Baby Orajel or Teething Tablets

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Jennifer - posted on 02/01/2010

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Hi Christine, I have never used Baby Orajel, however, I reach for the Teething Tablets on a regular basis. I love the fact that the tablets are easy to give to the baby, more importantly, they are all natural and work GREAT!!!!!

Felicita - posted on 03/29/2010

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I use the tablets also. She loves them. They really don't have a taste to them but myone year old seesthem and opens her mouth and wants more. I even gave them to her when she got hurt to help her calm down, along with tylenol for the pain. I am so glad I heard about those tablets.

Denise - posted on 02/09/2010

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like many others here, i tried baby orajel and it just didn't help at all! a friend suggested hyland's and we got the gel because i wasn't sure about using the tablets right off. works great! and because it's homeopathic, it's not harmful to my son! he now has six teeth and we've used it(mostly at nighttime) for all of them! it also has a calming ingredient to help fussy babies calm down! bonus in my book. lol. when he gets super cranky(usually right before the tooth breaks through the gum for him), he gets a dose of infant's tylenol. but overall, just the hyland's has worked awesome!

Amanda - posted on 01/31/2010

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my son used cold orajel on a few occasions, his frozen water squirters were great and his rubber/plastic spoons he loves the best

Megan - posted on 01/30/2010

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with my 3 year old he got sick every time we gave him the tablets so with our 11 month old we tried both and the same thing so we do orajel. And only right before bed.

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Romy - posted on 04/02/2010

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i used the hylands tablets and they have been a gem and are all natural. i also heard grate things bout the necklace but havent been able to locate onr for my lil girl good luck

Martha - posted on 03/28/2010

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We've used the teething tablets or ice chew toys. I heard a horror story about baby orajel. So I haven't used it.....My friends son go a hold of a tube and got the lid off and she caught him sucking on the tube. She read the back and it said if ingested call poison control. She didn't really think much about it because it goes in your mouth anyway, so it can't be that bad right? Well she did call and the operator asked if she was near a hospital, which she wasn't (very small town), but she did get a hold of the local clinic doctor and he was outside the clinic waiting for them when she and her son arrived; he grabbed the child and ran inside and put him on a heart monitor. Apparently if to much of the orajel is injested it can stop the heart. All was fine and I don't know how much is too much, but I decided not to take that chance. We are also lucky, so far my son's teething hasn't been to painful for him; He has 8 teeth now.

Megan - posted on 03/28/2010

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I tried teething tablets but they did not melt before my daughter swallowed and gagged on it. We do occasionally use little tummies teething paste, but she seems to get more relief chewing on her foam bath letters.

Nikki - posted on 03/26/2010

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I also used both with my daughter with little or no relief. Two things that really worked for her were cool, wet washcloths and a clean strap of leather. The enzymes in the leather help to break down the gum so the tooth has an easier time cutting in.

Karen - posted on 03/26/2010

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Baby Oragel was useless for us. I use Hyland's or Humphrey's.
Lysa where did you hear about the Hyland's? I always thought they were basically the same all natural tablets just different brands.

Melissa - posted on 03/25/2010

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I used tried the orajel with my oldest and did not work; so then I tried the teething tablet and it worked really well. The teethin tablets are homeopathic so there is nothing harmful in them; and when my daughter would get really fussy with her teeth I would give one or two and she would come down in minutes.

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I use Humprey's Teething Pellets or Strips. i will not use Hylands, as I've heard a lot of bad things about it, that can end your little one up in the ER. Orajel wares off to quick, and is hard to get right on the spot with a squirmey child.

April - posted on 02/10/2010

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Both my sons did better with the teething tablets. When I used orajel they would scream once it kicked it, I think they didn't like that they couldn't feel there mouth at all, but the teething tablets just seem to make the comfortable. I was so relieved when someone told me about them :)

Cassandra - posted on 02/10/2010

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teething tablets are great. They really do help. I also put frozen fruit in a mesh teether. It can be a little messy to clean up, but it REALLY helps as well

Lindsey - posted on 02/01/2010

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I have two girls Brooklyn is 3 years and Layla is 11 months. With my 1st one i used baby oragel and it really didnt help her. But with my 2nd, one of my friend told me about the teething tablets and they work, they are awesome. I put them in Layla's bottle before bed time and it relaxes her.

Lisa - posted on 01/31/2010

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My son would bite me if I put my finger in his mouth. We use teething tablets and frozen mangos. He is working on his 1st molars at 12 months.

Amy - posted on 01/30/2010

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I use nothing but the teething tablets! I have used nothing but these on all three of my children, they dissolve with the smallest amount of moisture, and they help with the crabbiness too.

Jeni - posted on 01/30/2010

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teething tablets worked the best for my daugher. she made a horrible face with oragel, and some people reported to me that it can make it more difficult for them to cut the teeth? (made no sense to me, but they told me it made their gums tougher. who knows!) sometimes we have to give her tylenol too, but the tablets have been the best by far - oh and someone told me only to use the hylands, the others didn't work for them.

Tricia - posted on 01/30/2010

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In my experience neither orajel or the hylands teething tablets have worked. Frozen washcloths work for a period of time, but I have used Dr. Silverstiens teething lotion from my local pharmacy. I'm not sure if you can get it from yours or not. It was $5 for a small container that lasts for months!

Jessica - posted on 01/30/2010

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orajel sucked for my son....the teething tablets were absoltely fabulous..and homeopathic where as the orajel is a bunch of nonsense that i dont want my child exposed to.....hylands makes a great line of remedies/medicines.

Dawn - posted on 01/30/2010

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I have never tried teething tablets and I found that Baby Orajel doesn't really work...it wears off quickly and you can only give it 4 times a day, plus it is a process to get it on the area without their tongues or saliva washing it away. I too use frozen things....washclothes, teething rings, icecubes in a mesh feeder bag, pacifiers for him to suck on. If he is extemely cranky at night I will give a does of Infant Tylenol before bed. We have 8 teeth now and may be working on a 9th but it hasn't gotten bad yet.

Debbie - posted on 01/29/2010

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Hi there, i use neither by choice :) I have made ice blocks in ice trays for my wee girl and if she is in a little alot of pain i give her a little pamol but not very often. the ice blocks have been great and aided in cutting through the gums, she has only just got her first teeth at 11 1/2 months :)

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