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We are in our 2nd round of teething with dd and the poor thing is just miserable! She is almost 10 months old and I think may have 3 or 4 teeth just about ready to pop (I can see the whites right under the gum). During the day she seems fine, but the past couple of nights before bed she just screams and screams in agony, lasting up to 2 hours. Then she wakes up a few hours later and we go through another 2 hours of screaming. She has also been getting very congested at night which is making it worse. She tries to nurse to sleep but between her teeth hurting and being congested, she is having a tough time.<br><br>
What we've tried.... She has been wearing her amber teething necklace consistently for at least a week now. We cosleep so I leave it on her even during the night. She doesn't want anything near her mouth, so she won't chew on wet rags, teething rings, carrots, anything. We're resorted to Motrin but even then she keeps crying for an hour, hour and a half. I've gotten the bathroom all hot and steamy and just sit in there with her to help her nose clear, which seems to help some but she still won't nurse in there and gets miserable as soon as we leave. Dh is uncomfortable with the Hyland's teething tablets, so we haven't given her those. We've also resorted to letting her watch tv, which manages to distract her from her pain for about 10 minutes, but then back to screaming. I walk her around in the ergo dancing to music and singing to her. She cries quieter when I do this but is still obviously upset.<br><br>
What else can I do? What am I missing? Do other babies have this hard of a time with teething? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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Ds2 hs been the worst teether of all 3 of my kids. Sometimes, the only thing that helps is when I rub my finger over his gums until he falls asleep. This can take a while. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Why is your dh uncomfortable with the Hyland's teething tablets?<br><br>
I have found they work really well.
 

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FWIW: My little man has been enjoying a vibrating teething rattle, and chunks of frozen apple in a mesh feeder.
 

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Motrin usually works better than Tylenol for us. Today I gave DS both though, when the Motrin obviously wasn't enough.<br><br>
DS's mouth is a mess. All of his top and bottom gums are swollen. I can feel bumps and see the outlines of teeth all over the place. He's way beyond anything a frozen washcloth can help. Severe tooth pain can make your whole head hurt. Sometimes he gets to a point where he just can't function. He tries to smile or laugh at something he'd normally enjoy, or even chew on a teether, but then he breaks down and starts crying again. And he won't latch to nurse. And he can't sleep.<br><br>
I'm hoping that at last all of his teeth will come at once and will be done with teething.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We are in our 2nd round of teething with dd and the poor thing is just miserable! She is almost 10 months old and I think may have 3 or 4 teeth just about ready to pop (I can see the whites right under the gum). During the day she seems fine, but the past couple of nights before bed she just screams and screams in agony, lasting up to 2 hours. Then she wakes up a few hours later and we go through another 2 hours of screaming. She has also been getting very congested at night which is making it worse. She tries to nurse to sleep but between her teeth hurting and being congested, she is having a tough time.<br><br>
What we've tried.... She has been wearing her amber teething necklace consistently for at least a week now. We cosleep so I leave it on her even during the night. She doesn't want anything near her mouth, so she won't chew on wet rags, teething rings, carrots, anything. We're resorted to Motrin but even then she keeps crying for an hour, hour and a half. I've gotten the bathroom all hot and steamy and just sit in there with her to help her nose clear, which seems to help some but she still won't nurse in there and gets miserable as soon as we leave. <b>Dh is uncomfortable with the Hyland's teething tablets, so we haven't given her those.</b> We've also resorted to letting her watch tv, which manages to distract her from her pain for about 10 minutes, but then back to screaming. I walk her around in the ergo dancing to music and singing to her. She cries quieter when I do this but is still obviously upset.<br><br>
What else can I do? What am I missing? Do other babies have this hard of a time with teething? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"></div>
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my babe is having this hard a time with teething. SCREAMING BLOODY MURDER every night.<br><br>
hyland's works. his attitude needs to change re: them. they are not harmful. they ARE helpful. if not hylands there are other brands, but she needs something else. during the day baby E get's hylands when he needs it...by 6 o clock he's getting two every hour (the dosage rec. for a baby really hurtin') until he calms and goes to sleep. he doesn't totally skip the screaming but it lasts maybe only 20 minutes instead of between 7 and 9.
 

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My dh is uncomfortable with tylenol and hyland's tablets and/or gel also. But when I am here by myself with the babies and they are obviously in pain, I am uncomfortable letting them be miserable. Well, even if I am not alone, I don't care to see them in pain. So it is a last resort for me, but I will use them. I'd rather that then tylenol or motrin with dyes etc. What I try first is frozen bananas or ice cubes in the mesh feeder or cold water in a sippy cup.<br><br>
What about when their molars come in? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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Have you triied Gum-omile oil? It numbs the gums and helps reduce inflammation. It's totally natural: <a href="http://www.herbsforkids.com/product.asp?productid=363" target="_blank">http://www.herbsforkids.com/product.asp?productid=363</a>
 

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we used a gum numbing gel..Baby Oragel... it worked rewally well when our LO finally was reallly feeling it. it works immediately too cuz it goes on the gums. though her tonge usually gets some too which is humorous <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've used Camilia by Boiron and they really helped. It's homeopathy, similar to hyland's. I don't understand why your DH would be uncomfortable with it. It's safer than Motrin or Tylenol.
 

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Sorry to high jack this thread but I think DD is starting to teeth. She is 4 1/2 months and is so upset in the evening she tries sucking/biting on things really hard and kinda freakishly like she needs some relief NOW! I don't know what else this could be. There isn't any bumps that I can feel yet. The bottom 2 middle are the first, right? She is such a calm and content baby.<br><br>
Hylands: Why are they bad? When you do give them to the baby how long does it take to start working?<br><br>
OP: I hope you get some relief soon. Poor little girl!
 

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Teething was hard on ds too, he had a fever around 104-105 and was just miserable. We did use motrin, which helped, but night time was REALLY bad. We just had to ride it out. I did beg his little teeth to pop through and get it over with, but they ignored me for the most part. I have heard scraping the gums can help, so I tried it, but I am not sure how much it helped.<br><br>
I am not comfortable with orajel, because of the red dye, and the numbing factor really bothers me. Lots of dr.s actually advise against it because it can numb the throat when swallowed. We dont use hylands because they are made with a lactose base and ds has a dairy allergy.
 

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I only use Tylenol as a last resort and never use Motrin (have been reading lots of stuff recently about how ibuprofen should not be used in children under 2). But we have used Camilia a lot and it's worked wonders. Seems to calm my DD down and lets her fall asleep. It's homeopathic and I got it at my local drugstore (am in Canada).
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My dh is uncomfortable with tylenol and hyland's tablets and/or gel also. But when I am here by myself with the babies and they are obviously in pain, I am uncomfortable letting them be miserable. Well, even if I am not alone, I don't care to see them in pain. So it is a last resort for me, but I will use them. I'd rather that then tylenol or motrin with dyes etc. What I try first is frozen bananas or ice cubes in the mesh feeder or cold water in a sippy cup.<br><br>
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Let your husband know that hylands teething gel/tablets are 100% homeopathic, 100% drug free, and safe for even the tiny ones. In no way are they similar to tylenol, i hope that he'll get more comfortable with them. Sarah started teething at 2 months and we started her on the gel with my naturopaths permission right away, she said there's absolutely nothing harmful in them whatsoever.
 

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i've tried many ways, as ds has 8 teeth & started teething @ 2 months, so hard that he would throw up<br><br>
here is my experience<br><br>
gumomille- he hated the taste<br>
hylands, he loves them, and they seem to work<br>
nursing-usually works along w/ rocking chair<br>
st john wort - works great! for adult w/ teeth stuff this works great also<br>
chamomile tea, no noticible difference for ds, but i love drinking it<br>
sleeping on dh or I, usually propped up on an arm, he doesnt like to lay flat when teething<br>
massaging gums w. finger or finger brush, he enjoys this<br>
taking ds outside for a walk - works every time, he loves fresh air & falls asleep outside, but only when help or in carrier, usually not in stroller<br>
pumping legs or playing bucycle - when he has gas, helps when teething as the get gassy<br>
wet, cold things, he has no interest, he would rather lean on my shoulder & loves bare skin, the warmth<br>
flannel blanket at night, i find he sleeps much better that way when teething & a thin recieving blanket on his cheek & over his ear.<br><br>
I havent tried it but someone told they swaddle her 8 mo old & that works, ds hates being swaddled<br><br>
nothing works every time<br><br>
best wishes
 

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That reminds me...this was my daughter's favorite teething relief:<br><br><a href="http://www.onestepahead.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=322762&cmSource=Search" target="_blank">http://www.onestepahead.com/catalog/...mSource=Search</a>
 

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I've found that for my little one the Hyland's tablets work great for "mild" teething. For screaming pain, they don't seem to help BUT if I give them to her every four hours we seem to avoid getting to the screaming in pain stage. (That's recommended in the directions, I just hadn't read it or forgotten.) The amber teething necklace works great for the mild pain (for her) also! I have used both tylenol and motrin as a last resort and they have both worked for her. I haven't tried some of the other things mentioned, but I probably will!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Teething was hard on ds too, he had a fever around 104-105 and was just miserable. We did use motrin, which helped, but night time was REALLY bad. We just had to ride it out. I did beg his little teeth to pop through and get it over with, but they ignored me for the most part. I have heard scraping the gums can help, so I tried it, but I am not sure how much it helped.<br><br>
I am not comfortable with orajel, because of the red dye, and the numbing factor really bothers me. Lots of dr.s actually advise against it because it can numb the throat when swallowed. We dont use hylands because they are made with a lactose base and ds has a dairy allergy.</div>
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Have you tried Camilia? It is a liquid and does not list lactose as an ingredient.
 
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