teething

Irene - posted on 12/30/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My 5 moth old son is starting to cut his first tooth.. have any suggestions on thing that could help? besides orajel.

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Rita - posted on 01/02/2010

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if you can hold a wash cloth and let him chew on it and/or a frozen toy for just a few seconds at a time that will numb the gums natrally.

Julie - posted on 12/31/2009

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I read in a parents magazine that if you take a wash cloth and get it wet then freeze it and let the baby chew on the corner of it, obviously watching them when they are using it it helps. Also my mom told me try using something like a frozen waffle and let the baby gum on it. I tried the wash cloth idea and it worked great for my son. Plus I used the infant mortion on him when it got too bad.

Shannon - posted on 12/31/2009

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Get one of those nets that hold food. You can freeze fruit to chew on or ice cubes. My daughter is going to be 2 soon & she still uses the ice net for the new teeth.

Beth - posted on 12/31/2009

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Avoid the over the counter treatments such as orajel, etc. Look up medical facts about them and you'll understand why I used them with my first and never again.

Rub your finger along his gum line. This provides pressure to relieve some of the pain and provide comfort. Teething blankets with tough plastic edging. Rings that you place in the freezer also help. They are not super cold on the outside but offer enough cold. The other thing is you can dip your finger into some beer, wine, brandy and rub that on his gum. Only a tiny tiny tiny amount on your finger and do it only once a day. Finally, Motrin or Advil but not Tylenol will help if he is really having a tough time. Talk to your doctor about the proper dosage.

Christy - posted on 12/30/2009

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i found that the Hyland's teething tablets work great for my daughter. they are homeopathic and dissolve under the tongue. you could also put a wet washcloth in the freezer for a few hours and let him chew on that. liquid filled teethers are good too, just don't leave them in the freezer very long at all and if you want to have an extra ready at all times, keep that one in the fridge as i have heard they can freeze solid and break. they also make netted containers that you can put fruit or vegetables in and he can chew on the netting to get the mashed up food out. here's a link to the feeder: http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.d...

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