What medicine can I give my teething son?

Jessica - posted on 11/01/2009 ( 33 moms have responded )

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My son is a little over 3 months and teething. All the medicine I have found says 4 months or older.

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~Jennifer - posted on 11/01/2009

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Quoting rashayla:

u can put sum vanillaextract on his gums! just rub a lil across! "ol skool" remedy! and its sweet so he gon take it! but not too much though just a dab! my daughter is 6yrs old trust me it will soothe the pain!



FYI = vanilla extract is 70 proof - or 35 % alcohol.  Same as 'rubbing a shot of whiskey on their gums' - so probably NOT the best idea.

Tonia - posted on 11/03/2009

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Hyland's teething tablets are great they are a homeopathic. If you look for them in Walmart they are not in the baby section but over in the pharmacy. You just place the tablet under their tounge and they dissolve. They are very small. :)

~Jennifer - posted on 11/01/2009

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OK, really???....Vanilla extract is 35% alcohol.



Seriously, who's going want to give their 3 month old a 'shot'?



Please do NOT use vanilla extract on your infant.

(70 proof- read the bottle - 35% of that tiny bottle is pure alcohol)

Jennifer - posted on 11/01/2009

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My son didn't use medicine, get the the teething rings that you put in the freezer, the coldness will numb the teething areas.

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Shantell - posted on 09/12/2012

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My Husband and I bought the teething tablets. They are in the baby section of our walmart maybe different for yours but our daughter is just starting to teeth and that is what we use and it works for her.

Jessica - posted on 11/06/2009

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When he gets a little older I gave my boys frozen blueberries to suck on. They loved the taste, it is good for them and it helps the gums by cooling down the mouth. Too soon to try now unless you have one of those mesh rings, don't want him to choke on it.

Shaye - posted on 11/04/2009

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teething tablets are great and here is another idea. Make chamomile tea, dip a baby wash cloth in it (just a corner), put it in the freezer for a few minutes and let your baby suck on it. Chamomile is calming as well as anti-inflammatory so it will help reduce the swelling and throbbing.

Brandy - posted on 11/04/2009

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With both of my boys I gave them a piece of beef jerky. Just make sure you give him a big enough piece that he can't swallow it and get choked and keep an eye on him. But it really does help them!!!

Jenn - posted on 11/04/2009

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the only bad thing about that is the oralgel actually causes the gum to be harder. therefore causing it to be longer and more painful for the tooth to break through. i use tylenol. while using the drops i rub it back and forth, letting it drip out, onto his gums. it gives a bit of instant/quick pain relief. also try wetting baby wash cloths, roll them up, place in a bag into the freezer. my little man loves this. good luck

Joanna - posted on 11/03/2009

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What I can remember of my son teething nearly two yeras ago, was that I tried every remedy on the market at the time. I even re-visited remedies that didn't seem to work at first. I know its difficult when they're young, but I found the numbing gel "teegel" worked and when he got older, a syrup in a bottle called "Prodol" which was a stronger numbing agent.

Ayesha - posted on 11/03/2009

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For my son i put his teething ring in the freezer and also tylenol drops helps as well. Baby oralgel helps numb the gums but i asked his pediatrican what to use. Its always better to ask first

Katherine - posted on 11/01/2009

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Quoting Marilyn:

This is a very old remedy, rub vanilla on his gums. I used it for my daughter and my grandson when they were little. It works, and it tastes good too. If you have vanilla in your cupboard use it. I've also used it on my other

Melissa - posted on 11/01/2009

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Quoting Jessica:

What medicine can I give my teething son?

My son is a little over 3 months and teething. All the medicine I have found says 4 months or older.


We used teething tablets from Wal-mart. they are all natural homeopathic and they work. of course if you can' t get out of the house in a hurry vanilla extract works in a fix to soothe the babies sore gums.

Enid - posted on 11/01/2009

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he is too young, talk to your Pediatrician about it. Be really careful of what you give him.

Iysha - posted on 11/01/2009

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Tylenol, Tissue Salts, my aunt said Green Onion works (have baby chew on green part) I just gave my daughter her pacifier and let her chew on my finger...tylenol for bedtime.

Polly - posted on 11/01/2009

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teething tablets, all natural /really works. They can be found at Wal-mart and Walgreens.

Jessica - posted on 11/01/2009

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Wow cool. I didn't expect that there were so many different choices. I will try some of them. Thank you all.

Megan - posted on 11/01/2009

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if you don't want to give him medicine, take an ice cube (perferbley the bigger square ones like from a tray although the built in ice makers ones work you have to watch him a lot closer) put it on a wash cloth and the take a rubber band and tie the end together tightly like a little sack. he can chew on the cold wash cloth and numb his gums. the wash cloth will keep him from chocking on the ice and the ice cube gives him something to help cut the teeth through.

Teena - posted on 11/01/2009

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The best thing for a baby that age is teething tablets. THey are homeopathic so you can give them to him that young. Just stick 3 under his tongue, they dissolve instantly almost. and kinda rub the gum with the white paste it makes. i am telling you they work great!

Rashayla - posted on 11/01/2009

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u can put sum vanillaextract on his gums! just rub a lil across! "ol skool" remedy! and its sweet so he gon take it! but not too much though just a dab! my daughter is 6yrs old trust me it will soothe the pain!

Vaneeta - posted on 11/01/2009

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hyland teething tablets they disolve on the tongue or put it on a spoon of water to disolve and spoon a little to baby

Becky - posted on 11/01/2009

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The best thing I have found that works, but it requires no meds, in a natural teething tablet called Teething Tablets by Hyland's, there are no side effects, and dissolves very quickly, plus both my girls loved the taste! Best of luck!

Marilyn - posted on 11/01/2009

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This is a very old remedy, rub vanilla on his gums. I used it for my daughter and my grandson when they were little. It works, and it tastes good too. If you have vanilla in your cupboard use it. I've also used it on my other grandkids.

Jessica - posted on 11/01/2009

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You can give even a new baby chamomille tablets they are tiny and round all natural and disolve quickly to calm a fussy teething baby. Only give them one or two though no more.

Jessica - posted on 11/01/2009

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My son is 6 months old and has been teething for at least 2 months. Not to troublesome b/c when he gets really fussy or upset we give him either chamomille tablets just two small ones they disolve in his mouth and taste sweet calms him right down, or teething tablets which are homeopathic, disolve instantly, 100% natural and no side effects. Hope it helps. :)

Brandi - posted on 11/01/2009

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you can use the teething tablet, but just give him one. they dissolve very quickly and little enough not to choke him.

Hayley - posted on 11/01/2009

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There is a natural teething powder you can buy from the pharmacy, just 1/4 teaspoon, dissolved on the tounge. Another idea which works for us is buy a Amber teething necklace for baby to wear against skin, under the clothes. Or use correct dose of Pamol. :)

Samantha - posted on 11/01/2009

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Well my doctor told me NO gum numbing stuff bc if it gets in the back of there thoart it will numb there gag reflex. Tyneol helps alot or mortin.

Chloe - posted on 11/01/2009

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hey have you tryed nurofen to see if it help at what i give my son for he teeth

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