I feel your pain!!! My daughter is teething too, she is 10 months (8 teeth, aaahhhh!!!). I give motrin and baby oragel but only if its really bad. I try other alternatives first. I have used pure vanilla extract to rub on her gums. I also give her food (not formula) when she seems the fussiest, I don't know if it relieves it or distracts her from the pain. She likes the gerber puffs, cold fruit just out of the fridge, celery, cold cheese, cold baby food. Lately I have given fruit popsicles. When she was younger I would put it in the mesh feeder, so she could hold it and I wouldn't have to worry about her choking. She also likes chewing on burp cloths, anything with a strap (she got my purse one day), and any of the teethers that are made of soft plastic. Hope it helps!!!
at 12:18 AM on Jun. 22, 2009