Oh No Teething....

Owen's 4 months. He is teething. BUT he doesn't understand the hand to mouth cordnation part yet... The teething tabs don't seem to do anything... I gave him 3 and he was still sad... I don't want to just drug him up all the time that's not good for him. His hands are always in his mouth but he can't hold on to anything and get it in his mouth to chew on. Tonight I didn't know what else to do and I gave him a Popsicle I only let him have about 1/4 of it but it seemed to help and he of course really really liked it. Tomorrow I am hoping to go and get those mesh things and put some cold fruit in them for him to chew on... I am afraid to use Ora gel cause I have herd that it can numb their throats and they can choke on everything... So I"m not sure what to do to help him... Does anyone have any ideas??? Thanks :-)

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05/25/14
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    I've heard frozen washcloths work really well. I've heard great things about Amber but haven't tried mine out yet. They do not chew on the necklace. The beads have knots between each one so that *just in case* something happens, only one bead will fall off the strand. They also have breakaway clasps for safety. I took this off of a website, read below:

    "In the 1930's and 40's, European biochemists discovered that succinic acid is an amino acid created naturally in every cell of the body capable of aerobic respiration, participating in the citric acid, or Krebs cycle . This is how carbohydrates, fats, and proteins are metabolized into energy. Wearing amber may also protect us against the negative influences of electrical equipment like computers, televisions, mobile phone and microwave ovens. Part of what's amazing about amber is that the chemical properties of the resin which when formed acted as a natural embalming agent, with both drying and anti-microbial properties. Ancient Egyptians actually used pine resin as an embalming agent, and doctors in the Civil War, lacking anything else, would sometimes slap tree resin on a wound as a disinfectant and saved lives that way. Worn close to the skin, the body's heat helps release minuscule amounts of oil from the amber, which is then absorbed into the blood stream.

    Baltic amber has be known to reduce acidity in the human body in a totally natural way. By having the baby wear the necklace everyday it helps reduce the common symptoms related to teething such as; redness in the cheeks, swollen gums, diaper rashes and fevers."
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      05/26/14
      If you lo chews his hands you could try teething mittens www.etsy.com/shop/easybreazybaby
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