little tricks to help with teething

Heather - posted on 08/29/2009 ( 27 moms have responded )

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tried:

teething ring, cold rag, oragel, tylenol,

my baby is only 3 in a half months. im limited on what i can do.

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Aimee - posted on 08/31/2009

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My son loved the all natural teething tablets you can find them at walmart, target, and walgreens. Comes in a really small bottle.

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Amber - posted on 09/01/2009

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I also would reccomend the teething tablets. Does your baby take a pacifier. I would fill the pacifier with water and freeze it and he loved it.

Jamie - posted on 08/31/2009

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Infants IbProfen... it helps with the pain and relieves the swelling. Also they make a thing that looks like a mesh bag attached to a ring. I would freeze apple slices and put in that then let them chew, it gave them something cold to chew on and it tasted good too.

Jen - posted on 08/31/2009

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At that age you're really only limited to what you have tried already. My daughter started teething that young too. She also loved to chew on the stuff animals that have the flat teething nubs on them. When she gets a little older (like 7 months old) you can give her a stick of celery and have her gnaw on that. My daughter stole one right out of my hand at 7 months of age and it really helped with the teething lol.

Stephanie - posted on 08/31/2009

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we used Hylands Teething Tablets. They are safe, and really effective. we also gave them a cold damp washcloth to chew on. I didn't find Tylenol that effective for their teething.

Janine - posted on 08/29/2009

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Alternatively, my chemist actually makes up his own teething relief, both in liquid form and a gel, and because he makes it up, he makes the dosages according to the child.

Maybe your local chemist also does this??

Haylie - posted on 08/29/2009

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Quoting Janine:

As Tiffany said, Brauers is for any age with different doses dependent on age, and even though Belladonna is an active ingredient, it is not the main ingredient.

The dose is incredibly small and from my research this is not a harmful product. Of course taking too much of anything is harmful, if you drank excessive amounts of water you could die from that....so as long as you follow the directions on the back of the bottle you should be fine.
I would presume it would be illegal for a company to sell a product for infants that could seriously harm them.
Also homeopathic products are also so distilled according to several websites, that a baby could have quite a large amount of teething relief and be totally fine. (not that I would recommend doing that)
At the end of the day, it worked for me, my daughter started teething from about 3 months also and had colic and I used Brauers for both of these and have not had any problems, my daughter is 100% healthy.....
Good luck!!



Just wanted to say I've always used the Brauers brand too, for different things like teething, colic, and cold relief and we've had no trouble with it at all, and it's always been really effective! :)

Haylie - posted on 08/29/2009

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Baby panadol is brilliant just before bed time too, with a warm bottle :)

I always used little pieces of frozen fruit like banana in a mesh/net bag- they chew because it feels good AND tasty. Other things like frozen yoghurt is good too. If your not keen on foods, what about making baby milk icey-poles?

:)

Tiffany - posted on 08/29/2009

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That's true, and I agree with Janine if you are going to use it make sure your follow the directions carefully. As homeopathic medications are not approved by the FDA.

Amy - posted on 08/29/2009

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Hi Heather, Try a Razberry ( I think its called) Its in the baby aisle by teethers and pacifiers. It might be 3 months plus. It looks like a berry in shape of a pacifier but its a teether. I bought one for my niece and she loves it. I bought mine at Meijer. That way little one can use it and it stays in their mouth b/c it like a pacifier.Hope it helps....

Janine - posted on 08/29/2009

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As Tiffany said, Brauers is for any age with different doses dependent on age, and even though Belladonna is an active ingredient, it is not the main ingredient.



The dose is incredibly small and from my research this is not a harmful product. Of course taking too much of anything is harmful, if you drank excessive amounts of water you could die from that....so as long as you follow the directions on the back of the bottle you should be fine.

I would presume it would be illegal for a company to sell a product for infants that could seriously harm them.

Also homeopathic products are also so distilled according to several websites, that a baby could have quite a large amount of teething relief and be totally fine. (not that I would recommend doing that)

At the end of the day, it worked for me, my daughter started teething from about 3 months also and had colic and I used Brauers for both of these and have not had any problems, my daughter is 100% healthy.....

Good luck!!

Lindsey - posted on 08/29/2009

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I use "Humphreys" teething strips it works great, and tylenol. Try freezing a bagel and let him chew on it

Amanda - posted on 08/29/2009

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my son is 4 months old and i have the same problums with him most teething rings are two big for his mouth but i froze his binkeys and he seams to like it

Lindsey - posted on 08/29/2009

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what is baby panadol? My son is getting 4 top teeth in, and he is cranky as hell

Cassandra - posted on 08/29/2009

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My son was teething early to and my Dr. Told me to soak a cloth in water or baby juice, roll it up and freeze it.Then I would hold it (as he got older he would) so he could chew and suck on it! Tylonel does help him especially if he cant sleep! Good Luck!:)

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Baby Panadol.... which is good at night cause it helps baby sleep!!! but always follow the directions! :)

Tiffany - posted on 08/29/2009

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brauers says that it can be given at any age, it's a liquid pain medication. Says infants under 6 months, give 0.5 mls, but the active ingredient in it is belladonna, that is used in a variety of prescription medications for adults. I can't tell you what to do, but I would not feel comfortable giving it to my infant at 3 months of age.

Lindsay - posted on 08/29/2009

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We used teething tablets that were all natural or gripe water. Let me see if I can find a link and I'll post it if you are interested...

Heather - posted on 08/29/2009

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he throws the teething ring and just acts like he cant get any relief thats for all of the suggestions

Erika - posted on 08/29/2009

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my son did not like anything cold that i tried with him so i just gave him something to chew on all the time so he had it near him whenever he wanted it and that seemed to work a little better than teething rings and cold rags.

Tiffany - posted on 08/29/2009

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you can also try massaging the gums to help the teeth to cut through quicker, thus relieving the pain for the baby.

Janine - posted on 08/29/2009

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I used a product called 'Brauers Teething Relief' for my daughter and it seems to work well, she is now 7 months old. It is homeopathic, so it is all natural. This might help....

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