Teething Pain Relief
April 6, 2007 10:20am CST
Does the baby orajel stuff work? I use the teething tablets, but I think my daughter needs something more...ok well I need something more! I don't want to load her up with Tylenol if it may not help. Any ideas?
• United States
6 Apr 07
Definitely try the Baby Orajel as I found it worked quite well. I used that in conjunction with recommended doses of Tylenol. It provided intermittent relief, especially when they were sleeping. Another thing was I used to take a wet wash cloth and put it in the freezer for a little while until it got really cold. I would let baby suck on it as the icy cold cloth soothed the irritated gums.
6 Apr 07
Give cold rings ,cold teething toys or even a good cloth dipped in ice water to chew.Also you can massage the gums for extra comfort ,if the baby is comfortable.Else,feed the baby more often.These things will sooth the baby. Keep your child occupied by playing with them or talking,singing etc to distract baby's attention.Bathing the baby or taking them to a pool are also good ways of distraction. Baby can be given boiled and chilled milk,yogurt,ice creams etc to ease the discomfort,if the baby is old enough for cold drinks. To ease the pain,we can give gripe water.Teething gel recommended by pharmacist can be applied to ease the pain and numb the gums.Since some children develops mild fever,Panadol syrup can be given .Make sure all these medications are to be used in recommended dosage and time. About baby orajel I am not sure.