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    Default Teething rusks for a 4 month old?

    Can a 4 month old who is having solids (recommended by paed) and started teething have teething rusks? The box says 6 months but is that just because they aren't supposed to be having solids then or another reason?

    Teething powders make dd unsettled as does bonjela and the necklace etc.

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    Have you tried a chilled wet washer or teething ring? Or panadol? The powders are usually homeopathics I think- they don't actually have active ingredients (yes I know some people swear by them but that's how it is- same goes for amber necklaces if thats what you're referring to) I wouldn't try a rusk just yet as as they get soggy and pieces can break off.

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    we waited until 6 months even though bub was eating solids at 4 months.
    I noticed she wasnt really interested in them or could chew on the properly until she got her first tooth anyway (7months) .
    Until then we got soft plastic water filled teethers and froze them so she could suck on them and they.numb her gums a bit. Best thing! .

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    I personally think teething rusks are dangerous. I'd rather give a chew toy, wet washer or use the mesh thingy.

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    A big issue with the rusks is that they are wheat based. If you have potential of allergies the Peads recommend you dont start until 6 months

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    Hadn't thought of a washer! What a great idea. Thanks guys! Will give it a go!

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    When my kids had rusks they ended up gumming off a big hard chunk and gagging. It was scary I didn't give it to them after that.

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    Hadn't thought of choking! Guess that is a really possibility. Why are they selling them if kids choke? You would think they would have stopped selling them.

    The washer seemed to work well tonight. Apart from her being pretty wet. Haha.

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    I have never had a problem with rusks at all? My boys have all used them, and all started at around 5 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wally90 View Post
    Hadn't thought of choking! Guess that is a really possibility. Why are they selling them if kids choke? You would think they would have stopped selling them.

    The washer seemed to work well tonight. Apart from her being pretty wet. Haha.
    haha i see ur point..but kids can choke on anything..thats like saying why give them food at all IYKWIM haha

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