what can you do about teething?

Shayla - posted on 05/09/2010 ( 16 moms have responded )

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my son is starting to teeth, going through the fussy stages and i was just wondering what can i do to help!

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Eleanor - posted on 05/13/2010

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I swear by Ashton & Parsons teething powders, they really settle the baby and are herbal so are great!!!! Bickie pegs are great too for them to gnaw on!!

Angel - posted on 05/12/2010

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my peditrician told me this trick! get a bottle of children's benedryl -dip a q-tip in it then rub the gums with it also chewing on a wet /damp wash cloth works wonders.My daughter cut all of her also pain free.

Margaret - posted on 05/12/2010

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Just give him TLC, Orajel nighttime relief (it's been my Bible!), infant motrin...maybe give him soft foods (cereal, pieces of soft bread) so that his gums don't have to do a lot of "chewing".

My 2 girls are BOTH early teethers. My 3-yr-old had 12 teeth by the time she was 1. My 10-mo-old has 9 teeth. We have NO IDEA how that happened, since both of us had maybe 1 or 2 teeth by the time WE were 1?

Be prepared for sleepless nights AND days, lots of wet diapers (when babies teethe, they produce/swallow lots of saliva), and just lots of crankiness, crying, etc....every baby is different when it comes 2 teething, so just keep calm and tell yourself that U will all b ok :)

Bonnie - posted on 05/11/2010

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I would also use the wet/ frozen face clothes, the frozen teethers, a silicone bottle nipple only, Anbesol a few times daily, Tylenol no more then every 6 hours as needed and Motrin once daily at bedtime as needed, as it lasts longer then Tylenol (approx 8 hours). My son has been teething almost non stop since he was 2 months 3 weeks. He now has 4 teeth coming # 9/10/11 and 12 and he is going to be 1 year old this month! He has not tolerated the teeth well like some mothers have commented, I wish!!! Good luck

Rachel - posted on 05/11/2010

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We made sure our daughter had lots to chew on during the day. Sometimes the pressure of chewing was enough. Night time was differant, we would give her cold to help with the pain and Tylenol.

Stacie - posted on 05/11/2010

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hey my son is 4 months old and has 2 front teeth he was crying and up in the middle of the night with his teeth and also wasnt taking as much of his food. i rubbed my knuckle against his gums not very hard but a little bit of pressure every couple of hours and suddenly the teeth broke through the gum

Mandy - posted on 05/10/2010

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i was lucky my little one didn't have too much trouble she seemed to get a heap of teeth all at one i did keep up the panadol to her and sometimes she nurofen as well. If you put a wet face washer in the frezeer they do like to chew on them also let himchew on it in the bath, teething rusks are good they help break the skin or the frozen teething rings.

Adrian - posted on 05/10/2010

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I gave my daughter a frozen wash cloth and it helped a lot. I found that Motrin worked better for the pain than Tylenol, and it also takes the swelling down some. We also gave her frozen fruit, like bananas and strawberries.

September - posted on 05/10/2010

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Our son loves frozen fruit when he's teething. He also likes frozen washcloths, ice cubes and teething tablets work great as well. Some nights I have to give him Tylenol so that he can get some rest otherwise he can get a little stir crazy. Poor babies, I'm sure teething sucks! Good luck!

Luisa - posted on 05/10/2010

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go to rite aid and get teething pills their in the baby aisle the box is light blue and the pills are natural and num their gums for hours belive me they work.

Carol - posted on 05/10/2010

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Most teething rings say they should not be put in freezer, and in the fridge they get soo warm soo fast. We cut up wash cloths and wet them, then put them in the freezer. My daughter loved to suck on them and they stayed much colder than the teethers. I also did tylenol scheduled and tried to time it so i could give a dose right before nap and bedtime. Hope it helps!

Nancy - posted on 05/10/2010

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For my daughter, we put teething rings in the fridge and gave them to her and sometimes gave Tylenol when she was in a lot of pain. For my son, he doesn't like the cold, so we just give him the room temperature teething rings, which he doesn't like much either. He really likes fingers and soft things to chew on.
I'd suggest trying the different kinds of teethers that are out there...the ones with water in them have worked best for us. You may also just see what he's trying to put in his mouth and see if there's something with similar texture that he could use. With all of the Tylenol recalls, you may need to wait for the stores to restock the shelves to get some, but maybe some kind of children's pain reliever for the really fussy times. Orajel's kind of scary to me because it numbs wherever it lands and if your son moves and you get his tongue, he may bite his tongue and not realize it.

Emma - posted on 05/10/2010

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i found the best thing 4 both my boys when teething is Ashton an Parsons teething powders brought from most pharmacys

Isabelle - posted on 05/09/2010

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I used the teething rings and put them in the freezer and gave them to my daughter to chew on but they would become warm and she would toss them. I gave her tylenol every 4 hours also, it helped her relax and to cope with the pain. She didn't really like teething rings, so I also used teething orajel to rub on her gums. Orajel numbed the pain but was putting her to sleep, too much of it isn't good either. That is what I did when she was going through teething, I hope it helps.

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