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Hi, I think I might need the Hylands teething tablets tonight. How do you give them to 4 months old exclusively breastfed baby? I have been watching her today and she seems not feeling well, rubbing her gums, chewing her little teether and I want to be prepared in case I won't be able to soothe her later. Thanks so much!!!
 

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They're really soft and dissolve instantly. Just pop them right in her mouth. She'll probably smack her tongue on them a bit, and you'll see them dissolve.
 

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i have given dd the colic tabs before, and she tongue-thrusts them out before they dissolve, so i just stick them in my mouth for a split second and the put the tablet mush in her mouth
 

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I also just pop them in my DD's mouth - sort of to the side or inside her lip so she doesn't thrust it out right away. I give her 2 - 1 at a time.
 

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i started giving them to ds at 6 months. u can dissolve them in a little water if she drinks out of a cup or from a straw. but i just popped them in ds's mouth and he mimicked my mouth as i showed him how to keep it in. occasionally he will expel one and i just put it back in his mouth even if it has dissolved already.
 

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I would always put them under dd's tongue and then use my finger to kind of rub them around until they completely turned to mush.
 

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I started giving them to DS around 5 months. under the tongue and I hold it for a second. He likes having my finger in his mouth so he doesn't mind <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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just pop them in and try to distract your LO so they forget about it. they discolve really fast. tip for the future- we bought the teething gel for DD when she was younger and that went over really well.
 

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Hyland's makes drops, too -- same ingredients as the tablets, just in liquid form. They come in little single-dose sterile liquid vials. DD likes them - they don't have any flavor in them, so it's just like a little squirt of water in her mouth. It's hard for me to tell if they help, but they certainly can't hurt.
 

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I put them on her tongue, and leave my finger on top, and she sucks on my finger and the tablets dissolve.
 

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Thanks Mamas! We didn't end up needing them last night but I am sure the night will come <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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