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Monday, October 11, 2010

Here it comes...

The 1st tooth.  My little buddy is in the beginning stages of teething -- gnawing on everything, biting down (hard) on things that he is sucking on (like I said, the weaning has begun...), drooling until he is drenched and being a little fuss bucket at night.  I keep waiting for a little tooth to make its appearance, but so far, nada.  I keep feeling his gums, which he hates, and giving him teething rings to help with the irritation that he seems to have.  I think the teething ring was a hit this weekend because although it was too cold for him to hold for very long, he couldn't get enough of it. 

I was reading The Parenting Post blog on http://www.parenting.com/ today and new mom Taylor Newman posted about her son teething and the use of an amber teething necklace.  The necklace is not for the baby to chew on, but it is supposed to omit some kind of oil or essence that is soothing for the pain of teething -- http://www.amberartisans.com/.  Since I am hesitant to pump him full of children's Tylenol and would love a homepathic alternative, I may consider getting one of these once teething gets worse.  Does this sound crazy?  Has anyone used one of these?  I am going to do more research so that I don't get taken (for $19.95 + S&H)! 

Some other homeopathic remedies that I found were Chamomilla tablets that are crushed and can be added to milk and clove oil that is mixed with other oils and rubbed into gums.  The clove oil remedy sounded a little scary as there was a warning about gum blistering if too much oil is used.  The Chamomilla tablets contain chamomile, calcium phosphate, coffee and alkaloids in a sweet milk sugar base that apparently makes them taste like powdered sugar.  Most of the reviews that I have read rave about these tablets and say that the babies just love them, but there was some disconcerting news -- the tablets also contain an herb called Belladonna which is typically used to treat migraines and can cause constipation and neurological reactions -- uh, scary.  I'm not going to use these until I talk with my pediatrician.

Anyone have any other suggestions to ease teething pain?  Hope everyone had a fabulous pain-free weekend!   

4 comments:

  1. Orajel did work but they really are just going to drool and gnaw it out! Its really not fun for anyone involved. I'd recommend just the plan old water chew toy things we had as kids. I would put it in the fridge and she would chew on it. The cold would numb the gums and it would be all good.

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  2. I got Alison's kid this cute little strawberry looking toy from Target - when Hudson bit down on it, it would softly vibrate, and that seemed to soothe his gums. It's made by Infantino check it out here: http://www.amazon.com/Infantino-Vibrating-Strawberry-Teether/dp/B002NQU65I
    It wasn't expensive, not sure how long the batteries would last, but it might be a good option if you have to be away from a freezer for a while.
    Good luck!!
    Love,
    Sarah

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  3. Hello,
    I've bought a great multi-colour amber teething necklase from https://www.amberboutique.net/ about a month ago for my little girl. After only a couple of days wearing it she started sleeping better and she also looked visibly more relaxed and calm. Didn't think this necklase would work, but I was wrong. Also it looks very nice :)
    Best wishes,
    Mark

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  4. Hello,
    I've bought a great multi-colour amber teething necklase from https://www.amberboutique.net/ about a month ago for my little girl. After only a couple of days wearing it she started sleeping better and she also looked visibly more relaxed and calm. Didn't think this necklase would work, but I was wrong. Also it looks very nice :)
    Best wishes,
    Mark

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