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    I am hoping to draw on some expertise from the mommies and daddies on the forum.

    My baby Gabriel has two teeth so far and his top two front teeth are coming in now - and causing him a lot of discomfort. As a result, I am having trouble getting him to take his bottle or drink out of sippy cup. That, coupled with diarrhea and summer temperatures in Arizona, have me worried about dehydration.

    What I've tried:

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    Does anyone have any ideas or things that have worked for their babies? I can deal with his fussiness but I really, really want him to drink! So far today he's only taken about 8 ounces, he usually takes around 24 or so.
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    Default Re: Teething Baby Advice

    Ice cubes might help

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    Hi, cold things work well they numb the pain, reduce swelling, and soothe the gums, place a washcloth in a plastic bag and put it in the freezer for an hour, you can also dip it in Chamomile tea. Remove the washcloth from the bag, and let baby munch on it. The ridges in the cloth will massage the gums, while the cold will numb the pain. Try refrigerating a tether or pacifier. Be careful when using Orajel or other topical anaesthetics, it isn't recommended for babies or toddlers anymore due to the danger of it going down the babies throat and numbing the throat and the gag reflex, which can cause baby to choke. You can give some Tylenol for the pain, but should always ask the doctor before doing so. Sucking on a bottle hurts the gums, and that's why baby may be refusing to drink from the bottle, you can try a zippy cup, or spoon feeding the formula or milk, and also try cold milk instead of warm. If baby won't drink milk, try offering other liquids such as cool water or juice, or apple sauce. This is okay for a couple of days, but if baby is still refusing to drink fluids, then I would take him to the doctor.
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    Love the wash cloth frozen my babies loved it and helped fever and also helped with pain. Does the trick.

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    I have no kiddies of my own, but the frozen wash cloth worked for my sisters and most of their babies...... what worked for us a babies it no longer acceptable
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    Jill I agree w/the others… I would take a wet wash cloth and put it in a baggy in the freezer. That seemed to help a lot… I also used popsicles, and sometimes a frozen bagel (obviously keep an eye on him so he doesn't choke!!!). One Step Ahead used to have these things that were mesh covered and babies could chew on them but NOT swallow anything. You could put ice, or frozen fruit inside of them… I never used them, but it looked like a neat idea. I will see if I can find them for you...

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    Here it is Jill, I think this image was found on Amazon. I thought this was neat because the baby can hold and chew on this and you don't have to worry about him choking on it. You could put ice or frozen fruits or veggies in here...

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    Default Re: Teething Baby Advice

    If it's that bad I would do a Tylenol Motrin combo, as well as the orajel. Fortunately I never had any issues with not drinking but I used the playex bottles (the old ones) and the nipples were really soft, not as hard as the nipples you find these days. Does he use a pacifier?


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    These are really great Tracey, I've seen them with my nieces and nephews, they didn't have these when my kids were babies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by desertskybulldogs View Post
    If it's that bad I would do a Tylenol Motrin combo, as well as the orajel. Fortunately I never had any issues with not drinking but I used the playex bottles (the old ones) and the nipples were really soft, not as hard as the nipples you find these days. Does he use a pacifier?


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    He'll take a pacifier but he's terrible with his bottle. I've tried two different ones and he's awful. I did the Motrin/Tylenol combo yesterday and he did a little better but not much. Darn tooth, the first two didn't give us this much trouble!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddnene View Post
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    Here it is Jill, I think this image was found on Amazon. I thought this was neat because the baby can hold and chew on this and you don't have to worry about him choking on it. You could put ice or frozen fruits or veggies in here...
    Oh cool, I've never seen those before... maybe I'll have to try one!

    I swear my kid is the only one in the world who refuses to gnaw on a frozen wash cloth!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheshistory View Post
    Oh cool, I've never seen those before... maybe I'll have to try one!

    I swear my kid is the only one in the world who refuses to gnaw on a frozen wash cloth!
    I forgot to mention this too Jill, I would give my kids a wooden spoon to bite on… I know it sounds crazy, but it really would help to cut those teeth!!! Somebody told me that it was written in the Little House on the Prairie books… LOL My mom was the one that told me about it, and it works like a charm

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