Suggestions on a teething baby going on 5 months.?!

Mitzi - posted on 03/29/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My daughter is teething and she is extremely cranky. I have given her teething toys, wet cloths, i have a finger gum massager. She had become very clingy when she started teething. Is that "normal". I don't want to spoil her having her in my arms all the time. It is making it difficult for me just to do daily chores around the house. Any advice? Thanks.

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Mitzi - posted on 03/30/2010

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Thank Ladies! She never gave her a pacifier and now she doesn't know what to do with it. I am going to try the tablets and the baby carrier worked great, also better teething toys! LOL , and the hubby doesn't mind the house being upside down a bit but I do. BUT my daughter comes first. Thanks again.

Amy - posted on 03/30/2010

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it is nomal she wants comfort from you. if she takes a passifier you can try freezing one and giving it to her. also try teething tablets they work awesome

Tiffany - posted on 03/30/2010

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The only things that really worked on my son were the teething tablets and a cold carrot. And about the clinginess I have been told it is very common and not to let them be too clingy, but I am a first time mom myself trying to break him of his clinginess.Still haven't found a full proof method yet. Lol

Melina - posted on 03/29/2010

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i know this sounds crazy but it has worked in my family for over 3 generatios and i cant say how its works. find a pure silver dime and put a hole in it. make her a lil necklace out of if. the crying will slow and she wont slobber as much. if you have tried every thing out there it wont hurt to give this a try. i wish you luck......

Crystal - posted on 03/29/2010

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I did the Teething Tablets with both my kids. the clinginess is definitely a part of the teething process ... I mean we obviously don't remember it when we were little, but they are in a great deal of pain, so they need your soothing and comforting. As far as getting things done ... will she go in a swing, or play pen? Try and get as much done while she naps?? Or, you may just need to let some things slide a bit until the teeth come in. :) I would hope your hubby would be understanding.

Best of luck... it'll be over soon... and then until the next time. Be patient.

Jane - posted on 03/29/2010

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you can't spoil her. she needs comfort. this is a clingly stange anyway and teething makes them more so. you can try a HotSling or a baby carrier. Hyland Teething Tablets work well and the food netter w/an ice cube in it helps as well. i also found that little coffee or sugar spoons help them. p.s. you can pretty much do anything w/the baby carrier on EXCEPT spit when you brush your teeth - it lands right on the top of their head. lol!

good luck!

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