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What helps best when teething?

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Asked by jenna0708 at 10:59 PM on Nov. 4, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I use Hylands Teething tablets. You can get them at your local grocery store. They are all natural and disslove safely in babys mouth without water.

    Answer by naturalhome at 11:07 PM on Nov. 4, 2008

  • and they work wonders i used them with both my kids

    Answer by wendy232425 at 11:08 PM on Nov. 4, 2008

  • thanks alot!!! He has been in pain!! =( I'll get them tonight!!!

    Answer by jenna0708 at 11:12 PM on Nov. 4, 2008

  • My son is 11 1/2 months old and right now he is cutting at least 6 teeth, it sucks.  But somethings I have found to work are: Hard things to chew on ( teething toy, bitter toast: you can get this is the store), Orajel, Vanilla Extract ( found tip on cafemom and it does work use like orajel), Tylenol or Motrin- every 4-6 hours for the pain only about 1/2 tsp or less. ( was told alternating after every bottle makes if difficult for child to build an immunity to the medicine, makes sense to me). I also have a 4 year old daughter, so I've been through this once already, hope this helps.


    Answer by rnm080404 at 11:23 PM on Nov. 4, 2008

  • I give my daugter Motrin and Tylenol...I tried the teething tabs...but she has a lactose intolerance and would spit up everytime i used them...they have lactose in them...

    also I put a popsicle in one of those mesh eating things that look like a pacifer except it has a mesh bag on the end...forgot what they call works really well....i bought it at wal-mart...i know its early to give popsicle but i just give her a small amount...just enough to chew on...she loves it

    Answer by LindseysMom08 at 11:36 PM on Nov. 4, 2008

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