what did you use when your baby was teething?
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Irene - posted on 02/17/2009
I use refrigerated pealed carrots, if they don't already have broken in front teeth. Mind you not the baby ones, they could choke. But a full size one that they can hold is cold and they can chew on it. It is firm enough to chew on but soft and sweet enough to sooth and satisfy. Because it is firm and cold, it helps the swelling and the break through process.
Dawn - posted on 02/17/2009
I started with cold teething rings, they didn't work. My twins couldn't hold the rings. They I remembered that I had gotten some kind of holder for food (whatever you didn't want them to swallow) and it had a mesh net. I put a frozen ice cube of pears (I made for them) and it worked for a while. I also used camomila and teething tablets. Worked up until the teeth broke and I had to use orajel.
Luci123 - posted on 07/06/2011
I recomend WeeRascals Genuine Baltic amber teething necklaces. They are a traditional European remedy for baby teething, which have been used for centuries. A natural analgesic, amber will help to calm baby without the use of over-the-counter drugs and remedies. Wearing the Baltic amber close to the skin, allows the release of natural healing oils from the fossilised tree resin to help infants stay calm and more relaxed during teething.
They come in so many different colours and look amazing!
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Linda - posted on 02/21/2009
I used a really great product called TEETHING GEL, by a company named-Hyland's. It is homeopathic, completely natural with no side effects. I used ORAGEL with my first child and if you ever try out that product on your own gums you will understand why babies do not like the sensation of having that in their mouths.The product i used costs about $8.00 (ca) for a small tube, but worth every penny! Good luck, i know that these are trying times.
Stacy - posted on 02/20/2009
i try frozen veg like sliced carrot
and try bonjel
and some baby teeth gel
capol and let my baby chew on anything safe. it help a bit she got 2 teeth and 2 more on the way . and love try 2 bit my finager after teeth gel
Shelisha - posted on 02/20/2009
Well my youngest son is allergic to orajel so instead i use a little Children's motrin and a clean wash cloth that has been moistened and placed in the freezer for about 10 minutes. I like the washcloth because unlike teething rings it can be knawed on all day and night and it won't bust open and leak into the babies mouth. and the motrin will be your savior cause after about 10-15 minutes they will be pain free and fast asleep.
I tried the frozen teething rings but once her hands got cold she threw it out and kept screaming. Orajel was the only thing that really helped, although I was recommended some kind of teething tablets. It just never came down to needing anything else...a little dab of orajel on the problem spot and she was usually fine throughout the day! Also, my pediatrician recommended tylenol if the orajel wasn't working. We've only had to do that twice, luckily.
User - posted on 02/17/2009
A tooth brush! My boys both loved this, when they were too small to hold it themselves, I gently rubbed their gums with a baby tooth brush. Once they learned to hold it for themselves they were able to self sooth! And, to boot, they both love to brush their teeth to this day. I also felt better about it because I didn't have to worry about whether it was 'appropriate' to put in their mouth.
Abby - posted on 02/17/2009
My son hated orajel!! I also recommend the teething tablets. They usually come in a small bottle that is very convient for purse or diaper bag. When I was little my mom used to give us beef jerky to teeth on.
We once used beef jerky too! It keeps its coolness for a long time and tastes good to baby :)
Leah - posted on 02/17/2009
Teething tablets worked well, but what my son really seemed to like was a large dill pickle. He could just chew and chew for hours and never break the skin. I don't know if it's the bumps or the vinager, but it worked. ( I know I was totally freaked out about giving him real food, but it worked) Once a tooth actually broke through, I would rub it on for him only when he got cranky.
Sarah - posted on 02/17/2009
Okay, my son's first 8 teeth came in between Thanksgiving and Valentine's Day. And then he got the rest of them over the next couple of months. We lived in perpetual teething for months. I got to say, we used Tylenol. The poor guy was so miserable and it worked fast. We used the teething tabs sometimes, don't like Orajel too much. We found this great vibrating teether at the grocery store and he LOVED that.
Michelle Carpenter - posted on 02/17/2009
Hyland's teething tablets work like a charm, and they can be bought almost anywhere, Target, Walmart, Walgreens, etc. Also colic calm (coliccalm.com) is great for gas, teething, tummy upset, colic everything...it's a homeopathic that works for everything! I still use it on my 22 month old!!
Heather - posted on 02/17/2009
I'm using Hylands teething tablets and seems to work quite well.I was recommended not use the gel version of this brand as it is not as effective.I'm not sure if you have the retailer "Nutrition House" in the U.S...if you do this is where i bought it...it's homeopathic which is a plus!!!! : ) Heather
Kerry - posted on 02/17/2009
My son hated orajel. I gave him the teething tablets, which he did not seem to mind. I would give him a toothbrush which was easier for him to menuaver into the area of his mouth that he needed. I have take some wash clothes, wet them and kept them in the fridge and was able to grab one whenever I needed it. I have also given him teething cookies. You can also take a bagel, cut it into quarters and keep them in the freezer. They will act just like the teething cookie. You just need to keep an eye on the baby with these.
Carroll - posted on 02/17/2009
When my son was teething, I took a clean washcloth, got it wet and threw it in the freezer. Then I attached it to a Binky clip and let him knaw on it. It helped alot and you always have the other end of the washcloth to wipe up all the drool that comes with teething. Also you could try if you have a binly baby - putting the binky in the freezer or if you have a bottle fed baby - putting the nipples in the fridge ( not the freezer for the nipples because freezing them weakens them at the hole). Good luck!
Torri - posted on 02/17/2009
I tried everything and anything. I think the best remedy aside from orajel was the "humphrey's all natural" teething tablets. I used them on all 4 of my kids. Also frozen pop ice to bite on really relieved some of the pain. In texas and here in nevada we have these mexican frozen pops called Bolis. they are perfect for teething... and once they get older you can snip the tip off of them and they get a juice treat while stopping the pain too.
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