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7/24/08 12:11 P

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my four month old is also teething has been for a while now. he just chews on his hand or any toy that is given to him. i don't know how he can chew on his hand, he bites pretty hard. we went to the doctor yesterday and we get to start feeding him some rice cereal once every 2 days. really watered down rice cereal, but it sound super fun. However, I have a big baby so that might be why we already recieved the nod. yesterday he was in the 97th percentile in height and 93rd in weight. he's not really fat, but all that height has to weigh in somewhere.

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7/24/08 12:22 A

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They make baby oragel q-tips which makes it easier to get in their mouths since you don't have to worry about gettin bit. Also, Wal Mart has some teething tablets that I gave Brooke and she loved them. They were by the binkis and infant toothbrushes.

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7/23/08 6:41 P

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TGGR68- I haven't seen them at Wal-mart. I get mine from a local drug store. You might wanna try that!

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7/23/08 6:38 P

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DAWN - Thanks. I wasn't sure how fast they dissolved and worried about them being a choking hazard. Are they something I could pick up at Wal-Mart?

JACKJACK - I, too, plan to wait until my son is 6 months old before starting him on solids. My concern with many of the methods presented here was that they'd be a choking hazard for a baby so young and who had not yet started solids.

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7/23/08 5:43 P

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Question, is the baby without solids age 3.5 months? If so I was advised to wait until the baby was at least 6 months before introducing solids to a baby's diet, breast milk or bottle is enough for the first 6 months or more. I have a 8 month old that refuses to eat any solids...my Dr. said don't worry, he'll eat when he is ready!

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7/23/08 5:41 P

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Tre hasn't had solids yet and I just use the teething tablets. They disolve really quickly. Just hold it under his tongue. It is usually disolved in a couple of seconds!

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7/23/08 5:24 P

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Any advice for a baby who hasn't even had solids yet? I'm a little apprehensive to try some of the ideas posted here, especially the food in the mesh holder idea. I've given him teethers, but he just doesn't hold onto them for very long. Other things I've tried are Tylenol and teething gels.

He's 3.5 months. We've been dealing with the teething off and on since 2 months old, but it's kicked into high gear in the last week.

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7/23/08 4:49 P

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Thanks, love that pic, it is too cute!

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7/23/08 3:11 P

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Yeah, Tre chews on his thumb all the time! I don't know how...he bit me once and it really hurt! I will keep my fingers crossed that your little one gets some relief soon!

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7/23/08 2:58 P

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That's great! My little guy is sticking his own fist in his mouth to try to relieve his gums from hurting, won't take anything else, not even a teething ring. I try to rub his gum with a cold cloth and he had a fit on me! Oops! Hope it doesn't last too long!

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7/23/08 2:54 P

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Val,

Tre usually sleep really well!!! Most of the time all night long. If not he wakes up cuz he wants his paci or something which is a quick fix!

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7/23/08 2:48 P

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Sorry to hear that Dawn, believe it or not, this too shall pass...soon as he gets all his teeth in. emoticon My little guy is getting another one in also, just spotted it last nite. Fun times, uh? emoticon Does your little one sleep well?

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7/23/08 1:47 P

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I also have found that the teething tablets work well!! My 5.5 month old just had his second tooth cut thru and he isn't the happiest little guy! He woke up at 2am and didn't go back to sleep until 5:45 this morning and I had to get up at 6 for work! We are both tired today!

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7/19/08 1:29 P

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I'm glad you found something that he likes and works!

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7/19/08 1:19 P

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Thank you for all the suggestions! I actually picked up a mesh food holder last night...great minds think alike! :) I put a frozen peach in it this morning...he really liked that, then I put a piece of watermelon in it! :) He really likes the watermelon! I'm so happy we found something! Yay! Now if I can get him to sleep through the night! He used to sleep 8-10 hours straight and now that his teeth have been bugging him he wakes up at 2...then it's hard to get him back asleep. Poor little guy!

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I'm a little late on this but here are my suggestions....

Look into a teething necklace.. my son is wearing one the picture to the left.. there are natural oils in Baltic Amber that are absorbed into the skin that are supposed to help with teething pain. The baby's don't chew on the necklace so there is no choking hazard. hyenacart.com/inspiredbyfinn/index.p
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Look into getting a mesh food holder. You can take a piece of fresh fruit or whatever and put it inside of the mesh holder and let the baby hold on to it and munch on it. The juices come out but none of the skins or anything making it safe and yummy and the handle isn't cold so it's easier for them to hold. Then once you are done using it you can throw it in the dishwasher to clean www.amazon.com/none-43124-Munchkin-F
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Dip your finger with extra strength anbesol (the adult variety) and rub it on his gums.. the gels never work for long because baby's saliva washes it away the anbesol is absorbed into the gums for a better effect.

And the wash rag in the feezer is a great idea along with a "frozen" waffle which is cold but not too cold to hold and a yummy little treat.

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7/18/08 6:04 P

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Purr-fect, so happy to hear that, thank you for the added prayer support for my friend's son, his name is A.J.

Val

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7/18/08 4:44 P

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Val, Her eyesight is perfect (Thank God) and if you didn't know her you wouldn't ever know she had a problem. The Dr. she had that did the plastic surgery was awesome. He made the slit right where her eyelid folds back, so it's in the crease.

It's God that has helped me make it thru it all for sure. Thank you for such a nice compliment though!!!

I will keep your friend's son in my prayers!

Edited by: FORMYGIRLS2008 at: 7/18/2008 (16:42)
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Wow, I have a friend whose son is dealing with that now (Hemangioma) he has it on his cheek and he is going through surgery now to reduce it (experimental treatment, not proven yet) our church continually prays for him and the success of the treatment. I'm sorry that she had such a challenging start! You're another special mommy. I think God knows exactly who to allow to take care of his special little ones and I admire them (you ) so, don't know if I would be strong enough to go through all of that without falling apart everytime my child had to experience the pain. I know it's not easy for you either, but you have done it! How is her eye now?

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7/18/08 4:27 P

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I am happy to say that I carried the girls over 37 weeks. I never had a problem with them at all and never was on bed rest even though I gained 165lbs. Actually, In July I was bowling and two weeks before I had them I was out going to garage sales. I had an amazing Dr. The only thing I did have was gestational diabities (sp) that I gave myself shots for but immediately dropped after having them.

Alania developed a Hemangioma (It's along the lines of a birth mark but it was on her eyelid) They treated it for sty and everything and kept waiting and waiting and it just kept getting bigger and bigger and she couldn't even hardly see out of her eye by the time she was 3 months. We had been taking her to an eye Dr. We had to start taking her to Children's Hospital where they then gave her shots in her eye. We went every two weeks. Then when she was 9 months for some reason we had to see another eye Dr and he said that he wanted it removed asap. So she had to go in and have plastic/reconstructive surgery not cosmetic reason but as a neccessity. It took 4 hours. She hated going and was so afraid of Dr's and it broke my heart every time. She has had the stomach flu twice also and had to be held down to get iv's...the last time it took 5 adults other than me to hold her down. Just to get the Iv's she had to have. For the first two and a half years of her life she melted to even go in a Dr's office.



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Bethany were your twins born on time or early? Why (if you don't mind me asking)did Alania been through a lot?

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This is one area, I got really lucky in. The girls loved the gerber teething biscuits and as they were somewhat hard it broke the teeth thru the skin alot faster. (Well let me rephrase) Alivia like the teething biscuits, Alania you would just look in her mouth and see teeth. It never seemed to phase her. Thank God! She's a tough little cookie, and has been thru alot so I don't guess teething seemed so bad to her.

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Hey guys luv the suggestions, my 8 month old is teething also and it does break your heart to see him so unhappy and no way to stop it. This to shall pass but until all his teeth are in I have to try anything that works and is safe! Don't worry mom's we'll make it through! emoticon

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7/18/08 1:40 P

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I swear by the homeopathic teething tablets. You can usually find them at a regular drug store, sometimes BRU carries them, and always at a natural foods store if you have one (we have tons here in No. Ca). A common brand is Hylands, and they make a gel too, but the tablets work so well. All kids are different, but most of my mom friends use them. Plus, they help more immediately.

The problem I have with teething rings and other stuff to freeze is that its hard for the babies to hold on to. The washcloth, half in water and frozen is good. I also sometimes take a small square cut out of a cloth diaper (or any thin soft material) and put a peice of frozen fruit in it, then rubberband around the bottom of the fruit, and get it wet. My son loves the taste, and then he's getting something cold on his little gums, too.

Good luck! A teething baby is not a happy baby.. my son is so happy and it breaks my heart when he's in pain from teething, too. He's working on his 9th and 10th, and they are taking forever!

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7/18/08 12:25 P

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Thanks for the suggestion! I'm going to try the washcloth idea.

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The Baby Orajel usually works like a charm with my little guy. I've tried frozen waffles, frozen washcloths. The teething rings are really hard so soaking anything soft in water and then freezing it could be more soothing.

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Does anyone have any suggestions? I have tried everything and the only thing that I can find that works is Orajel and Tylenol... The past 3 days I have only given him one dose daily but I wish there was something else. I've tried teething rings, freezer toys, my hand, rubbing gently on his gums and those don't seem to work. He's such a happy go lucky little guy and I hate to see him in so much pain. It's hard to deal with! I wish I could explain to him what is going on!

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