Teething tablets..Do they really work?

@lilybug (21182)
United States
March 20, 2008 4:23pm CST
My daughter has been trying to cut teeth these last few weeks. She managed to pop 2 molars this past week and she has at least 2 more starting to break through. She does not like teething rings and I hate to give her Tylenol and Oragel for the pain all the time, so I got her some teething tables. The think is I am not sure that they actually do anything. Did you give your kids teething tablets when they were teething? Are they worth it? What other ways of relieving teething pain have worked for you?
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@mrpippo (756)
• United States
20 Mar 08
the only thing that seemed to work on my kids when they were teething was to rub some rum or whiskey on there gums ,try it ,it really does work...
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@lilybug (21182)
• United States
22 Mar 08
I have heard that this works, but since I do not drink we have no whiskey in the house.
@Shawchert (1040)
• United States
20 Mar 08
I dunno I'm weary of thinking about using those because i heard there were some that were recalled and i read in a parenting magazine that many states don't take recalls of the shelf so i wouldn't give my son any at all, i'd go with oraljel because it's proven to work.
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@lilybug (21182)
• United States
22 Mar 08
I had not heard anything about a recall on them. That is kind of scary that some places don't take them off the shelves.
@SViswan (12095)
• India
21 Mar 08
I've never even heard of teething tablets. My 16 month old would be in pain every time he cut a tooth...and at a point he had quite a few coming out at the same time. But I realized (after he turned one) that even though he does get a little cranky now...he doesn't seem to be in so much pain. My older son was the best....he cut his first tooth on his first birthday.....and I never knew when the others came out.
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
22 Mar 08
Lucky you with your older son. My son was not as bad about getting teeth as his sister is.
• Singapore
21 Mar 08
i think a long shaped teether is probably better. or a stick of teething rusk... not good to use chemical stuff...
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
22 Mar 08
She does not like them and will not chew on them.
@ersmommy1 (12605)
• United States
31 Mar 08
Teething tablets? I have never heard of them until now.When our daughter was teethingweused to put the teething ringsin the freezer and she'd go to town on one of those. That and a little Orajel workedthe trick.Since she doesn't like the rings try A wet, frozen washcloth (leave one end dry so she can get a good grip). The thick fabric feels good, and the icy cold numbs sore gums. Hope that helps.
• United States
22 Mar 08
I wouldn't know. I've never used such tablets with my daughter.
@miller1978 (1104)
• United States
20 Mar 08
I have used the teething tablets on my 2 youngest children. I think it's more effective for them instead of giving them tylenol or ibuprofen because it doesn't make them all groggy. I also used a cold wash cloth for them to chew on. My youngest one is still in the process of teething. For me orajel never worked so I started using the teething tablets when my 3 yr old was a baby. Seems more effective for my children.