This is something you have to wait out with love and patience. carry him upright in a sling, laying down wth mouth pain is excrutiating. he's too younf for orajel and it can make teething worse and numbs everything but where most pain really is. meds will last a couple of hours at best nd it is too easy to overdose. Let him nurse if you breast feed, he can chew on a wet frozen washcloth, or a refrigerator cold teething ring (not frozen). Some have reported tht amber teething necklaces provide some relief -- nothing to lose by trying. Ababy 6 months and older can gnaw on cold spears of mango, cantalope, cucumber, melon. Frozen whole bananas are nice. Cold whole or half apples.
at 10:19 AM on Nov. 4, 2010