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what do you use when your 6 month old is teething

my 6 month old is teething and I dont know what to give her to chew or suck on to make her mouth feel better

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Asked by desi1989 at 2:09 PM on Jul. 20, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • you can use a lot of stuff.tylenol,baby orajel,frozen teething ring,i saw one were when your baby bites it,it will vibrate.

    Answer by mrs.bryan835 at 2:16 PM on Jul. 20, 2008

  • My kids loved to teeth on some really tough beef jerky. Obviously you can only do that when they are being supervised, but mine never did tear any off. It would start to get soggy and I would just take it away.

    Answer by Jazak at 2:18 PM on Jul. 20, 2008

  • a number of things. I would lay next to her and rub her gums with a child size toothbrush.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:19 PM on Jul. 20, 2008

  • Baby orajel worked for my son. He use to take the whole swab from me and chew on it before I could take it back from him. Baby Tylenol to help with the pain, but I'd ask your doctor how much and how often first. My son also liked cool wet wash cloths, and frozen popsicles (unopened) He never liked to baby teething rings. I think they were to thick.

    Answer by Amber1109 at 2:20 PM on Jul. 20, 2008

  • Baby orajel during day. Tylenol during bedtime.

    Answer by callico at 2:45 PM on Jul. 20, 2008

  • I use tylenol or motrin sometimes or I really like to use Hylands Teething Tablets. They work wonders:)

    Answer by mommy21beauty at 3:35 PM on Jul. 20, 2008

  • Any number of teething toys or our baby loves chewing on her burp rags or a wet washrag.

    Answer by Autumnlove at 4:01 PM on Jul. 20, 2008

  • Do not give your baby medications unless she is super fussy and/or not sleeping. You can let her chew on a cold carrot, a wet washrag, your fingers, any toy of hers, etc. Tylenol doesn't really help during teething b/c it's not an anti-inflammatory, so it doesn't help with the gum inflammation. It might help dull the pain a little, but it's pretty much just a waste of medicine. Motrin is a little harder on a baby's body b/c it's stronger, so use it sparingly. Teething tablets don't really help with the pain, but they definitely help with the crankiness & will help settle her down a little if she's been really fussy. I did use Orajel a few times, but I don't know if it really helped or not.

    Answer by crazysocks830 at 4:27 PM on Jul. 20, 2008

  • I used hyland's homeopathic teething tablets, and frozen carrots(the big ones), as I was concerned about the safety of chewing plastics with whatever liquids/gels inside.

    Answer by MommytoNakoa at 5:26 PM on Jul. 20, 2008

  • My kids always liked the teething blankets, books,etc. when they were teething, those things with the little rubber hickeys on each corner. They never liked teething rings. When they were REALLY small, they chewed on frozen baby washcloths.

    Answer by Bethsunshine at 9:12 PM on Jul. 20, 2008

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