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What calmed down your baby when teething?

Posted by on Aug. 13, 2014 at 8:57 AM
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  I think my LO is teetihing! Drooling, not much appetite, constantly gnawing on her hand.  What do I need to do? I'm new at all this.

DH is going to buy some Orajel today.


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MusherMaggie
by Gold Member on Aug. 13, 2014 at 9:37 AM
Orajel is actually not a good idea. It contains chemicals that harden the gums, making it harder for the teeth to come through. Hyland's homeopathic teething tablets, raw sweet onion rubbed on the gums, amber teething necklaces, frozen breastmilk cubes in a mesh feeder, partially frozen wet washcloths and Tylenol (ibuprofen if baby is six months or older)
Dragonmamas
by Ari on Aug. 13, 2014 at 9:39 AM
No Orajel. It hardens the gums and presents a choking hazard. Teething Tablets are great.
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Jenn8604
by on Aug. 13, 2014 at 9:40 AM
I used Hyland's all natural teething tablets for ds and held his pacifiers under water while squeezing to fill them with water and froze them. I had probably 20, so I could rotate them. He didn't like teething rings or wash cloths.
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Mitchellgirl24
by on Aug. 13, 2014 at 9:40 AM
Mine loved chewing on an ice cube. In one of those mesh feeder things.
Mom2Just1
by Platinum Member on Aug. 13, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Orajel is no longer recommended. We use teething necklaces and lots of nursing.

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sapphyre_rose
by on Aug. 13, 2014 at 2:28 PM
I use a frozen washcloth, teething toys,
cabrandy03
by Brandy on Aug. 13, 2014 at 2:29 PM
Frozen washcloths.
Crob4
by Member on Aug. 13, 2014 at 2:34 PM

Lots of nursing. Occasional Tylenol if it got too bad. They liked knotted wet washcloths, frozen teething toys, etc. 

wife-4-life
by on Aug. 13, 2014 at 3:12 PM
We used/use Hylands teething tablets mostly.
And frozen fruit in a mesh bag or fruit Popsicle. When my babies were nursing I did breast milk Popsicles. They loved those.
WillsMOM72
by Bronze Member on Aug. 13, 2014 at 3:20 PM
The teething tablets didn't help my son, I've bought him alot of toys made for teething and I give him ibuprofen. My son also hates cold stuff in his mouth. Good luck !! Teething is rough.
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