What helps with babies who are teething?

Marie - posted on 07/13/2010 ( 96 moms have responded )

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I have the teething tabs and orajel, anything else? He still bursts out in his crying spells and it makes me sad cause I can't soothe his pain.

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Maddison - posted on 07/14/2010

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Try filling a bottle with water and putting it upside down in the freezer. So the nipple is full of frozen water they will suck and chew on it. It comforts them and numbs everything my daughter loves it. And its hot outside so it cools her down too.

Helen - posted on 07/20/2010

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Anbesol liquid. Ask for it over the counter at boots or chemist. Its also for adults too

Crystal - posted on 07/18/2010

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we use ashton and parsons its a herbal powder you rub into there gums or put on their dummy if they have one or dentanox tething gel!!!

Laura - posted on 07/13/2010

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dont laugh...rub butteron their gums...have been toldby a doc in my partner country its the best thing cos it softens thegums....

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Amy - posted on 07/20/2010

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I think I may have had it easy with my son but then again he had all 20 teeth by 15months. The worst ones were the first 4 and the last 4(the 2yr molars). The best things I found to work was the teething tablets and crushed ice. I would crush a bunch put it in a cup in the freezer and when he would freak out I would get a some ice chips in a small bowl and feed him the ice and tablets together, the ice numbed the pain enough to last a little bit and with them being crushed they melted pretty fast and he didn't choke. PLUS he figured out his own way to cope too, he started griding his teeth which drove me NUTS! because I could hear it when he did it.

Dawn - posted on 07/20/2010

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My son does the same thing and it is heartbreaking. I give him teething tablets and tylenol. He hates the orajel. Also, anything he wants to chew on, I let him. He often uses his sippy cup to chew on...LOL.

Jacqueline - posted on 07/20/2010

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My son is on his 10th tooth and let me tell you the molers are the worst to see come through/ he is in so much pain. I found up to this point thos teething tabs are AMAZING!!!!! He dosnt give me a hasel and he does well with them. now that his molers are comming in he is in more pain so we had to take the old tylenol out. motrion does not work for him at all fevers anything it works for crap so we stick to tylenol. The red one. the purple wires him lol. but cold cloths and popsicals always work for him. he loves lemons to!

Chelsea - posted on 07/20/2010

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beef jerkey. my mom used it on all of us, and its the only thing that works for my son. its hard enough that they cant bite it off and the texture feels good on their gums plus it has a taste. works wonders!

Erin - posted on 07/20/2010

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Baby orajel has been a lifesaver for me! Sometimes using that is the only way he'll stay asleep. And I'm not one of those people that gives their kid a lot of medicine because I'm always worried it wont work when I need it to so I give it to him mainly Just around bedtime if he's having trouble. But with this baby it seems like he's been teething forever my older son didn't really show any signs and now its like everything hurts his little gums.

Fallon - posted on 07/20/2010

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try a half dose of the recommended paracet/pannadol (whatever the local name in your area) and a little teething gel on both sides top and bottom 20 mins before you put them to sleep.. this helped both my kids get a good night sleep and i slept well knowing they havent cried them selves to sleep with pain ;) during the day giving them frozen yoghurt not only healthy but the cold numbs the pain in the gums =) hope it helps xoxo

Nelly - posted on 07/20/2010

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humphreys homeopathic teething pills, motrin, and baby orajel... that worked for me.

Sarah - posted on 07/19/2010

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at your store in the baby section theres bitter biscets keeps them happy for a LONG time its also really messyand its made for lil babies too. Good Luck

LaToya - posted on 07/19/2010

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My daughter never really cried when she started teething but she would flip her bottle over and chew on it. She is still teething and anything hard she can get ahold of, she will chew on. It really depends on the baby. Have you tried the teething rings you put in the freezer? That might work or even just the soft silicone teethers.

Kat - posted on 07/19/2010

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Poor thing! Lots of cuddles always help. Talk to your doctor about Ibuprofin or tylenol (obviously not the recalled brands), and try getting him to put pressure on the affected area(s) with either a cool washcloth to chew on or a teething ring. I heard a lot of success stories with that, though it never worked for me. Perhaps even a pacifier would help? Good luck. Hope the little one feels better soon.

Dina - posted on 07/19/2010

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Pizza crust ladies! It truly works miracles. It helps the fussy baby! I was extremely worried about giving my daugther anything due to the fact that she was born prematurely. So, I was told by another fellow mother to try pizza crust. I took her advice and boy I'm glad I did! Another option is baby orajel and Hylands teething tablets (the dissovable ones)

Michelle - posted on 07/19/2010

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Real fruit popsicles. When my son is in alot of pain he chomps one of those down and calms him almost immediately and numbs his gums. The best thing I have used yet. Good luck

Tanya - posted on 07/19/2010

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a wet washcloth is a fun chew toy! or anything hard and plastic. My son also loves to gnash on those books or butterfly wings that make crinkle sounds.

Tara - posted on 07/19/2010

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my daughter is almost 8 months old and shes teething now and i help soothe her by feeding her yogurt or applesauce.really cold.seems to help her calm down :)

Heather - posted on 07/19/2010

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Jennifer - posted on 07/19/2010

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With all four of the boys I used only hylands teething tablets
And tylenol, if he's older than 6months u can do motrin which has anti inflammatory properties which is what teething kind of is, inflamed gums. Also I would give them a frozen banana in a feeding bag. And heads up, I read an article about how orajel gives instant relief but can actually cause more inflammation in the long run. Hope it helped!

Liz - posted on 07/19/2010

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The best thing i have used for my 7 month old son who has now cut 6 teeth is an amber teething necklace. I also use Hylands teething tabs & the ocasional panadol.

Kiri - posted on 07/19/2010

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put a wash cloth till its stiff but not hard and let them suck on it. same with fruit when hes big enough, way cheaper than buying teething tablets and orajel.

Heather - posted on 07/19/2010

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freeze wet wash clothes and let him chew on that. beef jerky not beef steak(supervised), Tylenol, those things helped with my son.

Rebekka - posted on 07/19/2010

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teething tablets orajel, ibuprofen only if the pain is really bad. i had a pacifier on hand so that my daughter could chew on it while having the teething tablets. it normally fell out of her mouth when she was sleeping.

Shana - posted on 07/19/2010

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ice pops always help because the cold numbs the pain. when my daughter was teething she always chewed on her pacifier or the nipple on her bottle which i occasionally put in the freezer. Usually anything cold will help, but if it doesn't talk to his pediatrician. Best of luck!

Emma - posted on 07/19/2010

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teething rings as babies are always lookin for something to chew on especially when they are teething and they tend to sooth the gums as they are nice and cold! also i am from the uk so i dont know wether you have bonjella over there but you rub it into the gums and it helps to sooth!

Kristin - posted on 07/19/2010

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I use a cold wash cloth. U can even stick it in the freezer for a bit just to get it nice and cold. My child loved it.

Sarah - posted on 07/19/2010

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I would sit with my boys in my lap and rub their back with one hand and use the fingers on the other to rub their gums. Can not count the number of times they fell asleep while I did that.
Good luck

Ashlie - posted on 07/19/2010

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I used nighttime orajel with my kids because they didnt sleep while they were teething.

Trinity - posted on 07/19/2010

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Okay this may sound strange but it works wonders. It got me thru many days and nights with my daughter. Take a teaspoon of childrens mylanta and a teaspoon of childrens benadryl and mix them up in a little cup or bowl. Dip your finger in the mixture and rub it on your babies gums. The combination numbs their gums and soothes their tummy since teething has a tendancy of causeing them to get an upset tummy. Like i said it sounds strange but it wokrs wonders! Hope this helps :)

Jayne - posted on 07/19/2010

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ashton n parsons teething powders, i swear by them! nost good chemists sell them and asda

Amanda - posted on 07/18/2010

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Try putting a wet cloth in the freezer and then when all most frozen give to child to bit on, frozen carrots works as well but you will have to watch that the child doesn't chock . I use to use teething rings but they just didn't seem to help try buying some Ora gel . Hope that works for ya good luck

Kristen - posted on 07/18/2010

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You could try a Baltic Amber teething necklace. They are supposed to work wonders! I just ordered one for my daughter. Also, don't use anything by Hylands! There is belladonna in their stuff!

Christina - posted on 07/18/2010

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You could try baby Tylenol. That is the only thing that will help my 8 month old!

Summer - posted on 07/18/2010

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believe it or not.. benedryl on a cotton ball rubbed on the gums. It helps the swelling and inflimation which releaves the pressure and the pain that just advil does not take care of!

Christine - posted on 07/18/2010

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my little one is teething too, but she is too small for the teething rings. i was told to give her infant pain killer as needed. plus i let her chew on chilled carrots. also, there is a teething pacifier you can get called "the raspberry", you can find it at meijer. it's go bumps all over it and the baby can chew on it. my friend used the raspberry for her son and said it worked great!

Amanda - posted on 07/18/2010

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i used to take a wet cloth..like a rag..and wet it..then out it in the freezer..just enough to make it cold..then let the baby "chew" on it..the cold is soothing and numbs it a bit :)

Amanda - posted on 07/18/2010

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Also... get some long q-tips and rub them along their cheeks (like you are doing a DNA test... they love that... and another note... Infants/Children's motrin is best... Tylenol sucks lol.

Amanda - posted on 07/18/2010

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My daughter had a hard time as well... try this... rinse a clean wash cloth, wring it out and put it in the freezer for about 20 minutes and then hold it on your baby's gums, you will be amazed at how much they love it. You will have to hold it because it is so cold. It worked wonders for my daughter.

Andrea - posted on 07/18/2010

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I saw someone say put the NUK in the freezer, and YES but put in under the faucet turn it facing nipple down and gently squeeze the nipple part ofit facing down and it will fill with water....then the freezer!!I I use now and my son is 2 and getting molars(SHOOT ME) lol......a vibrating toothbrush kids size is best so it fits. For applying the oragel or tablets you can let him bite where he wants. Teething rings and toys are so YESTERDAY they may work when they get the front ones, but they need something they can get in there and bite and chew where it hurts. Serious about the toothbrush.....GUARANTEED

Lee Ann - posted on 07/17/2010

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i used the hylands teething tablets and when he finally got to be 6 months i used ibuprofen (i found it worked better than tylenol). my son got his first two teeth at 4 months. good luck with the teething...sorry it's been rough! hang in there momma.

Meghan - posted on 07/17/2010

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the doc gave me magic swizzle to dab on this gums... it works wonders and last longer than oragel!

Sheneka - posted on 07/17/2010

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The Best Thing That I Have Find Is Placing A Wet Washcloth And Binky N The Frezzer And Let It Chill

Alexis - posted on 07/17/2010

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Humphrys are all natural and work great also try freezing grapes and putting them in somthing like a stocking....the cold helps and the baby can drink the juice with out choking....worked for me

Amber - posted on 07/17/2010

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When my brothers and I were teething my mom gave us carrots from the refridgerator and tylenol or motrin. She said that worked great.

Also the teething tabs and orajel are NO GOOD. All they do is tighten up the gums and make it harder for the teeth to come in. Hope this helped :)

Aimee - posted on 07/17/2010

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some thing called ashton and parsons and u can give them every half hour as they are only herbal good look

Melody - posted on 07/16/2010

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Ok.. I don't know if you can get this but biltong is the best thing that works. The salt just soothes the gums and they can chew on it forever as it lasts so long - gets a bit gooey after a while but they love it.

Kayla - posted on 07/16/2010

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teething tabs. i love em. ive heard orajel makes the gums tougher and harder for the teeth to brake through.... i like frozen wash rags, popsicles, i found some great lil food tether things at target that hold the food so they can knaw and mash and not choke... its netting with a rubber ring... i put everything in it from bananas, canteloupe, ice cubes, heres the ones http://www.google.com/products?hl=en&q=b... if u cant click on it go to google and search 'baby mesh teethers' there is a pic of a blue and yellow one.

Samantha - posted on 07/16/2010

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Oh and I heard taht Orajel is not that good for the gums with infant teething, since it hardens the gums when numbing them and interferes with the teething process.

Samantha - posted on 07/16/2010

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Okay, I have taken those little washrags for infants, and gotten them wet and put them in the freezer or refridgerator for a while, it chills them enough for the child to 'chew' on them and soothe their discomfort on their gums. Masen loves his cold rags. And I use the Hylands teething tablets. :) good luck

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