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Anyone know anything that could help him? He is 5 months and I've tried teething rings, but all the ones I can find are too big for his mouth, or he won't keep them in his mouth for more than a couple seconds. I've herd about teething tablets, but Ive also herd those were bad, I would like some old fashion ways to help his pain. I don't like giving him medicine, only if its absolutely necessary. Any ideas?

 
Jessica1991

Asked by Jessica1991 at 8:32 PM on Nov. 16, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • My boy chews on my finger a lot when the teething bothers him. We tried the teething tablets, they work sometimes but not all the time. When it get really bad I give him a little tylenol.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:44 PM on Nov. 16, 2008

  • An old fashion way of relieving a teething baby's gums would be whiskey rubbed on the gums. I used teething tablets. They are homeopathic which is a natural remedy. I've also heard of woman giving their baby's cold carrots to gnaw on. But over all I would recommend the teething tablets.
    LilLegs

    Answer by LilLegs at 8:44 PM on Nov. 16, 2008

  • When my daughter was teething i froze go gurts and gave them to her. they numbed her gums while giving her a healthy snack.
    jennayeasmommy

    Answer by jennayeasmommy at 9:01 PM on Nov. 16, 2008

  • I know this sounds really strange but I had the same EXACT problem and my grandmother suggested a new, clean toothbrush. Just give it to him and let him go to town! It worked miracles for my little guy! He's got 4 teeth now and it definately helped us through it!!
    littlemommakirk

    Answer by littlemommakirk at 9:09 PM on Nov. 16, 2008

  • my sister swore by baby orajel with her kid.... i know you can use it after four months old. my daughter is starting to teeth, my ped told me to give her baby tylenol. she also likes her refridgerated teethers. she has a dragonfly (made by sassy) whose wings are small enough for her to fit in her mouth.
    rachelsmommy78

    Answer by rachelsmommy78 at 10:43 PM on Nov. 16, 2008

  • the only old fashioned way ive heard of is whiskey on the gums and that's a LOT less safe than teething tablets. Hyland's makes all natural, homeopathic teething tablets, their not even really medicine, and wont harm your baby. Tylenol helps, and orajel.
    kate_jocelyn

    Answer by kate_jocelyn at 12:00 AM on Nov. 17, 2008

  • Well theres a few things...If your son takes a paci fil with water and put it in the fridge or freezer i heard this works. Or you can rub wiskey on his gums it will numb.. you can try oral gel too....
    tinker7407

    Answer by tinker7407 at 9:45 PM on Nov. 19, 2008

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