Teething

I know there are tons of great teething posts on here... I have read a few. I'm wondering if anyone can help me. Owen is teething again. How can I help him? I don't use Ora gel because it burns their gums and numbs their whole mouth and throat and can cause them to choke on anythign they swallow.... I don't just want to give him a bunch of meds cause yes it takes the pain away but then he sleeps a lot and I dont want to be "drugging" my baby... He doesn't like teething rings... he just throws them on the floor... Not sure what else to do for him... I love him all that I can but sometimes its just not enough... Help please...

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    10/29/14
    Tristen was super picky when it came to teething toys. My mom got him one that vibrates that he still uses. We tried just about everything and the only thing he would chew on was a washrag. Before his jaw got too strong I would put the rag on my finger and let him chew. Sometimes he would take a washrag that we would get wet and freeze but not often. Then I use Tylenol at night for him.
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      10/30/14
      Bethany Reilly
      I used to be that way with Tylenol and ibuprofen but now it seems to be the only thing that helps. I alternate between the two. His pedi said it was fine. And they have hylnads teething tablets that are all natural. In use those too. Never tried the amber necklace. I've heard it can be dangerous if you don't take it off while they're sleeping. But it may be worth a try
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      10/30/14
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      10/30/14
      Melissa Middleton
      Do the necklaces work better than the tablets and Tylonel?
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      10/30/14
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      10/30/14
      Melissa Middleton
      I need to talk to the hubby about ordering one then because I don't like to use asprin or any other anti-inflamatory too often since it eats a whole in the stomach (it did mine). And, the teething tablets don't help with the top teeth.
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      10/30/14
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      10/30/14
      Melissa Middleton
      We're ordering a honey colored one tomorrow.
      Thank you!
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      10/31/14
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      10/31/14
      Melissa Middleton
      I will!
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        10/30/14
        5Tabitha
        Amber teething necklace, teething tablets and toys safe to chew on.. And wet rags. Grace is my first where the teething doesn't really bother her. She doesn't get anything unless she's extra fussy or her gums are REALLY swollen. My first is something cold, or just something to chew on. I have a friend that gives them a baby toothbrush and lets them go to town-helps with the back teeth, too. My go tos are toys to chew on-whether they are teething rings or something else that's safe to chew on. If that doesn't work then we do the teething tabs, start at one tab, if that doesn't help do two at a time. Just be careful and follow the instructions. I get mine from 1800homeopathy.com.
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          10/30/14
          Thanks. What do I do about him not eating much??? He normally eats around 1 1/2 - 2 pancakes for breakfast... This morning he only ate 1/2 a pancake. I gave him some yogurt bites but I don't want him to just eat that... He does the same with Lunch and supper. only eats a few bites and is done. He drinks his formula in a sippy and in a bottle but I feel he should have more... IDK... any ideas??
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            10/30/14
            5Tabitha
            I think if they are hungry, they will eat. If they aren't, they won't. He could just not be very hungry right now. One of these days he's going to be going through a growth spurt and hungry all the time.
            You could try scrambling him an egg and see if he wants an egg instead of pancakes.
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              10/30/14
              5Tabitha
              Ugh OUCH! I've chopped myself open before, too.
              Hugs. It's been a tough week here too. No major injuries (knock on wood), but we've got the rest of it.
              Grace hasn't been too interested in purees, but back to eating cheerios like they were going out of style, so I've been scrambling an egg every few days.. Make sure it's small bites so you don't have to worry. Vanilla wafers and canned veggies chopped-they are already cooked, and some are already small enough you don't have to chop them. Not the healthiest, but it works.
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              10/30/14
              5Tabitha
              :) Duh. Why didn't I think of that? If she keeps it up, she's going to be eating what we are soon.
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                10/30/14
                Tristen does not eat as much when he is teething either. I just find whatever he will eat and give him that if he won't eat anything else. And try to keep it at soft foods.
                Ouch on stabbing yourself! I'm sure that is even less fun with a teething baby.
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                  10/30/14
                  Melissa Middleton
                  We give Jonah teething tablets that are all natural.
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                    10/30/14
                    5Tabitha
                    Yogurt is good for him. Boosts immune system too. :)
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                    10/30/14
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                      10/30/14
                      5Tabitha
                      Enjoy while you can give him food in the high chair and not be up every two seconds because they need help. :)
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                      10/30/14
                      5Tabitha
                      @Laura has one.. I've never tried them. I'm told the real ones are spendy, but worth it.
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                      10/31/14
                      5Tabitha
                      Oh. I read that wrong, sorry. My sister had one, but she only wore it with one babe. She said the beads were heavy.
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                        12/04/14
                        Melissa Middleton
                        Yes, those are helpful, too.
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                          12/04/14
                          Melissa Middleton
                          What about a cold, wet washcloth? My mother used to do that for us and it eased our pain.
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                            12/04/14
                            Melissa Middleton
                            I know it may be a bit too cold over there for this, but a popsicle would help him, too, with the pain. A regular popsicle or an Otter pop.
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