What helps with teething?

my son is starting to teethe... oral gwel doesn't work and I don't want him to be drugged up on medicine. teething rings are okay but only for awhile...

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meredubelle

Asked by meredubelle at 8:00 PM on Jul. 18, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • They have homeopathic teething "pills" that are awesome! Also- my son LOVED having frozen cellery sticks :) Easy to hold onto with a little give to them- I also gave him frozen otterpops- still in the plastic- as he got older, I gave him a toothbrush :) He liked holding onto those types of things better than a teething ring :) Good luck!!
    jessicasea

    Answer by jessicasea at 8:14 PM on Jul. 18, 2008

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  • As you've discovered, Orajel is junk. It lasts for 10 minutes, tops.
    Try the teething tablets. They help calm the baby down and take the "edge" off the pain... just like a cup of Chamomile tea would do for you. They don't take away the pain though - just make the child a little bit more relaxed.
    kaycee14

    Answer by kaycee14 at 8:44 PM on Jul. 18, 2008

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  • frozen waffels! & a very little bit of tylenol
    tntornado45

    Answer by tntornado45 at 9:33 PM on Jul. 18, 2008

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  • Frozen Washcloths and this may sound weird but I went to the drug store got some insulin needles and used them to fill up the bulb of his passy's with water then I froze them HE loved it and the teething tablets as well they are homeopathic
    cristyanne

    Answer by cristyanne at 9:37 PM on Jul. 18, 2008

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  • yay i'm glad everyone so far has mentioned the teething tablets, they're awesome and totally homeopathic :)

    Also, if you've heard of Go-Gurt (portable yogert in a tube for less mess) you can freeze them and let baby chew on it. The cold and chewing feel good on gums and he won't get sick of it as easy because he's snacking too :)
    Hannah-Belle

    Answer by Hannah-Belle at 10:04 PM on Jul. 18, 2008

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  • Take your finger and rub the gums
    lawla

    Answer by lawla at 11:33 PM on Jul. 18, 2008

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  • Teething tablets,they are the best. I am giving to my boy... Really helped !
    barbara404

    Answer by barbara404 at 11:35 PM on Jul. 18, 2008

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  • ok i tried all that stuff and nothing worked i askd my dr wat i should do and he said put a little whiskey on the gums and it will numb it and put them to sleep
    chopperchic1012

    Answer by chopperchic1012 at 11:57 PM on Jul. 18, 2008

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  • i used the whiskey and that was all i used after that
    chopperchic1012

    Answer by chopperchic1012 at 11:58 PM on Jul. 18, 2008

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  • I'd just leave their gums alone and focus on reassuring them. Show your baby your mouth and say 'teeth'. (As long as your mouth is clean) let them feel your teeth. Devote extra time to cuddling and holding them. For my kids, the teething seemed to only be painful in short spurts--just a day or two, so I would give them tylenol a couple times during those days. They may drool a lot other times, but I think it was tolerable because they didn't seem to complain. My six year old has some molars coming in and he says they don't hurt even though you can see them poking through. He also had a front tooth come in through a different hole than the one before it was in and he said it didn't hurt either. It probably just feels strange and disconcerting.

    ArtC

    Answer by ArtC at 12:25 AM on Jul. 19, 2008

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