baby orajel?

Jessica - posted on 03/08/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )

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i was told that orajel can toughen up babies gums and make it hard for the teeth to break through...didnt know if this was true or not

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Well I suppose the tubes of orajel I just bought can wait or Ill just toss them. That pisses me off. These products are supposed to be for our children and if something happens to a child who uses the product they still sell it in the stores. Ugh! I just bought my son a chew bag that you can put crushed ice in or strawberries. He enjoys it and it helps with the teething pain.

Sandria - posted on 03/13/2010

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That's not true. I believe it just soothe our little bundle of joy's pain. I have used on my 6,3 year old and now my 6 month old never had any problems.

Lani - posted on 03/11/2010

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We use the teething tablets, as the ped told us about oragel. The tablets work great for her, I was a little cautious at first because of the caffiene content. However, it is very little and when I discussed it with my dr, I decided that I felt more comfortable with the tablets than I did with medicating her on the tylenol. She's been teething since about 6wks, with no teeth yet, we use it only when the teething rings aren't doing any good at all and she can't get any rest because of the pain.

Also, just thought I'd share a few more points that she told me. Caffiene has the opposit effect on babies...it actually puts them to sleep. She said that another common misconception is to freeze the teething rings. If they have any type of frost on them they could potentially cause frost bite on babies gums. I know that it's a small chance...but thought I'd share, it works just as well to put them in the fridge...at least for us, and they're not too cold for her to hold on to.

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Judie - posted on 03/11/2010

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My son hated the orajel so we did not use that, I then tried the humphries (homeopathic) and my doctor told me that it is NOT completely homeopathic like it says, it has caffeen in it. Up to you to use it but it did not help my son like tylenol does. When his teeth really hurt I give him a half dose of tylenol and that does the trick.

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hylands teething tabs are great! hylands also makes a homeopathic teething gel, and my daughter loves it!

Rachelle - posted on 03/11/2010

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I use the Hyland's Teething tablets or any that you can get at the health food store. They work great.

Stevie - posted on 03/10/2010

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we didnt use orajel on my daughter. she cut her first teeth at 4 1/2 months. we used teething tablets which worked great also the teether rings too.

Shanna - posted on 03/10/2010

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def good stuff to know I just bought a tube the other day ad have only used it a few times so far but I'm kinda glade I know now ill def have to check out the other options suggested. Thanx ladies :)

Amanda - posted on 03/09/2010

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i use teething tablets and they work great....they're made by Hyland's and are homeopathic. you can get them at walmart

Corinne - posted on 03/09/2010

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I had never heard this, but glad I know now. We use the orajel very sparingly anyway, but shouldn't something like that be an the label?

Becca - posted on 03/08/2010

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Not only that but it can also numb the back of the throat, decreasing the sensitivity of a baby's gag reflex and make them more likely to choke if they get something in their mouth. I was told by my doctor and several public health nurses not to use it under any circumstances because it is so dangerous.

Melanie - posted on 03/08/2010

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I used it with my son (11 yrs ago) who started teething at 4 months but did not cut one till 10 months!!! I was unaware of the baby orajel warning till after the fact. When he did finally cut them it was torture for him and me both! makes sense I guess, I am choosing not to use it with my baby now, instead we use teething rings often and I massage her gum with my finger- clean of course. If she's really feeling rotten from them I give her a little tylenol for the pain.

Sheela - posted on 03/08/2010

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I've heard the same thing. We use Humphrey's Teething Strips instead and they work great!

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