Any teething tips?

Janine - posted on 06/09/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )

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Our daughter just started teething, and her little gums bother her so much. The doctor told us to use motrin, and that seems to help a little, but is there anything else we can do to help ease the pain?

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Erin - posted on 06/09/2010

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With my first baby i would dip her pacifier in cold water and freeze it then when she chewed on it it would numb her gums. I did that with wash cloths to for her to chew on...hope this helps good luck :)

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Tracey - posted on 07/17/2010

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hylands teething tablets worked miracles for us too! i put a few in a couple tbsp or water and fed to Caiden in a bottle or syringe. i froze a large celery stalk and he loved chomping on it. I also found a VIBRATING teether at my grocery store for about $6 and he loves it. i spend a lot of time helping him chew on his teethers and i know he appreciates it. He is 5 months 1 week and cut his first 2 teeth at 4 months 1 week. His tops must be on the verge because I've noticed things getting a little hairy again after a short reprieve! Teething biscuits are next!!

Tamra - posted on 07/08/2010

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wet a washcloth and ring it out, than freeze it. The cold will feel wonderful, and so will the rough texture, plus it is not so cold they can't hold it.
We also used a cold dill pickle, sounds crazy, but it was cold and soft and our daughter loved it, she could not break the skin so she just chewed and chewed on it until it was not cold anymore, to this day LOVES dill pickles! good luck. There are also teething tablets that are homiopathic, hylands brand. those work well at bed time.

Trisha - posted on 07/07/2010

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my sons been teething for almost two months now and weve been using the teething tablets too. his dr. also told me to rub vanilla extract on his gums and it seems to help as well.

Stacey - posted on 07/07/2010

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my little girl has been teething for months i use dentinox teething gel and ashton powders which work really well i all so put her water filled teether in the freezer now and again n that sooths her gums

Georgia - posted on 07/06/2010

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my dd has been teething for a while now, but one just started showing a few days ago... what works for her is the small teething rings that we stick in the freezer til she's ready for them they come 3 in a pack, and i got her a bunch of small plastic toys and honeycomb-looking balls that she chews on, other than that just about everything she can get in her mouth she'll chew on

Ashley - posted on 07/06/2010

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they have found that amber is a great natural teething aid, there are a few websites that offer these necklaces, inspiredbyfinn.com is one. These necklaces have natural pain relieving agents in them

Peghi - posted on 06/19/2010

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Great I have few myself, i searched for and tryed wow they work.
orajel for teething, and highlands teething from natural food pantry its homeopathic so natural stuff and it helps.
Try as well putting a clean cloth in water and freeze it and let the baby chew on it they love it .

peghi

Amber - posted on 06/17/2010

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I am in the same boat as you! My little girl is teething like crazy! She has bout 4 different teething trying to break through, but only two have broken through! I feel so bad for her! I went to target and bought just about everything that said teething on it! We bought the Humphrey teething tablet (behind the pharmacy counter) those work with the orajel. I haven't tried the other teething tablets. Since her mouth is still so little, it was hard to find a good teething ring (so, once again, I bought about 10 of them). She likes the teething rings that have little animals like the a butterfly or something. She can hold onto it well, and she enjoys playing with it. I also found this softees, it is a soft soft silicon teether. My daughter likes this the best out of all the teething rings I have bought her. we do the washcloths in the fridge and freezer too (get a corner of the wash cloth wet, and freeze it). my daughter only uses this when her mouth is really bugging her. She'd rather play with the wash cloths than put it in her mouth! I did buy the night time orajel, but haven't used it. She has been doing okay the last few days with the regular orajel, and teething tablets. I also bought a few larger pacifiers and put those in the fridge, and she loves to chew on those! Good luck! It is hard, because they are so miserable!

Jessica - posted on 06/17/2010

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I use Hylands teething tablets and baby orajel..... these seem to help her alot... the teething tabs do make her a lil sleepy sometimes.

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