vanilla extract for teething?

Maranda - posted on 05/26/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Has any one used vanilla extract for teething? I was given the advise but many things haven't worked for my 9mth old. The teething tablets seem to be pointless for him, although it works for my friends baby. Let me know if this has work for any one please!!! Thanks for your time!

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Kristy - posted on 06/05/2010

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origal doesnt work on my daughter my grandma told me to use vanilla extract n it works like a charm she calms right down its an old trick

Tracy - posted on 06/04/2010

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I'd make sure to read the label very closely, I'm pretty sure vanilla extract contains alcohol - probably not a safe thing to be using - I'd stick to the tylenol or motrin before using that - I know in the old days they used to use vodka too -
my son is currently getting 3 teeth, I'm sorry but that has to hurt, I tried the biscuits, they make a mess and he doesn't care for them, orajel, is a waste of time - I go for the motrin and tylenol - it's not like I'll be using it for weeks on end and I want him to be comfortable and not in pain - if I have a headache I take it - why make him suffer - I use a safe dosage and do not over dose him -

Lyn - posted on 06/01/2010

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Ive never heard of that but when my wee one is teething I give her a face cloth that has been seeped in cold water or a very cld wedge of melon to chew on as this is basically water she wont choke although it is quite messy and my hands get sticky holding it for her but it works for me

Beth - posted on 05/27/2010

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Read the label of the extract. Many, if not all, contain alcohol so I would not recommend using that. Try cold teething rings, cool strips of carrots or apples, biter biscuits, a cold washrag to chew on, or anything soothing to chew on. As a last resort, I give my little one a bit of Motrin. Good luck!

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