Need advice on what to give for teething.

Rebecca - posted on 10/04/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My daughter has four teeth coming in and she does not like Baby Orajel at all, she cries and fusses more when I use that than when she has nothing. You can tell that her teeth are hurting her and it has made her very cranky and my generally great eater, will hardly touch her food. I have had a lot of people tell me to use Humphrey's, but one person, my mom, told me to absolutely not use it because an active ingredient in it is belladonna. I am very confused and only want what is best for my daughter. Any advice?

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Emma - posted on 10/12/2010

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Hi. My Daughter is now two and has 16 teeth. We live in Mallorca and all the local put an amber neclace on thier babies to help with the pain etc. My Daughter had no sleepless nights, sore gums upset tummy or dribbling with any of her teeth, so for me it worked. It is a complete string of small amber threaded onto string. My Daughter has never played with it or fussed about wearing it at all. I have not taken it off her since I put it on at three months old. I think anything is worth a try. Hope you can find some, good luck

Amanda - posted on 10/09/2010

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We used the Hyland's teething tablets with great success. I also bought a Baltic Amber teething necklace for our son. It seemed to help. Baltic amber contains succinic acid(a natural pain reliever) and it is realeased when warmed. So you where it under your clothes(they chew on it) and it gets absorbed through the skin. We got ours from Inspired by Finn.
If it was really bad then we would give tylenol, but only at night to help him sleep.

Jessica - posted on 10/09/2010

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my daughter went through the same thing with 4 teeth at once. what i did with her was i gave her teething tablets, they melt in their mouths. and if it got too bad for her i would break down and use pain reliever. with my son who is teething now we put the orajel on the infant tooth brush thing. the one you put on your finger. or this works too, get a wet wash clothe and put it in the freezer for a bit, probably 5 minutes or so and let her chew on that. hope that helps. good luck

Chelsea - posted on 10/07/2010

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I use and love the teething tablets they seem to work the best and they are not a drug. They help calm my 1 yr old down and helps with the pain.

Teresa - posted on 10/06/2010

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How old is ur daughter? If she is old enough to have a teething cookie, those help n i used to give my babies a clean cold wet rag for them to naw on. It really did help.

September - posted on 10/04/2010

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Our son loves frozen fruit when he's teething. He also enjoys ice cubes, frozen washcloths; cold carrot sticks pretty much anything cold. I also find all natural teething tablets to be helpful. When our son is in a lot of pain I give him Tylenol as well, which is usually at night time. Our son also does not eat well when he's teething but will have things like homemade fruit smoothies, yogurt, apple sauce, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I offer really soft foods when he's teething and he does pretty well with those. Best wishes and good luck!

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