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9 mnth old teething...Any ideas to help it move along?

We've tried some of the obvious ways to help him ( teething rings, given orajel, moltrin) but its nonaffective. any new iedeas? Im running on edge and lack of sleep due to him waking up a few times a night..anything is helpful thank you

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Asked by CJK_2009 at 11:50 AM on Apr. 9, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • don't give him orajel, it just toughens their gums, making it harder for the teeth to get through, thus, making the teething process longer. i just give teething drops (i've heard the tablets work well but don't know first hand), and if it is too bad i give tylonal. my dd is teething, her canine teeth (the worst ever!) i didn't have to give her any meds until those things started..GL


    Answer by armywife43 at 11:56 AM on Apr. 9, 2010

  • Freeze a washcloth or a chicken thigh bone stripped of all bits that the baby could break off. Freeze it too.

    There is no way to speed up the teething process. My daughter started teething at six months, and didn't cut a tooth until after 13 months.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:56 AM on Apr. 9, 2010

  • I gave my son frozen bagels. It didn't speed up teething, but he liked them and any pieces he chewed off were soft and small enough for him to handle.

    Answer by missanc at 1:50 PM on Apr. 9, 2010

  • You're not still breastfeeding? The tremendous suction they create while nursing pulls their sensitive and swollen gums away from the nasty sharp teeth within, giving them a lot of relief.

    Nothing will make the teeth grow in faster. You need to make sure you're getting enough sleep and rest throughout the day so you don't lose your mind through the night.

    Answer by LindaClement at 2:31 PM on Apr. 9, 2010

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