Besides tylenol or a warm clothe, how can you help your baby with pain while he's teething?

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Venisha - posted on 02/20/2010

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In our family we put an egg in a sock over the door of the room the they go in.It stops them from crying adn hurting threw that process. we hve been doing that for generations and it still works...

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I use teething tablets. and give her soft rubbery things to chew on. She is usually satisfied with that.

Maria - posted on 02/26/2010

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I have 8 month old who has been teething for about 3 months got her first teeth at 7 months and the only thing that helps is camila made by boiron not sure where you are but it could be found at pharmacy or herbal stores

Shannon - posted on 02/22/2010

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you can always use baby orajel and if your baby doesn't like that they have these teething tablets that disovle right when you put them in the babys mouth and they dont taste like anything, also i freeze one of my sons rags and them let him chew on it he lovess it

Victorina - posted on 02/22/2010

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Teething biscuts, cold teething rings teething tablets, they actually work. and lots of love. Its a hard time. But it ends pretty quick. At least for me it did/.
Good Luck

Virginie - posted on 02/22/2010

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Have you heard of a teething necklace? Google it and you'll see, difficult to explain how it works but it does work! Very popular in France or Germany. Not miraculous but really helps with the inflammation.

Amy - posted on 02/21/2010

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A natural product that I like is Hyland's Teething Tablets. They are sold at Walmart, Target, and Walgreens. I'm sure they are sold other places too but they work wonders. It desolves naturally on the tongue with no water having to be mixed in. I've tried it I don't feel anything but yet again, my gums aren't exposed like a babys are. If your baby is tired and cranky, and their teething is the real issue, after they take it, they may fall asleep like mine have.

Nicole - posted on 02/21/2010

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My daughter loves sucking and chewing on cold washclothes. I put her nuks in the freezer and we also did teething rings. When she first started teething at 4 months we even put the nipples to her bottle in the fridge...just the nipple not the whole bottle and that seemed to help too.

Marisa - posted on 02/21/2010

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We used to use teething drops however due to they don't carry them here we now used the teething tablets..They work instantly and they dissolve in their mouth.Hope this helps..

Wendy - posted on 02/21/2010

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My son loved the mesh feeder (we used the Nibbler) when he was little and teething! We put frozen fruit in it in the summer when he teethed and it worked miracles for him! Delicious and numbing at the same time =) He is 16months now and working on a set of molars AND canines, he likes to chew on blankie, or raisins, and SOMETIMES ice cold water in a sippy cup with a softer sippy end. Nothing else much helps right now, nor will he use anything else we try to offer.

Beth - posted on 02/20/2010

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my favorite trick that actually worked also when my almost 15mth old toddler had her jaw firming @ 2mths, was i kept her binkies(pacifiers) in the freezer frozen + when she would fuss, i would give her 1. the coolness of the plastic soothes their gums + relieves the pain meds free. she luved that even more than teething rings, or any other oddball tricks !(+HATED baby oragel + i didn't want 2 build up a resistance 2 pain meds)

Cristina - posted on 02/20/2010

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baby mouthwash it does wonders and its a prescription that u get from the doctor

Carin - posted on 02/20/2010

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distraction works well for my son, and his doctor said it's not so much pain but that their gums itch while the teeth are pushing thru so anything textured that they can chew on, especially if it's on the colder side. the more they are able to chew the faster the teeth come in i think
he also said not to give him tylenol or aything unless he had a fever, but aidyn hasn't really had a buge problem so far pain or irritation-wise anyways. i've met a few babies who really get tortured by the teething process tho...if yer little one is in that boat too.

LISA - posted on 02/20/2010

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I would wet a cloth in cold water and then put an Ice cube inside of it like you would for a hurt knee... then rubber banded the open end and my son chewed on it like a teether but it was cold so it soothed him a little bit

Tori - posted on 02/20/2010

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My pediatrician recommended Motrin at bedtime and Hurricane teething gel. The mix of the two have worked great for us. You can get the Hurricane teething gel at most drug stores.

Sharon - posted on 02/19/2010

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My daughter loves teething rings, and she also likes when i wet a wash cloth, and put it in the freezer to freeze. She likes the texture of it. I also let her bite on my finger, and I use baby oragel when it gets really bad.

Amanda - posted on 02/19/2010

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try teething tablets. they work like a dream! and the best part is they're completely natural and there's no way to overdose on them (so you can't accidentally overdo it. you can find them at most health food stores.

Rachel - posted on 02/19/2010

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cold coths will work better than warm.Try using really cold sticks of celery...natural and pretty cheap...celery is the best as it is stringy so bubs won't be able to break bits off

Lania - posted on 02/19/2010

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My baby is 3 months and he screams because of his gums so i got the little swabs and he fell asleep with a bottle after. but the clothe i heard you can do it with cold water and it can work usually if i put something cold in his mouth he stops screamin and will bite on it.

Kristin - posted on 02/19/2010

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I give my son a frozen waffle. My sister in law suggested it. She did it with her kids. Babies wan to chew when they are teething. Giving my son the frozen waffle helps kind of numb the pain and he can eat it too.

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Teething gels such as bongela or dentinox, teething powders sich as ashtons and parsons, tommee tipee do a teething dummy which looks a bit like a mouthguard, teething rings especially the water/gel filled ones which can be cooled in the fridge and if all else fails a dose of children's paracetamol can help with the pain.

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Ashton and Parsons infant teething powder works a treat. Also my sons likes to chew cooked cooled carrot sticks.

Ally - posted on 02/18/2010

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lol yea, how does buring an egg yolk in the ground in a jar work? lol is it a wise tale or something??? Its a neat thing...but really i dont get it!

Ally - posted on 02/18/2010

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Thank you for all your responses i appreciate all the ideas and facts you shared! But, I am actually going to try out the baby orajel, which seemed to work on him last night. I had a good nights rest:) But thank you again for all the tips, i will be sure to try them if this miracle doesnt last! Good Luck to all you moms out there!!!! God Bless!

Danielle - posted on 02/18/2010

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hi i think my son is teething as his chewing on everything and has all the symptoms. he has a rash on his chin and around his mouth also and was wondering if that was a sign as well?

Megan - posted on 02/18/2010

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Teething Tablets are the best! They are usually all natural and they are a miracle for my daughter! They melt instantly and I think the sensation distracts them. Try it!!! Oh yeah, try freezing fruit and stuff and letting them chew on large pieces.

Jessica - posted on 02/18/2010

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I don't know how old your baby is, but infant motrin is ok for 6 months and up and I've found that to work much, much better than tylenol (which didn't do a thing for pain).

Liliane - posted on 02/18/2010

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bonjela teething gel is goog and also teethers will sooth the poor little gums. Good luck

Kerry - posted on 02/18/2010

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i used calgel and bonjella neither helped my daughter so i got ashton and parsons they work a treat.

Gotsome - posted on 02/18/2010

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Not sure how old your little one is, mine is too young for frozen waffles & other foods, so I was told I can use diluted camomile tea on a wash cloth- half a cup of camomile tea & half cup of water - dip face cloth in tea/water mixture & then freeze. You can also give tylenol or motrin if you little one is really struggling.

Jennifer - posted on 02/17/2010

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we used frozed bagels/waffles and also hylands teething pills-they worked really well at night!

Andrea - posted on 02/17/2010

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we dip a wash cloth in a little bit of PURE vanilla extract and cut it with water. she usually chews on it for a minute or two and she's good to go. worked well for us.

Candis - posted on 02/17/2010

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Frozen waffles work great! they turn to mush way before thy start to fall apart so no choking hazard plus they're big enough for the little one to hold on their own!

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I have a mesh feeder and put a banana in it, pop it in the freezer then when my little guy needs it I just let him gnaw on the frozen banana. He loves it and the cold helps soothe his gums. You can put pretty much anything in the mesh bag and pop it in the freezer.

Melissa - posted on 02/17/2010

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I'm confused... how does burying and egg in a mason jar help with teething?

Jessica - posted on 02/17/2010

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i know this may take it to the extreme for some mothers. but what my mom and my grandmothers before her did was rub a lil whiskey on their gums. that or if ur not into that my mom was told to tell me to get a mason jar place the yolk of the egg in the jar seal it up and burry it but dont tell anyone where you buried it. she said it worked for her daughter

Melissa - posted on 02/17/2010

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Frozen wash cloth, chilled veggies (as long as they can't bite pieces off yet), green peppers work well, they are cold and offer a numbing effect, feeding bags with frozen peas or other frozen edibles, teething rings or pacifiers.

Sarah - posted on 02/17/2010

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bonjella works well but try ashton and parsons infants powders defo get them they bout £3 for 20 sachets but they are the best thing ever my son is 4 months and is suffering bless him so half a sachet is recomended but they work better than the bonjella i swear by them you can get them from boots they in a white box with blue writing defo try them good luck hun xx if all else fails bit a whisky on then gums they always used to use it never did any harm

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