baby teething - please advice

India
February 28, 2007 3:39am CST
i ve a 9 months old daughter and she is going through the teething phase. she being my first baby, i dont know much about it. mothers please advice what things are to be taken care of?
4 responses
• United States
6 Mar 07
Tylenol can be used for the pain. I always used cold teething rings. I heard of putting a damp wash cloth in the freezer for a few to get it cold, something to chew on. The gels you rub on the gums for pain never work really long, the drool washes it away fast!
@Kaeli72 (1230)
• United States
2 Mar 07
Welcome to this wonderful time in your baby's life. I read one of the other comments left by someone and if you're going to do oranges, don't do it too much because of the acid levels. What I've done is...a chicken bone. Sounds odd? Yes. After you're done eating a chicken leg, make sure all the rough spots, ligaments and pokey thingies are removed (but it's ok to leave some meat), give it to your child and let them chew chew chew chew chew. It's safe as it won't go down their throats. Plus, it tastest GOOD to them. You really think they want to put their mouths to some plastic or funky flavoured items? This is something my ex mother in law did: tie a large piece of beef jerky onto a string and give it to them. Even if they swallow it, you can pull it out via string. For the record, I didn't do that one! Hope this and your other suggestions help. Hang in there...it won't last forever.
@unithorn (193)
• United States
28 Feb 07
I'm not a mother, but this worked with my brother and the toddlers that I used to babysit. Frozen waffles. They never freeze rock hard, but are cold and have enough give that the litle one can gnaw away. When it gets smooshy, either toss it or put it back in the freezer (I guess, I just tossed it out). Good luck!
• United States
28 Feb 07
well shes going to want to chew alot. and drool. Something to keep her face from getting chapped from the drool is nice. You can let her chew on frozen fruits, like oranges, good calcium and they help the gums feel alot better, the cold numbs it. You can buy an over the counter medication that will help numb or give some baby tylanol if she gets a fever with the teething. Mostly its riding out the storm, sometimes they can be grumpy, specially with the first few, but later on they tend to take it easier. I didnt notice much when my son finished cutting teeth, but when he started he was very unhappy. I just let him knaw on as much as i could. Getting him hard things to chew on, never liquid filled plastic teethers as they can pop those. Hard things work well, Or ice cold wash cloths, get them really cold and we and let them suck/chew on them. Anyway good luck!