I have a six and a half month old little girl who is teething like crazy she is not sleeping through the night and very unhappy right now any suggestions?

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Warm bath before bed, homeopathic teething drops and Motrin!  If she still wakes up there isn't much else you can do!

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Sarah - posted on 05/06/2009

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I would recommend not using any ibuprofen (advil, motrin) on children under 2 as they can develop a condition called Reye's Sydrome. Tylenol would be a better choice for teething. The topical drops such as Orojel should also not be used as dosages may not be enough or too much and can leak down into the throat and numb the throat causing chocking. You can try the Tylenol before bedtime or a cool cloth to soothe the poor hurting gums.

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Three suggestions:

1) make some ice cubes of frozen food - perhaps banana or sweet potato - something he likes. You can give him the cubes either on their own or in a mesh feeder ring thing - what are those called? You can find them at Babies R Us or sometimes in your grocery baby section.

2) get the teething tablets. they really do melt quickly and seemed to help my little guy with his first tooth

3) if he's really grumpy and can't sleep i also used tylenol once or twice. honestly, i used it right around one of his shots, but it really helped the teeth and helped him (and me!) get some much needed rest during the teething process.



Good luck! And remember, this too shall pass!

Rhea - posted on 05/05/2009

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Try benadryl the bubble gum kind.Just rub it on the gums!Works great for my daughter!

Cristina - posted on 04/13/2009

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My boy is doing the same. He really likes to chew on a wet wash cloth. For a while I thought he was hungry when he was getting up at night, but he would suck on the bottle and I think that made him gums hurt worse. So I just gave him Motrin and cuddled with hin for a bit til he fell back to sleep.

Mandi - posted on 04/13/2009

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yeah these seem to be taking a long time to come in she has a couple of good days then a couple bad

Rebekah - posted on 04/11/2009

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Teething tablets.  Baby tyelnol or motrin.  You can also try clove oil on the outside of your baby's mouth (don't put inside their mouth).  Just rub on the side that is hurting them the most.



My son just popped his bottom 2 teeth at the same time a week ago.  He woke up throughout the night for a week straight, then once they popped he went back to sleeping again, but I think he has another way on the way in for he's doing the same thing again now.  Hopefully it will come in a little faster than the other 2. (fingers crossed!)

Kathy - posted on 04/11/2009

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Use baby tylenol and homeopathic tablets. I also found that wetting a pacifier and sticking it in the freezer for a bit helps. My daughter loved that. That's all I got. Teething is just hell. My daughter finally got her bottom two teeth now. She is 6 and a half months old.

Casey - posted on 04/09/2009

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someone just told me vanella extrac I don't know if it works but I'm going 2 try it

Erin - posted on 04/09/2009

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try Humphreys teething tablets, found at CVS.  Put on her gums right before bed; if that doesn't work the pharmacist recommened rubbing a small amount of motrin on gums

Desra - posted on 04/09/2009

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not sure if you have heard of the teething tablets, they are sold at walgreens, cvs and are 100%natural. it says on the bottle you can give SEVERAL a day if needed and help with fussy and cranky babies. may try that???

Mandi - posted on 04/09/2009

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the warm bath helped and some childerns advil i got my first nights sleep last night thank you

Serena - posted on 04/08/2009

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I use the Hylands teething tablets. You can find them at Walgreens. They worked wonders for my kids when nothing else would work!

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