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ways to make a teething baby more comfortable without freezing things?

he wont put anything cold in his mouth, and his doctor said not to use oragel because it causes seizures.


Asked by BertsMomma at 5:49 PM on May. 22, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • try gently massaging his gums with an infant toothbrush, or a clean washcloth. I gave my son fresh fruit in a mesh pacifier thingy (from walmart for a couple dollars) he would chew on that until he had mushed it up. Anything from bananas to strawberries. GL.

    Answer by BisketLiss at 5:51 PM on May. 22, 2009

  • invest in an amber teething necklace (they don't chew it) my son has one and he has been doing much better

    Answer by AmiJanell at 5:52 PM on May. 22, 2009

  • I give my LO a toddlers tooth brush. She rubs it on her gums and seems to do much better with that, than a teething ring. PP Those are so neat!

    Answer by 2-1CavWife at 5:55 PM on May. 22, 2009

  • Motrin

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:56 PM on May. 22, 2009

  • I always gave them a cool wet washcloth to knaw on. It works but you have to watch for strings! :)

    Answer by mominbolt at 5:57 PM on May. 22, 2009

  • My son loves cool wet washclothes too. It really seems to help! He'll rock with me while chewing on it for like a half an hour before bed.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:13 PM on May. 22, 2009

  • Be careful with Motrin if they've not had it before. It makes all three of my kids puke. It does supposedly work better than Tylenol because it's an anti-inflammatory.

    Hyland's Teething tablets.

    The toothbrush idea!! Great! cold is tough!

    Any teething ring, just don't put it in the freezer or fridge. They have them will nubs all over them to help massage the gums, those are good.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 6:26 PM on May. 22, 2009