Help! My baby is teething!

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Last night didn’t go to plan. H woke up at just before 10 screaming the house down. Nothing would calm her. Her teething ring helped marginally, Sophie the giraffe, slightly more, mummy cuddles, a bit more. She was in pain, arching her back and screeching. It was horrible. We changed her nappy, tried milk, breastfeeding and bottle. Nothing worked and so, we resorted to Calpol. It’s only the second time she’s had it in almost 9 months, she really is such a happy baby. Within minutes she calmed down, and 10 minutes later, though looking shattered, she was sat on our bed playing with her monkey, clambering around and babbling – a different baby, albeit a baby still chewing monkey’s nose or paw… or arm. Baby teething help and tips

We just want these teeth to cut. She’s had lumps on her gums since 3 months, 5 months later they’re still there, but we’ve had numerous bouts of grumpyness and chewing everything, dribbling, red gums and little red cheeks. All classic symtoms, but still no teeth. On seeing H’s red gums and bumps, a friend (with 2 children), even told me they’d be any minute now… That was 6 weeks ago.

So, what have we tried? Here’s the list….!

      • sophie the giraffe – yes helps a lot
      • teething ring
      • gel filled teethers

Help baby is teething sophie the giraffe teething rings

      • frozen wash cloth
      • Bonjella
      • Biccie Pegs
      • Nelsons Teething Granules Help baby is teething biccies pegs and nelsons
      • raw carrot in a fresh fruit holder – not a success, don’t think she saw the point, it wasn’t something yummy and juicy like Apple, grapes, strawberries…
      • Chilled grapes in fresh fruit holder – have kept her fairly up grumpy today (so far, touch wood, fingers crossed…!)
      • melon slices – the coldness and hard skin might help sooth her gums – I think this helped
      • breadsticks – she had one for the first time yesterday for dinner… I’m now wondering if that brought on last night’s pain… (But, I’ll have no idea until she finishes the one she’s currently eating!)

Help baby is teething biccie pegs and breadsticks


I just want something that will help get her little toothy pegs through!

Any tips appreciated!! We’ll try anything!

Thank you,

Lynne x

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  • Reply
    August 22, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    Holly has some big teeth coming in just now. Hell on earth!
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      August 23, 2015 at 10:13 pm

      Oh dear hope they’re through soon x

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    Becky, Cuddle Fairy
    August 23, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    I do all of those things too. If you put a little teetha gel onto a baby toothbrush & let them bite on it, they enjoy that too. x
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      August 23, 2015 at 10:12 pm

      Oooooh thanks for the tip! X

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    Mummy here and there
    August 23, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    If it is really bad use paracemol and ibrofen. Also parsons teething granualas are good along with gel and a pair of ear plugs X

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    Helen | Wonderfully Average
    August 23, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    It’s horrible seeing them suffer like that. Little T just cut 4 molars, the only thing that helped at night was nurofen 🙁
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      August 23, 2015 at 10:10 pm

      Oh dear they’re meant to be horrible, hope it wasn’t too long a process x

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    August 24, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    Have you tried an amber teething necklace? We have just reviewed one and I can honestly tell you it was a great success… I was very surprised but equally impressed!! ₩
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      August 25, 2015 at 8:56 am

      Ooooh no we haven’t. I have heard great things about them, but I think H will just try to pull it off (and succeed!)… I’ll try it if she doesn’t get them through soon. Thanks! X

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    Leanne Cornelius
    August 25, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    We’re going through this exact same thing at the moment, both last night and Saturday night I had to resort to Calpol!
    We use Ashton & Parsons which usually work very well, but clearly this pain is too bad for them!
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      August 26, 2015 at 7:57 am

      Oh what a shame! It’s horrible watching them in pain, unable to do anything more but try to cuddle them. Hope they pop through quickly x

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    Katie / Pouting In Heels
    August 27, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    Oh goodness, how I remember those god damn awful teething days! Fingers crossed you get through them quickly so you never have to think about them again. Weleda Camomilia granules helped my little girl. Might be worth a try. Good luck and thanks for linking to #Thelist! x
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      August 27, 2015 at 5:22 pm

      Thank you for the recommendation! I’ve not heard of those. Thank you for hosting x

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    February 14, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    I go with paracetamol at night when everything else fails. Bubba got to sleep!
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    February 28, 2016 at 11:20 am

    Teething is soooo not fun! We are currently in the middle of it. It’s good know everyone’s handy tips! I can’t recommend teething necklaces enough… I’ve just posted in my blog about the wonderfully stylish Bo & Bel. Would love to know your thoughts…

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