What teething remedies have worked for you?
Real Mom Problem
“My son is getting four molars right now and I have no idea what to do. He is so miserable, with a fever, and he won't stop crying and won't let me put him down. I am so close to going crazy--he hasn't slept in two days!”
- 1. Make your own teether by wetting a washcloth and freezing it
- 2. Teething tablets, amber necklaces, and wooden teethers are among moms' favorite remedies
- 3. Try natural remedies like vanilla
- 4. Many moms use medication like Tylenol or Motrin for particularly bad teething problems
Real Mom Solutions
Moms have lots of great teething remedies to try, from teething tablets to homemade solutions. Try their tips to see what works for your teething baby.
"We use Hylands teething tablets, Rescue Remedy by Bach's Flower Remedies, and chamomile tablets--all easy to find! Try them out, I swear by them! Mommy's lil' helpers!"
Pure vanilla...the kind you use for baking. Put it on your finger and rub it on baby's gums... My sister's doctor told her to try this when my niece was teething and it worked great.
"Orajel for babies saved my life and my sanity."
My horrible, horrible teething daughter turns into her normal self with her amber teething necklace on. It saved my sanity.
We use Hylands teething tablets, Orajel, and Tylenol or Motrin depending on the level of screaming going down in our house at that moment.
We used baby Tylenol. And also we took a wash rag and got it wet, squeezed excess water out and froze it and let my daughter suck and chew on it once it was frozen."
My son is now 9.5 months, and when he was teething he would nurse constantly and refuse solids. I would also give him ice chips in the Nuby mesh feeder. He cut two bottom teeth at five months and four top teeth all at once at 6.5 months. He really liked chilled teethers and especially wooden teethers."