teething !!!

Gillian - posted on 07/31/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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does any one have any tips on how i can help my 4 month old baby , he has been teething for about a month now already! his teeth are still a long way off but his mouth is really bothering him and he is constantly shoving his hands in there and sratching at his gums which only hurts him more! I have tried rubbing teething gel on but only seems to work for a few mins and i dont want to give him too much of it ! ..feel so sorry for him x

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Beth - posted on 07/31/2009

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baby motrin!!! it works soo much better than the tylenol, but dont give it to him all the time or it wont work. i gave it to my son when they were really bothering him, or when he'd be fussing a lot. there are also these smaller teething rings that they can hold easier and they fit in their mouths easier too. its a pack of 3 i think by bright starts- you can get them at wal mart and target. every baby's different. keep experimenting till you find what works for him! i have a 1 year old who has 12 teeth already and hes working on the canines now. he started at about 3 months and would get them 2 at a time. Good luck!!

Amanda - posted on 07/31/2009

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try a viberating teething ring, my son had one and it was the only teething ring he would bite on.

Nicole - posted on 07/31/2009

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Tylenol, Hylands teething tablets, and anything cold all help my son. He's been teething for 6 months and still no teeth! It's just recently gotten really bad so I'm hoping that means we'll see some teeth soon. I also give him these popsicles called Mighty Minis. They're small, like an ice cube's worth of popsicle, and slow melt so they don't make a big mess. My son loves them, and I'm sure they make his mouth feel a lot better.

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