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
        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
            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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                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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