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Help: Baby Teething...

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She's six months old and the light of my life, but she's also the cause of mine and my wife's lack of sleep at the moment due to...TEETHING!!!! I need suggestions from those of you who have survived this, what eased their discomfort the most? Helped them sleep...Any and all ideas welcome...

So, I will ask as calmly and as sanely as I can right now....


Those of you who have been here before should be able to sympathize, when I say I ain't kidding neither....

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I can sympathize with you, Reptyle. My little guy is almost 6 months old now and going through the same thing. We have half a dozen freezer chew toys that we keep on rotation all day long. I've also found that he likes me to put an ice cube in a washcloth and let him chomp on that for a while. Sometimes I'll sit and rub his gums, but he gets sick of that after about a minute. I've found that the infants tylenol will calm him down enough so that he can get a little nap in. I use it about twice a day.

The last thing I resort to are zwebic (not sure if I spelled that right) crackers. It looks like a little flat loaf of bread that was dried out totally and cut into slices. Corbin LOVES them, but they are so messy that he only gets one if he's really cranky and sore.
Gripe water. It works for colic and teething. We gave it to our grandson. Worked wonders. Good luck. I know how hard it is on both the baby and parents !
There are different brands. I cannot remember the brand of the one we used.
I have also heard good things about the Hylands tablets, but we never tried them. Perhaps they work in the same way, I don't know.
I would like to thank all of you for your suggestions and help!!
We didn't want to, but we ended up breaking down and buying the Baby Orajel - works well, and is especially good at nighttime. Putting a pacifier in the freezer for a bit worked too (if you use one - no debate needed).

Seems like ages ago we went through that.
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