sinced the oralgel isnt working or the baby tylenal wat else should i use for teething
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Mandee - posted on 04/09/2010
Motrin/Ibuprofen/Advil, etc. are other options, and can be alternated with the Tylenol if need be. I am sure someone mentioned the baby carrots in the freezer, and that is a great idea. However, I have also found that a regular sized carrot, peeled, and really cold works just as well. They aren't small enough to choke on and big enough to chew on while holding it themselves without being able to swallow the whole thing. Frozen veggies, or even cold fruit/veggies from the fridge in the munchkins mesh net holds a number of things that can help and are safe for kids that age. Cold Banana also may help since as they eat them they become mush and won't choke either. Some babies though just don't like cold things, so really anything that they can chew will help. We also took rubber tubbing attached to a bracelet and they can chew it as well. It is safe, as long as it isn't treated with a chemical. Actually, for our little girl with Autism she still uses these daily to chew on when she needs to "self-sooth" and her specialists say as long as it is large enough not to swallow, and is soft yet firm enough tubing, it is safe for children to chew on.
Tara - posted on 04/09/2010
hard stick pretzels! now you cant let them run around with it and you have to watch cause eventually they will slobber it enough to break lol but they are perfect for babies to manuver right on to the teething spot! i like the carrot idea posted too but my baby never liked cold stuff.
Tristan - posted on 04/09/2010
I used the highlands teething tablets with my son, also we had a vibrating teething ring that he loved!! Once he got to cutting jaw teeth it was a bit harder though nothing seemed to work, My husbands aunt told me about Zylactin, this stuff works wonders!! you can put it on your finger and almost instantly it turns your finger numb! Dr. said it was safe to use, I found it at CVS and when they said it was being discontinued I bought out my store and several others in my area it works that well!! But like I said I only used it when he started cutting jaw teeth. It does make for a slobery baby though but at least they are happy!
Meghan - posted on 04/06/2010
hylands teething tablets. I also bought my son a vibrating teething ring..apparently they massage the gums and hellp the teeth poke through faster. Oh and depending on your babies age, frozen yogurt tubes are great! (very messy but worked like a charm for my boy)
Christin - posted on 04/06/2010
we were told we can use those teething cookies as they are hard and like impossible to bite thru as long as you really watch them with it. and we also use frozen teething rings and teething keys. ours is a self soother and we dont believe in wasting money on orajel and stuff since it really doesnt work. it might help but its going to hurt no matter what. we find the hard teething keys work and she likes to chew on toys. anything hard.
Rebecca - posted on 04/06/2010
definately teething tablets. they only cost probably two or three bucks at the most. my daughter is teething and she won't chew on anything cold except for pickles. the vinager in the pickle juice is supposed to soothe their gums. just remember to remove the seeds first. they Love them.
Jamie - posted on 04/06/2010
My son was a terrible teether. I used give him baby motrin and then three hours later gave him tylonal. Layering is safe and effective. I also used the highlands teething tablets. If you have trouble finding them ask the pharmacist. My son hated oral gel and to this day doesn't like cold stuff. Some kids like frozen wash cloths cause you can freeze part and leave the part unfrozen so their hands don't get cold and it's easy to hold.
Emily - posted on 04/06/2010
I would get small carrots and put them in the freezer and let her chew on them... so when baby is chewing they get the releif of the cold on there gums and there getting healthy carrot i have one of those net things you put food in for young kids so they dont choke...