Share your tips for helping a teething baby with Nurofen - £200 voucher to be won

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LibbyMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 26-Apr-21 13:15:35

Teething can be a really stressful process for both baby and parent. Whether this is your first child and the upset that teething has caused your baby has come as a shock, or maybe you’ve helped several children through the journey and you know the best way to soothe their pain, Nurofen would like to hear your top tips for helping a teething baby through the process.

Here’s what Nurofen has to say: “Healthy kids are playful kids, but sometimes pain and illness can get in the way. Every child’s teething journey is different, and it can be hard to spot the signs and decide the right course of action to help your little one feel better. With this in mind, we’d like to learn more about the tips and tricks you use to help your child through teething pain and get back to feeling themselves.” *

Is your go-to for soothing your baby a special teething toy? Have your friends or family recommended a particular medication? Maybe your baby’s first few teeth came through with no discomfort or pain or perhaps it took a really long time for any teeth to appear at all? Did you find the perfect soother after reading advice on the internet? Or did you find that some extra cuddles got you and your baby through?

Share your teething journey on this thread and you will be entered into a prize draw where one lucky MNer will win a £200 voucher for a store of their choice (from a list).**

Thanks and good luck with the prize draw!


Insight T&Cs apply

*Nurofen for Children 3 months to 9 years Strawberry 100mg/5ml. Oral suspension. Contains Ibuprofen. For children over 3 months (weighing more than 5kg). For pain and fever relief. Always read the label. RB-M-37103

**The prize draw is eligible to registered Mumsnet users who are UK residents, 18 years and over. It will run for four weeks after the Mumsnet opening post date and time. Following this, a winner will be chosen at random within one week of the closing date.

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BristolMum96 Mon 26-Apr-21 17:03:40

The only thing that ever helped my teething baby was anbesol liquid

MrsFrTedCrilly Mon 26-Apr-21 18:23:41

Frozen fruit was the on thing that seemed to ease my DC. Slices of apple, mango,strawberry obviously only good when your small person is able to eat!

Serender Mon 26-Apr-21 22:04:29

I'm going to echo frozen fruit too. That helped tons with DS.

PatrishaPatel Mon 26-Apr-21 22:07:10

With DD we got one of those teething toys which helped sometimes. I always find it's a bit hit and miss depending on the kid, so it might be something you want to try if all else fails.

ruqiya1965 Mon 26-Apr-21 22:12:43

With all the kids, I wanted to not use anything extra but just give extra cuddles and be there when needed. This worked for all of them except the last. No amount of cuddles worked and the only thing that seemed to do anything was one of those basic teething toys.

saffysabir Mon 26-Apr-21 23:57:24

I actually got some advice from here and I can't quite remember what toy was recommended but after using it, it seemed to do the job.

HarryBob Tue 27-Apr-21 10:45:50

A clean, moderately wet flannel in the fridge for a few minutes then given to baby to chew on/ rub gently on gums seemed to help a little

anxiouswaiting Tue 27-Apr-21 11:30:14

I learned some techniques when I did a baby massage course, at the time I didn't believe they would help but sure enough when my son in teething a little external massage around the jaw has helped settle him and ease his pain.

sophs29 Tue 27-Apr-21 11:41:08

With my first DS he didn't struggle at all, he just smiled at me one morning and there was his first tooth!
However with my second DS (now 6months) he is finding it very painful, tiny amounts of anbesol liquid dabbed on his gums can help and either a teething toy designed to go in the fridge or toys designed for him to chew seem to ease it too!

Cotswoldmama Tue 27-Apr-21 12:01:06

I made breast milk lollies, they really helped. I guess they could also be done with formula or yoghurt too.

LTsMum1 Tue 27-Apr-21 12:53:09

I made lollies from frozen fruit and breast milk which helped soothe, especially when the teeth first emerge

voyager50 Tue 27-Apr-21 13:27:51

Someone suggested a carrot stick cold from the fridge but I was a bit worried about it being a choking hazard so I got one of the teething rings which seemed to help.

StandUnderMyUmbrella Tue 27-Apr-21 13:37:46

I found a cold teething ring is perfect to little your little one gnaw on and provide some comfort for the painful tootipegs! xx

salemaxo Tue 27-Apr-21 14:58:55

I found teething toys perfect and they're inexpensive.

alshareif Tue 27-Apr-21 15:10:28

I'm also going to echo teething toys. I think they're so readily available and it's so easy to get a hold of one.

m0jit0 Tue 27-Apr-21 16:53:16

Teething toys and paracetamol when needed

fishnships Tue 27-Apr-21 18:01:27

A teething ring, Anbesol, Calpol and lots of soothing cuddles and attention/distraction.

ivfbabymomma1 Tue 27-Apr-21 19:31:25

My only saviour was making lolly's from greek yoghurt, banana & berries! Nothing else seemed to work like it!

FreshBedding Tue 27-Apr-21 19:58:44

My most successful teething tip that I ever used was giving my children a matchstick monkey with some baby Bonjela on, both my little ones loved these and they seemed to work. I also gave (and give) my children pain relief and had plenty of snuggles as I hate to think of them in pain without any comfort or relief.

espressoontap Tue 27-Apr-21 20:29:33

Nurofen & anbesol. Also a cold flannel.

MissingTheMoonlight Tue 27-Apr-21 21:33:03

Letting him breastfeed on demand. Poor bubba.

Nic36M Tue 27-Apr-21 22:07:30

Anbesol liquid for the gums and givining neurophen and calpol in-between each other helped my DD. I also bought a chew mit that goes over the babies hand so they can nibble on it. Also offering cold foods like cucumber from the fridge helps. Try them all to see which method is the best fit for your child.

buckley1983 Tue 27-Apr-21 22:29:14

Seems a long time since my little man was teething.. I remember those little red cheeks though! sad Lots of snuggles, cuddles & distraction through play seemed to help - as well as frozen banana pieces, cold cucumber, Nurofen &, when I could find them, Ashton & Parsons Teething Powders - amazing!

MySocalledLoaf Wed 28-Apr-21 06:07:02

Alternating nurofen and calpol. I wouldn’t go through something that painful without medication and I didn’t expect my babies to either. Nothing else ever really helped.

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