Teething Baby ~ What things have worked for your kids?

Posted by Jenna | Friday, June 25, 2010

Our favorite baby products these days are teethers! Kaden especially likes his John Deere Teether and Sophie the Giraffe.

Kaelyn had lots of teethers as a baby, but didn't use them much. She got her teeth in slowly over the first year and didn't seem to be in a whole of pain with them being so spread out. Kaden however, has been quite uncomfortable. He is now 7 months old and just got his 6th tooth in this week! Having gotten 4 teeth in the last week has caused for some discomfort to say the least! We've tried several things, but the John Deere teether, which is easy to hold and vibrates when he bites down, has been a favorite.

He also really likes his Sophie the Giraffe too. It's something he enjoys chewing on and playing with.

So I'm curious....what teethers or remedies have worked well with your teething babies?

**This was not a sponsored post. I simply wanted to hear the experiences of others who have had teething babies. There are affiliate links included which direct readers to the products for further information if they wish.**

  1. Jenni June 25, 2010 at 11:41 AM  

    I find the best are any of the teethers that they can shove all the way in the back without risking choking. When those back teeth come in they shove those things in there.

    Also, the ones that are filled with water work wonders (make sure they aren't filled with toxic chemicals...most anymore are filled with steralized water). I find that they like them a bit better in the refrigerator rather than the freezer, but each child is different.

    Oh, and in a pinch, knots on the edges of washcloths dipped in water as well...although, that one you have to be very careful with and take away as soon as they are done...not my favorite choice, but sometimes it's the only thing that works.

    IF you are giving tylenol for fever or pain, while dispensing, rub the dropper on their gums as well, it works just like teething gel.

  2. Steph @ This Organized Mess June 25, 2010 at 1:03 PM  

    My Dr. told me baby orajel is the worst thing you can do since in order to ease pain it toughens the gum and makes the process take longer. He recommends dipping your finger in childrens benadryl and rubbing the gum. It eases discomfort and SWELLING and can help ease them to sleep. Also I have used Hylands Teething tablets and they work well. As far as teethers go all my babies have preferred mommy and daddy's fingers as well as their own but it is just not sanitary to chew on mommy and daddy's fingers. (and it HURTS LOL)So with my new little man I found one made by Nuby at target it is a rubber hand and the fingers are the perfect size to fit in their mouths and can reach all the way to the difficult back teeth. It comes in a great little plastic carrying case that keeps it clean in the diaper bag. In my target it was not with the other toys and teethers but with the pacifiers. It is by far the best teether ever. I also bought the mam pacifier with the rubber on the sides to chew on. They are a big hit as well. My babies always chew on the hard plastic sides it's about time the started coating them in rubber !!

  3. Shell June 25, 2010 at 1:16 PM  

    I used Hylands. And sometimes orajel- b/c I needed to sleep, too!

    My boys liked chomping on frozen waffles when they were teething.

  4. Busy Working Mama June 25, 2010 at 2:00 PM  

    We wet a washcloth and put it in the freezer. My daughter loved that. Otherwise we just washed her teethers often. My daughter went through teething SUPER early - had 2 on her 4 month birthday, and one day she got 3 at once! By her second birthday she had ALL her teeth, even the back molars. Hope it goes quickly for you, too.

  5. Montessori For Learning June 26, 2010 at 3:55 PM  

    Although a little different... our kids loved chewing on our knuckles. We just bent our index fingers and it made enough of a spot where our babies latched onto. It actually wasn't as painful as I expected.

  6. Liz June 26, 2010 at 4:42 PM  

    I just got bit for the first time last night! My little guy nibbles on my fingers sometimes and to my surprise it hurt this time! I looked in his mouth and there was a little top of a tooth poking out, so thsi post made me laugh because it was perfect for this morning to read =)Hes 7 months old and I thank the other moms for posting their ideas

  7. Maria Delgado June 26, 2010 at 4:43 PM  

    Hylands Teething Tablets. AMAZING! All netural and no side effects. Absolute perfection!


  8. Made.By.Jess June 26, 2010 at 6:11 PM  

    The teething tablets worked for Adisyn and Aidan. or I would put a wet washcloth in the freezer. It would be soft but cold and they loved it.
    Plus, they had some little teething toys (like too many to post) that helped.

  9. Karissa@Withourbest June 28, 2010 at 11:15 PM  

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  10. TDMarie July 8, 2010 at 4:19 PM  

    Vuille, the same company that makes Sophie the Giraffe, also sells a set of two teethers. Our baby loves his Sophie, but LOVES his set of teethers even more. They are vanilla scented (sounds weird, but they really are great) and come in a pack of two. He has the light green poodle dog and a red elephant. They are great because he can grip them easily with his fingers, the entire teether is a rubber material that is easily chewed from all angles, and they are small enough that he can get them way into his mouth, without having to worry about choking. We love them!

    By the way, I love your site. This is my first time on it. My sister-in-law Serra told me about it. :)

  11. Jen July 10, 2010 at 11:49 PM  

    My little guy is teething and wants to chomp on everything these days. Our favorite "teethers" are from Combi (the orange and yellow one that's a "triangle" shape) and Green Sprouts (the clear silicone ones - no liquid). Both are BPA, PVC, and Phthalate-free. He also likes to chew on material but with all the chemicals in some of the dyes, etc. we've been splurging on organic toys - MiYim is one of our favorites - cute animal blankets that have knots and parts to chew.
    BTW - just found your site today through Totally Tots - love it!!!!

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