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Your teething bub and you

Your teething bub and you

This has to be one of the most harrowing aspects of parenthood in my experience. The crying, the grumpiness, the misery. And that’s just mum! In all seriousness, when my children started teething it was a production every time.

I had a girlfriend and her kids sprouted their teeth with absolutely no dramas at all. One day they were all gum, and the next they had mouthfuls of tiny, sharp little teeth.
She was lucky. I know the medical view on this is that teething doesn’t cause any side effects in babies, but I’d beg to differ.

Mr Large my eldest was an early starter. He walked ridiculously early and started teething when he was just under four months old. It was painful for all involved. I could have taken out shares in a bib company for all the dribbling he did as those tiny teeth painstakingly made their way to the surface of his gums and punched their way through.

Miss Medium’s bright red cheeks were the pre cursor of her teething misery and Mr Small was just hideously grumpy. By then I’d learned I could almost guarantee a tooth popping through a few days after he’d reached his grumpiness peak.

The good thing was they loved the feel of their teeth being brushed, and even though we didn’t introduce toothpaste until they were two years old as per recommended guidelines I think they found the gentle little brushing soothing oddly enough. Bonjella helped get us over the worst days and even though they loathed teething rings, we survived.

Of course, now amber necklaces are all the rage and from what I’ve gathered they’re really helpful for a teething little one. Though as with everything I wouldn’t leave a baby unsupervised, with , well just about anything really ;)
How are you doing with your teething baby?

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Avatar SarahBlogger



A teething bub can be very distressing. You aren't alone.

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 03:35 AM

Avatar Lua76

My little girl's first 2 teeth came when she was just under 4 months and that was when we finally got her to sleep for more than 3 hours at a time at night(that went down the drain tongue).
At 8 months she got one top teeth then now at almost 9 months the second top and third bottom came out at once sad
I try to help with bonjela, teething rusks and a bit of panadol to help her sleep at night. I cuddle her more than normal too for more comfort smile.

Posted 03 June 2011 - 04:53 AM

Avatar Lucas_N_Charliee

my mum has 7 kids and she used frozen water iceblocks (packs of 50- NOT red or green as some children turn hyper on them colours)) on 5 of us, she sewed face washers so the ice blocks fited nicely so our hands did not freeze (they numb the gums)us older 5 never had any problems with our teeth BUT when my 2 youngest brothers father put bonjella on them their teeth had to be removed, so after talking to mum I feel confidant that the iceblocks worked the best. there are a lot of old remidies that work wonders for different things so also ask around and then pick and choose what you think is best for each of your children, just listen to everyone then pick what you like best!

Posted 07 June 2011 - 07:36 AM

Avatar Jess_15_

before my daughter cut her teeth i just rubbed her gums now i have the first steps tooth brush and she absolutly loves it all i do is give it to her and she has the side to side front to back motion.
best part is that it removes any plaque that may be on her teeth smile

Posted 07 June 2011 - 01:58 PM

Avatar kelcmini

My daughter is going through teething at the moment, it started at about 3 and a half months, she had not had any cut yet, but there is plenty of swelling and when I rub her gums with bonjella (now sugar free) I can feel something underneath. She lives stuffing her fingers and hands in her mouth, the teething toys I have bought she does not show any interest in. some of my friends have the baltic amber necklaces for their little ones and.swear by them.

I.do occasionally use panadol our neurofen as a last resort, cause I hate to see her in pain.

One thing I did find the other day was an ice cold teat, she loved it and would not let it leave her mouth.

Posted 07 June 2011 - 09:24 PM

Avatar misundastood89

my son started teething at 12 weeks, he didnt cut any and it has settled over the last 4 days, i jsut purchased a teething necklace, so when he starts getting irritable again i'll use it and keep it posted as to how he goes with it smile

Posted 16 June 2011 - 10:04 AM

Avatar Martikaclifford

Wow! I just read up on the Baltic Amber Necklaces. I can't believe I hadn't heard of these before now. Baby Bean has commenced the dreaded teething stage, even though she is coping (for now), I am looking forward to trying one of these necklaces! Thanks grin

Posted 17 June 2011 - 11:25 AM

Avatar Martikaclifford

Where is the best place to buy them? Are there immitations to be concerned about coming across?

Posted 18 June 2011 - 11:46 AM

Avatar 1989_Parth89

Hey guys... my sis expecting twins and I am so much excited about it. But I need your help that how will I take care of them I mean simultaneously both of them.
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Posted 19 June 2011 - 09:29 AM

Avatar Melanie-986

We have found the amber teething necklace / bracelet work really well. We didn't want to leave it on when bub was sleeping but also didn't want to have bub being woken up in pain so we fasten the neckalce around her ankle, under her sleepsuit, so she can't get at it and there is no risk of choking.
Another thing we have found works wonders is Teethmed Relief spray from Naturopharm. Stops the screaming instantly and is easy to apply (if your bub will open their mouth).

Posted 22 June 2011 - 01:28 AM

Avatar Ali_Cat

I have an Amber Teething Necklace on it's way as week speak. grin

From what I have read on her it seems to get the thumbs up from everyone who is using them. Looking forward to trying it out.... but not the pain bubs goes through.

Posted 22 June 2011 - 09:08 PM

Avatar Tracem9

Hi my son had a amber necklace for a few months without any complaints or any crying until my mother-in-law gave him a bath and removed the necklace that evening before bed. All through the night he was constantly waking up in a lot of pain, crying. It drove me nuts and I couldnt work out why until I discovered his amber necklace on the kitchen table. I swear by them. I'll do anything to get a good nights sleep.......LOL

Posted 27 June 2011 - 07:51 AM

Avatar Anitaframe

think i might have to get one as my son who is 4 mths is statring to teeth and he is normal a happy little bean but the last few weeks he has been a monster and now we know why...never had any probs with the older 2 with teeth they just came in with out us knowing till one day they where there.

Posted 29 June 2011 - 05:27 AM

Avatar Tricia_Mclean

My baby is almost 11 weeks old and is already starting to get teeth. At the moment he only has a raised gum but I hope his teeth will pop out soon. Teething rings are too big, he's not old enough to have bonjela and baby panadol does nothing. All I can do his hold him close and hope for the best. He cries alot but honestly I think it could be worse. He's a beautiful baby with his now rosey cheeks lol.

Posted 16 August 2011 - 04:15 AM

Avatar Cailiang2003

am waiting for the storm...

Posted 17 August 2011 - 03:20 AM

Avatar Ellen_Cudmore

my teething necklace/bracelet is on the way for my 6month old son hope it hurries up =( apart from that, i give him bonjela and lots of cuddles

Posted 24 August 2011 - 09:58 PM

Avatar Ellen_Cudmore

my teething necklace/bracelet is on the way for my 6month old son hope it hurries up =( apart from that, i give him bonjela and lots of cuddles

Posted 24 August 2011 - 09:58 PM

Avatar Ellen_Cudmore

my teething braclet/necklace is on it way for my 6month old son hope it hurries up i hate him being in pain. bonjela is good but mainly he just wants cuddles.

Posted 24 August 2011 - 10:03 PM

Avatar mumof7boys

We use a natural rubber teether for our little guys to chew on, it massages their gums and they love to play around with it as it is pliable, you can buy them at www.makeuwell.com.au

Posted 02 September 2011 - 02:40 AM

Avatar Betty_Boo619

my bub is now 3mths and although hasnt shown any sign of pain yet he's drooling heaps, chewing on his fist, swollen gums (on bottom) and gets grumpy at night so i dont think it's far away. just hope it doesnt hurt him too much sad

Posted 15 September 2011 - 02:48 AM

Avatar Betty_Boo619

my bub is now 3mths and although hasnt shown any sign of pain yet he's drooling heaps, chewing on his fist, swollen gums (on bottom) and gets grumpy at night so i dont think it's far away. just hope it doesnt hurt him too much sad

Posted 15 September 2011 - 02:48 AM

Avatar Kennipohatu

my bub is 6 months and already has 2 teeth. I have an amber necklace for both him and his brother. My 1st son didnt get teeth until he was 9 months nothing like rubbing a cold spoon on the gums that has worked for me!!!!

Posted 22 November 2011 - 02:50 AM

Avatar jaface

My 18 month old is getting his eye teeth and we cruised through all the others but is really suffering with these the poor little guy. A friend recommended an Amber Teething necklace so I purchased one and it did nothing, I was then told it was probably fake sad So I did a bit of research and found a lady that was selling them on Facebook, she guaranteed the authenticity of it. I received it on Friday and I am amazed at the difference it has made, he is not dribbling as much, his redness in his cheeks have gone down, he is still a little whingy but no where near to what he was and he is sleeping through the night again lol Yayy!!! Highly recommend one of these. Tiny Blessings is the name of the company I purchased from (Not sure if I am allowed to put that but admin you can remove if I cant)

Posted 24 November 2011 - 03:55 AM

Avatar Kruddys

Hi guys my little 6 month old daughter has been getting red cheeks, biting everything for at least a month and a half now, been told she is teething, does it really last this long, we both aren't getting much sleep at night, i have brought one of these necklaces everyone is talking about and it has helped (alittle) how long does it take (around about) for the 1st tooth to come through.

Posted 30 November 2011 - 02:45 AM

Avatar Constance_Dawn

my eldest son now 2 when he teethed it was always hideious as it was always 2 at a time, but pamlo and wooden pegs etc helped him, and our 5 month old daughter just dribbles a fair amount but i think its more because she likes what everyone else is eating.

Posted 12 February 2012 - 01:16 AM

Avatar Constance_Dawn

my eldest son now 2 when he teethed it was always hideious as it was always 2 at a time, but pamlo and wooden pegs etc helped him, and our 5 month old daughter just dribbles a fair amount but i think its more because she likes what everyone else is eating.

Posted 12 February 2012 - 01:16 AM

Avatar Summer101-535

Love all the comments, really think every baby is different and whatever works for you is good:)

Posted 30 March 2013 - 09:05 AM

Avatar Katielovesian93

I have recently Had a son 7 weeks ago today. he has started dribbling And he is doesnt sleep alot and cry alots and at his gums it feel like he has teeth at the gums and he chewing on his fist. dont sure if baby can get teeth at this age, can anyone tell me if baby can get teeth at 7 weeks.

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