How is everyone coping with "teething"? 14 month old son cutting molars - any hints?

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my 14month old son is cutting his molars.....he doesnt eat alot when he starts...drools...and is very grumpy....any suggestions on helpful remedies

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Cheyanna - posted on 10/11/2012

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My 14m is getting his 2 lower molars, he has had a fever for about 3 days, broke the fever today but still is cranky and doesn't want to eat. He has a

Cold. I think it's going around. What should I use

To help him get through this?

Yvonne Vanden - posted on 09/05/2012

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I'm going through the same thing right now. My boy is also 14months old and cutting his eye teeth. He's really not eaten for the last 7 days. I try him on soft foods but still only has a few mouthfuls at best. I find the best time to get food in his mouth is first thing in the morning and I have actually turned to heinz baby breakfasts for 8-10 month olds, the rice puddings, the oats and figs, and putting a little bit of toddler yoghurt in it ... it's that mushy all he really has to be is swollow it. I'm resorting to mashed pumpkin,broccoli, carrot and potato tonight just so I can get some veggies into his tummy... I'll let you know how I go!!!



I am at a loss when it comes to the grumps, my boy is very whingy and all he wants is to be held and cries when I put him down. I'll be happy for anyone to help me too. Hope the food thing helps you a bit Chrissy.

Iris Hanna - posted on 09/03/2010

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We used Hyland's Teething Tablets. They have chamomile tea in them and work like a charm. My daughter has 12 teeth now and they are awesome! You can get them at Sprouts or any health food store.

Karen-Jo - posted on 09/10/2010

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Our doctor told us to dip a q-tip in benadryll and rub it on her teeth..she had us doing this since she was 9 months old and it seems to last a lot longer then oragel

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Rachel - posted on 01/02/2013

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I just suggest a cool flannel and snuggles when he needs it. maybe some pain relief like pamol to reduce temp. Poor poppet. my 13mth is going thru the same! good luck

Rachel - posted on 01/02/2013

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I just suggest a cool flannel and snuggles when he needs it. maybe some pain relief like pamol to reduce temp. Poor poppet. my 13mth is going thru the same! good luck

Rachel - posted on 01/01/2013

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i am having the same problem with my 13mth old too! she is sooo fussy with food, only wants yoghurts and fruit! its so frusterating... plus she just threw up, cos she woke up with a temp!! at least she is sleeping well still.. thanks to a little bit of pamol before bed! i have an amber necklace for her but doesnt seem to be doing jack! grr poor grizzly bubbas are not fun!

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thanks so much ladies....seems like we all have different ideas and hints....Blake has all his molars...now cutting his eye teeth....he is a sufferer from ear infections...his 5th since 9months...so we may need grommets to help him...using nurofen and panadol atm...and WCH teething paint....that works really well....good luck ladies lets hope the eye teeth make an appearance without too many sleepless nights...:)

Dannielle - posted on 09/10/2010

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Hyland's Teething Tablets! They have been lifesavers throughout Alchemy's teething troubles!

Kalle - posted on 09/09/2010

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My daughter is 15 months old and is getting her eyeteeth (2 have come through, other 2 on the way). She handles teething pretty well but these ones are really torturing her, I actually took her to the ER one evening because she had a fever and passed out on me, and was shaking and wouldn't let me touch her. They tested her for a couple things and afterwards told me it's just her teeth because her gums were swollen to 3 times the normal size. Unfortunately the only thing that helps her is ibuprofen. The ER doc said ibuprofen really cuts down on the inflammation. I know some people don't like giving their babies drugs, and it's not my favorite thing to do, but it helps her immensely.

Jess - posted on 09/08/2010

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My 14month old has 12 teeth, i got her a teething necklace after she got her 1st teeth @ 4mths and she has been amazing, i cant recommend them enough the are absolutly fantastic!!! She cut 5 teeth in a week 4 were molars and i only knew she was teething because she gets a red bum no medication needed. The baltic amber heats up against their skin and the natural oils have natural anti inflammatory properties, they can be worn around the neck, foot or wrist and the small beads are individually strung and knotted to avoid choking and the clasp is designed to snap if they got it caught, Look it up.... they are the best- inexpensive too! They have soo many uses and your child can continue to wear them even when they have finnished teething as they are supposed help with heaps of aches and pains inc ear infections. They sell all sorts of colours inc dark ones suited to boys and paler ones for girls or boys mine is pale yellow so it kinda blends in. ebay sell them and a lot of speciality kids shops stock them!! Goodluck

Louise - posted on 09/07/2010

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my 14mth daughter's very FIRST tooth was her back top L molar! Poor thing. We all didn't sleep for months. About 4 more front teeth are just coming through now. We used combination of Hylands teething tablets, panadol and bonjela! Good luck!

Becky - posted on 09/06/2010

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My daughter develops ear infections when her teeth are coming in, so I know when they're ready to make their grand entrance! She just got her first molar and is working on her second. So far, so good. She chews on her hands and teething rings most of the day, but at night we give her Motrin and she's fine. A real teething champ!

Jenelle - posted on 09/06/2010

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My son is 14 months and already has all of his teeth, he got his eye teeth at the age of 10 months which he isnt supposed to get until he is 18 months, and he got his molers at the age of 11-12 months, i used lots of bongela and gave him nurofen aswell.

Melissa - posted on 09/06/2010

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halbede: My friend's son didn't cut teethe until he was almost 2, don't worry.

Halbede - posted on 09/05/2010

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Im getting orried my 14 month old son ostill only has his two bottom front teeth is this normal or has anyone seen this

Donna - posted on 09/05/2010

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cant say i can give you any my daughter cut hers and nothing worked apart from heaps of love and attention. I sympathise with you imensley.

Leanne - posted on 09/04/2010

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That explains why the Hylands work, I never realised they had chamomile tea in them. My daughter is 14 months and it looks like one of the top molars is going to cut through the skin any day now.
I have found when my daughter is teething she wont take teething rings, rusks. She will chew on furniture (not usually a good idea), and absolutely anything she can find to chew on. I have found she loves chewing on my leather key ring though. So maybe a piece of leather would be worth investing in. Lots of cuddles usually help as well, thank goodness it doesnt go on forever.

Bec - posted on 09/03/2010

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Hi Chrissy,
My son has 16 teeth & he was very miserable getting some of them but others just come through with no fuss. When he was having trouble the only things that worked was Neurofen & the natural disolverable tablets (panadol & gel's didn't work because he would spit it all out & wouldn't let me rub the gel) along with frozen facewashers. I tried a lot of other things but my little guy didn't seem to care for them. It's a tricky thing, it is so cruel. Good luck.

Amanda - posted on 09/03/2010

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wow!! im not looking forward to the molars stage by the sounds of it. my daughter is 15mths and only has 4 teeth, she didnt get her 1st until she was a year old. right now she her two bottom middle teeth and then she had her two top vampire teeth(as i call them lol) the ones next to the midde ones, which look as if they are on their way through next:) thankfully my daughter teethes most during the day, so she is still sleeping good at night, if not better, i find when she is teething bad, like the night before a tooth actually breaks through the skin she usually sleeps in late, which is good because then she usually barely naps, as that is when her teeth bother her the most. I use Camilia, works wonders for us, and if that doesnt help then its tylenol or advil, whatever we have on hand. we cant use abesol, as we found out she is allergic to it.

Danielle - posted on 09/03/2010

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My son is 15 months and has 12 teeth. He got his back molars and I didn't know that he had them. We are having problems with the bottom two that are next to his bottom front one. They are already through but they are still hurting him. I give him infants IBU, that seems to help with the pain.

Beth - posted on 09/03/2010

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We are going through it now to... 6 teeth at once now 4 molars. Nothing works for my kid.. We just keep him distracted and try everything an anything all over again when hes in pain. Start w/this and end w/that... I did however take his binkie away since he developed a cold during teething and swallowed to much since he wouldnt let the binkie go. He has been fine w/out it for two weeks and is still teething so be careful w/that.

Afton - posted on 09/02/2010

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my son is going through the exact same thing, he has 3 through is now getting the last one! i would very strongly suggest ashton and parsons powders they are an absolute god send!! u can get them for about £3 from boots.

Elizabeth - posted on 09/01/2010

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Well MJ is 15 months and at this moment he can get real grumpy and funky..... So what I put on his gums is a product called "Ashton and Parson" (its a white powder) a friend recommended. Honestly speaking...for me its has done wonders and is pretty good.

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my daughter likes to munch on cheerios when her molars were coming in. she also has soothers that go in the fridge/freezer and are a teething ring as well as a soother. and if all else fails and she has been screaming nonstop then i give her infant advil. it works better, quicker and lasts longer than tylenol. and you dont have to give them as much either. my daughter has 12 teeth now. just waiting for her eye teeth and her second molars. she has the 8 front teeth and her 4 first molars. good luck! :)

Kat - posted on 09/01/2010

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my son wont take any kind of teether thing (not even popsicles and stuff. so i use teething tablets. it's the only thing that works on him

Cathy - posted on 08/31/2010

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I agree with the gals above...unfortunately sometimes it's just some Tender loving care that they need. My daughter is also teething and got a flu bug at the same time. It was a very action packed sleepless week at our house.

Jamie - posted on 08/30/2010

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My daughter cut 4 molars in 3 days. We frooze teething rings, fed her teething biscuits, origel etc... that helps some babies, but for us it was more just a love on her, grin and bare it type of thing nothing seemed to comfort her. I liked the idea of the leather strap though. I have never heard of that.

Lucy - posted on 08/30/2010

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My daughter has cut all of her teeth, all 16 of them, on and old leather strap. It is soft enough she doesn't damage anything but still tough enough to help her cut them. Not knowing where you live I'm not sure where you would find one, we got ours out in the Amish.

Nira - posted on 08/30/2010

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we have the same thing with our LO when she's teething (we're finally on a break now after a month of no sleep due to those monsters growing) but i don't know of anything that really helps other than loads of hugs and cuddles when she's crying and at night if the pain is really bad and she can't sleep at all i give her some baby paracetamol. a dentist friend of ours told us the theory is we don't remember our first couple of years because growing teeth is so painful its traumatic. no adult can bear it. if you hear of anything that can help pls. post. good luck - i hope its quick and painless for him.

Pamela - posted on 08/30/2010

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My 14 month old has 14 teeth and two more coming in right now, so I can relate! Try yogurt pops for kids. My daughter loves them! You can freeze them too.

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