baby orajel

Kaylie - posted on 04/27/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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what your take on baby orajel? my il guy could use it but im alil iffy. iv heard bad things about it but im sure it will help him. help

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Caitlin - posted on 04/27/2010

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I've used orajel, it doens't bother me but I DO wait until she's quite uncomfortable before I give it to her. She's never really had issues with it numbing too much, I generally put it on her toothbrush and brush it on the area that's bothering her. She wont open her mouth otherwise..

Kaylie - posted on 04/27/2010

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ya ya, my boy is 8mth and its his first tooth. i had No problems when my daughter was teething but my lil guy wont drink his bottle, hes fussy cranky. he wont nap. he wont go to sleep at bedtime. tyenal isnt helping him any. motrin is kinda. i give him teething rings but he tosses tthem at his sister. hes a stuborn butchy lil poop. and im losing my hair :S hate teething. maybe i'll try him on orajel after lunch.

Ashley - posted on 04/27/2010

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Hello. I was also iffy on orajel, so I tried it myself. It didnt last very long at all. I finally decided to try it on my little guy and then he wouldn't let me. He just kept blowing raspberries. Just try it on yourself and see what you think. Depending on how old your child is, try cold celery. Just let him chew on a large stalk under supervision. It help us out alot!

Katarina - posted on 04/27/2010

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I used to use it but found it difficult to localize. I used a Qtip and put it right on the gum, preventing a chocking hazard, but I still didn't like it at all. Try Hyland teething tablets instead. Bought at most health food stores or drug stores(London Drugs)

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I have used baby orajel on my son and have never had any problems with it. He has been so good about teething. If your concerned about it just use it when the pain seems to be really bad or when he is going to bed. Otherwise use those soft rings filled with liquid and dont freeze them all the way so they stay soft. I have also gotten a wash cloth wet, put it in the freezer to make it nice and cold and not all drippy and that works well too. Or they have these little teething like things that you can put fresh fruit in and it has a mesh fabric that they chew on, so they get nutrition and relief. I have put crushed ice in it and that works too. Good Luck =)

Stevie - posted on 04/27/2010

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i use it all the time well not all the time if we think he is teething or something like that only thing we really do about it and any concern we have is if he is drinking anything it has to be before or like half an hour later cuz of maybe biting his tounge or the possibilty he might choke on water or something none of which has ever happend even before we had more of a concern for it we tried the teething tabs but no side afects my butt my son is always always fussy more so after we give them to him but we will give him tylenol and then either on the binky or on a qtip some orajel everywhere we think he might be teething and it works great idk what other ppl say about orajel other than maybe their kid is allergic to it or it doesn help much which i can see cuz it doesnt last forever but it last long enough for us for his tylenol to kick in i love the stuff ill forever use it but every child is different most kids do well with the teething tabs but mine doesn and orajel works great just test what you got and find out what you like

Karen - posted on 04/27/2010

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hi kaylie - i use baby orajel on my little guy and have no issues with it...i have heard people say it could pose a choking hazard so i just make sure i give it to him after he's eaten incase it numbs more then his gums when i put in on. if you're iffy on it, just ask your dr or even the pharmacist at your local drug store.

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