What is the best thing for teething?

@tlb0822 (1412)
United States
March 10, 2009 11:47pm CST
My daughter is 15months old and is getting in a bunch of teeth. She already has three, two on bottom, and one on top. She has been extremely fussy, and having troubles sleeping. She was actually really sick last night. I have been giving her baby tylonel, and teething tablets, but nothing seems to be helping. I've even given her popsicles to try and ease the pain a bit. Does anyone have any ideas on teething solutions? Any home remedies on teething, or soothing their pain? thanks for the help.
7 responses
• United States
11 Mar 09
I used to take a wash cloth and soak it in water and throw it in the freezer and freeze it. Then when its really bad I would take it out and give it to my daughter to chew on. That always seemed to help. I also always had a tube of baby orajel around for the days that it was just unbearable. Its one of those things that no matter what you do it just dont seem to work or make them feel any better. I can so remember being up till all hours with a poor little girl that her mouth hurt so bad and she was so fussy with so much drool. I would sit and rub her gums for her and sometimes that would help as well. I hope that she gets through it soon cause I know that when the baby aint happy no one is happy.
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• United States
11 Mar 09
That is what I was going to put is the washcloth. My children loved it. Especially when it is frozen. The orajel never seemed to do that much for them. They would still cry even after it had been in the mouth. I can only imagine what kind of pain that it is for a baby. I know when my wisdom teeth come in that they hurt bad. And I am an adult.
@tlb0822 (1412)
• United States
12 Mar 09
Thanks for the advice. I am defianlty going to try it, because she does like getting wash cloths out. So I'm hoping that it will help.
• United States
11 Mar 09
There is a line of herbal formulas for kids that I used years ago. You will have to read through the information from the web site and contact them with your question. As always check with your doctor before using anything on a child. The website for the herbal formulas for kids is www.drchristophersherbshop.com/Herbs_for_Children.html The website for contacting someone at the herb shop is: www.drchristophersherbshop.com/Contact_Us.html If you call the toll free number, you may have to try a few times to get through as it is also a regular store serving customers.
• United States
11 Mar 09
Hi, If that's her in the photo ,she is a cutie ! I thought the wet wash cloth from the freezer worked well on mine also . You can also wrap a piece of ice in a wash cloth , same thing . Good luck Mom!
• United States
11 Mar 09
I think maybe you meant to post this to response #3. Sorry.
@tlb0822 (1412)
• United States
12 Mar 09
Thanks for the information i am defiantly going to check it out.
@CRSunrise (2964)
• United States
11 Mar 09
When my kids were teething, I used Baby Orajel. It seemed like this helped them out, once it sunk into their system. The only hassle you'll have is getting your finger in their mouth. They'll be in such pain that they don't want you anywhere near their teeth. You just gotta persaveer.
@tlb0822 (1412)
• United States
12 Mar 09
Yeah we've used orajel a few times, we ran out and i couldn't find any at the store. It does help most of the time, but sometimes it just doesn't soothe her. Can't wait until this phase is over. :) thanks for the help.
• China
12 Mar 09
i think you should better ask doctor or expert!
@buggles64 (2715)
• United States
11 Mar 09
Let her knaw on a carrot. It is hard, and cool, so it would be soothing too.
@lisa0502 (1726)
• Canada
11 Mar 09
There are going to be many people that will disapprove of my remedy but it really does work. You can use rye. Just put a little bit on your finger and rub it on her gums. It really does work by numbing the gums. I had a child that got no relief from anything but that. But just a little bit at a time.
@KUSHANK55 (2437)
• India
11 Mar 09
congrats dear! these are teething troubles and quite naturally disturbing you as a loving mom! well not to go for more of medication! feed her on calcaria phos the homeopathic way of good treatment and use german make medicines!! and gripe water if available at your place!!