All at the same time

Canada
May 29, 2009 11:34am CST
Hi Everyone, I have three kids, my youngest being 1 1/2 years old. Seeing as I have gone through this type of thing twice before, I figured it should be a piece of cake, however, this situation is totally different. My youngest is cutting teeth, there are probably eight teeth coming through all at the same time, suffice it to say, my poor girl is miserable. I'm not really into giving medicine to my kids (specifically because they don't like taking it and I have a hard time getting them to take it) and the things I have tried in the past don't appear to be working (freezies, cold washcloth etc). She tends to bite on really hard things and I'm afraid she might hurt herself doing this. It's to the point where it's waking her up at night. Are there any suggestions on how to alleviate her pain without forcing medicine down her throat (she will just throw it back up again) or do I just ride it out along with her?
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@deebomb (15347)
• United States
29 May 09
I thought I knew it all when I had my second baby. Boy was I in for a surprise. I was very lucky with my four kids and teething. The only time I knew they were teething was when they bit down on my thumb and I felt the teeth. Your poor baby. Eight teeth at once has got to be very painful. Have you tried oral jell or something similar. on her gums? Or try soaking some cloves in some hot water and after it cools rubbing that on her gums. In the old days they used cloves for tooth aches.
• Canada
29 May 09
That's a new idea that I've never heard before and will try. The gels have the same effect the medicine does...she absolutely hates the taste. Thanks for the input
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@deebomb (15347)
• United States
29 May 09
You might try rubbing the gums with vanilla extract and maybe rubbing baby aspirin on the gums too. Check with your Dr about baby tyonal too for at night.