Do teething tablets help to relieve the pain?

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innocentmama

Asked by innocentmama at 3:21 PM on Nov. 10, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • idk about the teething tablets my daughters not that far yet but i do know its not the tooth coming in completely that hurts its the teeth coming thru the gum that hurts. Once you can see it its no longer hurting them if their still crying its because theres more then one tooth trying to get out.
    lovencasper5307

    Answer by lovencasper5307 at 3:24 PM on Nov. 10, 2008

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  • My daughter loves to eat the teething tablets, but they dont help her pain, the same brand makes teething gel, and also teething drops, the gel works really well for her.

    And as far as how long for the teeth...*sigh* she has been "teething" for 2 months now with not a single tooth.

    Good Luck!
    CarolynBarnett

    Answer by CarolynBarnett at 3:34 PM on Nov. 10, 2008

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  • I love teething tablets. No, they don't help with the pain. There are pain meds for that. What they do is help ease the fear and upset that the pain causes. They help calm the baby down so they can rest at night. Very useful for anytime of upset or overstimulation.

    How long does it take for a tooth to come all the way in? It really varies. Some kids show no signs and mom just discovers the tooth one day. Some teeth for months before the tooth arrives. My daughter has been working on her last molars for 7 months now. One is finally peaking through the gum. Her first teeth were similar - she started teething at 2 months but didn't get a tooth until nearly 6 months old.
    kaycee14

    Answer by kaycee14 at 4:02 PM on Nov. 10, 2008

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  • Haydens teething tablets were a relief for on-the-go situations. Just something that seemed to soothe her just enough. The first time I used them, she passed out within 10 minutes lol. I was THRILLED! She started teething at 2.5 months and has not stopped! She has 18 teeth and is 18 months old!!! I'd say it takes an average of 2-4 weeks, depending on the tooth. Those first front two didn't come all the way in for about 3 weeks, I think. As far as just cutting the surface completely, though, I would say 3 days to a week.
    mommy2danica

    Answer by mommy2danica at 4:03 PM on Nov. 10, 2008

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  • We use the baby Orajel. My son doesn't like it but it does help him with the pain. Once you see the tooth about to break through the gums, rub it and put pressure on it to help it poke all the way through because it's the breaking through the gums that is most painful for them.
    jacy3031

    Answer by jacy3031 at 4:10 PM on Nov. 10, 2008

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  • It depends on your little one, my son always threw it back up and couldnt keep them down so we used the babys oregel, it helps and for the tooth it depends on your child there too, i know some kids that got them very slowly and some that got them faster, Tre got two at a time.. and is now up to 8 working on 9 and 10...lol
    mblucky

    Answer by mblucky at 6:41 PM on Nov. 10, 2008

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  • My little girl is 6 months old, and has been teething since 2 1/2 months... no teeth yet.
    LovinMyMikayla

    Answer by LovinMyMikayla at 7:35 PM on Nov. 10, 2008

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  • My son doesn't seem to get relief from the teething tablets. He's been teething for a while now but only seems pacified with cold clothes, frozen teething rings, or Tylenol.
    DianalovesRich

    Answer by DianalovesRich at 7:48 PM on Nov. 10, 2008

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  • My 8 month old daughter is teething as well i have tried the teething tabs and for her sometimes they work and sometimes they don't just really depends on bad her teeth are hurting her. The Tylenol helps a bunch specially at night when she wakes up. Also the frozen wash cloth and the teething rings help...Good luck
    newmomof08

    Answer by newmomof08 at 3:29 PM on Apr. 19, 2009

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  • My daughter loves her teething tablets. They seem to help ease her pain, especially at night so we can get some sleep. I also found liquid teething drops by "Disney Baby" at my local SuperTarget, and those seem to work much faster. I use the drops during the day as she takes them every 2 hours, and the tablets at night as those last 4-6 hours.
    rstov_03

    Answer by rstov_03 at 10:09 AM on May. 13, 2009

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