Never Ending Teething Nightmare.

Maria - posted on 06/09/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My 8 month old has 2 teeth coming in on the bottom and he is literally driving me up a wall. He is being SO needy and clingy. I am 6 months pregnant and exhausted and he is HYSTERICAL if i'm not holding him at every second of everyday. IM LOSING MY MIND (and my house is a mess!) lol

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Jennifer - posted on 06/09/2010

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They have a mess bag thing where u can put all kinds of food into it that they can chew and suck on but not choke with.. you can try frozen fruits placed into it. Or frozen waffles,bagels,I used gelled teething rings that i kept in the freezer in a ziploc bag and when mine was cranky he can chew on it.( not chew ont he ziploc bag - that was used to protect the teething ring from smells and germs in the fridge or freezer). You can use chilled damp washrags... even rub a chilled washrag over the gums not just to help it but it also helps to clean the gums.
You can use a lil pain reliever but check with the dr first, or teething tablets and make sure the outside of the mouth stays dry from the drool.
Hope this helps.

Crystal - posted on 06/09/2010

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damp frozen washcloths help, teethers, crunchy snacks that dissolve, infant toothbrush, oral-gel, massage the gums with your finger, applesause that you put in the freezer and then shave like frozen lemonade, make sure you often clean the outside of their mouth to prevent droll rash, and finally if he has a fever, give him a little fever reducer.

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Amalea - posted on 06/10/2010

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They have those mesh feeders that you can buy, I used one of those and put frozen fruit inside of it. Its cold and helps them, and is not bad for them since theres fruit. Also, a vibrating teether really helped out my son so much. Just keep his gums clean with infant toothbrush and a little baby orajel. Distracting them with some baby einstein while they have any of these things frees you up, and gives you some peice of mind

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Try a sugarless topical anisthetic like dentinox. Also get water filled teething rongs and pop in freezer. You'll get a few mins of quiet time until it melts then get another!

Frozen celery is good, baby gets taste of veg and help with teething.

Try wearing baby in a sling, it could help just being close to you and then you'll have hands free to do whatever you need to!

Maria - posted on 06/09/2010

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makes sense. and i dont really have the energy to pick him up everytime anyways lol. thanks!

Rachelle - posted on 06/09/2010

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I knowall about that.Some may disagree but its important to not pick him up every time he cries because then when the teething is over he will be even more cranky wanting to be held all the time. Just try different things. I gave my daughter frozen bagels. She loved them, they defrost very slow but stay cold and get a bit mushy. Keep him very busy with toys or music or dare I say TV haha, I know its hard. I had the worse teething time with my daughter who is now 21 months but I promise it will end

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