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What do you do to keep a teething baby from suffering and putting hands in his mouth?

My son is teething he has 6 teeth already and the poor kid is starting to crawl, so he crawls all over the floor then sticks his hands straight in his mouth. And now he's sick. I can only wash his hands and clean so much. He doesn't keep his pacifier in, teething toys aren't helping. What do you do to solve this problem?

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MirskisMA

Asked by MirskisMA at 9:42 PM on Apr. 21, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Baby motrin, seriously, it eliminates the pain.
    jeanclaudia

    Answer by jeanclaudia at 9:43 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • a hard crusty piece of bread and tylenol at bedtime
    MELRN

    Answer by MELRN at 9:44 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • You can try the infant motrin and there are a million other teething things out there. It will not hurt him to put his hands in his mouth though, even if the floor isn't as clean as you would like it to be. It can actually be very soothing for him. Unless he starts to gag himself, just let him do it and keep the floor as clean as you can.
    lilbit837

    Answer by lilbit837 at 9:45 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • Freeze a wet washcloth.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:46 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • Teething drops or tablets, Tylenol, Motrin and things to chew on for the teething pain
    He probably didn't get sick from crawling and putting his hands in his mouth though.... he probably just picked it up some where in public so I wouldn't worry about cleaning his hands. Everything in your home he should have been exposed to already, even on the floor... so just don't put him down when you go anywhere else.
    AmiJanell

    Answer by AmiJanell at 10:05 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

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