Monday, May 16, 2011

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Teething is so much fun! Not.

Connor is my first child, so I have never experienced the teething process until these last few months. He started cutting his first tooth over Christmas. He had been fussier than normal and I was sure he was teething; but, nothing could be seen. I was visiting my family in Arkansas and my mom noticed he had a little bit of white peeking through his gums. Sure enough, it was the beginning of a tooth! FINALLY we saw it and I was so excited! But, how do we cure his pain?
Beginning mid-March, Connor’s top two teeth started coming in. It was during this time that we had the opportunity to try the new Baby Orajel® Naturals . Boy, am I appreciative. First, I’m glad that I get to give my baby a natural product. I feel more comfortable with natural products, especially when giving them to such a young person. Second, the taste and smell are very appealing. It kind of reminds me of a cross between toothpaste and licorice. Connor enjoys it; in fact, he tries to suck any residual remnants off my fingers
As parents, we try to do whatever we can to alleviate the pain. I mean it has to hurt getting teeth through those new little gums, right? I give it to Connor throughout the day and especially before bed. It has helped tremendously with his fussiness and helps him sleep more peacefully. I honestly don’t know what we would do without it. It provides instant pain relief, is natural, tastes good, and has been such a blessing to both Connor and his Mom & Dad!
 Showing our new pearly white :)


When it comes to teething, how do you naturally soothe your baby?
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161 comments:

  1. We've got a little one on the way but it's never to early to have some good "tools" in the toolbox when those teeth do start to make their appearance. I've always heard of putting a wet washcloth in the freezer and letting them chew on it. It sounds pretty old school but might work.

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  2. I've got on one the way and teething is something I keep hearing is quite unpleasant. Would love to read the tips that come up.

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  3. I soothe my teething baby with teething rings and cold wash cloths.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  4. tweet:

    http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/70176231022272512

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  5. Here's my tweet;)
    http://mobile.twitter.com/lizasmith1/status/70175442971267073

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  6. Awe!! This is such a cute giveaway... I am a big fan of teething tablets, but with this being natural it may be better. I guess I will have to experiment with Sweet Caroline! Eeeee!!!

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  7. I am a huge fan of the "Munchkin Fresh Food Feeder" as you are able to freeze vegetables and fruits that are good for your kiddo and it soothes their little mouths!

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  8. My little boy definitely just gets a little fussier when teething, so orajel is awesome. I've also put frozen apple slices in the fresh food feeder.

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  9. Oh teething, well I soothe C's teeth and gums with either good ole Sophie or the mesh teething bag with some ice. He loves them both. And mommy soothese herself with some wine :)

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  10. Neither of my boys really gave me TOO much trouble when they were teething but when they did fuss I found that frozen washclothes and teething rings seemed to soothe them for a bit. One teething toy that my youngest LOVED was this First Years Massaging Teether that vibrated? http://www.amazon.com/First-Years-Massaging-Action-Teether/dp/B000V8AL3C/ref=pd_sim_t_1 He loooooooved it.
    (And actually, big brother liked to play with it too, even tho he was far past teething age, haha!)

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  11. Cold washcloths are always a good, although in the middle of the night, Orajel is a MUST!

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  12. Cold wash clothes seem to help, but my favorite option is a little teddy bear ice pack I found that is super soft and sturdy. He loves to hold it and chew on it to sooth those new pearly whites coming in! We're cutting tooth #3 now.

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  13. we've got a little one on the way and look forward to reading what others suggest.

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  14. A whole carrot works well from the fridge, it is hard to bite, they may get a tiny sliver here and there but it feels nice on the gums. Also, an empty tylenol or mylicon bottle with the rubber dropper top worked well as well for them to hold and chew on...just the right size and the rubber feels good!

    michellefleurystanton at gma.il com

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  15. I do believe that orajel is the best for soothing their gums and distraction with a cool teething toy of some sort. The best is love and attention from Mom. Rita Spratlen rj_angel_house@yahoo.com

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  16. I tweeted about this giveaway at http://twitter.com/#!/rjs7777/status/70700239610318848
    Rita Spratlen rj_angel_house@yahoo.com

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  17. Teething tablets and cold wash cloths work for us.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  18. http://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/70720059512856576

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  19. I give my kids frozen fruit in a mash. It works, just a little messy.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  20. Just tweeted about this giveaway and here's the link.

    https://twitter.com/#!/uTry_it

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  21. My sister has a little on on the way - this would be a great thing to put in her "first baby kit." Awesome giveaway!

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  22. Teething trials are not fun...My baby likes "chewy" toys or teething rings. It seems to help if she's got something to chew on (even her fingers). :)

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  23. Orajel and Tylenol.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  24. Motrin always worked for my boys. They weren't too bad when it came to teething.

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  25. frozen teething rings

    karinaroselee at gmail dot com

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  26. I always let my suck on a cold washcloth. It seems to work. fchunstable@sbcglobal.

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  27. We use cold wash cloths! Best for us. Babysisterskd at yahoo dot com.

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  28. I tweeted it!!! https://twitter.com/#!/amelias_mommy10/status/71406341549342720

    Babysisterskd at yahoo dot com

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  29. My ten month old loves to chew on a cold rag and an empty mylicon dropper top. Maddox has never been much into teething rings. I also use orajel and the teething tablets. He has cut 6 teeth in the past 6 weeks! Yikes! ;)

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  30. TO BE HONEST, ORAJEL WORKS LIKE NO OTHER! SERIOUSLY. I CAN'T GO WITHOUT IT. kytah00@yahoo.com

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  31. 2ND ENTRY TWEET @ http://twitter.com/#!/kytah00/status/71647431598686208 kytah00@yahoo.com

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  32. My daughter liked to chew on a frozen washcloth, a bagel or her teething ring

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  33. http://twitter.com/#!/susan1215/status/71763431371440128

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  34. I always relied on Orajel as well as cold teething rings and Tylenol when necessary.
    tmp95 at comcast dot net

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  35. Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/dahbou/status/71765825203347457
    tmp95 at comcast dot net

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  36. We used orajel with all three of my babes!!!
    ambmommie@gmail.com

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  37. I dont have any kids yet but I'm sure getting a lot of ideas for when the time comes

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  38. frozen washrag! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  39. http://twitter.com/#!/DesMoinesDealin/status/72420090339000320 scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  40. My son wouldn't chew on anything except his finger and his blankie. I had to be sure he had that blankie all the time - that was the main thing that soothed him.
    susitravl(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. I like the home-made popsicle idea

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  42. I use the mesh teething bags with frozen fruits and vegetables in it.

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  43. A friend had some of the homeopathic teething tablets that were pulled from the shelves last fall. A Dr. friend (who has a daughter the same age as Tessa) looked at the ingredients and told me he understands why it was pulled, but not for any reasons that could harm my daughter. So, that what we use!

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  44. I would use a cold teething ring.
    toddjesslabrum@gmail.com

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  45. I use an organic cloth toy that is great to chew on

    sswpss at yahoo dot com

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  46. My baby loved frozen bananas on his teeth! Thanks for the giveaway!

    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

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  47. tweet-http://twitter.com/#!/CrazyItalian0/status/74241643716427777
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

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  48. I use a Mesh Pop, cut up a banana into 2 inch pieces, stuff the mesh pop and put in ziploc bag and freeze. Tastes good and helps soothe their gums.

    karenmed409 at comcast dot net

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  49. rt-http://twitter.com/karenmed409/status/74333056990846976
    karenmed409 at comcast dot net

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  50. When my daughter was teething we used teething tablets, and frozen french toast!

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  51. I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/Jammie79/status/74342037067005952

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  52. My mom used cold spoons from the freezer, which I may have used 2 kids ago, but I usually used teething tablets.
    mnmspecial(at) mnmspecial.com

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  53. tweet https://twitter.com/#!/mnmspecial/status/75048046626471936
    mnmspecial (at) mnmspecial.com

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  54. My children are grown but when babies I use a cold teething ring or a bisket. helenkeeler@comcast.net

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  55. Cold/frozen teething toys work well

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  56. I used frozen teething rings and baby Orajel when my daughter was young, now she is having her own baby and I will pass this on to her.

    reveilletx at hotmail dot com

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  57. I used a frozen washcloth for my babies.

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  58. I used cold, soft things and washcloths
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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  59. I used to give my kids popsicles & frozen snacks & it seemed to help a lot! vickismail77 at yahoo.com

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  60. A chilled teething ring works sometimes.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  61. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/rhoneygee/status/75467145676468224

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  62. I used orajel with great success! Or, a cold washcloth is the more natural way that seems to have good resutls.

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  63. My son liked to chew on a cloth booboo bunny filled with ice chips.
    lenz.nicole(at)gmail(dot)com

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  64. We haven't reached the teething stage just yet but I have a feeling we're getting close!

    My sister gave me a mesh pouch she used with her children - you put frozen fruit inside of it and the child can chew on that while they teeth.

    Tarah
    tarah716[at]ymail.com

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  65. my boys chew on cool CLEAN wash cloths too. I agree with the comment about nursing too. It seems to heal all because of the closeness and love.

    teechbiz at gmail dot com

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  66. A cooling ring you freeze and give to the kids my sister used it on all her kids

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  67. My baby isn't here yet - but I'm loving all these tips!

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  68. I soak a washcloth in apple juice then freeze it for her to chew on..

    mrsstethoscope@live.com

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  69. I retweeted...
    http://twitter.com/#!/beckylbranch/status/76072327661625344

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  70. I tweeted...
    Reviews By Becky: $100 Babies R Us Giveaway from BlogHer http://t.co/wnVsr3N

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  71. I used to soothe my boys teething, with teething rings and cold wash cloths.

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  72. Tie a knot in the middle of a wet washcloth and put it in the freezer for an hour. It does wonders when you give in to them to gnaw on!

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  73. it's been a long time since I had a little one but baby orajel has been a great product for many years

    debbiebellows(at)gmail(dot)com

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  74. tweeted here:

    http://twitter.com/bellows22/status/76129873244078080

    debbiebellows(at)gmail(dot)com

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  75. My little guy is 5 1/2 months and we're starting to get into the teething I fear. So far it's been a lot of trial and error, and we haven't found a great solution... yet! I am definitely hoping to grab some of this gel ASAP and try it out!

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  76. I like to freeze my fruits. My son would suck on it and it would soothe.
    super_alba_star@yahoo.com

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  77. tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/independentmami/status/76355146652717056
    super_alba_star@yahoo.com

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  78. I loved teething tablets for my first baby but can't find those in the stores any more. We use Orajel and Tylenol and teething toys for our youngest.

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  79. With my daughter I used cold compresses and Tylenol. Sadly, we did not have any luck with the teething tablets like most people. I'm sure that with our new addition we will be trying lots of new products out!
    paigeleana@yahoo.com

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  80. I've used teething rings or Children's Tylenol.
    lazybones344 at gmail dot com

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  81. We have been using ALOT of Orajel lately. With a 13 month old that has 8 teeth already, Orajel is a must have! Love that they offer a natural product now!

    Christine
    cmoore334@aol.com

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  82. I've always used frozen teething products to soothe.

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  83. I have always used a frozen washcloth with my baby. I usually end up just trying to cuddle them alot more also. Mommy's love always helps a little haha!

    Aly at infertilityoverachievers dot com

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  84. I like to put frozen fruit into those Munchkin mesh feeders! Tastes yummy and helps take away the pain.
    tara.huff(at)gmail(dot)com

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  85. tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/huffychic/status/77100620213010432
    tara.huff(at)gmail(dot)com

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  86. We use teething tablets and It works great
    merleandtina@yahoo.com

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  87. https://twitter.com/#!/HappyTina0115/status/77390595399745536
    merleandtina@yahoo.com

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  88. I freeze rubber teething toys to soothe a teething baby.
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  89. I keep cold teethers in the fridge for when their pain acts up.
    KellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  90. Tweeted
    http://twitter.com/Kellywcu/status/77815090962898944
    kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  91. Cold washcloths always seemed to work for us.

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  92. I have used cold teethers and Hyland's Teething Tablets
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  93. tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/ChelleB36/status/77962934252343297
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  94. frozen washcloths worked awesome for us

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  95. We used to use the teething tablets (until they were recalled!), now we just let the baby chomp on frozen stuff. Teething is no fun!

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  96. Cold washcloths here! Works for us :)

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  97. My grandmother was a genius when it came to natural/home remedies.I've used vanilla extract works like a charm.

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  98. Tough question, holding my babies of course a long time ago and I also used orajel.

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

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  99. Tweeted too

    http://twitter.com/#!/gmissycat/status/79499875955380224

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

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  100. a chilled teething ring did the trick! :)

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  101. tweeted https://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/79658258977140737

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  102. I used refrigerator chilled teething rings.

    cgclynsg0 @ gmail dot com

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  103. http://twitter.com/#!/rsmc1/status/80116456829882369

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  104. I had teething ring that you put in the freezer. The cold seemed to soothe

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  105. Blogged http://sodahoney.blogspot.com/2011/06/who-doesnt-love-smiling-babies-see-what.html

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  106. I used to give my kids cold teething rings or wash clothes with ice in them to suck on. That was a long time ago.

    marybug2@yahoo.com

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  107. Tweet

    http://twitter.com/#!/marybug2/status/80258781073772544

    marybug2 @ yahoo . com

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  108. Teething toys worked the best for my kids.
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  109. tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/KerryBishop/status/80275665206779905
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  110. We loved using Orajel for Boyd, but I didn't notice this natural one back then. I would have loved to try it. We love Gripe Water and Teething Tablets, and rubbing lavender lotion on his belly always soothed him when he was upset.

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  111. Depends on their age. A wet, cool rag to chew on can be helpful. When they are a little older, frozen peas are fun to chew on.
    chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  112. Tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/chipdip2010/status/80458401062191104
    chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  113. A frozen teething ring works pretty good. I learned that a popsicle is great too (with a little help from mom, of course!)! LOL

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  114. Tweet: http://twitter.com/coriwestphal/statuses/80468608676929536

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  115. Your baby has the most gorgeous eyes!
    I soothed my teething babies with washcloths that I dampened and then put in the freezer for a while. The loved chewing on them.
    ape2016(at)aol(dot)com

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  116. we use cold rags, popsicles etc

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  117. Wash cloth placed in the freezer, frozen teething ring, frozen bagel, anything really cold seems to help for a little bit.

    purehrt555(At)Yahoo(dot)com

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  118. I freeze teething rings. honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

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  119. My baby just started teething, and so far the frozen teething rings work well.

    melduke26 at gmail dot com

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  120. I like to wet a wash cloth and get it cold in the fridge. I tie a knot in one corner to give them something to gnaw on. They seem to like this.

    hafner611{AT}gmail{DOT}com

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  121. I use the frozen teething rings to help her.

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  122. Frozen washcloths have always worked for us

    the imagine tree at aol dot com

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  123. We've used teething rings and also distractions!

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  124. Chewing on a cold washcloth has worked for us.

    annettekz2@yahoo.com

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  125. I used cold teething rings.

    hlee99 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  126. I use a frozen wash cloth.

    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

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  127. Frozen washcloths work wonders!

    Holly Miller
    Airfrcgrl87@aol.com

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  128. I use trusty ole Sophie the Giraffe (for teething)
    My babies loved her
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  129. I used to give my daughter a frozen washcloth

    itsjustme62613 at gmail.com

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  130. tweet

    http://twitter.com/MistySunrise/status/81299563524259840

    itsjustme62613 at gmail.com

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  131. Letting baby chew on a frozen washcloth seems to be soothing to them. I have also heard good things about letting baby chew on chilled water filled teethers.

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  132. My son is 4 months old and I think about ready t teeth- so I'm looking for advice to soothe his teething pain which I know will be coming. I bought freezer teething rings to be ready.

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  133. Riley likes the cold teething rings and popsicles.

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  134. Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/heatherzilla8/status/81340807344431104

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  135. just holding the baby is a great soother, also a frozen wash cloth helps too
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  136. http://twitter.com/#!/fdp4life/status/81347946288906240
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  137. We use teething rings. I remeber Mom telling me that she gave me cooked salt pork to gnaw on when I was a kiddo…trinitygsd at yahoo do tocm

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  138. Frozen Peaches- They taste good and it takes awhile for her to chew them up. They feel good on her gums too.

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  139. I'd love to try orajel naturals because we can't ever find a natural medicine for teething pain.

    jmercurio19(at)gmail(dot)com

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  140. I tweeted

    http://twitter.com/mommaJWoww19/status/81374973251420162

    jmercurio19(at)gmail(dot)com

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  141. A damp washcloth in the freezer--works wonders it freezer really quickly but we used to keep one or two in the freezer at all times--it numbs them --they can bite on it all they want and it catches the drool!
    kakihararocks@gmail.com

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  142. i used teething rings and gave her popsicles!
    deadmonkeys90@yahoo.com

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  143. We used a chilled teething ring, but there are some great ideas listed to try out.

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  144. My tweet: http://twitter.com/njhhb/statuses/81395438531518464

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  145. I think some personal empathy + some baby orajel and something cool to suck on works best :D

    justine417@comcast.net

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  146. I tweeted

    http://twitter.com/ShesAnAngel417/status/81396921226362881

    justine417@comcast.net

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  147. We would let our girls chew on a freezy pop. Thank you!
    crystalfaulkner2000 at yahoo dot com

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  148. We used olived oil on their gums that helped
    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

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  149. tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/Ardy22/status/81404241796796417
    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

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  150. My children are grown now but the grandkids have had their share of teething issues. Frozen wash cloths help when the molars start coming in.

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  151. I don't actually have any kids, but I know my mom used to use a bag of crushed ice in a zippy that she made out of terry cloth.
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  152. One of those teething biscuits that they chew on with supervision so they don't choke.

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  153. I've used a frozen washcloth...
    Thanks for a chance to win!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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  154. Teething toys are very helpful!

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  155. My mom used orajel on me, and I have used it on my niece and babies ive fostered.

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

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  156. Best way is just to massage the sore spots!

    scott_amanda11 at hotmail dot com

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  157. I tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/#!/AmandaStarr/status/81523815229829121

    scott_amanda11 at hotmail dot com

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  158. We've always soothed our 2 year old by using Orajel products, teething tablets, and by using a cold wash cloth that's been frozen. There is nothing worse that seeing your sweet little child hurting because of their new teeth. Even though our 2 year old has all of her baby teeth now, we are excited to try Orajel naturals with baby #2 on the way. CourtneyEStephenson @ gmail.com

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