My daughter is teething and is not even 5 months yet her gums are hot and she doesn't like orajel

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Somer - posted on 09/21/2009

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Check out those little fingers that are used to clean the baby's gums. They have a gritty side that is great for soothing the painful gums during teething. You can find them next to the baby toothpaste.

SHANNON - posted on 09/25/2009

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My son had two teeth by the time he was 4 months, so I understand! He hated the orajel, and wouldn't use teethers. At Walmart (they may sell them some other places too), they sell teething tablets. The kind I got for him were Hyland's homeopathic teething tablets, found with the bottles and pacifiers. I don't know what they taste like, but he didn't seem to mind them, and they definitely calmed him down. Also, if she gets a fever, you could give her infant tylenol liquid.

Rhea - posted on 09/25/2009

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My daughter HATED teathing rings, or anything cold in her mouth (now she eats ice as candy) and I am not big on using medicine. I would breasfeed her first, and if that didn't work I tried tables. The teathing tablets worked when her pain was mild. When they didn't work I actually used pure benzicane. It doesn't have any extra ingrediants in it like orajel, and it's cheaper. Thankfully my best friend sells pure romance, so I used the booty eaze, but I think you might be able to get it in pure form at the drug store. If you do use booty eaze, take a sharpie and black out the name, or put a pretty sticker on the front... People get offended by it for some reason.

Cassie - posted on 09/19/2009

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There is a little white bottle called teething tablets it is all natural and quickly dissolves under the child's tongue before they even know its there! It also has a sweet taste that most children enjoy. It helps with the swelling and pain. You can give it to you child at just about any age. I think it may help you and i really hope it does!

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Jackie - posted on 09/26/2009

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My daughter didn't like orjel either, when I mentioned it to my dentist he suggested I use vanilla extract and it worked. He suggested I put a little on my finger and massage her gums he also suggested I tie crushed ice in a wash rag for her to chew on because she wouldn't chew on the cold teething rings that you put in the ice box.

Jessica - posted on 09/26/2009

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my daughter loves those little freezable teething rings. Well if you read the directions you are supposed to refrigerate them but I freeze then and my daughter just cant get enough of them.. he little cheeks turn all rosy but she just chews away on them.

Angelina - posted on 09/26/2009

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but the pacifier in the frezer or get her a teething ring. there was this thing at the store its l ike someting u put on your finger and rub gums with it. and no baby likes oragel.

Alison - posted on 09/25/2009

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Quoting Alison:

My little guy started not much after that, I would let him chew on mild frozen fruit through one of those "munchkin" food holders and it helped a LOT. He really just wanted something good to chew on, so I never gave him any meds for teething. (Most teething meds either numb their mouth, which can feel weird to a baby, or have sedatives, which I am totally against)


If you don't want to let her have any fruit, you can def use the frozen soothers, but I have found that babes really want to chew something they can mash up with their gums.  Frozen chunks of apple might be a good option.

Alison - posted on 09/25/2009

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My little guy started not much after that, I would let him chew on mild frozen fruit through one of those "munchkin" food holders and it helped a LOT. He really just wanted something good to chew on, so I never gave him any meds for teething. (Most teething meds either numb their mouth, which can feel weird to a baby, or have sedatives, which I am totally against)

Jessica - posted on 09/25/2009

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my advice to you is tylenol tylenol tylenol and put a damp washcloth in the freezer and let her chew it of my kids favorites let her chew n a freezer pop that is frozen or you could always get her the teethers that you can freeze

Charity - posted on 09/25/2009

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Try teething tablets from Wal-Mart. They come in a pink and blue package. They dissolve immediately. They worked wonders on my kids.

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try the teething tablets they work wonders. you can find them in walmart or target in the baby section.

Allison - posted on 09/25/2009

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Try... Hylands Teething Tablets... you can get them at most drugstores... they are 100% natural, no side effects, homepathic. GREAT wotked for my daughter

Ashley - posted on 09/25/2009

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i've put wet wash clothes in the freezer and my kids went to town on it. just make sure you have a back up for when it defrosts. good luck.

Kelly - posted on 09/25/2009

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I bought these little things it has mesh that you can put fruit or veggies in and they can chew on them but not get any seeds or skin through the mesh. I used them for teething I just put fresh fruit in freezer then into the chewy and it worked wonders plus they are getting nutrients from the fruit.

Pamela - posted on 09/25/2009

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at wal-mart they sell these things called teething tablets that you put under their tounge and it numbs the whole mouth they are in the baby section

Mariah - posted on 09/25/2009

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I used the teething tablets as well. My daughter was 3 months old when she started teething and her first two teeth were here by the time she was 3 1/2 months old. The teething tablets are all I have used. And we are now working on Teeth 9 & 10 and she will be 11 months tomorrow

Nicole - posted on 09/25/2009

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trying using frozen carrots and let her chew on it she wont bite through so you dont have to worry about her chock b/c its frozen, my son had the same problem and thats what i used with him. hes not only soothing his gums but get carrot in his diet.

Sara - posted on 09/25/2009

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when it comes to teething under 5 months.. i know your pain. Both of my kids got there first 2 teeth before they where 5 months...my daughter just turned 4 months when she got her first 2....there are these homo pathic teething tablets you can buy....I would also say a cold wet wash rag works GREAT! sometimes I would add the oral gel to the wash rag to sort of water it down...anything cold is good. my son didn't like stuff that was frozen though. Just tring to keep her comfortable is key.Don't worry to much when the first teeth come in. She will most likely be in a lot of pain for thous first few. Just do what ever you can to numb the gums.



good luck

:)

Sara

Shontay - posted on 09/25/2009

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MY TWINS DIDN'T CARE FOR ORAJEL EITHER SO I USED TO GIVE THEM A FREEZER POP THAT WAS STILLL SEALED TO HELP THEM WITH THE TEETHING OR YOU COULD ALSO TRY SOME ORGANIC TEETHING REMEDIES.

Kellilynn - posted on 09/25/2009

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try soothers or get a wash cloth wet, ring it out and freeze it. If that doesn't work, i recommend Humphry's teething tablets! They're AWESOME!

Jessica - posted on 09/25/2009

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I used clove oil with all of my children while they were teething! It's natural so you can use it as much as you need to. You should be able to find it at any health food store and some pharmacies carry it if you ask for it. You mix it with some olive oil to dilute it it for children but you can use it full strength for an adult. It works wonderfully! None of my children would use ambesol or oragel!

Amber - posted on 09/25/2009

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It looks like everyone else had the same idea. lol. The teething tablets are a lifesaver. They do not contain drugs and they dissolve in their mouths so they are safe for children this young. You can get them at walgreens and walmart.

Brittany - posted on 09/25/2009

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Rub her gums/ brush them with a wash rag every two hours to toughen them. And it just feels good. Make sure the rag has cold water on it though because it feels better. My son started teething at 4 months and had a full set of teeth by 13 months and he wasn't too terrible in the teething department. We used the homeopathic teething tablets two every hour on bad days along with the brushing like my mother suggested from birth. I hope this helps! I know teething crying can be grating as much as it breaks your heart.

Jessica - posted on 09/25/2009

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Hylands Teething Tablets.....my doctor recommended them and they are homeopathic so they are safer than the oragel. Hylands has also come out with a gel that is safer than oragel.

Zoe - posted on 09/25/2009

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try a teething ring it will give her something to chew on if thats not any help u could try cold foods like ice blocks like baby juice in a ice block form or have u thought about bonjella its a teething gel and numbs the gums lasts up to 4 hours . hope this helps

Coco - posted on 09/25/2009

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you got alot of great responses!! i always used frozen bannanas,they are good and if her gums are hot,it will sooth them a bit and its funny to see thier face when they hve thiscold hard bannana in thier mouth!!

Lauren - posted on 09/25/2009

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My son hates Orajel too, so like a lot of other moms, I tried Hyland's Teething Tablets and he LOVES them. You can get them pretty much anywhere, Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, etc. They're all natural, dissolve quickly and they help sooo much, he can't sleep without them when he's teething. Hyland's also makes a teething gel that has the same ingredients in it, but my son like the tablets better. I hope you can find something that helps! :)

Sara - posted on 09/24/2009

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When my babies were teething my doctor told me to never use baby oragel... because if they accidently swallow it then they could choke because it will numb thier throat from the oralgel mixed in the saliva. we always used motrin and slightly frozen wash clothes for them to chew on.

Sara - posted on 09/24/2009

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When my babies were teething my doctor told me to never use baby oragel... because if they accidently swallow it then they could choke because it will numb thier throat from the oralgel mixed in the saliva. we always used motrin and slightly frozen wash clothes for them to chew on.

Vanessa - posted on 09/24/2009

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My daughter started teething at 4 months n I really recommend Humphrys they r teething tablets they work great! Or u can try the stem to a green onion rub it on her gums n it numbs them.

Michelle - posted on 09/24/2009

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i had the same problem with my first child and my sister in law told me about this teething tablets and they worked great with him and my second child. u should try it it works wonderful. its not messy and it dissolves quickly.

Cheri - posted on 09/24/2009

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Or you could get her a teething ring, sometimes a rubber toy works. Put them in the frige and let it get a chill. I saw my grand mother was and sanitize her hands real good and rubbed baby orajel on my daughters gum.

Janice - posted on 09/24/2009

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I have to totally agree.... my kids did not like orajel at all and I found the teething tablets at walmart and they saved my life. They just numb the mouth and they are so easy to use.

Krystal - posted on 09/24/2009

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They make teething tables now and there is no risk of choking because they disolve as soon as you put them in your childs mouth and they work great you should ask the pharmisist about them.

Elizabeth - posted on 09/24/2009

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When I had ran out of the orajel and the teething tablets I was in a panic. I stumbled across some mini frozen waffles, they were the right size for her to hold and I didn't worry about her eating it. They worked great! Note of caution make sure your child is able to hold and eat on their own.

Melissa - posted on 09/24/2009

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My daughter is 2 now but when she started teething she did not like oragel either.I used to take a clean wash cloth and wet it and put it in the freezer and when she gets fussy and pulling on her ears and knawing on stuff give it to her.Its a little messy but worth it you can tell its comforting

Eileen - posted on 09/24/2009

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Dont stress too much as she can sense your stress which will make her worse. My son was born early october and was teething from new years eve and didn't cut his first tooth till he was almost 8 months. The best thing I can suggest is cold face washers wet them then chill them in the freezer for an hour just dont let it freeze fully. Other than that try teething rings filled with water, you could also try other teething gels.

She isn't teething so much as her teeth are moving in her gums which is causing the pain and making her gums hot, once her gums go pure white then the tooth shouldn't be far away from cutting.

Good Luck xxx

Eileen - posted on 09/24/2009

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Dont stress too much as she can sense your stress which will make her worse. My son was born early october and was teething from new years eve and didn't cut his first tooth till he was almost 8 months. The best thing I can suggest is cold face washers wet them then chill them in the freezer for an hour just dont let it freeze fully. Other than that try teething rings filled with water, you could also try other teething gels.

She isn't teething so much as her teeth are moving in her gums which is causing the pain and making her gums hot, once her gums go pure white then the tooth shouldn't be far away from cutting.

Good Luck xxx

Melissa - posted on 09/24/2009

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I also have to recommed Hyland's teething tablets and also the gel too! Thats what I used for both my kids and worked wonders.

Cherie - posted on 09/24/2009

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to take the risk of putting it out there..... with my niece we use tooth tablets and good ol wiskey.... my parents did that with my sister and i and it worked better than orajel ever could. just a dab on the finger and rub onto her gums and it numbs them so they dont hurt as bad.. trust me it does wonders and dont worry... its not going to "get her drunk" lol.

Kimberly - posted on 09/24/2009

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i highly recommend hyland teething tablets so organic u can give her up to 6 tablets and once and they dissolve real fast my son loves them

Krista - posted on 09/24/2009

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hav u tryed this teethin powder called weleda baby u get it from health shops my youngest boy dont like the bonjella so i got him the powder and it works wonder its great it cost like 12 dollars just the same and oraljell so yea giv that a go

Katelyn - posted on 09/24/2009

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i used to put my sons bottle nipples in the refrigerator, freeze teething rings, and maybe you could try teething tablets! =] good luck!

Shvonna - posted on 09/24/2009

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My son got his first tooth at 4 months old the teething tablets worked for a little while but then he got used to them. my husband found this natural oils that has work mircles it is by herbs for kids and it is call Gum-omile oil. we found it at huckleberries.

Lakyia - posted on 09/24/2009

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Wow!! My daughter is 3 months old and all she does is spit and chew her fingers or anything she can get to her mouth but she does not cry. Shes very fast but she shouldn't be teething at 3months I don't quite understand. Will ask doctor on Friday.

Nicole - posted on 09/24/2009

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I have been told that you could soak a washcloth in apple juice and put it in the freezer then give it to her to chew on. the sugar helps the pain also but they enjoy it because it tastes good! and i have to agree with everyone else, the hylands teething tablets worked for my son too. i just bought them for the first time yesterday and they seemed to help! good luck

Molly - posted on 09/24/2009

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Have you tried letting her chew on a frozen washcloth? Just make it a little damp and then freeze it. My son absolutely loved this (then again, he would chew on any kind of cloth). Hope this helps!

Jessica - posted on 09/24/2009

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i used vanilla on my son. its kinda sweet but dont give her too much! i didnt realize there was alcohol in it & my son was a lil tipsy for about 30 mins. the alcohol will numb her gums simular to orajel. when i finally got sick of my son being in pain from teething, i put vanilla on his gums, then after 10 mins i put a LOT of orajel to numb him even more. in the meantime i put a dry washcloth in the freezer for about 20 mins to make it cold & hard. i had to hold him & took the wash cloth (after he was good & numbed up) & rubbed his gums trying to rough them up & break his teeth through. he cried a lot while i was doing it but he didnt have ANY mouth pain for about a week & at the end of that week his teeth finally cut through. a dentist told me to do this. he said that the teeth are sharp coming up & the gums are tender from it & if you push down on the gums & cut them through a lil bit more for your child, they wont b in as much pain for as long. it really does help! it sounds cruel & it was hard hearing him cry but it was a lil bit of crying compared to how better he felt after that. i only had to do it for his bottom 2 teeth. everyother tooth came in with no problem.

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