What helps with babies who are teething?
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Maddison - posted on 07/14/2010
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.
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Amy - posted on 07/20/2010
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.
Jacqueline - posted on 07/20/2010
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!
Erin - posted on 07/20/2010
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
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
LaToya - posted on 07/19/2010
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
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
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)
Jennifer - posted on 07/19/2010
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!
Shana - posted on 07/19/2010
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
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!
Trinity - posted on 07/19/2010
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 :)
Amanda - posted on 07/18/2010
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
Christine - posted on 07/18/2010
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
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
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
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.
Amber - posted on 07/17/2010
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 :)
Kayla - posted on 07/16/2010
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
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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