not sure or not....

User - posted on 01/18/2009 ( 16 moms have responded )

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how do you know wetheer there teething or not??? what can i do to help if she is????

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Cindy - posted on 01/18/2009

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Hi Katrina, Usually you can tell if they are teething if there is a lump on the gum where the tooth is going to eventually come through.  They can start teething and not cut the tooth for up to a few months or it could be quick.  If it takes a while to come through they are typically not hurting the whole time, it will come and go.  Also she will obviously be a little more fussy than normal and could have a slight fever, that is completely normal.  We give Tyler a combination of the follwoing depending on the severity of the pain: the Soothies frozen teether, Baby Orajel, teething tablets(never teething tablets and orajel together, that's too much), frozen wet baby washclothes.  If it's really bad and he has a fever we will give him baby Tylenol or Motrin.  His appetite also goes down a little when he's cutting a tooth through.  He typically only wants formula with a little food and juice.  I think I covered everything.  Hope that helps!  Good luck!

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Andrea - posted on 01/21/2009

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my son is 3 months now and teething. ways you can know is drooling more than usual, crying when everything has been done, gnawing on the hands and gums turning white. tommy doesn't like cold things, it makes him even more irritated, so i'll give him a pacifyer or i wash my hands and he likes to chew on my finger. i have tried oragel but that doesn't last 5 min. i'll have to try that boiron camilia that was mentioned before. good luck!

Jessica - posted on 01/21/2009

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they can get runny poos, red cheeks, hot cheeks, drool a lot, and chew on everything. they can get all or just some of the symptoms. some babies dont get any sympoms at all. every child is different. cold teether are good. if ur from south australia the womens and childrens hospital in adelaide have a great teething gel.

Karlee - posted on 01/20/2009

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Hi katrina, your child's gums will get puffy and red but you can also see a white spot sometimes. they will drool a lot , sometimes they will run a fever without no apparent  reason such as a cold, they will be extremely crabby, my son also got more diarrhea type stool after he turned a year while he was teething. my suggestions would be to let she or he chrew on a cool moist cloth, give him or tylenol if she feels feverish or if they seem to be in pain, i also used baby oragel worrying it is numbing i made my lips go numb due to eating after giving it to my son. Doctors shy away from these but i started to use them when my son was about 6 months old the are called teething tablets. Also teething rings help somewhat. Hope this helps you out.

Karlee - posted on 01/20/2009

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Hi katrina, your child's gums will get puffy and red but you can also see a white spot sometimes. they will drool a lot , sometimes they will run a fever without no apparent  reason such as a cold, they will be extremely crabby, my son also got more diarrhea type stool after he turned a year while he was teething. my suggestions would be to let she or he chrew on a cool moist cloth, give him or tylenol if she feels feverish or if they seem to be in pain, i also used baby oragel worrying it is numbing i made my lips go numb due to eating after giving it to my son. Doctors shy away from these but i started to use them when my son was about 6 months old the are called teething tablets. Also teething rings help somewhat. Hope this helps you out.

Cindy - posted on 01/20/2009

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Hi Jolene, where did you hear that about baby orajel causing nerve damage?  I am very nervous now that I have given it to my child.



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Cindy

Jolene - posted on 01/20/2009

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I personally wouldn't use orajel because it is now believed it may cause nerve damage in your babys mouth. I'd recommend BOIRON Camilia. (It's homeopathic and works amazing!) Or Nuby makes a gel soother. You throw them in the freezer so when your baby sucks on them it's nice and cold and has little nubs on them to massage their gums.

Kelly - posted on 01/19/2009

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Both of my children had hot flushed cheeks and dribbled alot, i used Dentnox teething gel which you can get from any chemist or supermarket and it only costs a few pounds. I used it on them both and it worked very well.

As my son got older i gave him milk maid lollies which help cut his teeth faster.

Kayleigh - posted on 01/19/2009

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There are chew toys that you can put in the fridge of freezer and you can also so buy teething biscuits that they just chew on for a few hours they both worked for my little girl

Jessica - posted on 01/18/2009

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My son is 7mths old & has 6 teeth already...they seem to be popping through like crazy!  With him, his cheeks always get really red & he chews on his fingers/thumb.  Baby orajel has been a godsend...he doesn't like cold things, but does enjoy chewing on the teether when it's room temperature.  All you can really do is cuddle them & love them.  It's bound to happen & they all react differently.  Tylenol is not a bad thing...if it's going to help them through the pain, why not use it?  Talk to your pediatrician with any concerns, but, Tylenol has really helped my son.  Hope this helps

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oops!!!...lol...i see you've already had the SAME answers...sorry! I guess it was a great suggestion then...ha ha ha!! Good luck - everything will be fine - you'll find what works best very soon...

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You may find soaking a small clean facecloth, and putting it in the freezer , then giving it to them, will help sooth the babe's gums. After the cloth is frozen, its cold, and moist, and they can handle it fairly easily. Just let them suck on it. It also helps keep the slight fever or burning cheeks so often associated with teething. Only use meds when absolutely necessary too....if a bad fever hits or from severe pain, but the frozen cloth is your best bet.

Cindy - posted on 01/18/2009

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I know what you mean, it is hard to see them in pain, I always want to cry for him.  But you're right it has to be done.  I always say why couldn't babies be born with teeth?!  You will do your best to soothe her and she will be just fine :)

User - posted on 01/18/2009

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thank you it was very helpful!!!!! i'm so nervous she is in pain but at the same time i know its gotta happen....

Angie - posted on 01/18/2009

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With my son, his gums got kind of white looking. We tried all of the gels and whatever to put on his gums but none of it lasted long enough since teething = drooling which = all the gell running down his chin. We have a little chew on toy that vibrates when he chews down on it and that seemed to soothe him the most. I think my MIL got it at Rite-Aid.

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