My infant is teething – advice?
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- July 21, 2011 at 7:53 am #23545
In my house, it appears we’ve hit the fun stage of teething! My son has gotten very fussy, and his gums are a bit swollen and irritated. I feel so bad for the little guy! Do you all have any good tips for soothing his discomfort? Are there particular foods that would be helpful?July 21, 2011 at 11:15 am #23547
My DD’s favorite was a cold, wet facecloth. She chewed and chewed on it and it kept her VERY occupied!
She did like the Sophie giraffe but the facecloth was def. a fav.
I was hesitant at first but on days she was REALLY fussy, I gave her motrin. not sure if your baby is old enough but it def. took the edge off and was especially helpful at night. I used it very sparingly but it was a life saver. I could really tell when the motrin would kick in – she was MUCH happier. 🙂
Hope it passes quickly! Best of luckJuly 21, 2011 at 12:14 pm #23548
Make sure your floors are clear of possible "chew toys"! My son discovered a bit of duct tape (that I didn’t even know was there) and decided it would taste dandy. Needless to say, a scary moment ensued. After that incident we decided to dedicate a few minutes to "piranha proof" our home!July 22, 2011 at 10:52 am #23549
This toy is great for babies teething:
It vibrates when the child puts pressure on it and really relieves any gum pain, at least it did for my daughter! I also bought some teething tablets and gave her 1-2 when she seemed fussy.
Beside that, the good old chomping on a wet washcloth did the trick! Wet a washcloth, put it in the freezer for 10-15 minutes….works wonders!July 25, 2011 at 4:33 pm #23550
I highly recommend frozen blueberries. 🙂 I also recommend infants’ ibuprofen, Hyland’s teething tablets and putting ice in one of those mesh feeding bags.July 29, 2011 at 12:38 pm #23551
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