iv tryed everythin for teethin n none of it seems to wrk!!

Teri - posted on 02/19/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

2

31

0

my lil girls 18 month n she as 4 bc teeth comin through all at the same time, iv tryed gels n powders n none seem to help, she ratty in the day n awake most the night, wats the best thing?

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

Tia - posted on 02/19/2009

39

33

6

tylonol before bed is the best thing for at night. make sure she has alot of teething toys.. put a cold clean rag in the fridge and let it sit in there for a good 20 minutes, take it out, and let her bite on it. my two loved that. gels dont always work, dont over-do it. cold fruits and veggies help too, soft of course. she may not want to eat since shes teething so bad. but if you want her to sleep through the night, give her tylonol before she goes to bed, it will help.

11 Comments

View replies by

Leron - posted on 02/20/2009

95

28

13

i let my 16 month old son chew on a toothbrush. the brissles helped break through the skin. My babysitter said she gave her 8 kids frozen waffles to chew on. I've never tried the waffles but the toothbrush works wonders...and now he loves to 'brush' his teeth when mommy and daddy does.

Tia - posted on 02/20/2009

39

33

6

The net toys made by munchkin are awesome. They do wonders. It was generally made for baby's who didnt have teeth to chew effectively yet but that wanted to try new things. It gives the baby the nutrients of the fruit and veggies but leaves the choking hazard behind. Its a great idea to use it for teething. way to go mom sarah gray!

Sarah - posted on 02/20/2009

26

8

1

Ok, here is the best thing I have ever found -- I got them at Target.  They are a little net with a ring on the end for the little fingers to go through-- I think they are Munchkin brnad.  



I cut up a frozen strawberry and drop it in the net, and it closes tightly.  Then, the baby can chew on the frozen strawberry without any fear for Mama that she or he will get a large chunk to choke on.  I have also used frozen blueberries, but make sure they are not wearing thier best clothes....



I have found that it beats a cloth in the freezer because they don't touch anything cold, and it it is a strawberry...which generally tastes better than cotton.  Plus, since you are only using 1/4 to 1/2 of a berry each time, it is pretty inexpensive (especially if you buy them prefrozen at the supermarket.)  I think around here a bag of berries is $2-3 and the Munchkin nets are about $4 for 2, but you reuse them as many times as you need.



Awesome thinking by the inventor.  I was pretty desperate since tylenol and orajel and the teething tablets were not working for my little man.



I hope this helps you!



 

Stephanie - posted on 02/20/2009

14

25

0

Those are the ones I used and I swear by them. I know my son is not as tolerant as my daughter was with teething and the tablets are so helpful especially during the day. I would give him 2 before I would even think of giving him Tylenol and it worked.

Theresa - posted on 02/20/2009

8

9

0

My daughter had 4 teeth coming in at once last month and she was miserable and up all night. I tried Hylands teething tablets, which are homeopathic, and was the only thing that made a difference. They seem to numb the mouth and calm them down. There is even a notice on the bottle not to be surprised if your child falls asleep after taking the tablets because they can calm down and get the sleep they need. Good Luck!

Stephanie - posted on 02/20/2009

14

25

0

There are also homeopathic teething tablet which you can buy at the pharmacy or grocery store (in the baby food/ supply section. These are great during the day and they dissolve instantly in the child's mouth and from my experience have instant relief to the child. My daughter and now my son have used them with success.

Gena - posted on 02/19/2009

103

3

8

I did the same with my son...tylenol or motrin before bed.  I also gave him some teething tablets that I got at Walgreens.  They are all natural and have chamomille  (sp?) in them.  I dont thing they make the pain any less, but they do seem to calm him down when he gets really fussy.  Unfortunately, there isnt much else you can do...but pray they pop through soon!!

Tia - posted on 02/19/2009

39

33

6

clothes in the freezer dont work as well and its a bit more cold on the babies hands. putting them in the fridge, i think is better. infants/children tylonol i have been told is the same as motrin for gum soreness and breaking through. its really up to you and what you prefer.

Amanda - posted on 02/19/2009

22

45

0

my son had the same problem.. i used carnation cream on his gums...just rub a little bit when it starts to swell and u can try a carrot cut up and frozen when they bite down on it ...it helps the teeth poke thruogh alot better

Tanya Bauer - posted on 02/19/2009

76

19

32

ibuprophen (motrin) actually works better for teething and it lasts longer, I don't give my girl tylenol anymore since ibuprophen works better. You can put the cloths in the freezer instead of just the fridge. Popsicles work great also. Not much else you can do except to let her know that you are sorry that her mouth hurts and to just give her as much love as you can. 

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms