Any good remedies for your daughter when she is teething?

@toolfan (305)
United States
April 19, 2007 11:43pm CST
My daughter is teething hard core now, and I feel so bad for her. I have tried the Oralgel, Teething tablets, Feverall, everything, and she has found it very hard to eat this week. Do any of you parents have some home remedy that worked for you in the past? I definitely want to help her feel better. Thanks!
7 responses
• United States
20 Apr 07
With my daughter, I gave her Tylenol while she was teething because her pedia said is also pain reliever. I use the Nightime Orajel only at night so she sleeps good, because if it will be excessive use of orajel, suppose to be it hardens the gum some more and the longer the teeth will come out. And instead of bathing her daily, I just wash her up with a washcloth. My mother told me that usually when the baby is teething, it doesn't feel good so don't bathe her. These things I mentioned I did when my toddler was teething and I never had any problem with her. She didn't get that cranky even. I hope your daughter will feel much better....teething really differs from one baby to another. I hope this helps.
@toolfan (305)
• United States
20 Apr 07
Thanks, that's great information. I did not know that about oralgel. I will keep that in mind to keep it to a minimum if possible.
@aj2006 (1536)
• Philippines
27 Apr 07
Honey helped ny daughter, I hope it can help u too, just rub some honey in the gum area...
@Gemmygirl1 (2868)
• Australia
22 Apr 07
I think the paraceitamol (spelling?) thing is the best option, anything that is good for putting pressure on the gums - my daughter did very well with Rusks - bread sticks, they are hard but to suck on they crumble & mush - which i found soothed her gums nicely. I'm not really sure what else you could try - do you have a teething toy? Something that gets put in to the fridge that she can then suck or chew on while it's cold, that does the trick too! I hope that helps - i also found her dummy/pacifier with a little glycerin on it always helped some too! Good luck & i hope you can find something that works well for your daughter!
• United States
20 Apr 07
Dear Toolfan, my daughter was in the same situation - my heart brake...Anyway, I'm glad to be able to help you. Before I tell you about medicine, let me STRONGLY INSTRUCT YOU TO CONTACT HER PEDIATRICIAN BEFORE GIVING ANY MEDICINES. With that said, my sister, who is a pharmacist, got this question often from customers. She suggested rubbing a little children's Benedryl on the baby's gums. The doctor looked at me funny when I told her this, but it worked for us! I was able to get the Benedryl in different flavors (I used bubble gum) and it doesn't burn like Oragel and the others. Be careful to make sure your hands are clean and free of cleaning residue (wash your hands and rinse thoroughly). Apply some Benedryl on your finger (or use a q-tip)and massage it into the baby's gums. Also, my daughter "Shelby" loves ice on her gums. I don't know how she stands it, but she can hold a frozen teething ring or ice and can tolerate it in her mouth and against her cheeks until it melts. All attempts to protect her hands and face against the cold are rejected :-) Her chubby cheeks have gotten red with freezer burn...no permanent damage (according to the doctor :-). Let me know how it goes.
• United States
20 Apr 07
You can give her Children's Tylenol and that might help her out. Also, if you want to go the non-medicating route, give her popsicles and froxen fruit to eat. The frozen part will help her teething and since it is something yummy, she will want to eat it.
@nishdan01 (3051)
• Singapore
20 Apr 07
All children will not have teething pain.My son was nine months old when teething occured.Niw he is 13 months with 4 teeth.I did not find any problem with teething. On how to cope with problems of baby teething: http://www.helium.com/tm/56345/signs-teething-redenees-grade
@mickidmw (992)
• United States
20 Apr 07
Tylenol and a frozen wet washcloth! Works wonders, the tylenol helps them to feel better and the cold numbs their little gums and chewing on it helps the teeth break through. Good luck mom!