Best thing for a teething baby

Janita - posted on 10/22/2009 ( 19 moms have responded )

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My daughter is having a hard time with this teething process. She is constantly pulling on her ears, to the point her ears are chapping and she can't hardly sleep at night. The doc said give her Tylenol if it gets bad but I can't give it to her everyday. I have used frozen cloths, teething rings, cold bottle nipples...nothing helps. So what is the best thing for a teething baby... especially at night time?

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Christen - posted on 10/22/2009

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SALT......lick your own finger dip in salt and rub it on the baby's gums......SWEAR no fever no runny noise no cranky just teeth coming in worked for about 7 kids I've helped with and who knows how many from the lady who gave me this advice....make sure you take a pic. of that face when they taste the salt it's cute.

Crysie - posted on 10/22/2009

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Hurricane. You get it at the drug store, and it's a gel. It is the only thing that worked for my 3, and I used orajel, teething tablets, etc. Also, cold reduces swelling, but heat takes pain away. Try putting a warm wet rag on the side of her face, and on her ear. It might take some of the pain away.

Kristy - posted on 10/22/2009

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OUCH, poor baby. Tylenol never really helped my daughter, Motrin worked much better. I also used Humphrey's dissolvable pellets (totally all natural), you can buy them at any pharmacy. You put a few in her mouth and it numbs the pain. I also put mini bagels in the freezer and let her suck on that and dissolve until it was gone (yummy too). Unfortunately with some children, the pain is so bad all you can do is pray and try to distract them. Good luck and hopefully sweet dreams.

Jamila - posted on 10/22/2009

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I had a similar problem My mother recommend ice pops everyday like icy is was so helpful and it worked for me

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Debora - posted on 10/22/2009

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I WOULD HAVE HER RECHECKED FOR EAR INFECTION SINCE SHE COULD HAVE THAT AS WELL.THEN JUST PLACE A SMALL ICE CUBE IN WASH CLOTH AND LET HER BITE ON THAT IT WILL HELP .IF ITS EAR INFECTION FOR PAIN PLACE A SMALL WATER BOTTLE WITH WARM WATER ON THE SIDE THAT HURTS MOST IT SHOULD BRING COMFORT TO HER.

Donna - posted on 10/22/2009

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I know this sounds horrible, and old school, but I use to rub wiskey on my son's gums. IT really helped him.

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besides those teething pills frozen teething rings or store bought ice pops which are all a god send n work well she may have an ear infection as runny noses etc... come with teething but if getting molars because they are in the back by their ears sometimes feels like an ear ache remember when ur wisdom teeth came in how bad ur ears hurt well i remember im 35 n just had my wisdom teeth removed 5 years ago n then my tonsils right after that n both made me feel like i had the worst ear infection in the world but the best results we found were the teething tablets they work fairly quick n help them get the rest they need its a small bottle but holds like a 100 tablets so they do last for a while

Virginie - posted on 10/22/2009

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sorry to hear about that. it is indeed difficult to see one's baby struggle while there isn't much we can do to help. I let my son bite on my middle finger when he's teething and that seems to help a lot. He actually just grab my finger when his gums are "itchy"...Maybe that could work for your adorable daughter. Believe it or not, a nurse once told me that chicken bones also are very effective tools that help with teething...I'm not sure that would be appropriate at night, but during day time, maybe that can help as well. Best~

Kristina - posted on 10/22/2009

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My son also had a hard time when his first 4 teeth came through all at the same time. What worked was a combination of Tylenol (and depending on the age/weight of your daughter) Motrin. I used Motrin for him at night. But our saving-Grace, were the Hylands Teething Tablets! They're little all-natural pills that dissolve in their mouths, and work better than ANYthing I've found. You can buy them just about anywhere- drugstores, and I've also found them at Meijer! I'd try them! Good luck!

Miri - posted on 10/22/2009

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I take a bagel cut it into four and freeze it...then i give one to my son to chew on...sometimes he throws it away but sometimes he works on it until its defrosted and he eats the bread.

Connie - posted on 10/22/2009

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Try Hylands teething tablets...they worked for my boys. They have a pink label and you can usually find them at Walmart or CVS. They worked wonders in our house especially when it was time for a nap or night time.

Heather - posted on 10/22/2009

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You can trade off tylenol, with motrin. Or try baby orajel. I know alot of people said teething tablets, but my future mother-in-law is a doctor, and she says they put belladonna in those and she told us not to use them. But whatever you want! Good luck!

Morgan - posted on 10/22/2009

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I use the teething tablets and teething gel by Hyland's you can get it at Walmart. I also would take ice, frozen fruits or veggies and put them in the mesh bags you can get at the stores and let her chew on those. You dont have to worry about big pieces since it is a mesh.

Randa - posted on 10/22/2009

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You might try freezing the teething rings. Also, use teething gel. Have they ruled out an ear infection? I would rub my sons' gums while at the same time putting on the gel. Also, ask your doctor about alternating the Tylenol with something else. Hope this helps.

From the mom of four.

Kelli - posted on 10/22/2009

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Hyland's teething tablets, you give her 2 and they work wonders. You can get them at Walmart in the baby section, they are usually by the pacifiers

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