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    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?

    #23547
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    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 luck

    #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!

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    This toy is great for babies teething:

    http://www.amazon.com/First-Years-Massaging-Action-Teether/dp/B000V8AL3C?

    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!

    #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.

    #23551

    In April, FDA issued a warning about possible serious side effects fromsome really commonlike Orajel and Anbesol options  – http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm250029.htm?.

    I second the frozen washcloth idea. We also let her chew on an infant toothbrush which seemed to help.

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