any home remedies for teething besides teething rings and frozen washcloths?

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Tina - posted on 05/06/2009

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My daughter, my little brother, my nieces, my nephews (you get my point)...the whole family has teethed on jerky! It has to be the steak jerky not the pressed kind. Our tried and true is Jack Links original beef steak jerky. It works! The whole thing is that they can't get the chunks off so they gnaw on it and suck on it and it massages their gums.. Of course you don't leave them alone with it because you never know; but we have never had any problems and always were right there just in case. Seriously, this is a tried and true and something that really helps baby teethe.

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Tabatha_mckeown - posted on 04/03/2013

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I have been giving my 8 month old daughter teething tables, Ice cubes made of Juice, Infant Advil at bed time to help her sleep and many many many teething rings. It's helping but not as much as I would like. She is always cranky and is makes me super sad to see my little baby so cranky. What else is there to give a teething baby? Also keep in mind I have a very limited supply of things to get her as I am stationed in Belgium.

User - posted on 05/06/2009

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hylands never seemed to work i had to really give my kid a lot and then it was a hit n miss but in the mean time i would give her frozen waffles the grooves made it feel good or her gums .. also i gave her a toothbrush and chewing made it feel good (monitor with toothbrush)..

User - posted on 05/06/2009

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Hyland's teething tablets! You can find them in your local health food/natural nutrition stores. They're awesome!

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I used to use frozen fruit popsicles. I bought the whole fruit ones though. They are healthier and the coldness numbs the gums.

April - posted on 05/06/2009

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The best thing we found for our 3 girls were the Hyland's Homeopathic Teething Tablets... they are all natural... they relax the baby and ease the pain. Usually they will have a little snooze afterward because they have worn themselves out after crying. We gave them everytime they seemed to need them. They are so safe... my oldest ate an entire bottle of them more than once when she was 3 or 4 yrs old and all she did was take a nice nap. Poison control said the most that would happen was maybe a slight tummy ache after eating the whole bottle. We had several bottle on hand, in the diaper bag, the car, our bedroom, her bedroom, my purse... we swear by them. Otter pops are great also... don't open them, just let baby chew on it. Good luck

Kate CP - posted on 05/06/2009

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Quoting Becky:

Hurricane gel. Recommended by our pediatrician to gently numb the gums.


I've never heard of that before. Is it sold stateside?

Jennifer - posted on 05/06/2009

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We used Children's Chloroseptic. (Gee I hope I spelled that right.) It was easier to use than Orajel and it lasted a lot longer.

Kandi - posted on 05/06/2009

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IF YOU LOOK IN THE VITAMAN SECTION AT WALMART THERE ARE SOME TEETHING TABLETS THAT ARE ALL NATURAL!! THEY WORKED GREAT FOR MINE:))

Brandi - posted on 05/06/2009

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My son likes those Zweibeck (spell?) crackers. They are really hard (I couldn't bite them when I tried) and thick and I think it's the scratching on his gums that he likes. He gummed them during the day and then I orageled and Motrined him at night.

Debbie - posted on 05/06/2009

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I used to give my kids a frozen bagel. I know it sounds bizarre, however it really worked. Soon as it started getting soggy and thawed I would take it from them. I also used to wet a washcloth and put it in the freezer for five minutes. Both my kids loved it. Good luck Ashley.

Kate CP - posted on 05/06/2009

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Frozen waffles work wonders. You can also freeze/chill pacifiers if your baby is a pacifier user. Another treatment a lot of mommies swear by (this is personal preference and some people are strongly apposed so continue at your own discretion) is to rub a little whiskey or rum on the baby's gums. That is to not say you should get your child drunk/tipsy/intoxicated. Dip a q-tip into some rum or whiskey and rub it on the effected gums. It's a topical analgesic and usually helps numb the area for a short period of time. Your other options are teething tablets and Orajel. Good luck! It will get better, I promise!

Samantha - posted on 05/06/2009

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I was just logging on to post this. I am giving baby motrin right now but need more options. /The teething monster is geting worse :(

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