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whats the best method for helping relax a baby when teething?

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Asked by laurennlindsay at 11:43 PM on Nov. 9, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I always used Hyland's teething tablets.

    Answer by motherofpearls at 11:46 PM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • I was recently told to try teething tablets, cold washcloths, and teething rings out of the freezer. I have also been doing a little baby massage with lotion to calm him.

    Answer by Sharell8710 at 11:46 PM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • numbing the gums in any way.. whether it be orajel, tablets, frozen toys or cloths, or even a popsicle(in or out of the wrapper: otter pops unopened were my favorites cheap and efficent!!)... any soothing, and like a lot of people, sleeping on an incline might help ease the pain.. with any "sickness/problem" keeping them close provides comfort, and helps them to relax too! good luck sweetie!

    Answer by AhmanisSoldier at 11:48 PM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • hylands teething tablets worked wonders!!

    or you could do what my grandpa says.."rub a lil whiskey on your finger, then wipe their gums"

    Answer by alexis_06 at 11:56 PM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • Baltic amber worn on the skin is supposed to relieve pain, particularly teething pain.

    We've got a stash of breast milk popsicles in the freezer.

    Answer by ecodani at 12:12 AM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • I used a wet wascloth and put it in the freezer for my niece to chew on.

    Answer by Laurie254 at 12:44 AM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • I use infant ibuprofen. None of my babies would use teethers and orajel only works for a few seconds. Ibuprofen helps for hours so I usually give it at night when teething is the worst.

    Answer by carol2m2 at 12:45 AM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • me alone: wear baby in a ring sling, teething cold ring, amber necklaces, vibro-chew toy
    daddy helping: distract baby by playing or taking out for a walk, or drive in the car

    last resort: 1/3 of a teething tab

    Answer by LaughterHugs at 10:38 AM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • I swear by Amber teething necklace for my daughter. I left it off after her bath and the next day she was miserable and drooling and had a chin rash. WIthin 1/2 day of putting in on the rash was gone and drooling was hardly noticed. Gotta be better than drugging her...

    Answer by NZAngel at 3:02 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • baltic amber necklaces

    Answer by mommyajay at 10:41 AM on Nov. 11, 2010

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