We have firmly arrived in the teething phase of Annabel’s babyhood. I forgot how much it SUCKS. Well, I remember how miserable Madeline was, so I didn’t totally forget. But OMG and woooooooow. Poor babies.
Annabel has been coping by chewing on her fingers:
Sometimes she will stick her entire fist in her mouth, which is…impressive and hopefully a party trick she will grow out of. Other times she pulls her shirt up and starts chewing on that:
It’s girls gone wild up in here! She pulled her shirt up in front of a hottie the other day (my friend’s 19-month-old Austin), and guaranteed herself a uniform of onesies when we are in public. And for the rest of her life.
When she isn’t chewing on her hands or her clothes, her gorgeous little face is all twisted up and she’s crying and I feel awful for her. I went back into my archives and I read through all the teething remedies we tried with Madeline and I’m working my way through them (and smiling at the pictures of my Maddie girl, she is so beautiful) (it’s also one of my favorite posts). Tylenol works, but I don’t/won’t give it to her constantly. What else should I try? Have I mentioned I’m getting desperate?
She was a great sleeper and now she teethes and I am not sleeping because she isn’t sleeping and I spend my nights walking her around trying to comfort her and make her feel better and the next thing I know I’ve been awake for 22 straight hours and I’m writing run-on sentences and zzzzzzzzzz.
Vanilla. Dab it on your fingers then her gums.
Frozen washcloth. Wet half a wash cloth, freeze. When frozen give to baby to chew on.
Jenn wild says:
My pediatrician told me this one.
Take a washcloth, get it wet. Put it in a plastic baggie and stick it in the freezer until it freezes. Then let Annie chew on it. The cold will help numb her gums. Good luck!
Marti from Michigan says:
My thoughts exactly! My baby loved that all those years ago.
Frozen bagels for her to chew on. Freeze a wash cloth for her to chew on. And, my youngest really loved those little Gerber baby biscuits to chew on when she was teething (Watch her VERY closely so when she breaks off a piece of the cookie she doesn’t choke on it….she’ll need a bath afterwards because she’ll gets super messy but they helped sooth my daughter during that *not-so-fun stage*).
Hang in there !
yep – agree with the above. Anything frozen will numb it.
I’m not sure what drug based solutions you guys have, but here in Australia I’ve been buying teething gel from the local womens and childrens hospital. It is a mix of chlorhexidine and lignocaine, and numbs it all beautifully with just the sheerest of dabs. I tried a drop on my tongue and felt like I couldn’t talk properly for about 4 hours! She sleeps much better, I sleep much better, I yell at hubby much less, and we’re all a whole lot happier for it.
I hope your little princess gets these teeth through really fast – a long break before the next set is always a good thing.
Natural teething tablets.
Hyland’s teething tablets. Hands down. You can get them at Target & Wal Mart. They are sort of amazing..they’ve seen every little one in my family through…not to mention all the teething kiddos at the nursery I worked at. Some even hit a point where they reach for them..which is somewhere between amusing & concerning…but they work & are natural…not that that’s a good blanket label for safety (oh man am I rambling or what? I suppose I shouldn’t comment when half asleep…or is it half awake…which is it? Hmmm) Anyway http://www.hylands.com/products/teething.php I have a friend from New Zealand who used this on her little guy… http://www.amber-teething-necklace.com/
He started wearing it before he turned one…can’t remember now when exactly. He’s 2 now & still wears one.
I hope soothed gums, peace & rest find you all soon! Annabel is gorgeous & those cheeks & that personality are just irresistable-just like her sister!
love that particular post too. Maddie is always close at mind
I’ll second this. Those tablets were nothing short of magical for us when our girls were teething.
Amelia Goetschel says:
Agreed!!! Hylands work WONDERS around here!
THIRDED! Hyland’s TTs worked wonders for my son William when he went through this! When nothing else worked my Ped. gave me allowance to use Infant’s Motrin as opposed to Tylenol (I used it sparingly when I could no longer function) and it’s ten times better than Tylenol. Of course this will depend on age and Ped. allowance.
Jen L. says:
Yep! They are amazing, as are frozen washcloths!
Yes!! Hylands are amazing and all natural. And when she is bigger and has a cold they have all natural cold/cough syrups that are honey based that work wonders! I love that company.
Heather if you still can’t find the Hylands (just read the archives) I’m more than happy to send you some. We live in Missouri and I’ve never had trouble finding them here.Just let me know! Good Luck, Hope Miss Annie gets relief from those sharpies!
Danielle @danielle92278 says:
Hylands Teething Tablets are the best thing ever. They also have a teething gel. My kid started teething at 5 months and didn’t get her first tooth till 3 days AFTER she turned 1. Had it not been for the TT, I may still be locked up somewhere.
Hylands, yes. Yes yes yes. They saved us and made our daughter so much happier…
THESE ARE AMAZING!! They were the only thing that helped my daughter.
i go with the rest hyland’s are god’s gift to mom of teething babe! coffee in hand so no caps.
Hyland Teething Tablets worked great for us too. We were able to get them at Walmart and Target, I’m pretty sure I’ve picked them up at Walgreens too.
Our daycare was amazed at how much comfort they gave the little guy, they now recommend it to parents of the other children there.
Be careful with the gels. Our Ped told us they can be a hazard for choking.
The Amber necklace thing worked great for my friend’s son, but I was too paranoid to put a necklace on the little guy – seemed dangerous to me.
I fully AGREE. HYLANDS saved my sanity!
My ped. gave us an Indian teething necklace (seriously) that was an alloy of 5 metals that were supposed to soothe the nerve endings in the neck and jaw. I don’t know if it worked. But my son was calmer. I was too scared to take it off and have all hell break loose.
Not trying to be a spoil-sport, but my husband(who is a pediatrician) says not to use those. They can be very dangerous. He’s very open to homeopathic options, but says the belladonna(sp?) can be extremely dangerous.
I tried them with my first child(they did work!) and he freaked out when he saw that I was using them. He’s not a freak-out kind of person so it really spoke volumes that he had such strong opinions about it.
The teething tablets also contain caffeine, which made them a no-no around here during the evening or at night time. I used them fairly often until a mama friend pointed out they weren’t as safe as I thought.
A better and I SWEAR super effective option is Camila. My local baby store sells it but I’m sure you could also find it online. It’s like little capsules of magic.
We also swear by an amber necklace and although the “OMG WHY IS THAT BOY WEARING A NECKLACE” comments get tiring it’s the only thing that helps when he’s really suffering.
Sara K. says:
I am so glad you said something about the belladonna in them. A woman I work with was giving these to her daughter, and she said “Oh they work great! They have belladonna in them!” I nearly choked on my coffee when she said that. As soon as her baby would cry she’d pop several more pills in the kids mouth
Belladonna (or deadly nightshade) is the stuff kids were getting high on in the 70’s because it makes you hallucinate. Long ago they used it as a poison.
I vote for the frozen washcloth. My little one loved it, so I kept several in the freezer for her at all times. Maybe give the pediatrician a call, speak to the nurse, see what other alternatives you can try. Good luck! Hope Annie feels better soon!!
Terri Woodland says:
the teething tablets worked for my girls as well! I’ve also seen teething rings you can keep in the refrigerator or freezer babies can chew on. Ibuprofen has also been a fail safe for me.
Happy teething. Hope you find something that works for your beautiful little sweetie.
We used vanilla in the beginning then when Tatortot started cutting more we swabbed blackberry brandy on his gums with a qtip and it worked like magic. Not to mention he slept great too! Good luck!
J in eire says:
My kids teethed really hard, the Dr recommended Anbesol, it’s an antiseptic and anaesthetic….you just dab a wee bit on their gums.. Works a treat. I couldn’t live without it… Not sure if it’s available over there or under what name, but if you like I can stick some in the post to you.
Kandi Ann says:
Its called baby oragel and it works miracles. I just used the adult version this morning and its magic. Also, the baby stuff works BETTER then the adults.
An amber teething necklace – dont know why they work but they do. Something to do with the warm amber releasing vapours or something like that. What ever the hocus pocus it works!
This is what I was going to say. I haven’t tried it, but I have an “internet friend” whose baby has worn an amber necklace since she was a few months old, and hasn’t been fussy with her teething. However, she is like 14 months old, and only has 2 teeth yet.
OMG… her eyes! So gorgeous and something she definitely shares with her sister, who, you’re right, is so beautiful too
The frozen washcloth idea mentioned earlier really does work well. Its a bit of a mess as the washcloth thaws but who cares about a little mess compared with a happier sleeping baby!?
I live in South Africa and most of us Teejel together with paracetemol syrup. Its a pain relieving jel for mouth sores, not just for teething babies and seem more effective than baby teehing jel and/or powders.
Baby Orajel (sp) basically numbing gel, but it tastes like grape.
Teething rings – liquid filled soft plastic rings, pop ’em in the freezer, small enough for her hands and rounded to avoid eye injury. Buy a bunch and always have some in the freezer.
I think if you have been awake 22 hrs, its time to use a little tylenol so that you both can rest. I mean, imagine if you were in pain and somebody was withholding medicine that could give you a little relief? (I do get your point though…I have heard great things about the amber necklaces and teething tablets)
your daughters are both absolutely stunners…..soooo beautiful!
Ha! I got a good laugh out of Annie’s censored pic! I’m sorry to hear about her teething woes. We used frozen wash clothes and they really helped. I’ve also heard that the teething tabs are great. Never got a chance to try them though – my daughter had a mouthful of teeth before I heard about them Best of luck!!
Ahhhh, teething! *rocks back and forth, moaning from memories*
I went to the post of Maddie teething. By God her smile lights up the world.
Then I read the comments, and Maya suggested drinking, which is EXACTLY what I was going to suggest to you. (And I don’t even drink. Anymore.)
Also, I read there that you lived in California, and I thought oooooh, they must’ve lived there before LA. Then I had the strange thought that LA is IN California!
You learn something new every day.
As you were. Good luck ….. and remember, if adults went through teething, we would need to wheel around a pethedine drip.
Linda Campbell says:
Poor baby! I used teething rings (the ones you put in the freezer), it was great when I held it in his mouth, but it took him a while to figure out how to hold it himself.
Other than that, it’s was, and still is, Tylenol all the way. If I gave it to him a couple of times a day, when he was really upset, it ALWAYS did the trick. It’s what my (Canadian) doctor recommended, and at nearly 2 and a half, he’s turned out pretty fine, if I do say so myself!!
Poor Annie! Poor family! We used orajel and Tylenol. We also gave him cold teething rings (not frozen as those would get too hard/ sharp) and washcloths. My son had a toy (?not really fun to play with?) that looked like a washcloth with 4 different nubby, rubbery, chewy corners. He would wrap his body around that thing like a boa constrictor and go to town. I seem to remember that helping a lot. I think time dulls these memories to lure you into having another baby.
I have not forgotten the night I accidentally put orajel drops instead of saline drops in my eye. Like you, I was so sleep deprived I was delirious. The bottle was the exact same size! Let me tell you, this is a mistake you should bypass. It hurt like a mother. I started flushing it out while my husband ran downstairs to research blindness by Orajel on the computer. Very thankfully, this was not an issue. Meanwhile, our son had drifted off for the first time in forever and was sleeping like a little lamb while the husband and I were running around like crazy people treating my eye.
Thereafter the damned bottle orajel was never allowed near my eye drops again.
Good luck to you and Annie! I hope you find some relief soon!
Katie R. says:
Orajel warning — if you use too much it numbs the whole mouth/throat and baby’s forget to swallow. Not good. My Dr. does not recommend it for that reason.
I only used Tylenol/Motrin at night. That way I didn’t feel like I was drugging them ALL the time.
MAM makes these pacifiers with “teething edges” that my son likes. He chews on the rubbery edges. He also likes chewing on half an apple … peel the apple cut it in half so its easier to hold, give them the whole thing, and let them gum away at it. It’s pretty much impossible for them to get a chunk off with no teeth. I then placed him in front of the t.v. with Baby Einstein Mozart on repeat.
Lea T says:
Well, I have 7 kids….which means 7 of those same kids have been babies that have teethed (OMG, YIKES!!!) AND I’m here to tell the story Our last one, precious Daisy, is 15 months old. I bought her a baltic amber teething necklace from Inspired by Finn on Hyenacart. That bad boy hasn’t left her neck since she was 2 months old. LOVE it!!! I can’t recommend it enough. Baltic amber is known for pain relief and it’s natural (of course, I am a wee bit crunchy so I try to take the natural route when possible).
I’d suggest giving one of those a try if you haven’t already! Not only are they cute but they work well, too!
hylands teething tablet
and, I used to take the baby wash cloths, get them wet, roll them up in a tube shape and then put them in a circle shape and put them in the freezer. All my kids chewed on these when they were teething. they are especially good when right when they start to thaw and they are soft on the outside but still frozen on the inside. If that is not clear you can email me and I can try to explain it better. Good luck.
Oh yeah and my third child had open hear surgery so we had tylenol with codene left over from the surgery. That was AWESOME on those nights when her teeth kept her awake but probably not recommended:)
I’ve heard only good things about Sophie the Giraffe. ( http://www.amazon.com/Vulli-Sophie-Giraffe-Teether-Brown/dp/B000IDSLOG)
Love the censored picture!
I agree completely. We had Sophie’s stashed all over the house and car.
i second the frozed washcloths. it worked WONDERS on my son!
Lynn from For Love or Funny says:
All of these teething suggestions are GREAT! I’m convinced that the blogging community is a wonderful resource for support. Hope Annie feels better soon so that both of you can sleep!
Anna Marie says:
That post of teething remedies for Maddie was one of the first ones I read. I laughed so hard I cried, and I was instantly in love with your family. I can’t remember if I commented then, but Tylenol is the only thing that ever worked for my kids. Until the recall I prayed at the altar of Tylenol for getting me through a total of 40 sharp little teeth erupting through tender gums.
Poor baby! I have no idea what to do either…my daughter didn’t get her first tooth until 14 months and now is 19 months and has only 4 teeth. My aunts recommended teething tablets, when she tries to sprout tooth number 5 I will give those a shot and let you know how it goes… but at the rate we are going, Annie may be losing her baby teeth by then.
sarah @caiafacraziness says:
we used hylands teething tablets. they worked wonders.Our ped did not reccomend baby ora gel.
anything frozen. summertime we gave popciles and the boys loved them
An alternate on the frozen washcloth idea – wrap a single ice cube in a washcloth, tie it with a pony tail holder, wet the washcloth on the ice only, and voila, a little ice ghost. She can hold the dry part of the washcloth and shove the ice cubed part in her mouth to nom on. My 1st born LOVED this. My 2nd? He preferred to scream. Ugh!
Nate’s been teething since he was four months old. Some days are better than others…he gnaws on a blankie a lot, and I think that gives him relief.
He also wants Annie’s digits.
During the day we used a frozen cloth (Maya was obsessed with chewing on cloths anyway so that worked well), also frozen fruit (bananas and peaches work well) in one of those mesh feeder thingys. At night I would do tylenol if she was especially miserable and oragel rubbed on her gums.
Hope Miss Annie is feeling better soon and you both get some sleep.
The censored picture cracks me up!
Poor Annabel & LOVE the Maddie remedies! LMFAO on the girls gone wild Onsies for life!
Okay on a serious note on my FOURTH child I had a stroke of genius for his teething. I’m always a fan of the Dr. Hylands teething tablets and tylenol. I think 6 mos is motrin so she is still too little. Have you started her on ANY solids or cereal. If so and even if not you can totally use formula
You know those home made popcicle makers, pour formula or baby food etc even water with a splash of apple juice. she can hold in with a bib and freeze her mouth AND eat at the same time. I will facebook you some photos of my total genius so you can see. – Angela!
I don’t know WHY I didn’t think this up with my first and Heather, I can’t find a single picture. So the kind I used were the longer like bomb pop star shaped ones. You can do it with her formula now, but once on fruits and veggies add those. Plus this was the second part of my genius idea. You know how you pour half of what you are feeding into a bowl and save the other half, I’d dump the other halves in the freezie popper thingie and mix it….so he’d get like carrots/banana mix. Sometimes it would just be a sweet potato one. He was a preemie and needed all the extra weight so I thought this was better b/c he soothed AND got a few calories…plus he loved it. I soon had to start making the fruit ones for my kids who were all older. I KNOW I have photos…..I probably could rival Heather on the sheer amount so I’ll keep diggin and try to post on FB
You could put the frozen formula in one of those mesh feeders. Wow, hats off to you, Angela…I wish I would have been genius enough to think of this when my babies were teething!
Such a good idea! I love the mesh feeders and when my little guy was teething, I would give him ice cubes in them. The ones that are shaped like a crescent moon (hopefully the kind that your freezer makes Heather) fit perfectly and my baby LOVED it. It kept him entertained, numbed his poor little gums, and wasn’t sticky so it was no big deal when it dripped everywhere. I found the frozen washcloths didn’t stay cold nearly long enough to please my little guy, but the ice cubes worked like a charm! Now that he is bigger, he give him a very cold apple to gnaw on when he is teething and he loves that, but obviously some teeth are needed for that trick!
I also love the Hylands teething tablets.
Good luck! Those two bottom teeth are the WORST!!! Hang in there baby Annabell and Mommy and Daddy!!
No tips of my own, but my mom has told me I liked a damp wash cloth that had been in the freezer for 5-10 minutes. However, I now have an ice fixation, so use at your own risk
No tips, but good luck! Sounds like there are some great suggestions above.
XOXO from GA,
I am in the frozen washcloth camp…but, holy hell, that frozen formula popsicle is GENIOUS…5 kids, I never thought of that!
She is the most scrumptious baby….What. a. face.
Your girls are beautiful.
We had an amber teething necklace on V from about 3 mos (because it is so cute!) her teething was barely noticeable. If it got bad we used Camilia – http://www.amazon.com/Boiron-Camilia-Teething-20-liquid/dp/B00016QTPS
Oh good a link! Yes! BUY THE CAMILIA. You will not be sorry.
Stephanie Stamm says:
We LOVE hylands teething tablets. And on those sleepless nights, some motrin helped tremendously. The frozen washcloth is also great for awake and fussy time. Good luck!!!
A little dab of Orajel on a toothbrush rubbed across her gums. Give her the Tylenol. You’d take it if you were hurting. All the time, too! A washcloth with corners dipped in water then frozen for her to chew on works wonders, too.
As others have said, hyland’s teething tablets. We used them with both girls and they really seem to help. Cold or frozen baby wash cloths are great too. Hope sweet Annie gets some relief soon!
Sarah P says:
Whoa. Keep it on, little Spohr.
We used Amber teething necklaces on both my littles. I don’t know how – but they work! L is 3 and he still wears his, it provides comfort when he is upset
We also used Camilia by Boiron. L was a terrible teether – always getting teeth in bunches, and this saved my sanity.
Cut grapes in half. Freeze. Put them in the baby safe feeder and let her go to town.
Motrin is better than tylenol.
Dip her paci in whiskey and roll it in sugar then let her suck on it. That one was from a now deceased grandma- never had the guts to try it myself!
Oh! In addition to Hyland’s & Amber necklaces, frozen waffles are kind of magical. No joke. Just cut one in half. It generally results in drooly nomming & a bit of relief & quiet!
A homeopathic rememdy I used on my daughter was Camilia. Different brands make it and in Canada the major manufacturer is Boiron.
It was a dream! Literally 5 minutes after I gave it to her she was happy as a clam!
What worked the best for my boys was the teething tablets, they are pure magic!! But my boys didn’t have a very hard time, they were fairly easy. My daughter is 3 months old and I am sure that she is going to give me a run for my money when its teething time.
I would also suggest trying those little mesh fruit feeders. Where you can stick a piece of fruit in them, then they can gnaw on it and now choke on pieces. We would stick ice in it and let the boys chew on it…helped a lot! Message me if you don’t know what I am talking about and I will send a picture!
Alexandra :) says:
It’s so funny how happy Maddie looks with the drugs!
What worked for us were two things.
Ice cubes in one of those netted feeders. Numbed up Rory’s mouth so well and in the hot weather it was like a treat.
Also, you need a Sophie. We ended up with needing 3. We lost the first one and had to buy 2 more to be sure we had a back up. http://mbeans.com/vulli-calisson-sophie-the-giraffe.html
Oh Heather, I feel your pain. My younger son (who turned one last week) has been teething something awful – his pediatrician said he’s popping four molars all at one time,and that is in addition to the other teeth that are coming in to join the five he already has. He’s miserable. My older son (now 3.5) also had terrible teething – he cried so much when he was 4 months old that I freaked and took him to the ER, first time mother that I was….I had no idea teething could do that. Our current pediatrician is a very holistic practitioner and swears by either Hyland’s teething tablets or camomilia tablets. The former is at most stores and the latter you can find at health food stores. I’m sure others have recommended the same remedies and perhaps you even wrote about them previously, but I’m seriously procrastinating with work right now so I haven’t had a chance to look through everything. Also, my younger son seems to like the dampened washcloths that I keep in a ziploc in the freezer – he likes to chew on stuff (older one didn’t at all). Hopefully the worst of it will pass soon, teething really stinks. Feel better little Annie
BTW, Vitacost.com is a great place to get homeopathic remedies online for less than you spend in the store. A friend turned me on to it and I use it for everything like oscilloccinum, the camomilia, teething tablets, calms forte, etc.
they’ve been mentioned about a quadzillion times on here, but really hyland’s teething tablets are THE BEST! i also recomend sophie the giraffe for her to chew on. it’s natural rubber and really cute..you can find them online, i bought mine on diapers.com for a bit less (pricey, but WORTH it!!!)
good luck, mama…my LO is getting his eye teeth right now…ACK!!!
They have new orjel things that look similar to q-tips or a bee sting treatment thing. Just crack it so the medicine gets to the tip and rub it all in Annie’s mouth. They work MIRACLES!
Not sure if anyone has mentioned this but my friends have used Raspberry Teether pacifiers and they have helped tremendously!!! Since it’s a pacifier, you don’t have to do any of the work and little Annie can hold onto it all by herself. You can freeze them too which will help soothe her gums even more in addition to the bumpy surface of the teether. Here’s a link to find them online – some local baby or maternity stores may have them too. I’ve seen them here in Rhode Island but not sure about California: http://buy.babyearth.com/raspberry%20teether
Good luck – I hope Annie finds some relief (and you get some rest) soon!
obviously a lot of others have mentioned the teething tablets.. now and in your maddie post. but i’ll tell you too; they’re AMAZING!! the only thing that has worked for us. and we found them at target!
I never heard of Hylands…but I will remember it…
And now is where one and all will label me a bad mother because I say if a drug will fix it…try. It may only be for a week or so til the tooth breaks the gum, why be miserable? You can get Motrin for infants…A great anti-inflammtory (and does wonders for fevers, too- even over Tylenol).
You can give Annie 1.25 ml and it will last for 6 hours and maybe you can all get some sleep. She definitely weighs enough.
Remember too, that continued dosing is the most effective over time. It used to seem cruel to me to give one dose and then not because of trying to use natural remedies over the dreaded “drugs”!
You do what you gotta, but don’t rule it out….and if she gets some teething poops, have some triple paste on hand for the rash…
We used a combination of Hyland’s Teething Tablets, whole frozen (or just cold) carrots – they’re big and hard and she won’t be able to bite any off yet, but they are large enough for her to effectively hold, frozen fruit in those mesh teethers (peaches, watermelon, and banana all worked great), and lots of time with “Sophie the Giraffe,” her favorite teething toy (and cold gel teething rings – those are also useful).
Trisha Vargas says:
Humphreys teething tablets and frozen washcloths! Also, ice in those little food chewing bags with the handle is awesome.
I hope you find a remedy for sweet Annie soon and that you get some much needed sleep !
(((HUGS))) from Florida
Frozen fruit in a mesh bag (They sell these in the baby section of Target).
Motrin works better than Tylenol and lasts 8 hours.
Natural Teething Tablets.
They also make biter biscuits but fyi they make a HUGE mess.
We are going through the exact same thing and this very moment! I actually just posted a Teething Blog last night!!!
I haven’t slept in a week and now it’s 7:30 am and I can already tell we are going to have another one of “those days!!!”
I hope you and Annie find relief soon… and I hope we do too!!!
Aisha Quinones says:
Have you ever heard of Humprheys? They are these tiny little white balls that are kind of sweet. My mother used these for me and all of my siblings and I used them for my daughter. I also used frozen fruit like strawberries & mango or pinnaple. It was a little messy, but if it stopped the crying I was okay with cleaning up a little mess. Hope she gets better!
I also agree on the Hyland Teething tablets….found them at Walmart. Once my son started teething we did those had to use tylenol every once in awhile.
I’m a big fan of the Hyland teething tablets. They’re all natural and dissolve in the baby’s mouth. My son is 20 months old and we still use them! Teething is such a bummer!
With my daughter the ultimate winner was a piece of frozen banana in this net thingy… yeah that didn’t make sense. I got it at Walgreens, it was this net with a snap open ending that you stuck stuff in. It had a handle she could hold and the net kept her from swallowing big pieces of the banana. Now that she’s older (3) she likes when I put ice cubes made of Kool-aid in it, it’s like a mini popsicle.
I have a friend who swore by these (there’s also a tablet form) http://www.walgreens.com/store/catalog/Health-Needs/Teething-Relief-Swift-Strips/ID=prod4185937-product I never used them though because it was after my daughter was done teething that they had their baby.
Other good options that generally worked for us; tylenol, baby orajel, teething tablets.
Laber of Love says:
You know those mesh things that you can put solid food in, and the baby can gnaw on them? (I tried it with banana once, gross!) I put an ice cube in that and my son would chew on that. It has a nice round handle that he could hold on to-and sure, it melted, but it’s only water. Good luck!
Frozen washcloth was our trick. I was lucky, my (now 12 year old) beauty didn’t have too hard of time but it helped if I could pull a little frozen baby washcloth out of the freezer and hold it for her to chew on whenever she needed it.
Yes, Hylands! Amazing and natural. Remember to buy a lot (if they work for you) because we had to make many a late night run for them when we ran out and the babies would not sleep.
Frozen green onions worked for us.
Also, please ensure that you’re not using Tylenol that’s been recalled. http://www.mcneilproductrecall.com/
1. baltic amber teething necklace/anklet – not for chewing *on*, but for having against the skin. i swear by this for my little monkey, who got her 1st two teeth at 4 months
2. camilia, as was suggested
3. milksicles – formula or breast milk frozen into cubes, then popped into those meshy chewer thingys
4. tylenol, when all else fails!
Hylands Teething Tablets worked okay with my daughter, but they are amazing for my 4 month old son – he INSTANTLY goes from screamy mess to giggling cutey after a tablet or 2.
My daughter was in a very serious relationship with Sophie the Giraffe from about 4 months to 1 year. She’s almost 2 now and saw Sophie (with her brother) for the first time in almost a year and had a MAJOR fit about it.
Adventures In Babywearing says:
I haven’t scanned thru the comments, so I’m sure it’s been suggested but amber necklaces work WONDERS- I know a lot of people that have gotten them from http://hyenacart.com/inspiredbyfinn/ if you can’t find them locally. (And it’s a necklace with pain relieving qualities that she wears, not to “teethe” on.)
Mrs. Bro says:
Hylands teething tablets. Hands down. They’re all natural, and they’re made from the root of a plant. They’re harmless, and they’re wonderful.
Aunt Becky says:
Amelia gets excited and PULLS HER SHIRT UP. It’s all Girls Gone Wild here ALL THE TIME. She’s gonna be a REAL treat when she’s a teenager.
We’re in the throes of teething up here also. Hyland’s teething tablets (tiny and dissolve instantly) have been working for the most part coupled with ice cubes in one of those mesh things.
I SWEAR by a rubber spatula (the kind you use to scrape the bowl when baking)! I recommend it to all of my friends and they all use it too! The BIG one from Williams Sonoma is the best, but any silicone one will do. My kids are one and two and still chew on them!
anni matusky says:
Try an amber teething necklace!
I used frozen wash cloths and frozen teething rings but I just had to say the frozen babyfood/formla idea is AWESOME!! Can’t believe I didn’t think of it!!
You capture the cutest pics! I just LOVE her little face! Poor Annie, the pressure on the gums is what hurts. Try massaging her gums as well as the other suggestions, once the tooth is through it relieves the pain. I found motrin worked better at night because it lasts longer.
My son loved toothbrushes. His legs would start kicking and he would get all excited when we would walk by them in the bathroom. It was a running joke at our house that we would give the baby his brothers toothbrush when we couldn’t find his. My older son hid his brush for month!
Good luck guys! I hope sweet Annie gets some relief! And yes I agree, Maddie is beautiful
Not sure if anyone has mentioned it, but a washcloth dipped in chamomile tea and frozen a bit is a great soother.
CJ's mom says:
have you tried frozen celery? I think it stays frozen a little longer than other food since it has a lot of water in it. even when it isn’t frozen just chewing on something that applies pressure feels good. doesn’t have much of a taste either.
I’m going to posit that Annie’s issues are not *just* teething related.
At 4 months, she’s also going through a major developmental leap.
At 4 months with my son we discovered Moxie and the magic that is The Wonder Weeks: http://www.amazon.com/Wonder-predictable-age-linked-development-characterized/dp/9079208019/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1276700071&sr=8-1
I’m not downplaying the pain of teething, but I think most of the time what’s going on is this developmental leap, and not so much teething … especially when it comes to sleep disturbances, etc.
This book really helped me, hopefully it will help you all too!
Teething tablets all the way… worked wonders with my two kids!!!
Poor Annie! I think you’ve received lots of good advice to help her through. I think I blocked out those teething times with my little ones (youngest is 4 years old now!)
That little line about smiling at beautiful Maddie’s pictures got me teary-eyed. ;-(
Teething Tablets. They are homeopathic and work wonders. They are in the oragel isle but in a pink and white bottle. Hope they work and Annie (and Mommy)get some relief!
one thing that seemed to work with our daughter is putting a piece of ice into one of those teether feeders. here’s a link to what i’m talking about:
My daughter gummed on the ice through this safe “net” which really seemed to help. Works well during the hot summer months too. good luck!
Marti from Michigan says:
You and Mikd could just massage her gums with your fingers when you’re holding her. My daughter started teething at 4 months as well, and got her first tooth through at 5 months! I was nursing her, and she loved to bite down on my nipple…..ouch?
Annabel AND Maddie are so adorable in the teething pictures. I believe Maddie is nearby, helping Annie through this time in her baby life.
We love those mesh baby feeders and put frozen fruit in them.
Hylands didn’t work for my son for some reason, and we got desperate, nothing helped! We finally wet a washcloth with water and apple juice and froze it so he would have something to chew on (we twisted it into a pretzel type shape). It worked, AND hydrated as it melted!
I remember the teething posts for sweet Maddie… All I have for you is the famous cold/frozen washcloth trick. I know a little one who didn’t like the washcloth deal, but a frozen teething ring worked for her. But usually that would last for a minute or two, she’d spit it out, and then look at you like “MY GUMS HURT AND IT’S ALL YOUR FAULT, WAAAHH.” Poor babies. Teething sucks.
Snickrsnack Katie says:
I see everyone is pretty much suggesting everything you already tried with Maddie – frozen washcloths, bagels, etc. Anything frozen usually helps to numb it, but some babies get pissed off at the coldness factor. My grandmother swore by rubbing a bit of whiskey (TINY AMOUNT) on the baby’s gums. Come to think of it… most of her remedies involved whiskey.
Anyway, good luck! Hoping beautiful Annabel feels better soon and that some of those toofers pop out already!
Somebody has probably already said this for sure but I had an early teether and the only thing that really worked reliably for us was alternating Tylenol and Motrin every three hours. Especially the Motrin b/c it is an anti-inflammatory and helps with the gum swelling.
Since I had my daughter there is also that Sophie the Giraffe toy? I thought I might try that with #2…
Not sure what I’m coming up with will be new to you but what worked for my little guy was the teething tablets and motrin. Hands down the best combination. Good luck! Teething is NO FUN.
Do you have one of the vibrating teething rings? My son loved (and still loves it) when he was teething. I tried to save Tylenol for night time so that we could both get some sleep and opted for other things during the day. The frozen washcloth really worked well too.
I second the vibrating teethers. They are so wonderful! It’s the only thing that really worked for my 2 sons.
The vibrating teethers are amazing!! My daughter loved them and they worked great for us. Good luck
Last month my daughter went through this and got FOUR top teeth at one time. It was horrific. We were up all night trying to get her to stop screaming. The teething tablets work great, as did Tylenol and Motrin. There wasn’t anything that she really liked to chew on much. I’m sure someone (myself included) would be happy to send you some teething tabs. I get mine at Target in the diaper aisle. Good luck!!!!
My sister swears by Amber Teething Necklaces for my nieces. It has to be short (so it doesn’t snag on anything and so baby won’t be tempted to yank on it) and it has to be worn under shirts so it’s skin to skin contact. My sister litterally only took it off for bath time. She went from having a miserable, tired baby – she was also sleep deprived and miserable – to a happy baby that went back to sleeping through the night after only one full day of my neice(s) wearing it. It’s all natural, but remember that the lighter yellow the amber, the stronger the healing properties are. And, if you’re interested, Code: “AC” at http://hyenacart.com/inspiredbyfinn/ will get you 25% off all of their jewelry. :o)
Amy Mishra says:
Hyland’s teething tablets – you can find them at walgreens. they are all natural and work like a charm!
All natural teething tablets! I swear by them!
I just can’t get over how adorable she is!!!
Ginger snaps seemed to help our kids when they were teething. I think the spiciness sort of worked on the gums. We would also give them crushed ice chips to suck on.
The Girls Gone Wild censor blocks…oh hell I’m laughing too hard!
For sleep, try putting on some white noise. Dr. Karp says having white noise on at night should lull a baby back to sleep, even with some teething pain. Just make sure it’s the right volume and is a really harsh sound – like the one on Karp’s CD: http://www.amazon.com/Happiest-Soothing-Calming-Sounds-sounds/dp/B000CPGYE4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1276704839&sr=8-1
Oh boy! I can’t wait for another Great Teething Test. (Hint hint!)
I have absolutely no suggestions as I have no children yet. BUT I think the censored pic is hilarious. And Annie’s tendency to strip in public, hehe.
Teething tablets worked wonders on both my little ones. I bought them at Babies R Us, but they seemed to go really fast, usually only a couple bottles left when I would go.
I haven’t read through all the comments, so this may have been mentioned, but I always gave my son frozen french fries. They are small enough to fit in their mouth, and easy for them to hold. Obviously, you just have to make sure they don’t bite a piece off. Also, my doctor didn’t want my son to take the natural tablets (I can’t remember why) so you may just want to double check, with your doctor, although it sounds like they work!
Poor baby!! I haven’t read through all the comments but you’ve gotten some great ideas. I always found that Motrin works much better than Tylenol.
So I don’t have a baby…but I do have a puppy and thought if you are looking for any ideas maybe this could work?! At pet stores they sell a toy called a Chilly Bone. You soak it with water and freeze it and then give when they are nipping. Could work for a baby? Haha idk just throwing anything out there for you. Thank you so much for sharing both of your beautiful daughters with us. Reading your blog is the first thing I do at work when I get in (shhh!) Good luck!
I’m sure it has been said but Hyland’s Teething Tablets are amazing! Once I got those for my kids, I didn’t use Tylenol or Motrin anymore.
I can’t wait to see Annie with some teeth.
Baby Orajel, teething tablets…and if you use Gerber/Nuk brand pacifiers, you can suck water into the nipple part by pinching it and relasing it while in a stream of water or in a bowl of water…and you can freeze that. Then it’s something frozen to bite on.
Im not sure if Annie uses a pacifier or not, but I used to fill the pacifier with water and freeze it. Just hold the paci under water, and squeeze the bulb part and it will suck up water (I have the playtex brand) throw it in the freezer and viola! worked lke a charm… along with the baby orajel and motrin!
I’m a sucker for a baby gadget! We bought this cool “fresh food feeder” by Munchkin @ Target! We would put ice cubes or frozen fruit in it, slap a bib on her and let her go to town! It was awesome — both my girls were always SO happy when we would give it to them! When your done your rinse and reuse!
Not sure if anyone else has mentioned this, but my pediatrician had a remedy that was new to me and worked like a charm. He said to dip your finger in liquid childrens benadryl and rub on the gums/teeth. It numbs and soothes but not to the point of possibly effecting swallowing like Ora-gel and others. He said almost no medicine at all is absorbed so do it as often as needed and it is fine for small infants. It helped us so just thought I would share! Good luck!
kristi w. says:
A pediatrician friend also suggested liquid children’s Benadryl. I would dip a Q-tip in there and swab her little gums, and no kidding, within a few minutes my happy baby was back again. It has pain reliever and anti-inflammatory in it, so it helps with the swollen gums and pain. Not sure if there is an age minumum or not, but our baby was about 9 months old when we started doing it.
Hylands teething tablets are the best!!! My son wouldn’t sleep either, but these seem to ease his discomfort and help him sleep – like deep, in a coma kinda sleep that I knew he needed. Hope they help!
Laurie SL says:
My sister used a food feeder and put ice in it for her daughter – luckily it was summer and hot so her baby loved sucking/biting on the ice. Something like this:
Maybe someone has mentioned this, but I used cold carrots – they are a bit resistant, like fingers!
Gale @ Ten Dollar Thoughts says:
Haven’t read through all the comments, so someone has probably already said this, but…
Get a washcloth wet, wring it out, and roll it up. Freeze it and then she can rub the frozen terry cloth against her gums.
Ashley Hast says:
I froze wet washcloths in the freezer for chewing/sucking on, and in addition to/or rather than oragel, I put whiskey on their gums.
Those pictures are absolutely adorable!!! I just want to squeeze her little cheeks all day long!
Please be careful with the frozen foods like carrots and bagels. My 5 mo old was suffering and I decided to try a frozen bagel. In a matter of seconds, she had managed to chew off a small piece and was choking on it. It was very scary. Frozen foods inside the mesh bags that look like pacis are fine. We also loved Sophi the Giraffe.
The post from when Maddie was teething is just adorable. She is so beautiful and so happy. All the photos are gorgeous, but I love the pickle face! … Sorry to hear Annie isn’t feeling so great. Was that why you were upset in the car, Annie? I hope you feel better soon. … You’ve already got over a hundred comments so I am sure you’ve gotten some helpful suggestions. Wish I had one, but I grew up in the era of “teething rings” and when I babysat those were still around and I don’t remember them being much help. … Good luck! Hope it passes quickly.
Madeline most certainly shared her extraordinary beauty with her little sister, Annabel!! She just gets cuter with each photo!!!!!
I’m going to 23rd the frozen washcloth. My littles loved that. I’ve heard a lot of controversy in the last couple years about the teething tablets, so do your homework there. I used them with my daughter, who is now six, and they helped. I think that was pre-drama.
Lastly, I’ve never used them, but I have SEVERAL mama friends who swear by them: Amber Teething Beads. You can find them online. I’ve never looked into them, so I’m not exactly sure what makes them so magical, but my friend has used them with all three boys and they have never been bothered by teething. Also, some people let their babies wear them around their neck, but that skeeves her out so they just hold onto it and knaw on it.
I hope you and Annie get some relief soon!
We used to do frozen peas and carrots, since they were ok w/solid food. I was always with them because I was scared they could choke on anything, but they hated the washcloths and other stuff, and the frozen foods seemed to help. Good luck!
Ahhh I clearly remember those days! Get those toys that you freeze…they love them!
Laura Calvert says:
Painful teething runs in our family so I feel your sleepless nights. A couple of things help us.
Toothbrushes. My daughter loves to chew on a toothbrush. I just make sure it is one that has hard rubber and no suction cup on the end.
I used to make plain water popsicles but worried about her choking on a piece. Now I have one of those mesh feeders that you use to give an older infant whole fruit and we put icecubes in that.
Agree with the comments on orajel. Choking hazard and not very effective for us. We did use a lot of Motrin (better for us than Tylenol) and on some days actually had to alternate Tylenol and Motrin when her gums were especially painful. Talk to you dr though. Ours does not recommend it for more than 24hr.
We also found the vibrating teethers were helpful. I thought they were gimicky when I saw them in the store but they really were helpful. Target and Walmart have them in a strawberry shape and a grape shape.
We also ended up buying a P shaped chewie that she could use. it allowed her to grip it easily and it reached her molars. They use it for speech development and sensory activities but it was really helpful for this too. Email me if you want me to send you the company etc. I can’t find it right this minute.
Heather@Triple Blessing says:
I haven’t read through all the comments so this might be redundant, but we loved Hylands teething tablets. They were a lifesaver! Also the cold wet washcloth from the fridge. When she gets older, the frozen fruit in a mesh feeder was the BEST!
The Editor says:
I didn’t read all the comments through, so please excuse if this is a duplicate.
By the time I had my third, I decided the best remedy was Hyland’s followed by one of those mesh feeder things
filled with ice chips. It lasts longer than a washcloth and they can hold it easily.
Also, a bit of lavender oil rubbed on the soles of her feet is very calming/soothing.
The lavender oil will help you, too.
Good luck and remember the teeth will eventually arrive…
Mine did great when I filled a baby bottle full of water, put the cap on the bottle, turned it upside down and put it in the freezer. Once fully frozen, I would pop the cap off, and give the bottle to my children. They LOVED chewing on the icy cold nipple and the cold dribbles of water that came out of the bottle.
Wow, so many great suggestions here! I really lucked out because with all my babies, not one of them had trouble teething. I was always suprised when a tooth popped up! It was always like, hey….when did that happen??! His first tooth! Sometimes I noticed extra chewing on the fingers, but no fussiness or crying. I really lucked out in the teeth department. Of course, they are all getting me back now with all the braces and ortho work. Didn’t luck out there, that’s for sure! $$$
Lisa @ Early Morning Run says:
I wish I had advice for you so the cutie wouldn’t be in pain and you could get some sleep, but obviously, any advice from me probably wouldn’t be too helpful!
so sorry to hear about your lack of sleep and her pain, but at least she’ll grow out of it…eventually. Just like the ‘pulling up the shirt routine,’… hopefully!!
I don’t know if someone has said it but wetting and freezing facecloths really worked for my daughter and Sophie the Giraffe!!!
I swear by the battery-powered vibrating teething toys. Although the sound is a little creepy, they work wonders.
My favorite remedies? The homeopathic teething tablets and our super awersome baby safe feeder. We would stick anything from frozen fruits to just ice cubes in the little net, screw it down on the handle and give it to the girls. It was a life saver both times. I give it at every baby shower I attend now. And always get told how great of a gift it actually was when teething rolls around.
OMG! That censored photo cracked me up! Too cute. =P
And I remember that teething entry you did on Maddie, with all the remedies you tried out. Such a great post indeed.
I loved reading Maddie’s teething story!
I asked my mom who is an RN and worked at a pediatric office for 15 years. She suggested baby oragel, baby motrin (sparingly if you’re worried.) Definitely something cold, freeze a teething ring, (I gave those to my cousins and it really worked) and as a very last resort, rubbing whiskey on her gums. (She won’t tell me if she did this to me, lol.)
She also mentioned if you are worried about tylenol and motrin, besides asking the doctor, use before bed so she can fall asleep (and you can fall asleep too for a bit). If she doesn’t have as much pain she may be able to get some sleep.
I also suggest (as a non-parent, only a nannie for a few years, so take my advice with a grain of salt!) if she’s old enough for teething biscuits, since she loves teething on things like that, maybe freezing a biscuit for her to gum on? Also, seriously, the teething rings with saline or water, or whatever they put in it that can freeze, helps. Baby oragel numbs the gums so she’ll get some relief.
This is the type of teething ring I was talking about:
And when I was googling I found this site:
Good luck and I hope sweet Annie’s gums stop hurting her soon!
I don’t know if you one close, but I know that Winco Foods sells the natural teething tablets. I thought that our Walgreens did, too.
Teething tablets work wonders, they are all natural and disolve under your kiddos tounge. They were the only thing I found that helped and I tried it all.
Hyland’s Teething Tablets worked great for my daughter. They are all natural and dissolve easily. Once I found out about these, we never needed anything else.
amber teething necklace– my son wore his daily since 3 months old! It worked wonders! would never have gotten through his 2 year molars(and eye teeth) with out it!
sam b says:
I’m one more vote for the natural teething tablets. My son is teething right now, too, and these have worked SO WELL. I seriously cannot recommend them enough! I found mine at Walgreens.
Shirley L says:
I swear by Baltic Amber Teething necklaces! Babies don’t chew on them, they wear them and the baltic amber has natural soothing qualities. I know it sounds crazy but my third daughter NEVER complained about teething when she had that necklace. If you do go for it just make sure it is made for a baby.
I don’t have any suggestions, but Annie sure is cute, cute, cute!!!
Beautiful babies! My boss suggests a clothes pin (the old kind without the springs) in the freezer and letting them chew on it, I dont have any kids of my own buuuut a lot of the parents at my center do it so it may work? Good luck!!
Sarah M. says:
Bourbon. What? It always makes me feel better Plus my 86 yr old grandma who has 9 kids & 25 grandkids has always said it worked for her. Just a little on the gums. No shots until she’s 21!
Those homeopathic teething tablets really worked for my second son. (My first didn’t seem bothered by his teeth coming out at all.) I didn’t really put a lot of stock in homeopathic remedies till I was desperate to relieve my baby’s pain without tylenol. I only used them before bed when I couldn’t constantly comfort him and they were a total lifesaver.
Dupois Natural Health is a local homeopathic pharmacy here in South Louisiana that I promise I do not work for or have any associations with whatsoever besides that their teething formula and colic formula are both items that saved my sanity. They have a website
It’s a very primitive site. The owners of this pharmacy are very old so I imagine they don’t know very much about web-design. But you can order and have items shipped anywhere in the US from their site. I believe the teething solution is under the Specialty Items button on the right side of the home page. You can email them for a list of the ingredients. My child’s pediatrician recommended them and we have survived 16 whole teeth in just as many months including some molars without pulling any hair out. Good Luck!
We used beef jerky. Sounds strange I know but it works. They don’t actually eat the jerky so you don’t have to worry about meat before she is a year, but the salt in it helps to soften the gums and make it easier for the tooth to cut and the taste of the jerky keeps them interested longer than a cool wash rag. Give it a try if worse comes to worst you can eat the bag of jerky!
Sarah Gearhart says:
Babies R Us, Walmart and several other stores carry little mesh bags with handles on them. (I can’t remember the brand name). We used to put frozen fruit and crushed ice in there for Tyler. He’d happily gnaw away at it for a long time, and the mesh bag prevented him from choking. They’re a life saver!
When my son started cutting his two-year molars, I got him an amber teething necklace. He never had another problem with them again, and he still wears it to this day. (He’s three) They make them small enough so that they can’t put them in their mouths. As long as it touches their skin, it soothes their pain. It was a life-saver for us!
Forgive me: I’m totally late and don’t have the time to read through the comments to see if I’m repeating someone, but both my girls did great with Hurricaine Gel. It’s the same stuff the dentist uses to numb your gums before the needle. Same thing as Orajel, but works 10X longer! The initial taste of it isn’t exactly enjoyable, but it subsides quickly. You have to ask for it at the pharmacy counter, but don’t need a prescription and it lasts forever! If you decide to have any more ADORABLE children, I guarantee you’ll have plenty left! Good luck! (BTW, I got Annabel’s birth announcement a few weeks ago……PRECIOUS!!!!!!)
I just want to zerbert that little tummy.
Teething just blows. Plain and simple.
Ha ha ha haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.
Just so you know I’m laughing at myself. My daughter is around the same age and has been acting all out of whack and me, being me, had no clue what was going on.
You just opened my eyes (It must be that medical google degree you have).
Now I know!!!! It’s teething!
Daddy Dan says:
JUST like her Mommy!
Sarah R says:
She reminds me so much of my Elise, it’s almost scary! Wow.
Anyway, teething does suck. Elise has been drooling for a long while, but so far, no teeth. Andrew started getting them at 3 months (got the bottom 2 then).
Amber teething necklaces are amazing.
This site claims that Hazelwood is even better:
They also sell amber as well as amber/hazelwood.
I don’t know anyone who has used hazelwood for teething but I wear one (and a bracelet too) for heartburn and it’s absolutely amazing! Side benefit, my skin looks great to boot!!
We always used http://www.hylands.com/products/teething.php
(Same stuff, just in gel form) It is awesome & all natural with no drugs n junk.
ALSO my son LOVED his http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2792502
he would chew on it and the vibration really seemed to help him. It was really easy for him to hold and soft enough that if he smacked himself in the face with it, no problem!!
I just read Maddie’s teething post! That was so funny!
I tried to not give med’s to my babies either.
I would peel and slice an apple and then freeze them.I would then put a slice into one of those mesh feeders. This worked really well! Here is a link:
You can find them at target, walmart, or babies r us too.
Hopefully she will feel better soon. Because teething sucks for all parties that are involved. I have a 2 year old who is teething and he woke up out of a dead sleep this week screaming bloody murder. Not fun!
Holy cow!!!!! Can’t believe how many remedies are out there!
You can do what my sister did w/my niece when she reached her limit: she sent her to my house for the night so mama & daddy could get some sleep!
Love, love, love the pictures of your girls. The remedy try-out sequence with Maddie was too cute! The bliss in her eyes when she got to the drugs! Too cute. As for Miss Annabel…adorable. LOVE the censored picture!!!
BABY BITIN’ COOKIES!! My grandson loves them, he’s 9 mos and has 4 teeth, doing great!! As you heard in other comments, VERY MESSY!! Cute though when babies are messy!! I love it!!
I love her. She’s so cute.
“Baby Safe Feeder” with chilled green grapes or ice cubes.
But she’s cute anyway.
Amber teething necklaces! I swear it was the only thing that got me through my littlest teething. We didn’t have it for the first few teeth and that was miserable. After we got it, we barely noticed they were coming through.
One thing that was told to me by our pediatrician, with my oldest, was that orajel make the gums tougher and prolongs teething.
We’re in our second round of teething around here so I feel you girl.
Her face is so adorable in that first picture. My Lord she is cute!!
Vanessa Jordan says:
I must chime in with TEETHING TABLETS!!!! I would run for them when Raina and Jada teethed, WONDERFUL if I do say so myself, they just relieve it all it seems, they are suppose to be really safe too, I was like you, it freaked me out to give them too much tylenol!! So the teething tablets saved my life, now my niece is using them with her baby, and she swears by them, we get them at Wal-Mart here, cause us Eastern,Kentuckians aren’t lucky enough to have TARGET!!!! THAT SUCKS!!!!!!!
Have you thought of getting an Amber teething necklace? Lots of mums swear by them.