Teething

@ljmc24 (413)
United States
December 9, 2006 2:21pm CST
My baby is teething, 5 months, and I have tried everything I know to soothe her. Anyone know any other tricks that might help? My first one didn't have this much trouble with teeth, they just came right on in, at 5 months I think she was working on her 4th one.
5 responses
• United States
9 Dec 06
I used the freezer pops with mine. The ones that you have to freeze yourself. You can give it to them without opening it and they can just chew on it, or open them and they can eat it. At 5 months you will probably have to help her, but I thought they helped me out the most.
@ljmc24 (413)
• United States
9 Dec 06
I will have to try doing that. She is just crying and sleeping right now. But she will only sleep for a few minutes then cry for 20 then sleep again.
• United States
27 Dec 06
Yes I think the popsicles worked best too. They took thier mind off it if nothing else.
• United States
10 Dec 06
My first didn't have any trouble at all, either. When my second was whiny with new teeth I would give her a cold ring to chew on and maybe put a little Anbesol on her gums. She seems to get some relief after I did that.
@ljmc24 (413)
• United States
11 Dec 06
She hates the anbesol. Those are priceless faces she makes, and then she screams cause it tastes so bad. She actually cries so bad about it being put in her mouth that I think it might hurt her from the taste of it.
@mansha (6301)
• India
9 Dec 06
In India we usually give homeopathic medcine calcaria phos 6x only one tablet daily for so young.It eases out the teething.My baby is also teething to soothe her itching i give her carrots skined and washed thoroughly but never leave the kid alone while chewing on it.It helps in itching.
@ljmc24 (413)
• United States
9 Dec 06
Thanks, I think mine may be to young to chew on carrots though. But that is a good idea.
• United States
9 Dec 06
have you tried teething tablets? I have never used them but heard that they work really well. I usually use a really cold washcloth or teether.
@ljmc24 (413)
• United States
9 Dec 06
I have the teething tablets, and don't really see much of a difference. I have used orajel, cold washclothes, and even given her tylenol. She still just fusses with it. I can see where he gums are swollen too.
@Karma71 (176)
• United States
11 Dec 06
I used different things. To name a few; I used Anbesol, Tylenol, teething rings, I wrapped gauze around my finger and rubbed their gums and I cut a piece of a cold apple and wrapped it in a wet washcloth to help them cope.