what are ways that you can soothe a cranky toodler while teething?
Luvia - posted on 08/13/2009
as moms we wouldn't like to see our kids suffering any kind of pains, but the struggles of teething are inevitable. Just follow the advise of giving him/her Orajel and something to chew on. I found out that a little an ice cube wrapped in little towel is something they like. Also tylenol when they get too cranky, because there's a little bit of pain.
Lana - posted on 08/07/2009
My oldest: teething tabs worked wonders. The baby: whatever she's in the mood for. I have to agree, you just have to find what's right for you & your child. I think you both have to be happy for anything to work well . Good luck!
Melissa - posted on 08/05/2009
i agree with the teething tablets. they were a God send! my son started teething at 4 months. my sitter at the time suggested these teething tablets after tylenol, orajel, and everything else i could think of didn't work. he loved the taste of them (though it looks like little chalk pellets), and they worked almost instantly! also, they're homeopathic, so there's no fear of an OD! i'd give him a couple, and if symptoms came up a couple hours later, i'd give a couple more! tylenol worked very well at night, but the tablets saved me during the day!
Nicolle - posted on 08/05/2009
Holly's right you have to find what works for your child. Each one of mine was something different. We did orajel, teething tablets, teething rings(cold & reg), teething blankets, washcloths, frozen waffles, popsicles. One of my dd's the only thing that would soothe her was a cleaned chicken drumstick bone. LOL Just gonna have to try different things until you find one that works.
Cindy - posted on 08/05/2009
I have an solution I found by accident...
A Vibrating Toothbrush. My son just loves it. Like the crest spinbrush. Takes two triple a batteries and lasts forever. It's not cold, not messy, and promotes good toothcare. Costs under $10.
TYou have to try different things to find out what works best for your child.
~ I tried teething tabltes - she spit them out and said "yucky!"
~ I tried orajel - it made her tounge numb as well and she hated it (she always runs her tounge over where her new teeth are coming in, it's a self soothing thing).
~ I tried the cold ring - she wouldn't hold it because it mde her hands cold.
~ I tried giving her a cool damp cloth to chew and suck on - she liked this one, but I had to keep wetting it for her and she made a huge mess dragging it around everywhere; not to mention all the extra drool that seemed to accompany the rag! :) I do still use this one as it is to this day one of her favorite "comfort" things.
~ MOTRIN - it is my best friend. :P it takes her pain and the fever away and helps her sleep better.
I only use the motrin at night or when she REALLY needs it. The cold damp rag is the best thing for my daughter during the day (and it's way cheaper than anything else I've tried!). I will be trying all of the other methods on my 5 month-old when she starts teething in case one of them works better for her too. It's all about finding what works on your child. Good luck!
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