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Teething. Oh my dear lord what I can I do

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catgirl1976 Sat 31-Mar-12 19:15:57

My poor little DS is in so much pain. Really sobbing and its horrible

He's had some Calpol. He's had some teething gel. I've done cold massage and he has a teething ring so I doubt there is anything else I can do (but if there is tell me!) but please............tell me this won't go on for much longer!

Poor poor mite sad

Purplehonesty Sat 31-Mar-12 19:26:32

Teething powders worked wonders on my ds, the only thing that did.
Either Ashton and parsons which are murder to get hold of or nelsons from boots.
Good luck

catgirl1976 Sat 31-Mar-12 19:31:35

Brilliant - thank you - will get to the chemist in the morning and try those

Thank you so much

SpottyTeacakes Sat 31-Mar-12 19:35:14

Yes we used Nelsons Teething Powders. Also try the Ambesol liquid (not the teething gel) it works really well. Hope he feels better soon

catgirl1976 Sat 31-Mar-12 19:37:42

Thank you smile much appreciated

beela Sat 31-Mar-12 19:39:28

Depending on age, you could try infant ibuprofen - seems to work better than calpol for us sometimes. Hope he feels better soon.

startail Sat 31-Mar-12 19:47:08

DD1's relief was a very basic cheap teething ring with very simple flat animal shapes. The rabbit's ear seemed to reach the spot.
Fancy chunky tethers were no use. If she couldn't find her's she'd find anything long thin and totally unsuitable.

Imnotaslimjim Sat 31-Mar-12 19:48:58

I 2nd the Anbesol liquid. That stuff is gold in a bottle. Liquid novacaine, applied direct with a finger and can be used from birth so safe for everyone! It saved my sanilty when DD cut 6 teeth in 3 days

catgirl1976 Sat 31-Mar-12 19:52:01

The Anbesol is novacaine? I imagine that would work - thank you

His teething ring is fat and chunky so it may well not be helping him startail

He is 4.5 months so will check the Ibuprofen. I am a bit less scared of Ibuprofen than I am of paracetamol too so would probably feel more comfortable.

Today is only the 2nd time he has ever had Calpol and he has slept loads after having it (which tbh was a relief for me and him). Is that a normal effect or just coincidence?

MunroMagic Sat 31-Mar-12 21:54:49

Chilled celery sticks are helping my DD (8mo) at the moment. When the ends get stringy and like they might break I give her a new stick. Obviously I can't leave her with it.

Imnotaslimjim Thu 05-Apr-12 08:42:02

Yes, anbesol is fantastic. only thing that worked for my DD, she was a nightmare teether.

Him sleeping after having the calpol is most likely just because he is tired. If he's teething, even when he is sleeping it will be fitful, the calpol has just taken the teething pain away so he can sleep properly

Please don't worry about giving him, it causes no long term effects and its very difficult for them to become reliant on it

DialsMavis Thu 05-Apr-12 23:33:52

I find baby nurofen hits the spot in a way that calpol doesn't and YY to Ambesol smile

Sparklyboots Fri 06-Apr-12 12:53:48

Know they aren't universally popular but we have an amber teething necklace (and nearly all of our teeth!). The only time he was inconsolable was when his first molar came through, before which we used to take the necklace off at night/ in the bath. We haven't taken it off since and though he's had grumbly times and some slightly disturbed sleep through subsequent teeth, he's never been inconsolable with it since. <dons flameproof hat>. We don't use calpol etc.

Pascha Fri 06-Apr-12 12:58:33

Nurofen is an anti-inflammatory medicine. If you take away the inflammation in the gums, you take away a lot of the pressure on the nerves. Less pressure on the nerves means less pain. Thats why Nurofen can be better for teething than paracetamol.

candr Fri 06-Apr-12 19:54:06

Carrot sticks from the fridge, chew on a muslin, toy etc. When my DS started to teeth he actually took a dummy for the firt time and just has a good chew on it. Sometimes he just wants to be lie between us on the sofa rather than be held. We also have an amber teething necklace. It is tough though.

DialsMavis Fri 06-Apr-12 20:01:01

Can I ask in a non judgey, non bun fighty but interested way why people are against giving pain relief to a child who is in pain? I don't get it confused. DS was fine with teething, it didn't seem to disturb his sleep and I just bunged celery and cold veg at him. DD however is a different story and it makes her completely miserable.

AddRyan Wed 24-Oct-12 08:48:48

I agree with Sparklyboots. We haven't use Calpol, nor we needed any other medicine. We had our amber teething necklace from www.gembid.co.uk from the start of teething and it work really fine for us. I really recommend it as a natural material, try this at first before giving any medicine.

Rhubarbgarden Wed 24-Oct-12 13:11:31

I'm as baffled as Mavis is as to why people deny children pain relief but are happy to fasten choke hazards round their necks.

Op, we found Sophie La Giraffe was the best teether for both dc's.

Jellybellyrbest Wed 24-Oct-12 23:30:34

YY to Anbesol Liquid, Neurofen & Sophie! I use Teetha, but don't think they help DD much TBH.

boredbuthappy Thu 25-Oct-12 02:22:02

agreed on the ibuprofen and anbesol. Calpol did nothing for teething DS.

stargirl1701 Thu 25-Oct-12 03:54:03

May I ask what teething powders do? I've never heard of them.

silverangel Thu 25-Oct-12 09:11:41

If its really bad you can give nurofen and calpol at the same time. We also use Ashton and Parsons, DTs like the performance of pouring it in but it doesn't seem to make a jot of difference to the pain.

silverangel Thu 25-Oct-12 09:11:41

If its really bad you can give nurofen and calpol at the same time. We also use Ashton and Parsons, DTs like the performance of pouring it in but it doesn't seem to make a jot of difference to the pain.

lolajane2009 Fri 26-Oct-12 11:11:39

nurofen not calpol tbh.

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