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What can I do for my uncomfortable, teething baby?

She's been very upset lately - tugging on her ears, waking in the middle of the night crying, stuffy nose, now she has diarrhea...I just feel so bad. Any suggestions?

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Asked by Wheepingchree at 7:43 PM on Jun. 8, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • A company called munchkins makes a teether that you can freeze pureed fruit in and the baby can suck on the frozen block. It has mesh. Babies r us sells them. They are BPA free.

    Answer by ecodani at 7:53 PM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • If she's tugging her ears, it might be more than just teething. Stuffy nose & diarrhea aren't necessarily because of teething either. Check her temp and maybe talk to your dr. She could have a mild ear infection or flu or something.

    If it is just teething, a frozen wet washcloth is great to chew on to help her gums too.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:11 PM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • We like Hylands Natural Teething Tablets. Cold, wet or even frozen washrags work well at teethers. DS never liked actual teething rings.

    Answer by new_mom808 at 9:16 PM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • Hylands teething tabs
    frozen, damp washcloths
    lots of extra nursing; the breast is for comfort, as well as nutrition

    Answer by rkoloms at 10:00 PM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • try freezing fruit like melon, watermelon, can oranges, ect and put them in those little food sac's and let baby go to town!

    Answer by rileymommy at 10:08 PM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • It sounds like more than teething. I'd take her to see the ped. And if it is teething (or for future reference) a cold, wet washcloth does wonders. They like to chew and suck on them. Kept all four of mine quite happy and it was funny, with my third, to hear him hum while he chewed on it.

    Answer by nytefae at 10:09 PM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • We've had luck with the teething tablets as well!

    I have a few friends who swear by amber teething necklaces. You can order them online for less than $20! The amber has natural analgesics that are supposed to help with any sort of aches and pains like that. We just got ours yesterday so we'll see if it makes a difference! He's working on his first set of teeth, so we've got a long road ahead of us and it would be awesome if the necklace did the trick :)

    Answer by PrincessZ20 at 11:03 PM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • A couple of things you can try: 1. rub liquid Tylenol on the gum area where the child is teething. 2. If you are nursing, take vitamin C. 3. Chamomile in liquid form for teething. 4. Powder Vitamin C in childs formula. Hope this helps!

    Answer by gramama4 at 11:59 PM on Jun. 8, 2010

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