Monday, August 17, 2009

Houston we have a....

Tooth. Or a tooth in the making. A nameless someone woke his momma up at midnight screaming bloody murder. I rocked him for 45 mins and then put him back in bed, still wide awake. He didn't make another peep but drifted off to sleep.

Today he's been super fussy. I laid him in his crib while I was putting some things away in his room and he acted so drowsy. He rolled over and turned his little mobile on (by himself!) and went to sleep. He slept in his crib for two marvelous hours. I say that because my son never naps in his crib. Two whole, marvelous hours!

Now he's awake and not happy!

I peeked in his mouth and there, clear as day is a white spot that is soon to pop out as a tooth. Which explains a LOT. I gave him some tylenol. He hates baby oragel. He's got his teething rings - frozen and otherwise.

Any tips?!
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25 comments:

Jennipher said...

My son is 8 months old and has two bottom teeth. Here is what seemed to help him:
-Sucking on cold or frozen washcloths. He loved that and it kept him entertained since it was something new.
-Humphrey's All Natural Teething Pellets. You can get them at Walmart, Target, Walgreens, etc.

He hated the oragel but Humphrey's did the trick. Good luck!

Beth said...

I am a nurse and also have a 3 yr old. Teething tablets worked for us with tylenol or motrin. Our Dr's don't recommend orajel because it can numb their little throats and with his issues already with swallowing, I wouldn't use that.

Something encouraging...my daughter's first tooth was really hard, but the rest were not near as bad to cut as the first!! Hope all goes well!

AmberS said...

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~Mrs. Guru~ said...

awe, poor baby!

Wendy said...

Definitely try a cold, wet wash cloth - and rub his gums firmly w/ your finger...the first one is the hardest...then they seem to get used to it. Good luck - the misery doesn't last long, fortunately!!

Kristen said...

We used Hyland's Teething tablets for all 3 of my children - they are all natural and dissolves instantly. Soothes instantly also! Good luck - teething sure makes them cranky!

Oh, you can get them at and drug store and most supermarkets.

Shari said...

I would put frozen peaches, pear in a one of those net things with a handle and then let them go to town gnawing on it. I can't remember the name of the food holder that's net though. I used Hyland's teething tablets and they worked good, too. They dissolve in the baby's mouth and it's all natural.

Lianna Knight said...

Poor baby :(

Kelli said...

Landyn is getting his 3rd tooth right now and is not sleeping very well. We are using a combo of Hyland's teething tablets and tylenol. If it's really bad and he's had enough time i have used motrin. Cold washcloths are a good one too, Landyn loves them! (Speaking of which i should put one in the freezer for a couple minutes) Good luck, I hope it comes through soon!

Valerie said...

I let my kids have frozen waffles. They soften up pretty fast but they just gum em to death. A cold or frozen mini bagel is nice to chew on too. Just be careful with how cold things are, some stuff from the freezer can be too cold for their little gums. Those little mesh bags are great. Cold fruits are wonderful. A cold wet washcloth...
anything that he can chew on and help relieve some of that pressure.

Yay B for your 1st tooth! (the 1st was always the worst for crankiness w/ my 3. It should get better from here) :)

Shanna said...

Your mommy instinct was right...how long have we been wondering when it was gonna make it's appearance!? Go B..you're getting so big!

Lea Liz said...

aww yay!! Brody was the same way when his teeth was coming in but I made sure to get that orajel on there! We also used natural teething tablets from walmart, tylenol, and I took baby wash cloths and rolled them up and put them in water in the fridge and he loved chewing on them! Also.. anything hard will help them cut them on thru!!

Cori said...

Hyland's teething tablets are wonderful! They're usually in with the vitamins and stuff at Walmart.

Congrats on the 1st tooth. :)

Jennifer said...

anything hard. the harder the better... that what makes the tooth come out sooner.

All(4) of my kids loved a spoon. the kind with the plastic covering was good too. You can place them in the freezer so they are nice and cold...

get a small wash clothe...dip it in water...ring out, roll it up and place in freezer...when it's nice and hard give yo B...my kids loved it.

NONE of my children liked the store bought stuff.

hope his helps

Erin said...

New here, just wanted to say that my guy is working on his fifth tooth and the motrin seems to work soooo much better than Tylenol. We save Motrin doses for first in the morning and right before bed when he's cutting a new tooth.

Myra said...

Just to chime in with everyone else...Hyland's Teething Tablets worked like a charm. Ridley has his 2 lower teeth now. The teething tablets are natural, have no side effects and I just gave them to him as needed. They seemed to really calm him down so he could sleep too. I also used Baby Orajel and a teensy bit of Tylenol. But the best combo for us was Orajel and Teething Tablets. Hope that helps!!

KAL071203 said...

i think orajel is a waste, i never felt it worked w/ my oldest son, and it deffinatly doesn't work on our 18mo. baby. Our ped. has us alternate motrin and tylenol (motrin every 6, tylenol every 4) during the really bad and painful times. Hope he is feeling better soon!

Emory said...

I let my little girl chew on longer celery stalks when she was working on a tooth. They were cold and she could just chew and chew and nothing really comes off.

zanesmommy said...

TEETHING TABLETS!!!! Wonderful and you can find them at Sprouts, Wild flower, or whatever Whole Foods type store you have. In a quick read, many have said the same. Also, try carrots that are soaked in water in the fridge (large ones) that he can "chew on"

Good Luck

Lauren Kelly said...

Awww, poor guy!!!

michele said...

Hi Jenna! We used the Hyland's teething tablets, and they worked great. We got them at our local drugstore, but I think Walmart and BRU carries them too. One thing I wanted to mention about the frozen teething rings - be careful that they don't crack. We had one crack on us, and my son almost choked on the small piece. From then on, we just used frozen washrags.

Amanda said...

Congrats on the impending tooth arrival!

Amy said...

Poor Brayden, and poor mommy! Teething is rough! I suggest Hylands Teething Tablets. You may have to get them fron the pharmacist (although they're all natural). I used to dissolve them in a tiny bit of water and suck it up and feed it to the kids with a medicine dropper.

Also, my pediatrician suggested NOT using Orajel because it can numb their throat when they swallow it and you don't want that. Tylenol and teething tablets always worked well for us!

GOOD LUCK!

The Lewis Family said...

Teething tablets!!!!It is like little pcs. of candy that dissolve! My daughter loves them - or Ibprofin works great!

Christy said...

Jenna, my son loved cold, very cold baby washcloths to chew on...

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