how long dose teething last approx.? my son is 6 months and it is hitting him pretty hard and i need some advise i feel so bad i cant help him. :-(

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Brandy - posted on 03/17/2009

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you guys are the best, thank you so much he loves the frozen wash cloths and the orjel works magic!!!! i love this application, our parents did not have this!!!! but again thank you!!

Charlotte - posted on 03/16/2009

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Hi there,  I know when little ones start teething it can be painful.  Do your self a favor and go the the chemist and ask for DYNEXAN.  It works like a bom.  It's a small little white and red tube.  You use a little bit at a time.  It lumbs the gums and baby hardly feels anything.  As a single mom i use to use it on my son and it was quite pleasant having him around.  Try it, you will love it.

Kelly - posted on 03/14/2009

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OK!  I have a really good one here to help you through this hard time!  Take a thin washcloth (not a thick face cloth) put an ice cube in it and close it with an elastic band of some type, and make sure elastic isn't loose, and finally wet the cloth with a bit of water.  Your little man will love it, and it lasts longer while he's busy sucking the water and biting down on it.  It may give you a mess with water but it's gonna work!  It worked so well with my little ones that there was no big deal through the teething time.  Good luck sweetie!

Chantal - posted on 03/14/2009

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the herbal stuff is the best, i use Teetha its a herbal powder you just poor it in the babys mouth and it numbs the pain within minutes...

Rachel - posted on 03/12/2009

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I tired everything with my son when he first started teething and the only thing that I found that worked was teething wands. they look like q-tips you break off one end and apply with the other. They helped me and my son get much needed rest when he started teething.

Amanda - posted on 03/10/2009

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I didnt have that many problems with this, but we did have our days. I have heard how teething rings can be harmful if they get broke open, although I did have a few. After she got a few teeth and was able to sit in her highchair I would give her a freeze and if I didnt want the mess I just didn't open it.This way if it did brake open I know she would be fine and she loved them.

Ashley - posted on 03/10/2009

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i didnt use anything.. my baby was fussy for some parts... when she was i would wet a washcloth and freeze it.. and let her chew on it.. it helped... all she really needed was something to massage her gums and chew on.

Katie - posted on 03/07/2009

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user adult orajel on a q-tip. just a little bit for the entire mouth/gum lines. they have baby orajel too...but i went all out and numbed my little guy up. lots of drool, but it's worth the comfort. can alternate tylenol and ibuprofen for fevers (ie: tylenol...wait 4 hours...ibuprofen, repeat until fever breaks). good luck!

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My daughter started teething at 4/5 months. SHe grew 2 and was really fussy for 2 weeks. Then about a month later grew 2 more and was fussy for 2 weeks. Just tylenol when it gets bad and orajel hourly if he needs it. Sometimes just the comfort of sleeping with you at night or behind held alot during the day will comfort him.

Shellene - posted on 03/05/2009

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It has been a really long time for me but I will take a shot at some advise. My daughter was my hardest teether ~ she is now 22, so there is hope. Some things that I did was take a wet washcloth and put it in the freezer and let her chew on it when it got stiff. It was a little messy, but it worked good, the cold helped the discomfort and the terry cloth help break the skin a little. I also let all of my kids teeth on rubber spatulas, I just pulled the head off the handle, they liked it cause it wasn't the usual toy.

Amanda - posted on 03/05/2009

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Teething can last for a while I know my son seemed like it took forever and you feel so bad for them but as I see someone has already mentioned about the tablets that you can get but other than that actually my son just used ambosol and he chewed on mr freezes the small ones it seemed the coldness of them helped his teeth alot.

Solent - posted on 03/05/2009

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it should not last to long but when my little was going through same thing i found that frozen tetthing rings helped and wisky at night rubbed on gums only a little mind lol but i do work the wisky numbs it better than any other teething stuff and during day the ice will numb and ease the pain and swelling let me know how ya get on x

Cheryl - posted on 03/05/2009

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my son when he was teething what really bugged him was his tummy. I increased fruit, and that seemed to help him a lot when i did that his diaper rashes that went along with the teething disapeared too!

He also really liked the vibrating teathing toys, and when I brushed his gums, i would keep the toothpaste in the fridge.

good luck

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My son is 19 months old and still teething pretty hard core!  It's definetely a TREAT but one thing that helped at that age was to freeze a teether (a few at one time) like Cassandra said and he can chew it and soothe his gums, and when he's done with one go to the other, and if it got really bad at night i would give him a little tylenol to both help the pain and help him sleep. Good luck!

Cassandra - posted on 03/05/2009

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Teething is going to last a while. My 14 month old is still teething! Teething tablets can help if you just put it in their drink. Just like 2 or 3. Also baby orajel helps out a lot too. I used both for both my kids. Also putting some of those teething rings in the freezer and then let your baby chew on them well help as well. Best of luck! It's just a sucky period all together!

Kate - posted on 03/05/2009

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Well teething will last for a while. But one thing that helped my son were teething tablets made by humco. they are all natural chewable/disolvable tablets. They help to numb the gums...they worked miracles with my son. I only gave him motrin the tylenol when he had a fever and to help him sleep through the night while he was teething.

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