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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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.

Lillie - posted on 10/01/2009

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Teething sucks and unfortunantly there are only temp. fixes. During the day we would use the tablets or baby orajel. At night we used Tylenol and/or teething tablets. Now that she is 15 months we give her otter pops.

Amy - posted on 10/01/2009

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Orajel and a vibrating cold teething ring (from walmart) !! My daughter LOVES it!!

Shannon - posted on 10/01/2009

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As long as there are no teeth yet and you supervise closely dill pickles work. I used whole dill pickels for all three of my kids. They are cold, and bumpy, and the vinegar in them numbs the gums. Worked better than anything else I could give them, because they wanted to chew on them. Just make sure you keep a very close watch and only use the whole ones (the cut pickles can have peices of seeds break off and pose a choking hazard.)

Andrea - posted on 10/01/2009

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Not sure if this has been said or not but some of my daughters pacifier would let water into the nipple, so i would fill them up and freeze them... she loved them! Only thing about them was the water would go out when she was sucking on them... but they do make some that freeze and I think babies-r-us sales them.

Good luck

Stephanie - posted on 10/01/2009

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I like to use these little pills called little teethies. Take a couple of them and put it in their bottle and it helps take the edge off. Especially at night. You can give them to the baby every 4 hours. I also use the motrin cause it last for 8 hours. You can also try freezing a carrot and let them naw at that. It can really get in the back where the teething rings won't.

Erica - posted on 10/01/2009

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i use orajel and pacifiers.Also anything cold.Try putting the teething toys in the freezer overnite

Taren - posted on 10/01/2009

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Try popsicles...but leave them in the plastic and let him chew on it. I did that for my older three or bitter biscuts. The only other thing I can tell is is to use ORA-GEL .

AMANDA - posted on 10/01/2009

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I used mini bagels and froze them spilt it in half and my son nawed away. Also Lil Teether's works good too. I did both

Cari - posted on 10/01/2009

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What i always done was i gave both my babies a cold wash cloth, added origel to the teeth and gave 2 teething tablets one on each side then if it still was bad i would give them a lil baby Tylenol.I kno it sounds like alot but it worked, and they relaxed after that...

Molly - posted on 09/30/2009

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omg motrin and that night time orajel at the same time, the motrin works the same as tylonal but it lasts way longer like a couple hours, i compared when i switched from the tylonal, and the night time orajel doesnt make them tired it just has 3%more benzocaine in it then the regular which is the stuff that numbs the gums and makes them stop hurting so it lasts longer

Rebecca - posted on 09/30/2009

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I bought a teething toy that you can put in the freezer and that seemed to help my son.

Amber - posted on 09/30/2009

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Yes, try homeopathic tablets or gel first, only give tylenol if necessary (and the kind without dyes) and you could also try one of those feeders with a net like mesh and put an ice cube in it. That way they get the numbing with out having to hold the ice.

Helen - posted on 09/30/2009

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HURRICANE GEL it is wonderful it nums everything very little goes along way out some in your mouth first to get an idea of how much your child van handle

Victoria - posted on 09/30/2009

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Quoting kristin:

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

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



Do not use orajel! It will make the gums like leather and make it harder to let the teeth through! My son loved frozen was clothes and my grandmother showed  me a great trick, clean a wooden knob top clothes pin (for hanging laundry) let it dry then let the chew around the top part, it is the perfect spacingfor tething babies to chew and help get the teeth to erupt. also a bit of motrin at bedtime helps too! A bit of swelling can occur along with teh fever and pain so it hits all three unlike tylenol!

Megan - posted on 09/30/2009

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Baby tylenol when its real bad, but my daughter likes the Munchkin Mesh Feeders. I put frozen fruit in there (mango or peach). It keeps her busy and she likes the sweet fruit it comes thru the mesh like a strainer. I bought a pair at Target they were $5.

Good luck

P.S. Just make sure its not something else besides teething, as moms we like to use teething as a catch for all the fussiness.

Tina - posted on 09/30/2009

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i used nite time orajel with both my kids. it helped out alot. it does make them sleep. its in the baby section.

Jacqui - posted on 09/30/2009

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I found once my baby girl was old enough I would buy bagels cut them in chunks and then trow them in the freezer. This worked when nothing else would.

Mariana - posted on 09/30/2009

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I would use orajel and a teeting ring. He also liked to bite on frozen pacifiers.

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I suggest you use baby Orajel to numb the gums and also try tetthing toys. I don't recomment freezing the toys, but instead just keeping them in the fridge so they are cold. When my daughter was teething she would put everything in her mouth and try to chew on it.

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.

Laura - posted on 09/30/2009

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I now use teething powders, which are pre-measured amounts of powder wrapped up in little paper envelops, you just pour them in their mouth. They are fab- they were recommended to me by my sister in law- so tried and tested. You can alse but bikkie pegs which are teething biscuits. I used to use dentinox gel or calgel, but you can only use it so many times a day.

Amanda - posted on 09/30/2009

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My son likes the teethers that you put in the freezer, but not the big ol rings. You can buy smaller ones at walmart. Its like a three pack for three dollars. Its not bad and it really helps. :] Good luck!

Ashley - posted on 09/30/2009

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I bought baby oragel teething swabs and they work GREAT!! It's a Q-tip that has medicine in the tub and I have used them since my son first cut his teeh. I used to put some on his gums then give him a Gerber teething cookie and he would drool all over everthing. But, he was smiling NOT screaming anymore! lol

Charelle - posted on 09/30/2009

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there is an natural powder you can use i used it for my little boy dayne its called aston and parsons teething powders ... it will help them sleep and numbs the gums its great thats all i ever used been around for over 25 years ... you can get it at any phamacy hope this helps

Brittany - posted on 09/30/2009

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mesh feeders are great with any thing, but frozen bannana's are always a hit in them!

Lisa - posted on 09/30/2009

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put a wash cloth in the fridge in a bowl of water with a lid, when its nice and cold wring it out and let the little guy chew the crap out of it! it was the only thing that worked for my son.. that and tylenol.

Dannielle - posted on 09/30/2009

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i use pandol or nurforn and if that does not work i have one called bratex

Kayla - posted on 09/30/2009

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I would take an apple from the fridge, slice and peal it, then stick it in a mesh feeder. He loved it.

Heather - posted on 09/29/2009

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I was just talking to my Mother about this tonight and she said that what she always used on me and my sister and worked great was to take those freeze pops (the kind that are liquid that come in the plastic tubes that you put in the freezer) and freeze them and give them to the baby to chew on (WITHOUT OPENING IT JUST CHEW ON IN THE PLASTIC) They even sell the mini pops that are smaller and easier for your child to handle. They work so well because they slowly melt and get softer as they chew on on and you can just throw it back in the freezer and re-use them.
I have also heard that wetting a washcloth and freezing it and letting them chew on that works pretty much the same way.
Hope that this helps. Good Luck!

Krista - posted on 09/29/2009

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My son started teething late. When he finally did it was either wet washcloths or icepops. Not the ones with sticks of course cause you don't want them to gag. He loved the taste and the cold numbed his gums. If your not much on the sugar try some sugar free ones or even freezing water in popsicle containers for a healthier choice.

Gabrielle - posted on 09/29/2009

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Try freezing some breast milk in a ice cube tray and giving it to him knotted in a cloth. My one also really likes chewing on my water bottle....

Daniela - posted on 09/29/2009

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The best thing I found to use when my daughter was teething was teething tablets made by Hyland, they're very small tablets that dissolve quickly it's made with all natural herbs, takes about 20-30 mins to work. But, it will calm your baby down, if they're irritable and sleepy, it will relieve the pain and relax them enough to where they will fall asleep. I've tried 9 different other products on my daughter, and Hyland's teething tablets worked. It won't make the sore area numb, but it WILL take the pain away and calm the little one down. Look up Hyland's Homeopathic Teething Tablets.

Carrie - posted on 09/29/2009

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My 6 month old has been teething since he was 2 months. I use orajel and sometimes some Tylenol (even though people tell you not to-I couldn't stand my son in pain). If that doesn't work I would go with the frozen washcloth. My 2 year old loved that. I have also been told to give them a frozen waffle but I haven't done that, I am afraid that he will get it soggy and it will fall apart (it is up to you). Orajel also makes a nighttime formula (it is hard to find), I mainly use the q-tips with orajel in them (then you don't have to worry about numbing your finger LOL). Good luck!

Nicole - posted on 09/29/2009

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We use Tylenol but also these homeopathic teething tablets that quickly dissolve in his mouth! They seem to help!

Allie - posted on 09/29/2009

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My daughter loved chewing on clothes, bibs, blankets etc. Also, certain plastic toys she loved. If he has some plastic toys, you can put them in the fridge for a little while and let him play with them. He might chew on it, he might not.

Lauren - posted on 09/29/2009

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My son started teething at 1 month of age. I found that Humphrey's work as well as Gentle Naturals Homeopathic Teething Drops. If he is really, really fussy I will give him some Tylenol. Good Luck !

Lyssa - posted on 09/29/2009

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When my daughter's teething was REALLY bad (she cut four teeth at once - ouch!) I would rub Baby Orajel on her gums, followed by Tylenol. The Orajel gave near instant relief, while the Tylenol took some time but lasted longer. This seemed to work great when she needed sleep, and a cold washcloth wasn't practical.

Heather - posted on 09/29/2009

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They make q-tips with teething gel in them. They worked great on my twin girls. You may also want to try something like pickles... depending on if he already has teeth, you wouldn't want him to choke, but they are cold and flavored. My oldest son loved those.

Karla - posted on 09/29/2009

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It really just takes time until they get over it but I used to take baby wash clothes, roll them up, get them wet, and then freeze them. My son would chew on them for hours! It did seem to decrease the pain by numbing the gums and it always helps the more they can chew on things. GOOD LUCK!

Ashley - posted on 09/29/2009

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My son likes to chew on a wet washcloth...or my finger the most. If it gets really bad, I will give him baby Tylenol. I haven't tried the tablets...

Good luck mama!

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