Babies and teething.

United States
October 18, 2006 10:27pm CST
I think my son is starting to teeth and as a new parent I'm not sure of the signs symptoms and cures. I've felt around in his mouth and there is a bit of a lump/swelling around just a tiny area on both sides of the top of his mouth, but I'm not sure if they are teeth. I've been told that even if they aren't cuting teeth it can still bother them when they come up. So my question is how do you, or did you sooth your baby when this happened? I hate to see him cry like that, it's like he's in unbearable pain. Any cures? Thanks in advance.
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@sherinek (3321)
• United States
19 Oct 06
First rule, dont feel his mouth. What I did with my two kids, i applied some bees honey (I dont know whether it is available for you). Gave them a little paracetamol.It will pass of in only a couple of days. Dont worry.
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• United States
19 Oct 06
Why not feel his mouth?
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@sherinek (3321)
• United States
19 Oct 06
Because, if you do so you'd be transferring any germs on your finger tips to the baby's mouth and infect its very delicate gums.
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• United States
19 Oct 06
Is that different then the baby rolling around on the floor and then putting his hands in his mouth? My daughter is 6 1/2 months and put anything she finds in her mouth. She chews on her hands, her binky, her toys, her clothes, whatever she can to relieve the discomfort of teething (she still doesn't have any teeth). She likes her clothes the best. I think they are just the right consistancy for her, especially the fleece shirt she was wearing yesterday. The sleeves on that were soaked from her gumming them. If she is super fussy and nothing else seems wrong I have no problem givin her Tylenol. I don't want her to be in pain. The oragel stuff sucks. I tried it once on myself (horrible sudden onset of tooth pain--never had it before or since) and sure it made my tooth stop hurting but my whole tongue went numb and felt like it was 10 times bigger then normal. I could drink or eat for an hour or so and could barely talk. I tried it once on the baby and it helped for about 25 minutes then she was screaming again until I gave her the Tylenol.
• United States
19 Oct 06
Go to your local pharmacy and ask them about a natural herbal tablet called Humphreys. It is all natural and uses chamomile to soothe infants to sleep. Great stuff.
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@kati16 (764)
• United States
23 Oct 06
I know they make a teething tablet that you can buy at the store. I am not sure what the brand is. Works great.
• United States
25 Oct 06
Thanks much for your replies. I'm definitly going to try to find those tablets.
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• United States
19 Oct 06
There is gel that is made for gum soreness for babies. Also frozen teething rings or even a wash cloth that you put in the freezer that he can chew on can help. If you know for sure that he is teething you can give him infant tylenol for the discomfort, your doctor can reccommend the proper dose. Hope this helps, good luck!
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• United States
19 Oct 06
I know what you mean about over doing the tylenol. It is so hard to deal with someone who can tell you in words what is wrong!
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@bhchy1 (6050)
• United States
19 Oct 06
Baby oragel will numb his gums..
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• United States
25 Oct 06
Thanks for your comment.
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• United States
19 Oct 06
My daughter massages her babies gum with a cold washcloth. She also has a finger toothbrush she rubs on her gums and it calms her down. Also, she has used oral jel and tylenol. God Bless
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• United States
22 Oct 06
Use Hylands Teething Tablets, they are working wonders for my son! I heard that Baby Orajel will harden their gums and make it more painful for their teeth to come in!
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• United States
23 Oct 06
He's only 5 months, and already has two places in his mouth that are swollen out like there are teeth there. ARGH! It's frustrating.!
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• Canada
24 Oct 06
my son is 2 1/2 months and teething already!!!!!!!!!!!
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@srhelmer (7033)
• Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
24 Oct 06
My daughter had her first teeth before she was 4 months old. And yes, I agree, those teething tablets work wonders.
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@chebel82 (417)
• United States
25 Oct 06
I reccomend hyland's teething tablets, and frozen apple slices
• United States
25 Oct 06
Thank you, and everyone else for your wonderful replies. It's going to be a time of his life I never forget thats for sure. Lol.
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@birthlady (5612)
• United States
30 Oct 06
Hyland's products are great homeopathic remedies, and they do work for teething! There's also a Hyland's product for colic!
• Netherlands
25 Oct 06
My parents put a little dab of whisky on the end of a cotton tip and rubbed it on my gums. No it doesn't hurt anything but they said it eased some of the pain. You probably don't like that idea but nothing happened to me.
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• United States
25 Oct 06
I acually have heard of that quite a few times, and heard that it really works.
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@kati16 (764)
• United States
23 Oct 06
One sign I have that my babie is teething is that her poop gets pasty and sticky. I know sound gross.
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@kati16 (764)
• United States
23 Oct 06
Also she drools ALOT.
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@birthlady (5612)
• United States
25 Oct 06
Teething remedy: Use a scallion (green onion). Cut off tip of scallion (tip with roots on white end of scallion). Cross cut the tip so it is juicy. Rub onion juice DIRECTLY on baby's gums. Onion juice will numb gums. Repeat as necessary. Another tip: Freeze a bagel. Give frozen bagel to baby to chew on. Baby will not be able to bite off pieces of bagel, but the frozen bagel will feel good on baby's gums. PLEASE DO NOT USE HONEY or give honey to a child under 2 years of age=BOTULISM and DEADLY!
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@Jshean20 (14359)
• Canada
25 Oct 06
They have vibating teething rings out now that could help soothe the discomfort and pain. I think you can but them at Walmart
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• United States
25 Oct 06
goooddd
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• United States
25 Oct 06
I used teething tablets with all three of mine. It was a lot easier than haveing to put oragel on there gums. The tablets desolve in about 10secondds. It was so much easier. I always gave mine a small bottle of water or juice to help get the powdery taste out of there mouth. Every time I take something that is chew able it gives me a nasty taste So i give them the water just in case they get that nasty taste too.
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• United States
25 Oct 06
drooling LOTS of drooling!! try little teethers by little remedies. it works great!!!! and give him your finger my son loves to 'chomp' on my finger
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@Cortney (3982)
• United States
24 Oct 06
They have baby orejel for teething that works great. Once they start teething, bibs are great to put on them to keep from having to change clothes so often. And when he is really cranky.. tylenol helps.
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@candaceb87 (1362)
• Canada
24 Oct 06
my son is teething right now and i am using orajel for babies and there is a similar gel called anbesol( that is spelled wrong:D) i hate to hear my son cry as well it peirces through my heart good luck
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• India
24 Oct 06
ok good
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@sunrisekn (1466)
• United States
23 Oct 06
My son is 7 months and he is teething, I use Gentle Natural Homeopathic Teething Liquid. It doesn't have a taste and it squirts right into his mouth. It is wonderful. It has camomille in it. I also twist washcloths and dip them in water and freeze them and he sucks on those. He just started this new thing this week too, he snaps the pacifier in and out of his mouth so it rubs his gums. Good Luck!!
• India
22 Oct 06
nice ..i dont have babies that why i dont know
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• United States
21 Oct 06
When my 15 month old started teething it was a nightmare! Her poor little gum were extremely swollen and really red. She would fuss so much, fight sleep, and wouldnt eat well either. I tried every product that Orajel makes for infants and none of that worked. Finally, I had a friend tell me that I needed to get some teething tablets. They have them at Wal-mart and Babies-R-Us, those are the only 2 places Ive ever seen them. Its amazing how much better she feels after I give them to her. Her pedi said to give her Tylenol as well when I notice if she is in more pain than usual. She only had 2 teeth up until about a week ago and started teething all over again and her top teeth are finally coming in, so I feel for you!!
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