The dreaded 'T' word...

Donna - posted on 03/16/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )

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...my baby cut her 1st tooth today!! She is 28 weeks old & has been showing signs of teething since about 12 weeks (Luickly they went back down at that point). A bit of teething gel has always helped, she refuses to use teething rings (even the ones you put in the fridge 1st) but now that one of the nasty little things has mae an apperance she's in more pain than ever & nothing helps!!



Has anyone else got a September baby who's got their teeth yet? If so, any ideas what will help?

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Callie - posted on 03/23/2009

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my son cut his first tooth a couple weeks ago and now the one next to it is starting to pop through as well (bottom front teeth). he'll be 7 months old in less than two weeks, and i haven't used any teething medications or gels because he seems to do fine with just the teething rings so far



he has woken up a couple times during the night with teething pain, and i gave him tylenol for it.. but then i found that a few spoonfuls of cold yogurt helped immensely and immediately.. better than the tylenol

Gillian - posted on 03/23/2009

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my son got his first two teeth this week he has been quite upset andis now waking up in the night again when he was just starting to sleep through

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my daughter was born 24th sept.. she has got 2 teeth coming through at the same time.. her top front 2.. theyt are right there ready to cut through.. terrible swolen gums and red... my son who is 7yrs didnt have any trouble at all with his and had his first at around 8 months.. xx

Jennifer - posted on 03/19/2009

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Yes, my daughter has been in misery for the last week. There's a small white bump but the teeth still haven't come in yet. I am using Orajel occasionally, but she hates it. What's working the best is Tylenol every 4 hours and Hyland Teething Tablets. The combination seems to be a winner. If you get the tablets at Whole Foods they are stronger than the ones at Target or at the grocery.



A friend of mine recommended peeling a big carrot and letting her chew on that. She said it worked well for her kids, but it does make their hands orange...I have yet to try it.

Tammy - posted on 03/19/2009

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our little one has not teeth but i can see that they are starting to play him up and we are using Nelsons teething granules...they do seem to work at the moment, about 3 or 4 people, including my boss (i am a dental nurse) suggested them,  They are homeapathic and he doesnt mind them at all. You can get them from Boots. Good luck x

Lori - posted on 03/19/2009

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Two teeth here!  Our baby does not like teething rings either.  I give tylenol when I have to. I think  thats the only thing to do

Mary - posted on 03/19/2009

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we have been doing a few things for teething that seem to help. From Gentle Naturals (Disney baby) homeopathic Teething drops have been a life saver with the drooling. Then a GF of my told me about pear juice just rubbed on the gum instead of the baby oral gel. I am trying not to use the gel because I read somewhere that it can make the gums tougher and cause it to be harder for them to cut teeth later, also I concider what if by accident some was swallowed and it numbed the inside of the throat and made it hard to swallow ( who knows right it is a guessing game can you tell I am a first time mom ...lol) the last thing is frozen wash cloths like suggested above. With the clove oil I would be careful with that because it can burn the gum and skin and maybe to hard for your little one to handle. But I do understand the thought behind it clove is the active ingredient in oral gel and years ago people used to chew to clove or clove gum to sooth a toothache. Also so I have found that at night for his last feeding I have been feeding him pears with oatmeal in them and that seems to help at night.

Hana - posted on 03/18/2009

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We use the single homeopathic medicine Chamomilla Vulgaris. And the teething toys, including the one which looks like a toothbrush which I suppose will give my son a possitive approach to brushing his teeth later :-)

Rebecca - posted on 03/17/2009

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I use baby orajel.. that soothes him long enough to fall asleep.  If it is really terrible, ask your doctor if it is okay to give tylenol. 

Rebekah - posted on 03/17/2009

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We use a lot of home remedies...



Frozen washcloth/burp cloth



Teething Tablets



Clove Oil, rub a little on the outside of cheek - works great!



Frozen teething rings, we use the smaller ones, he does better with those because they are in shapes like stars, so he can chew on them easier



Links

Brooke - posted on 03/16/2009

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Poppy is 6months 2weeks and just cut tooth number 7...yup 7, yesterday. They really arent giving her much trouble but she does get a little fussy and needs to knaw on anything she can, be it a chewie or any part of mummy available...



I have been giving her Hylands homeopathic teething gel, which seems to work really well for the fussiness. As far as chewing help (asides from mangled boob sandwich, its getting better) I take her baby wash cloths, tie them in 2 knots, soak in boiled water and freeze...they are great for pain relief as she doesnt dig the plastic chewing rings. The only 2 store bought teethers that are a hit with us are the Razbaby & Sophie the Girafe, everything else was just a big waste of $$.



loads of cuddles & distractions never hurts either ;)



Good Luck!!!



 

Cynthia - posted on 03/16/2009

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i get mine from a health food store they are called Camilia, made by Boiron. they are totally homeopathic and work in five mintues every time. they come in single doses and you simply get your wee one to swallow them. there is no rubbing in on the gums. i still use them on my 2.5 year old as hes getting in his two year molars (all 4 at once). they reeeeally work great. good luck.

Kyla - posted on 03/16/2009

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My son has his first 2 teeth and he will be 6 month tomorrow. we had a good experience with using a teething necklace and camilia.

Clarissa - posted on 03/16/2009

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The teething tablets are homepathic and are Hyland's brand. They can also be found at many health food stores and any herbal/homepathic stores! They also make homepathic teething gel that I have had good experiences with my first two kiddos. I love the Hyland's products...they also have tablets for ear infection, gripe water, etc. I'm sure you could order them online as well! Good Luck I know it's no fun when they are uncomforable and no one is getting sleep!!!



 

Jessica - posted on 03/16/2009

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My son cut his first 2 teeth about 2 weeks ago. I use Teething Tablets from Walmart. They work wonders for him and also for my other two boys when they were teething. You just put 2 or 3 of them in an ounce of water or slip them under their tongue to dissolve. I know with all 3 of the boys Orajel and Anbesol didn't work. Just a suggestion and they aren't expensive either for how many is in the bottle. They are in the baby section of Walmart.

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