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Frozen washcloth

My 11 week old daughter's ped suggested letting her chew on a cold washcloth to relieve the pain in her gums from teething. I've seen so many moms post that water is dangerous to newborns - the small amount used to freeze the cloth won't hurt her, will it?

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Asked by Wheepingchree at 5:36 PM on Feb. 10, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • no it wont, esprcially if your ped. recomended it. and if your doctor told u to do this, why didnt u ask him right then and there the same thing your asking here?

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:38 PM on Feb. 10, 2010

  • i stick a wash cloth in apple juice then freeze it!
    my seven month old loves this!!!

    Answer by krisew90 at 5:39 PM on Feb. 10, 2010

  • We did this with my kids. Works like a charm! There is not enoug water to cause frost bite. Don't soak the whole thing, just the middle. Then the outside is dry and they can hold it better. :)

    Answer by Whatkids at 5:42 PM on Feb. 10, 2010

  • Because, anon, I called her at home & there were children playing in the background & it was hard to hear her. Thank you for your response, though.

    Answer by Wheepingchree at 5:43 PM on Feb. 10, 2010

  • thats what I did, but be careful its not too cold - you don't want to freeze the gums.

    Answer by hypermamaz at 5:59 PM on Feb. 10, 2010

  • Also use Hyland's teething tabs

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:51 PM on Feb. 10, 2010

  • rkoloms - where can i find the teething tablets? also, do they dissolve very quickly? i'm nervous about Chloe choking - she hasn't fully mastered using her hand to put something in her mouth yet..just mommy & daddy's hands.

    Answer by Wheepingchree at 8:28 PM on Feb. 10, 2010

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