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My poor little girl seems to be really uncomfortable for the first time today. She's been gnawing on everything she can get into her mouth for weeks, but today she's been fussy (very rare for her) and has been grabbing at her cheeks, fussing at the breast, and chewing on things with a vengeance. Every little sound wakes her and she wakes crying. I think her mouth really hurts. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"><br><br>
I've tried applying gentle pressure to her gums with my finger and have offered both chilled and unchilled teethers to her. So far not much has helped.<br><br>
She hasn't had any medicines yet, and I'd like to use medication as sparingly as possible. I'm willing to try it, though, if I can't find anything else to ease her pain. I picked up some Hyland's Teething Tablets after reading so many good things about them here. But I'm confused about the doseage. There's no reference to age or weight in the directions - is it really the same doseage for babies of any age and size? Also, if I give her the Hyland's and they don't seem to help, how soon can I give her Tylenol or Motrin? Is there need for a delay?<br><br>
Can anyone recommend any other remedies for a nearly five month old babe?<br><br>
TIA to all. I'm <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/fingersx.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="fingersx">: that these teeth will cut quickly and leave her in peace. (I'm going to miss that gummy grin, though! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> )
 

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I second your questions...my almost six month old is miserable. He already has two teeth in on the bottom but is cutting FOUR teeth simultaneously on the top. He is crying ...crying...crying. I am interested in the same info.
 

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Nora is over 5 months but has been having serious bouts of teething (they come and go) for at least a month. Here is what we do:<br><br>
--frozen washcloth - wet baby washcloth, wring out, put in freezer for 10 minutes, they love to chew them. Although frankly Nora prefers to chew her (non-frozen bibs)...but the frozen cloth is a distraction. Some people dip the cloth in chamomile tea before freezing. We tried that but are usually too lazy to make the tea <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush"><br><br>
--Hylands tabs - we used these for a while and usually she will fall asleep within 30 minutes of taking them. Don't worry about the dosage - with homeopathics the active ingredients are at such a low concentration that toxicity is almost impossible. I think you can give 2-3 tablets at a time up to 4 times a day w/ the tabs - or more for wakefulness. Check the package.<br><br>
--Hylands gel - I think this actually seems to work better for Nora. Same active ingredients as the tablets, I think. We pretty much only use the gel now since it seems to work better than the tablets. You can use the gel every 15 minutes.<br><br>
--Tylenol - didn't want to give it to her, except maybe when the teeth are actually coming through (hasn't happened yet), but there have been nights where she seemed truly miserable and we did give her the Tylenol. It didn't actually seem to help much or put her to sleep, but I know it works wonders for some babies.<br><br>
--Gum massage - she hates it. But I try every now and then just in case it will give her some relief.<br><br>
She teethed HARD for a few days in a row, drooling like a faucet, and I thought for sure the teeth would come in - but no! And then the teething seemed to die down...apparently this is normal.<br><br>
Oh, we also have some refrigerated teethers but they don't stay cold long. Her big favorite is the Bumble Bites teether by Sassy - it looks like a bee and has different surfaces to chew. She *loves* it. The other ones we have, not so much.<br><br>
One other thing - distraction can work wonders. One day she was so miserable so we took her to the beach. While we were there, no fussing and crying and chomping miserably on her hand! As soon as we were back in the car...she remembered her teeth. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
HTH
 

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Chamomilla. This stuff is magic, I swear. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
They come in little glass bottles, a zillion small white balls and I give my daughter 1 (sometimes 2) and it helps her almost instantaneously. It's quite amazing, really!
 

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The dosage is anywhere from 1 to 3 pills. Age doesn't matter.<br><br>
I have come across a few things that I've been able to put into my arsenal:<br><br>
1) Camilia<br><a href="http://www.lifesvigor.com/prod/1491/index.htm" target="_blank">http://www.lifesvigor.com/prod/1491/index.htm</a><br><br>
When I feel her head sorta start to get hot, I typically use this.<br><br>
2) Hyland's teething tablets<br><br>
Luv them!<br><br><br>
3) Comfort Shen<br>
Is given by oriental medicine doc. It tastes absolutely yucky but it does work most of the time. I usually use this as a last resort though because of the yucky taste.<br><br>
4) I have an ice cube tray I fill up with chamomile tea and I put a cube mushed up in the baby safe feeder and let her chomp on it. This helps a lot..some people dip a baby washcloth with chamomile tea and put it in the freezer. I use a GOOD chamomile tea from Trader Joe's..it's so worth it. People always said how this worked but I didn't really give it a try until I got this tea to help me sleep. It works for me so that is when I decided to give it to baby in this way when she is teething.<br><br>
By the time I try my arsenal, the crisis is over and I'm so happy that I didn't have to resort to tylenol. Tylenol went down the drain. She was never really interested in the cold teethers... but number 4 works like a charm.
 

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I had really good luck with the Hyland's. I gave him two pills and that was usually enough to give him relief (usually within just a minutes). If it didn't seem to help, after 15 min I would try again. I never had to resort to tylenol, but homeopathics work different for different people. A remedy that works for one, doesn't always work for another. Good luck <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I second the cold/frozen wash cloth. I also like an ice cube in the baby safe feeder.<br><br>
I personally can't tell if Hyland's work for ds. I know nothing about homeopathy, I called them to find out how it's supposed to help but was on hold forever.
 

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from what i understand about homeopathics (but please correct me if i'm wrong...), the way they work is to stimulate -- in very tiny, itty-bitty, miniscule amounts -- the same symptoms that the person is experiencing and by doing so, kicks the body processes into gear to help alleviate the symptoms. for example, one of the ingredients in hyland's teething tablets is coffea (commonly known as coffee) which in most people stimulates restlessness and hyperactivity. so this ingredient in the hyland's will help to reduce the restlessness and initiate calm.<br><br>
easy and quick teething vibes to all the babes, and peaceful vibes to all the mamas & papas...<br><br>
warmly,<br>
claudia
 

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I haven't heard of that. Can you tell me more? Sounds interesting.
 

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We do 3-4 Hylands. Teething is one of the few things that I'll get the motrin out for. I've cut teeth and it HURTS. If I've given Hylands, cold wash cloths, ice, Gumomile oil, etc. and they aren't getting relief, I'm not going to make them suffer. Its just not worth it to me.
 

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Ok I am a lil wierd but when my boys were teething I gave them a frozen ego waffle to gnaw on. It worked great and even soaked up all the drool <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> . we also used hylands but no tylenol I didn't think it was necessary also you might want to try colic tablets they may control the pain a bit better and they help the poor babe sleep.
 

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Please rethink using motrin on a baby. If you want to see why:<br><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?p=3999183#post3999183" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...83#post3999183</a><br><br>
It's so important that we take caution on putting drugs into our babies. SJS has been associated with motrin but for some reason they STILL have it on the shelves and they act like it is safe for our babes! I hope to educate parents on the dangers of motrin.<br><br>
I know we all care about our children so don't think I'm chastising you if you use motrin but I just want people to know what is happening with this drug. It's really sad that it still is being marketed to parents for their children to take. I had no clue about the articles above until recently and wanted to share this.
 
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