what is the best thing for teething babies? i have tried everthing !

Kristin - posted on 09/29/2009 ( 100 moms have responded )

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i have tried everything he doesnt like teething rings and the teething tablet only work for a little while if they even work at all

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Kerin - posted on 09/30/2009

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Well first off make sure NOT to use Baby Orajel! It actually hardens the gums so your baby will have an even harder time teething and be in even more pain. If you have already been using it, that may be why nothing is working for long. NEVER freeze anything to give to your baby. It can actually cling to the delicate gums and cause them to rip off the top layer of skin. Freezing also makes things too hard so they can bruise their little gummies. If you do use the washcloth technique, you just have to do it properly, leave the washcloth in long enough to get it very cold but not frosty or frozen. You can also take ice cubes and run them under hot water to melt them down (and also to get off that dry top frost that clings to the gums) and once they are wet/melty give it to your little one to chew on. Of course that really should only be used on older babies such as a 2 year old getting his molars. I don't recommend some of the chemicals and products I see listed here (I won't point any out) unless you ask your pediatrician first to make sure they are safe. Keep in mind that just because a product is marketed towards use on a baby does not necessarily mean that it is safe for your baby. If you use teethers, again, never freeze them all the way just leave them in long enough to get them really cold. Always rinse them under hot water to get off that top frost before giving it to your baby even then. You'd be amazed how many mothers unknowingly hurt their children using what are considered to be common remedies. I hope this was helpful to you and I hope your little one get those mean ol' teethies in quickly. Keep your head up because it is a natural thing they go through and don't let yourself get down over it.

JJ - posted on 10/05/2009

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I recently found out from my pediatrician that the very best thing to give a teething baby, is liquid childrens benadryl, put a little on a cotton swab and rub it all over their gums, it reduces swelling, fever , and numbs the area better than baby orajel, less alcohol, than orajel which also burns their gums.

Kaspars - posted on 04/06/2012

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i can recommend these. our daughter was an absolute nightmare with her teeth until we tried this. she has been wearing it since she was 8 months old and we haven't looked back since. i never take hers off, she sleeps with it on too. i have heard from a few people that take their lo's necklaces off at night and they all say that they still get sleepless nights due to teething. i think that they should be worn 24hrs a day. i feel quite happy that they are not a choking hazard. the necklace has a low breaking strain so if it had to get caught on something(an unlikely occurence) then it would snap. if it were to snap for any reason, each bead has been double knotted on, so that they wouldn't all fall off. i got mine off an Latvian Amber Store. it was $14.50, so not expensive at all.



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Lacey - posted on 10/09/2009

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I also did the wet, frozen washcloth trick! They worked like a charm. I never used teething gel because the gel actually hardens the gums and makes it harder for the teeth to come thru, which only prolongs the ordeal.

Adina - posted on 10/15/2009

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i have this thing its made by munchkin and its like a mesh netting with a handle on it and u can put fruit and stuff in it and the baby mashes it with their gums. for my baby girl i put in frozen stuff and she loves it and it helps relieve her pain. i know they sell them at walmart in the baby section

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Melany - posted on 10/13/2009

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i use baby Tylenol and oral gel it seems 2 help a lot! u can also try rubbing ice on his gums. good luck!

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most moms on here prolly wont agree with me on this but my grandfather told me to do this he said it is wat the did when he was young to take and dip ur pinky in a lil bit of whiskey and rub it on the gums

Cassie - posted on 10/06/2009

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I used frozen bananas in the mesh thingy made by munchkin. Its perfect because it soothes the gums and doubles as a treat. If you cant find the fresh fruit mesh thng then try freezing the banana and holding it for her/him.

Becki - posted on 10/05/2009

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my 3 mo and 2 yr old loved their formulas cold, teething tablets and tylenol, teething rings and the ones that vibrated when they gummed on them. my youngest right now likes to chew on a wash cloth that had been frozen and a waffle (from the freezer)--gummed on them and the saliva would settle in the groves then throw out once it gets soggy. good luck!

Kelli - posted on 10/05/2009

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the humpreys teething strips. they r a miracle worker. plus tylenol youll be good for a couple hours.

Kristin - posted on 10/05/2009

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the munchim foot and hand teething rings my daughter likes, teething tablets and sometimes a frozen washcloth or even a frozen bagel

LeAnn - posted on 10/05/2009

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We use a homeopathic called Hyland's Teething Gel. Its 100% Natural and there is no side effects. We bought ours a Walmart it cost around 7.00 for a tube, or any natural health food store should have it. Just be aware that it the cost is higher. We used it with my son, because the Baby Orjel would burn his mouth. If your baby has been fussy this stuff really works. Hope this helps!!!

Carrie - posted on 10/05/2009

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My pediatrician said to get a tooth scrubber ( the rubber thimble thing) and dip it in beandryl for kids and rub it on the gums. Takes away swelling and itching and calms them. It's not enough to be harmful and it's worked when tablets and motrin didn't. Tylenol doesn't work as good as motrin cause it doesn't help with swelling. Also we would rub a tooth brush on her gums and when she was old enough let her do it herself.

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I spoke to my mum the other day and she suggested bacon bones.. an old remedy that she used to use on her kids and the salt apparently numbs the gums?? Or as i use with my daughter a face washer or a small bottle with water...

Megan - posted on 10/05/2009

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If you put a wet wash cloth in the freezer, or they have those little net things and you can freeze fruit or put frozen fruit in it and then let them chew on it and it will make them very happy too! It does make a huge mess so use a bib or just strip them to their diaper.

Lyndsay - posted on 10/05/2009

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I see that someone recommended Motrin instead of Tylenol. I personally used Tylenol and found it worked well, but they are both different drugs with different properties so I guess it depends on your particular situation. Tylenol will help with a fever, and Motrin will help with swelling/inflammation. Both are pain relievers.

Maureen - posted on 10/05/2009

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I use baby orajel, I love it! it helps my 7 month old son, my son loves to also chew on wash cloths

Heather - posted on 10/05/2009

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My doctor told me to give my son baby Motrin. He said Tylenol really doesn't help with teething and the orajel only works for a little bit. So I give my son that because he was waking up at night and he slept the whole night.

Chryso - posted on 10/05/2009

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go to a natural food store and ask for a liquorice root, looks like a twig, give it a bit of a wash then let him chew on it as is. looks bad but the natural stuff in the root works wonders, my son loved it, just had to keep him away from trees cos he though he could then eat any twig he found!

Jessica - posted on 10/05/2009

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tylenol and orajel. tylenol will help with the fussyness and it is the best stuff in the world that is all that worked with my oldest.

Jessa - posted on 10/04/2009

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I have one word for you hunny.. Tylenol!! Trust me.. it takes away all of her aches and pains and it makes her pass out for a little while (which is nice when shes grumpy and fussy) I use the tablets too but when it doesn't work.. i use Tylenol.

Lyndsay - posted on 10/04/2009

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I was told my by nurse to use Tylenol or Tempra for pain-relief. It's better than orajel or other freezing agents because not only does it relieve the pain but it also reduces a fever as well, and it lasts up to 8 hours as opposed to like half an hour.

Gina - posted on 10/04/2009

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When my son was in a lot of pain i would use night time Orajel. I also found breaking an ice cube in half or making small ones and putting them in the mesh feeding bag helps.

Stacy - posted on 10/04/2009

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gripe water helps with the fussyness, and a cold wash cloth for our babe to chew on helps to break them thew a bit faster you can also give a bit of tylonol for swelling or pain, teething rings and oragel we a joke for my son

Angela - posted on 10/04/2009

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I know what you mean - cold teething rings/wash cloths work for a little, but you can't keep them cold. We got the Hyland tablets and they don't seem to work at all. The Tylenol will help some, but not much and our son just screams when we have tried baby orajel. I don't know if it is the taste or what it does to his gums/mouth... How long does it generally take for them to get over each session of teething?

Jennifer - posted on 10/04/2009

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A cold wet washcloth can help! I also recommend letting them chew on your finger!(That is of course your hands are washed!) Tylonel helps alot too!

Lara - posted on 10/03/2009

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I've found that rubbing pure vanilla extract on my sons gums worked WONDERS! It's sweet so he liked it... but it also numbed his gums up so he could get some relief... plus... it's all natural.

Kristie - posted on 10/03/2009

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wet a baby washcloth and put it in the fringe to get cold. The other stuff don't work that long because the baby drowls the medicain out of there mouth.

Amanda - posted on 10/03/2009

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When my daughter was teething she hated the rings too. I used to just wash my hands and bend my index finger and she would naw away at it. That seemed to help alot. But if it got really bad I used baby orajel.

Taylor - posted on 10/03/2009

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we used teething tablets, orajel and ibuprofen for our twin boys! tylenol didn't work as well since mostly what hurt was the swelling and the tylenol doesn't do anything for that...ibuprofen helps relieve the swellling though! :-) good luck!

Jackie - posted on 10/03/2009

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Frozen grapes! Go pick up one of those nuby mesh chewing things. And you can put the frozen grapes inside so that they don't choke, and because of the mesh it has a similar texture to a washcloth. Works great. Or you can substitute the grapes with melon or pineapple whatever they like.

Megan - posted on 10/03/2009

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Have you tried the things that look like a ring with a net cloth on the end you can open it up and put just about anything inside them.. apples pears banana I mean anything and they can shew and suck on that for hours without worry NO choking nothing big enough can get through the net Its awesome thats what worked for me.. Oh and they are only about 3 bucks

Makayla - posted on 10/03/2009

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When my son is getting his teeth I always make a couple extra pancakes and freeze them. He loves it and it makes a nifty snack for hot days! Even straight out of the freezer they are warm enough for him to hold (he wouldn't do anything like ice, or popsickles, etc) and they aren't so hard frozen that he can't bite them! they are perfect!

Mary Ellen - posted on 10/03/2009

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i have found that a couple hyland's teething tablets work wonders and i hardly ever use tylenol, however, you can use them together, the teething tablets are totally natural and won't react badly with tylenol

Annie - posted on 10/03/2009

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little remedies teething tablets work like a charm and some tylenol and my daughter likes cold teethers and the vibrating teethers. They seem to work to help the teeth come through so it doesnt hurt as bad!

Hayley - posted on 10/03/2009

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both my boys cut two teeth at a time and we tryed everything then we found ashton parsons its a herbal remedy and u can give it to them as many times as you need to as there is no harmfull things init. good luck.

Jennifer - posted on 10/03/2009

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Frozen Eggo waffles work wonders!! Not only does it soothe but it helps get at least a little something in their tummies if teething is soo bad that they don't want to eat.

Nathalie - posted on 10/03/2009

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i dont know that name of it.. but it looks like a paci.. but it like a blueberry with leaves.. the part that they stick in there mouth is blue and has bumps on it.. and then the leaves have a place where they can hold on to it.. My little girl loved it..

Gillian - posted on 10/03/2009

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I found that Ambesol works a treat, you can buy it from Boots from behind the counter. Before i used many gels and teething rings but nothing ever worked as well as the Ambesol.

MaryAnn - posted on 10/03/2009

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Go to Walgreens or any drug store and you can buy teething tablets. My kids are 3 and 6, so I don't remember the name of them. But they are homeopathic (all natural) ... and they worked miracles for my children. Teething is such a tough time for everyone! Good luck :) Actaully...Just remebered the name they are Rylands Teething Tablets!! :)

Andrea - posted on 10/03/2009

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well luckily my kids all teethed with no problems, so I haven't tried this, but I have heard about it from a few people, and a friend of mine swears by it, but give them a piece of beef jerky to chew on, the salt is kind of numbing, and healing at the same time, just a thought

Marisella - posted on 10/03/2009

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I found that lemon peels helped with my daughter I know it sounds silly but it worked

Talia - posted on 10/03/2009

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I have figured that fingers come in handy...or a baby toothbrush, it slowly cuts the gums and it also massages it too!!! Plus comes in handy for when that tooth (or teeth) come thru coz you'l have to wash their teeth with something right???

Paula - posted on 10/02/2009

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A frozen washcloth works great and so does a z-vibe, you can get one from any speech therapist

Suhey - posted on 10/02/2009

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Try the all natural Humphrys teething tablets, they disolve instantly and give relief right away- great for any age. I've also found that frozen waffles have helped if ur baby is at the age were they are able to chew. Dont forget the baby Ambesol, Good Luck

Samantha - posted on 10/02/2009

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you can swich back and forth from motrin to tylanol, too that sometimes works

Samantha - posted on 10/02/2009

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try the vibrating teething toys my son did not like the cold ones or try freezing a wet wash cloth and letting him chew on it. Tylanol, oragel, motrin...

Tonya - posted on 10/02/2009

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the teething bisquits always worked for my daughter she was always a big mess after. I would give her the teething tablets before to calm her down before the bisquit. Good luck

Kelly - posted on 10/02/2009

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use a clean wet cooled wash cloth and let him chew on it. It worked for me or a popcycle.

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