teething

Aga - posted on 01/25/2010 ( 42 moms have responded )

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my son is 3 months old and is beginning to teeth. he salivates alot and sticks his hands in his mouth. he is too young for orajel. is there anything i can do to help him??

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Debbie - posted on 01/28/2010

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I am also a huge fan of the Hylands Teething Relief tablets. Within minutes I could see the change in my son as they relaxed him and helped with the pain. I also used them at times that he was particularly unsettled as it helped to get him to sleep. And my clinic sister told me that they can't overdose on them either, so that's also good! Good luck, my second son is just starting to get his 3rd tooth, and it's not a fun time for them, or for you!

Julie - posted on 01/27/2010

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orajel is the most wonderful cream, if you have ever had a mouth ulcer that has stung every time you eat or drink, oyu will know this! Why do parents deny their babies this same comfort? The only reason it numbs the whole mouth is because you have used too much, you only need a little, and yes it tastes a bit yucky, but it doesnt make them cry in agony like the teething does, for heavens sakes, dont leave your babies in such agony and wake up and smell the coffee. This is the most wonderful gel that has been invewnted to give our babies less pain! Dont deny them.... it is cruel!

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Beware of some of those teething rings and chew soothers. They very often leak or burst and once deflated are a big choking hazard!

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i wouldnt do anything.
teething is natural... if he starts to get grumpy and cries and the usual things dont work ie bottle, nap, cuddle etc THEN try something.

start with the lest invasive then work your way up.
cold, damp washcloths... teething rings kept in the fridge... teething gel... and if that doesnt work panadol or whatever pain killer you prefer.

if you worried about trying a teething gel so younge... simply check the back of the box... it will have a recommended age to use it for... if there is nothing there... use away!

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Gloria - posted on 02/18/2013

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my 3month old baby has the same,excess salivation and is very irritable.his appetite has also changed and he has a mild caugh.i dont kno how to help him

Cheryl - posted on 01/30/2010

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hi yes there is something you can get for him to bite on is bickie pegs or teethng rings you put in the fridge if he is in pain try calpol hope this helps you from cheryl mom of 7 children

Hala - posted on 01/29/2010

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Pls don't use orajel-u can really hurt ur baby @ such a young age- if u put too much or use it too close together-time wise- it can cause the throat to numb and be a serious choking hazard. Hyland dissolving organic tabs are the best and frozen things.

Rebecca - posted on 01/28/2010

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the only side affect to the pickles might be slightly runny poop. as long as you don't let your baby sit around in a dirty diaper, it shouldn't be a problem. and if it does, every single baby magaziene has coupons for so much off of desitin

Rebecca - posted on 01/28/2010

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pickles. they probably aren't teeth. i thought my daughter was teething at three months but she turned out to have some kind of cysts in her mouth. they're protien cysts and they don't hurt the baby. i forget what they're called. something pearls. but the vinager in pickle juice helps soothe their gums. so just scrape out the seeds and have fun with it. also a chilled washwrag or a frozen chewy ring might help too.

Kerri - posted on 01/28/2010

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Hyland's has teething tablets and teething gel that you could check out. My kids never went for the toys or washcloth thing for some reason but these have worked great.

Amanda - posted on 01/28/2010

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My daughter (now 3) got her first 2 teeth when she was 3 months old and it was constant after that. My husband gave her a piece of teriyaki jerky (that kind isn't so spicy) she couldn't actually chew and eat it either, so you don't have to worry about choking, but make sure the piece is bigger. The spices on it would numb her gums. I was upset when first saw it, but it worked! Only give it for a few minutes.

Rachael - posted on 01/28/2010

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There are things at walmart called teething tablets, they are completly natural, and dissolve right away on your childs tounge, I don't think they have to be a certain age for those, they work very well, are at walmart for about 5 a bottle

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They make orajel for babies. No, he is not too young. Teething can cause fever and rash. Drooling is just a part of it. Some babies drool more than others.The other ideas are good also.

Lacey - posted on 01/28/2010

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Try an amber necklace :). You can read info about them and purchase them at www.hyenacart.com/inspiredbyfinn (no I'm not being spammy as this doesn't help me at all, just letting you know where you can learn about them and buy one lol)

Glenda - posted on 01/28/2010

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i have had childre wich all stared teething at 3 months kids can start teethin from as little as months there isnt much you can do for them at that age really i wouldnt start using enything at the moment only if he is in pain with it becouse when it does come around you will need most of these teething things like teething ring teething tablets etc so if you can avoid them at the moment i would do ?

Cheryl - posted on 01/27/2010

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Though I wouldn't recommend this for a 3 month old (very early for teething), a frozen bagel helped my son when he was teething. It's easy to grab and the coolness feels good on the gums. He never took to teething rings and I never had a problem with large chunks of bagel coming off in his mouth. He loved te flavor. Of course I only used egg or plain bagels. Nothing that had seeds or onion or the like. He's now 17 and thought the idea of him suckingon a bagel was funny! Good luck!

Tabitha - posted on 01/27/2010

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My daughter started teething a 9 weeks old. I gave her oraje when she was about 3 months i use teething tablets and many other things but all she likes is her finger mostly and cloth.:)

Laurie - posted on 01/27/2010

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My son is working on his fifth tooth. So far so good. I use Nuby's gum massager, a razberry (a textured pacifier made especially for teething) and other teething toys. My son also wears a teething necklace made out of Hazelnut wood and it seems to help (unbelievable but true.) When it's not enough I give him something called Camilia. It is a homeopathic remedy therefore it is natural and it works great. I bought it at the drugstore. As a last resort, I give him Tempra drops (Tylenol for babies). As another mom mentioned, the fact that he is drooling a lot does not mean he is cutting teeth. My son started drooling long before he actually cut his first tooth. When the gums start to thicken to get ready for the teeth, I can cause some disconfort and babies react to that almost like they do when they are teething. Good luck.

Brandy - posted on 01/26/2010

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Oh No honey! it wont hurt your son...Orajel is a blessing to have specially when your lil one is cranky and cuttin teeth..lol..I had 4 kiddies and i used it all the time..Doctor said it will not hurt them at all....lol well good luck...take care

Deborah - posted on 01/26/2010

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Hello,
you really shouldn't use orajel, because it numbs the baby's entire mouth, which in turns feels strange! I would recommend that you either wrap your finger in a cloth and massage the gum or use ice cubes or a cold teething ring. All those methods I've told you about, I've used for my son who's now 10mths old, I hope this helps.

Adriana - posted on 01/26/2010

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My son is 9 months old (ex-preemie adjusted age is 6 months) now. He had RSV and was intubated for over 3 months 1/2 and never stimulated to take the pacifier or bottle.

The concern now is that he fights me to take the bottle. I have him off the NG tube and am feeding him as he munches away for the 1 ounce or 2 ounces then he sleeps because this is just alot of work for him. He has been home for 3 full weeks. Any suggestions? I continue to stimulate the mouth area by massaging him and I use a lumpy pacifier to stimulate his gums but I need him to develop his sucking. The good thing is he does suck his hand.

Stephanie - posted on 01/26/2010

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i would go with a teething ring or a cold cloth but see what your babies doctor says first.

Adriana - posted on 01/26/2010

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Try puttng on a latex glove and stick your index finger and massage his gums. This will soothe him. Also try cold teethers that are age appropriate.

Best of Luck!

Loreto - posted on 01/26/2010

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Oragel for 1 is nasty! Have you ever had it? There is a homeopathic gel in a pink tube sold in most health food stores. I used that on my 4 month old- it worked wonders. Use infant tylenol to help with the pain. Freezies or an ice cold cloth to suck on help as well. There are also teething rings with water inside found at the baby aisles that you freeze. Good luck - hope this helps
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Check out the health food store. There are some homeopathic teething tablets that disolve instantly on the tongue. THere are a couple of different brands. But helped my 2 get a better night's rest ( and me too).

Julie - posted on 01/26/2010

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the frozen face washer works brilliantly, also another idea if you dont have any of those teething rings you can place in the freezer, is those frozen iced cordial pops that are sealed in plastic. If you dont want your child to have the sugar water yet, you can still give them to him without cutting the top off, it will be played with for ages and can then be washed off and refrozen for someone else to eat later if you like too. You can also get now slip on finger protectors for them to stop little fingers from getting frostbite!

Chiara - posted on 01/26/2010

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get some teething tablets from the pharmacy they are homeopathic and work a million times better than orajel

Lindsey - posted on 01/25/2010

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I gave mine baby Orajel at about 4-5 months, it was ok. Put a wet rag in the freezer for a little bit and let him chew it - mine loves towels. Rub your fingers on his gums or see if he'll take a pacifier - if he won't take it, dab it in some formula.

Andrea - posted on 01/25/2010

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My son salivated a lot since he was 3 months old and his hands are always in his mouth, but he wasn't teething at all. That's just what he does. He didn't get teeth until he was 9 months old. Is your son very uncomfortable? Crying in pain? If so, Tylenol is great if the pain is causing him not to sleep at night. I heard the teething tablets work great too.

Tanya - posted on 01/25/2010

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the reason not to use the oral gel is because it can numb their throat and its dangerous to use so young try Tylenol it worked for my little guy. i just tried the teething tablets today so i couldn't really tell you if it works but they are easy to use.

Maggie - posted on 01/25/2010

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my son didn't like anything cold when teething so even though that's the norm. he got 8 teeth all back to back and was quite a trooper. he had a raz baby teether that he enjoyed but we didn't need to give him anything specific to teething - he was happy with his regular toys.

Danielle - posted on 01/25/2010

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Let me start off by saying that we have every teething product on the market. Nataliya has had a HORRIBLE time teething. Her favorite teething solution is the mesh pacifier thing, and we break up pedialite freeze pops and put the pieces in there. That way she gets some electrolites to replenish her since she drools so much. You can also put crushed ice in them, but the pops have flavor, so they like them better. Good luck, teething has been a rough few months in our house!

Erika - posted on 01/25/2010

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teething tablets are seriously the best! my son didnt like teething rings or anything cold in his mouth. Hylands teething tablets are all natural & disolve easy. You can get them @ walgreens & most grocery stores for about $6. here is a link with a picture so you know what your looking 4. http://www.walgreens.com/store/catalog/H...

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I always wet a washcloth and put it in the freezer. Your baby will be able to grip the washclothe and being frozen it will be a little rough which they like.

September - posted on 01/25/2010

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I would suggest that you read a little bit about orajel before using it. My pediatrician told us that she would not use it so we never did. At 3 months old I would stick to teething rings and cold washcloths but that's just my opinion :) Good luck!

Melissa - posted on 01/25/2010

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Teething tablets work great and they dissolve quickly so there is no choking hazard.

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