Tylenol for teething?

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Tylenol for teething?

How does everyone feel about tylenol for teething? Andrew is having a terrible time with teething. It was an awful few weeks and then his two bottom teeth came through and he was sooo happy for a few days. Now we are back at it with the crankiness, drooling, diahhrea, etc. I try everything to avoid tylenol--teething rings, oragel, teething tablets, etc and nothing works. He is ok all day but then at bed time his grabs his mouth and screams and screams. Sometime he screams so hard he throws up. I have been giving him tylenol on the really bad nights which lately has been every other night. I am feeling guilty about giving him tylenol and I don't want to hurt him but I don't know what else to do. I can't stand to see my baby screaming in pain!

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I would definitely give him Tylenol, and don't feel bad about it. I'm always hesitant to give medications as well (we just try to be careful about what we're putting in our bodies). But if he's screaming so hard that he's throwing up, I think Tylenol is a much better option. If he's that miserable and it gives him (and you!) some relief, then it's definitely an appropriate time to use it. I totally understand not wanting to use it too often, but teething is very intense for these little guys, and I think one dose every other night while it's this bad is completely fine. Or even every night if it's that bad. At this point, he just needs a break from the teething pain, and a little Tylenol won't hurt him. I hope those teeth pop through and he gets some relief!

Joined: 04/24/11
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I agree with Heather. If it gives you and babes relief, do it and dont feel guilty about it. Brad had a tough time with teething and I would give him some Tylenol before he went to bed because it was the only thing that would help him settle. For some reason Kaylee didn't get as fussy when teething and then one day a tooth appeared two days later, another. She didn't even really whine about it.

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I had some gum pain several months back so I tried the baby orajel to see how it worked. It did really work, but only for about 15 minutes.

I would definitely use Tylenol when nothing else works.

Mesh feeders are FANTASTIC, especially now that they are getting to the age they can use them. Put some frozen fruit or just some ice in the mesh and babies have a blast sucking on it.

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I had replied to this right after you posted it.. but apparently my internet troubles on that day prevented it from actually posting. :roll:

I agree, tylenol is no problem for teething. Don't be so hard on yourself. You use what works for you! You guys (baby, too) need a break from the pain. :bigarmhug:

Joined: 12/21/09
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If you haven't tried it, I've had great success with Boiron's camilla teething liquid. It comes in a box with single dose vials of liquid that you squeeze in their mouth. It worked really well with my now 19 month old.... the little guy hasn't started teething yet, so I'm not sure how they'll work on him. Smile