Open to New Ideas.

1 little boy + 1 giant left molar pushing though + 1 giant right molar pushing through + 2 earaches + 103 fever + 2 clueless parents =
4,873 massive fits of crying misery

Does anyone have any ideas, tips, remedies or drugs* to add to the equation?

*The drugs would be for me.
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24 Responses to Open to New Ideas.

  1. mark says:

    :( That's beyond my area of expertise. I'm sending good vibes to the Casa con Queso. Good luck.

  2. laurie says:

    i might suggest you get away from those train tracks?sorry about all the misery. maybe a shot of bourbon (for all three of you) would help take the edge off?

  3. Anonymous says:

    I have heard to rub benadril on the gums. You may want to check with the doctor on that to be sure.

  4. Bek says:

    So sorry. This is the hardest part of teething. My kids always got a fever and acid poo…so we got diaper rash and general "not feeling well" on top of it all. We just do Tylenol (Childrens Motrin lasts a long time..) and grit our teeth… I also used to let the kids chew on otter pops (not opened). It would take them awhile to gnaw though the plastic… that and chewing on Barbie legs (soft and can reach the back….). :-)

  5. Nat says:

    I used Hyland's Teething Tablets. I'm not sure if they worked, but it made me feel better to know I was doing something about it. Icy, cold, wet washcloths to chew on. Tom always thought that my nipple was a good teether, until I made him go airborne one time. Well, nearly.I hope it passes quickly. It's always something, isn't it? Diaper rash, teething, or bellyache, as my parents called it. As in, "Awww, poor little Hadders gotta bellyache" and I would be like, "Is it the same bellyache that she's had since she was BORN!!"

  6. Rhonda says:

    We always do a combo of Baby Oragel Nighttime (it has extra meds in it) and ice chips. It makes a friggin mess, but she likes chewing ice and coupled with the topical, it seems to help A LOT.

  7. LaLa says:

    Um… cloves? Aren't cloves good for toothache. Or is that just adult teeth. Bonjela? And a margherita for you.

  8. Mrs. Chicken says:

    Fruit Popsicles, and frozen washclothes.

  9. mommiebear2 says:

    Well I have seen all of my suggestions above (washcloth, popsicles, Orajel) maybe a beer or 2 for mom and dad?

  10. Robyn says:

    Ditto on the frozen washcloths.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Our Doctor told us we could alternate giving Children's Tylenol & Children's Motrin every 3 hours to help with pain and/or Fever.

  12. Jenny says:

    Teething tablets, motrin, a vibrating teether.One of my friends said that the only thing that helped her kid was a cold carrot that he could chew on but I was always afraid hailey might chew off a giant piece and choke.Much like a broken heart, the only true cure is time. And booze.

  13. Dawn says:

    ice cream for everyone….

  14. Super Zoe says:

    I am signed up to babysit for a weekend later this year for my niece…I now will check to see if she is teething before I confirm!Kisses and peace for the Hurricane; booze and quiet for you and HcQ!

  15. I'm wearing a merkin says:

    Take him to the pediatric dentist and have them removed. He'll get another set when he's older and capable of tolerating the good drugs. Mmmmmm…… methadone.Worked for my kids.

  16. Ande says:

    As a mom whose two boys ALWAYS got ear infections with their teeth, I would suggest a decongestant and Ibuprofin(preferred) or Tylenol. The dr. also said that we could give Tylenol followed 2 hours by Ibuprofin followed 2 hours by Tylenol. It all depends on how much pain you are all in and what your medicinal preferences are. I can tell you that none of us felt very good or acted very good without sleep! My kids couldn't tolerate the orajel or the cold…

  17. Mrs. Swizzle says:

    To go along with what laurie said,My priest once told me:Pour a shot glass of bourbon. Dip your finger in it and rub it on the kid's gums, then drink the rest for yourself. Never tried it, but Orajel and Tylenol worked for Twinkle. I'm sure the shot for yourself would also help.

  18. Denise says:

    4 kids, 4 different experiences. But here's what's worked for us: Benadryl (don't bother with rubbing it on the gums — just give him a dose, it's totally safe) + ibuprofen + Hyland's teething tabs. When he's awake take a wet washcloth and put it in the freezer for an hour. Then, let him walk around chewing on it. In a few weeks, this will all be a bad memory (oh and the circles under your eyes will be more pronounced…)

  19. Robin says:

    Tylenol with codeine :)…with three kids, I've been there, done that a thousand times, and the good news is ONE day this will be history.For now, that doesn't help in the least, but oh, how I remember (and feel) your pain!

  20. swampwitch says:

    Yee-ow-ee Ouch! I remember those days. No remedies from me. Sounds like a train wreck, though.

  21. Pamela says:

    frozen washcloth.(you can freeze it with juice, too)

  22. Girl con Queso says:

    All, These are extremely excellent ideas. I'm freezing the washcloth and pouring the whiskey right now. Aaaaah whiskey.

  23. Stephanie says:

    What Jenny said. 'Cause I can so manage the fever and ear infection part. (If I couldn't I'd be one sucky nurse!!) But the teething part is what got me until Jenny saved me.Oh, and I've got some good booze at my house. Come on over. Bring the Hurricane. Good times!

  24. Shannon says:

    I've heard Hyland's Teething Pills (homeopathic) work well, but I've never tried them. So far, we've done okay with just Tylenol.

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