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One Year Old Teething!

Help!! The little boy is cutting his one year molars and he is miserable!!

He is cutting one on the top right side and one on the bottom right side which is filled with fluid. The doctor said it is ok and we should keep an eye on it. In the meantime, he is so unhappy. I am desperate for some advice to ease his discomfort. He is too unhappy to even sleep.

Thank you!

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Thank you ladies!!! We are using the teething tablets and they are great. Between that and the oral meds, he is doing better today. I think part of that is the blister *finally* broke (ewwwwww!). Thank you so much for the quick responses!

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My little 9 month old is getting his top two - so I can relate.

There's lots of great suggestions here, I've got one more: Try taking him out, outside, shopping, wherever. That's worked for my son, I put him in the front carrier and he's so busy looking around that he is distracted from the discomfort. This way we both get a little break.

Plus, don't know if you have this problem, but I can't get him to swallow the liquid baby meds. I asked the pharmacist for an equivalent suppository and they had one. Works great, we don't struggle and I know he's getting a full dose.

Good luck!

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My little 9 month old is getting his top two - so I can relate.

There's lots of great suggestions here, I've got one more: Try taking him out, outside, shopping, wherever. That's worked for my son, I put him in the front carrier and he's so busy looking around that he is distracted from the discomfort. This way we both get a little break.

Plus, don't know if you have this problem, but I can't get him to swallow the liquid baby meds. I asked the pharmacist for an equivalent suppository and they had one. Works great, we don't struggle and I know he's getting a full dose.

Good luck!

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I just had a Mom recommend teething tablets to me - you can find them at Wal-Greens. They work and disolve easily!

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My 10 month old has been a horrible teether and the Humphrey's homepathic pellets seem to work pretty good. You can find them at walgreens or walmart usually! Hope that helps!

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Oh I remember those days! It so hard to watch your kid be in pain and there is nothing you can do about it. But one thing that I did when my daughter was cutting her teeth is I went out and bought one of those little infant toothpaste bottles that comes with the finger scrubber so you can clean their gums with it. Well I used to just take that and some baby ambisol and just rub where she was teething every night till she feel asleep. It was really the only thing I could do to get sleep as well. I hope this helps. Single mom of a 6yr old girl.

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3 words for ya...Hylands Teething Tablets.....They work wonders, I would give my son 3 during the day and if he was really fussy it would relax him enough to soothe him to sleep and at nite I would give them to him along with some Tylenol or Motrin. Normally just the tablets alone worked wonders. You get them at Walgreens or Walmart.

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My son had a really hard time, too. The best thing that we found was the baby orajel and tylenol. We'd also give him a frozen wet washcloth to chew on. Good Luck!

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Put a damp washcloth in the freezer (in a ziplock baggie so it won't freeze to the other stuff). Pull it out and rub on his gums or have him chew on it. The "ice" acts as a pain-reliever and will help to decrease the pain.

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My little ones got some relief from "chewing on" spoons that I kept in the freezer. Keep a close watch, but it may give some relief! Good luck! Also, when I have a toothache, I put Melaleuca Oil on the outside of my mouth, right where the pain is. Its unbelievable absorbtion and penetrating qualities are amazing, not to mention the anestetic and healing properties!

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Hi S. !
It is a tough time for a mom when they are in pain like that. Sounds like the teething tablets works wonder. Wish I would have had them when mine were little.
I used to give mine a tooth brush to chew on and that really seemed to help. They have the little baby size ones now.
Good Luck. I hope you can find the tablets and that they help !

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When my daughter was teething, I would rotate the tylonal and motrin. This worked for her. I also put a drop of tylonal on my finger and rub it on her gums, this seem to work for her. But may not work for everyone.

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Try letting him chew on a cold wash rag - even throw a wet one in the freezer for a while and then let him chew away. You may have tried this with his front teeth already - but a wash rag is soft and they can put it in their mouths easier than some of those other specified teething toys, etc. Good luck!

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When my daughter was teething I got this mesh bag type pacifier thing that you could put ice in, and they could gnaw on it and it numbed it. I saw them at walgreens the other day. you can also put frozen fruit in it, and the mesh is small enoughthat it eliminates the choking hazard, but the fruit is hard to clean out.

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Our ped suggested Hurricane jel. You have to order it from the pharmacist at some place like Wal Mart. It is about $8 a bottle and you use VERY little but it is wonderful. We still have our bottle after 3 years. I even used it when I had a molar that went bad and was in excrutiating pain until I could see the dentist. I hope that this works if you get some. Hang in there.
S.

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Other than baby Tylenol and Motrin (Which by the way are completely safe to give baby at the same time because they are different medications)and the teething gels there is also another product out there that I know Walgreens carries not so sure you can find it any place else, but it is called Hylands Homeopathic Teething Tablets. They are made with nothing but naturals and are wonderful. I am a mother of 4 and did not find out about them until last year with my baby who was also 1 and teething badly. I wish I had them with my other three as well.
They really help to settle your baby when that teething pain kicks in. You can Google them and they have a website telling you all about what is in them and what each ingredient does.
But I know they worked for my little man when I thought nothing would. Of course I did not stop giving him the Tylenol/Motrin as well.
Good luck!
J.

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Baby Orajel worked wonders for my little girl when she was cutting 4 molars at a time. Hope this helps.
--S.

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I have friends that swear by an amber teething necklace they found on the internet. It is safe for babies and toddlers to wear.

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