Teething...!!

Amanda - posted on 06/24/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My son has started teething, he is just over 5 months old, but he is very uncomfortable some days, some days he cries and cries for quite awhile...and i know it's not hunger, or dirty diaper etc. I've heard you shouldn't use the baby oral gel because it can cause choking, and i've tried cold cloth for him to chew, teething rings that are cooled, and one night i even gave him infant tylenol to help him sleep because he was so angry! Does anyone know anything about the baby oral gel causing choking?? Or does anyone agree or disagree with using it?

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Aimee - posted on 06/24/2009

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what i have done with my kids is to take the overnight oral gel for babies and give it to them about an hour before bed. they also make these things called teething tablets, they are really small and dissolve really fast under the tongue. they really help and then you are not giving him so much oral gel. if you are going to use the oral gel make sure that you feed him first.

Kelly - posted on 06/24/2009

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i use the tablets and i think that they work great....and i guess give them whatever makes them happy and as long as it won't hurt them....than i think they should at least be able to have something that makes there gums feel good...whatever that maybe...

Jennifer - posted on 06/24/2009

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my first son had a hard time teething and once i changed doctor he told me to stop the orajel and try the tablets. i know it may sound crazy but i also used the rubber spiral curlers for him to chew on.

Kelly - posted on 06/24/2009

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Quoting Jennifer:

teething tablets and cold wash cloths are miracle!! my pediatrician told my husband and I that baby orajel toughens the gums making it harder and painful for the tooth to come through. i hope this helps!



thats what i have been told, but i think that you are the first one that i have seen on here that has also been told that, i was kinda startin to think that maybe my babies doctor was kinda different for tellin me that........

Jennifer - posted on 06/24/2009

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teething tablets and cold wash cloths are miracle!! my pediatrician told my husband and I that baby orajel toughens the gums making it harder and painful for the tooth to come through. i hope this helps!

Jessica - posted on 06/24/2009

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I think the gel can give good releif and have never heard of any child choking, you will get best results if u dry the gums with a face cloth 1st then apply a very small amount of the gel, panadol etc will give them a better nights sleep but try to avoid any containg asprin as it can cause stomach ulcers if given on an empty stoach (if given right after a meal this is ok) but i would only use either as a last resort like all medications not too frequently

Kelly - posted on 06/24/2009

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The doctor told me that the oragel actually makes the gums harder and in the end more painfull.....i also use the teething tablets, you can get them at wal-mart or walgreens, and they just dissolve and then baby is happy and they are all natural so you can use them and not worry about it hurting your baby.....i also use the infant self-feeder and just put plain ice cubes in it and he also loves it.....my little guy is 7 months old and has been teething for about 2 months now and still has not teeth....good luck

Brittany - posted on 06/24/2009

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when my son was teething he hated orajel....and they say not to use it after the tooth has popped through because it can cause nerve damage to the tooth. i found teething tablet.....i have no clue how they work but it really helped him!!! they are berry flavored and they melt instantly so make sure you get in under his tongue quick or you will have a mess!! another trick is i bought a self feeder {its a mesh thing to put food in so they dont choke} and i put popsicles or ice cubes in there and he just sat there and sucked on them. another trick is if you dont want him to have all the sugar in popsicles then buy pedialite ones its just flavored water for babies!! good luck this will pass and you wont remember it and neither will he!!!!

Vicki - posted on 06/24/2009

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You should only use a drop of orajel, not enough to numb the entire mouth and throat.

Bridget - posted on 06/24/2009

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If you use it make sure your little one won't be eating or drinking. It works great for instant relief but the numbness could cause them to choke. As long as your watching your little one they will be fine!

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