B.M. asks from Milford, MI on June 29, 2007
D.S. answers from Detroit on June 30, 2007
For my 3-year-old, I used to use semi frozen washclothes for her to chew on to relieve the pain. I also used baby Orajel, but didn't find that it worked as well. I also used conventional teethers, the ones with water in them, either froze or refrigerated them.
Hope this helps.
A.H. answers from Grand Rapids on June 29, 2007
Use Baby Orajel on the gums. Just put some on your (clean) finger and rub it on his gums. Also, a teething ring in the fridge (not freezer) can give some relief.
N.W. answers from Detroit on June 29, 2007
I gave my son all fruit popsicles -- he thought they were a great treat and since they are all fruit (only 10 calories) I didn't feel too bad about it. They numbed his mouth and relieved the pain for a while. Also, keeping them busy helps. My son was the worst at night or when we were actively involved in something.
G.K. answers from Lansing on June 30, 2007
I would have 2-3 teething ring in the fridge and would use those. As long as she had something cold to chew on, it would worked for my daughter.
D.P. answers from Benton Harbor on June 30, 2007
Orajel works well too. The Tylenol is a good. Also give him something cold to chew on. If you have any of those kool-aid popsicles in the plastic he can chew on them. That will help his gums feel a little better.
C.R. answers from Detroit on June 29, 2007
Tylenol and motrin always works.But I also used the teething tablets and they worked wonderful.I did not have to use tylenol very often.Only at night..Also you can wet a washcloth with very cold water.Let him chew on it until it gets warm and re-wet it...That helped alot with my kids..
S.H. answers from Detroit on June 30, 2007
We use Highland teething tablets. They disolve instantly so there's no risk of choking. Also, cold hard carrots do wonders as well - just make sure he's supervised!
C.L. answers from Saginaw on June 29, 2007
Tylenol alternated with Baby Ibu is the best for getting through teething when they are particularly painful. We also loved Hyland's Teething Tabs which are all natural.
V.B. answers from Saginaw on June 30, 2007
When my son was teething I used to put wet wash clothes into the freezer for about 15 minutes, then let him chew on them while they were frozen. This helped ease the soreness alot for my little guy.