Six month old boys

Samantha Marie - posted on 09/30/2014 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Hi I am a new mom of a active and teething 6 month old boy named Jasper. I am looking for different activities to do with him, I am a stay at home mom and we love going outside and he has a ton of toys but I think he gets bored easily and he teeths as well right now so he gets fussy easily any advise? Looking for teething remedies and play activities for him durring the day. Thanks!

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Samantha Marie - posted on 10/01/2014

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Thanks but I found that infant's tylonal has helped him a little and the ice cold wash cloths chewing on those. :) Thanks for the advise!

Sarah - posted on 09/30/2014

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Anbesol is an over the counter medicine you rub on the gums to numb them It tastes awful and for me, did not help. You can find it near the toothpaste in a drug store

Samantha Marie - posted on 09/30/2014

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Hi Thanks!
Those are all great ideas. He is currently sitting up on his own and we play the hand held game and peek a boo, and I read to him alot. He's a fun kid! He's cutting two teeth at a time, has both of his bottom ones and his top ones are comming in now. I am giving him a little baby tylonel every once in a while, and when hes' really fussy the ice cold cloths. He likes those. I am nto sure what Anbesol is? Never heard of it...He is really drooley but hasn't had a rash yet....But anyways thanks for the tips!

Sarah - posted on 09/30/2014

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Teething can be a struggle, Baby is cranky and quick to become irritable. I froze terry cloth washcloths by the dozen and would pull one one and let my little guy gnaw away. I am not certain if that is endorsed by American Association of Pediatrics but it worked wonders for my kids and I never had any trouble. That said, don't leave baby alone with the cloth, if he were to lay back and have it over his mouth? It could suffocate him. There are lots of different teethers out there, from rings to vibrating toys. Is Jasper sitting? If so, it's a good it to start with two hand reaching games. You sit in front of him and hold something fun out and hang on until he grabs with both hands. Peek a boo, mirroring each other and Patty-cake are good too. You can give tylenol at night if he is really suffering and fussing. I found that Anbesol never helped, just made my babies gag, but it won't hurt him. if he gets a rash from the drool, coat his chin in Aquaphor, it is great for any dry skin, if safe to put by his mouth and will help the rash. I bundled up and went outside every single day, unless it was really gross out, and fresh air works wonders. I think they sleep better after getting outdoors. One activity that my kids loved, but I used only a few times- pulling Kleenex tissues out of the box. They thought it was hysterical! I would start and then let baby reach and pull, the 99 cents a box was worth the hour of fun. I know, baby can put in mouth and choke, it is wasteful, and not a environmentally friendly game. Desperate times called for desperate measures. If he isn't on solids, you could start experimenting with the beginner food, but ask your doctor first. This time is hard, but precious and brief too! So enjoy what you can because once he sprouts those teeth, he won't be that all gummy smiler anymore. Good luck!

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