orajel with them also. I have also heard a frozen waffle is good to give a teething baby, I have also heard or partents feezing whole carrots to let their teething baby chew on.

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