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Old 08.04.2010, 11:43
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If you don't have one already get Sophie the Giraffe


Yes I guess probably each and every baby in Switzerland has his/her Sophie!

However, my son was never interested by it. Conversely to my ferrets, who promptly stole it and slep with it lovingly for about a year afterward...
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Old 08.04.2010, 11:45
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Yes I guess probably each and every baby in Switzerland has his/her Sophie!

However, my son was never interested by it. Conversely to my ferrets, who promptly stole it and slep with it lovingly for about a year afterward...

This thread is useless without a picture (most be so cute)
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Re: teething

We used calpol when our little one was teething and it worked wonders! really seemed to soothe her. Not sure if you can get it here as we got ours from the UK but it's basically baby paracetamol so i'm sure there is a similar version you can get here.

Also, a friend recommended to me freezing some cubes of either breast milk or formula (depending on what your baby has) and then wrapping them in a muslin square and letting the baby suck and chew on that.
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Old 08.04.2010, 12:00
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We used calpol when our little one was teething and it worked wonders! really seemed to soothe her. Not sure if you can get it here as we got ours from the UK but it's basically baby paracetamol so i'm sure there is a similar version you can get here.
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Re: teething

oops, didn't see that! perfect though - definitely a parent's best friend
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Old 08.04.2010, 12:20
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Re: teething

I feel for you!! My daughter is teething too and has been for a while She went from sleeping from 10pm to 8am to now sleeping from 10pm to 2am to 4am to 6am

I have tried everything (apart from Nil's wonder medicine) dalfagan, amber, homeopathic crystals, gels, bonjela, ice, teething rings, my chin and am at my wits end and exhausted!!!
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Old 08.04.2010, 12:29
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I feel for you!! My daughter is teething too and has been for a while She went from sleeping from 10pm to 8am to now sleeping from 10pm to 2am to 4am to 6am

I have tried everything (apart from Nil's wonder medicine) dalfagan, amber, homeopathic crystals, gels, bonjela, ice, teething rings, my chin and am at my wits end and exhausted!!!
If paracetamol doesn't work, you can mix and match with anti-inflammatories - i.e. ibuprofen, aka Algifor (junior).



This should especially help with swollen (i.e. inflamed) gums.

Both have independent mechanisms of action, so while you can in theory give both at the same time, we found that if you overlapped them you could have enough pain relief during a long enough period to get some sleep.

If you are uncomfortable with taking this advice (and no offence taken if you are), discuss this option with a pharmacist - they are usually happy to discuss the pros and cons of this (unless they are homeopathy fans, anti-drug hippies or, worse, never had kids ).

Also, another tip, use syringes to administer liquid medicines to young kids - much better than the spoons/cups for infants and you can really see that they get the full and correct dose with little to no mess.
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If paracetamol doesn't work, you can mix and match with anti-inflammatories - i.e. ibuprofen, aka Algifor (junior).

Also, another tip, use syringes to administer liquid medicines to young kids - much better than the spoons/cups for infants and you can really see that they get the full and correct dose with little to no mess.
I have also tried that Although not overlapping with paracetamol...might be worth a go tonight...

Re the syringes, I found the best way to get my daughter to take the medicine was to put it from the syringe into a clean empty teat...it was sucked up in seconds
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Re: teething

If you think the 1st teeth are brutal, wait til the last 4 molars that come in just before/ around the 2 yr age mark.

/Dafalgan is well stocked in our house
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If you think the 1st teeth are brutal, wait til the last 4 molars that come in just before/ around the 2 yr age mark.

/Dafalgan is well stocked in our house
Tell me about it! The first 4 molars are coming out ALL in the same time. 1 for each side up and down!

My daughter was crying so bad last night. I gave her the Oragel and after few minutes she went straight back in dreamland.
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Old 08.04.2010, 13:11
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Tell me about it! The first 4 molars are coming out ALL in the same time. 1 for each side up and down!

My daughter was crying so bad last night. I gave her the Oragel and after few minutes she went straight back in dreamland.
Agreed, although canines were also bad in our case. Seems odd to me, as they are pointy, so should be less painful to my mind.

Nil - keep hold of the positive thought that while it may be hell at the moment, once all 4 are through you are over the worst of it!

We found that it was much better if the teeth all came in one go as it just mean the whole process didn't drag on and on... Short(ish) sharp shock and all done.
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Agreed, although canines were also bad in our case. Seems odd to me, as they are pointy, so should be less painful to my mind.

Nil - keep hold of the positive thought that while it may be hell at the moment, once all 4 are through you are over the worst of it!

We found that it was much better if the teeth all came in one go as it just mean the whole process didn't drag on and on... Short(ish) sharp shock and all done.
Totally!

She is lucky, she got her first four all in the same time. And it keeps going like that. I know it is a big pain in one shot but it is on a shorter period of time.
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Re: teething

Here's what worked for us....Osa gel (recommended by our baby's dr.), cold carrots, and giving your child a baby toothbrush to play with. Our son would chew on or against the bristles and it seemed to give him comfort. Of course, with supervision.

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cold carrots, and giving your child a baby toothbrush to play with. Our son would chew on or against the bristles and it seemed to give him comfort. Of course, with supervision.
That didn't work with my son, as he would push it too far in his mouth, making himself gag and even throw up...
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Re: teething

We're going through this at the moment! It's horrible isn't it. Dr told us to give him Mundisal which seems to work most of the time. You can get it from the chemists.

You can get a gel filled bubble type teething ring but you'll probably find at 2 mths he can't hold it in his mouth. Munchkin's favourite thing to chew on at the moment is my finger then Sophie's leg. He's just beginning to understand that his cooled teething rings help too. But the most upsetting thing is I can't see any sign of his teeth actually breaking through.
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Teething meds

I'd post this on a family forum but it's Swiss specific

Apart from the OSA teething gel can anyone recommend other meds available over the counter? I keep being told about teething poweders in the UK don't know how they are used but they dont seem to be available here? Would anyone recommend me arranging to get some brought over?

I asked in the apothoke yesterday for alternatives to the gel, they gave me OSA globules that can be given every half hour. No idea what these are? Any one know? Also i was given camomile suppositories - I assume these are generic to calm baby and are not teething specific? They don't seem to offer anything else, have others encountered these same options only?

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Re: Teething meds

Is OSA the same as OSANIT ?



Some mothers I know use the syrup version of Dafalgan ( Dafalgan Kinder Sirup ) when an onset of fever is suspected or detected.

Prices: http://www.help.ch/medikamenteninfo.cfm?key=2795

http://www.pharmawiki.ch/wiki/index.php?wiki=Dafalgan
http://www.pharmawiki.ch/wiki/index....lgan&Spez=True

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Dafalgan Sirup für Kinder enthält den Wirkstoff Paracetamol, der schmerzlindernd und fiebersenkend wirkt.


Dafalgan Sirup für Kinder wird angewendet zur kurzfristigen Behandlung von Kopfschmerzen, Zahnschmerzen, Schmerzen im Bereich von Gelenken und Bändern, Rückenschmerzen, Schmerzen während der Monatsblutung, Schmerzen nach Verletzungen (z.B. Sportverletzungen), Schmerzen bei Erkältungskrankheiten sowie gegen Fieber.

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What is it?

Dafalgan syrup for children contains the active ingredient paracetamol, which relieves pain and reduces fever.

Dafalgan syrup for children is used for short-term treatment of headache, toothache, pain in joints and ligaments, back pain, pain during menstruation, pain following injury (eg sports injuries), pain, colds and for fevers.
( Use Google Chrome or a translator for these useful local websites: http://swissmomforum.ch and www.kompendium.ch ).

Good luck in handling the 7 month old boy!
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Try here.
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Re: Teething meds

in costa rica we had this powder called matricaria, a camomille powder that worked really well on my son. i'm not sure if they have it here, but i would say it's worth a try. if not i did buy a box on our trip over and would be happy to send it your way (once i unpack everything from the move).
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Re: Teething meds

Hello I used nelsons teetha which is a chamomile powder and it really soothed my child. You pour the contents of the sachet into baby's mouth and repeat every 3 hours! He loved it, I think the granules helped the itchiness of teething. Really recommend it, I normally stock up from London but I know you can also order it on german amazon. Good luck!
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