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mimi1981 17.06.2011 07:53

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Nicky,

I have a load of Bonjela (not opened) and teething sachets (can't remember the name) at home if you want them? They worked a treat for my little one and now that she has all of her teeth (for a while anyway) I'd be happy to donate them :)

Nickers 17.06.2011 08:34

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Thanks mimi that would be great. I have one tube of bonjella but not the powders. Thanks for the other link Carlos. Was tired and posting on iPhone last night so didn't search :msnblush: I wasn't even told about the liquid paracetamols in the chemist just pushed those osalit globules and camomile! I do have calpol and calprofen tho

So does camomile just calm? Anyone know what it does?

Mimi I'll PM you thanks again :)

And thanks also Amaraya I'll drop you a PM too :)

Good ole EF to the rescue ;)

amaraya 17.06.2011 08:40

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no problem! for my son, camomille calmed but it also felt good to have the little powder rubbing on his gums when they got that itchy breaking through teething feeling. it seemed to be quite a good way to get his attention off the pain and onto the interesting substance in his mouth. being that it is a spot of white powder and it comes in small unmarked packets i looked like i was rubbing cocaine on my son's lips-i did get some looks in public, but it really was the only thing that works for him. :)

runningdeer 17.06.2011 08:53

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Not really a medication, but nonetheless it is the best teething solution I have found. The gels, etc. I did not have much luck with. It is marshmallow root (althea root), a stick like soft white thing they chew on. Not at all sure what to call it in german, nor french for that matter, but did find it in the pharmacies here. The botanical and other common names are malvaceae, althaea officinalis, which may help you find in the pharmacy.

Nickers 24.06.2011 11:28

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EF is great! thanks so much for the teething stuff mimi - they arrived this morning, lets hope for a better nights sleep :)

Nickers 24.06.2011 14:28

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OK I know I have given rep in the past few weeks and I know I gave rep to mimi a few weeks back but I still can't bleedin rep her now for sending me these items, has someone changed the rep system again? Look like I'll have to go and give some pointless rep out just to give mimi some deserved rep, hmmm not a good system

MusicChick 24.06.2011 14:35

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I didn't really have a fussy child through teething, but a halved pain au lait, worked, clear, peeled carrot, cold cucumber worked really well. It was fun to play with, but not too icy (icy cold things put the blood circulation in overdrive and it hurts more soon after) nor chemical so I was happy with it. Mechanical help with teething speeds up the process of gum cutting, we always did this for a day or two and the tooth was out.

Nickers 24.06.2011 14:38

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Originally Posted by MusicChick (Post 1239801)
Mechanical help with teething speeds up the process of gum cutting, we always did this for a day or two and the tooth was out.

:confused: no idea what this is

I suppose if you never had any issues with teething thats why you were able to prescribe cucumber and the like ;)

In an ideal world.....

mimi1981 24.06.2011 14:42

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Quote:

Originally Posted by MusicChick (Post 1239801)
I didn't really have a fussy child through teething, but a halved pain au lait, worked, clear, peeled carrot, cold cucumber worked really well. It was fun to play with, but not too icy (icy cold things put the blood circulation in overdrive and it hurts more soon after) nor chemical so I was happy with it. Mechanical help with teething speeds up the process of gum cutting, we always did this for a day or two and the tooth was out.


You were one of the lucky ones then! :eek: I don't like to medicate my little one more than necessary but when she was teething she was given the full works every time. Cold carrots and stuff to chew on just didn't cut the mustard with her. Working fulltime/being in fulltime daycare and both of us being up all night did not bode well for either of us.

She also always seemed to come down with a cold and fungal infection everytime she cut a new tooth (the best being when all four eye teeth came out at once :msnsick:).

I am so pleased to be past the worst of this now :D

Glad everything arrived safely Nicky and I hope it helps. Don't worry about the rep, I'm not fussed.....honest :rolleyes:

By the way, when I went searching my cupboards it seemed I'd ditched it all in an overly enthusiatic moment of packing so I bought some new stuff back from Scotland this weekend as I didn't want to let you down :msnblush:

MusicChick 24.06.2011 14:43

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No, just was told by my ped that the only meds a kiddo should use in case of fever, that would be paracethamol. You can get that in pharmacy, Panadol worked quite ok. But aside of that, mechanical help, gnawing on things, will make it bad for a day or two, when the gums cut, but it will speed it up, rather than have the gums cut tiny bit by tiny bit. Maybe it's too old school...I was surprised to see all the gels/necklaces people were using in the GB and here. I guess we were lucky, didn't even noticed, I had to check with the spoon if the tooth was there or not.

mimi1981 24.06.2011 14:45

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Nicky (Post 1239811)
:confused: no idea what this is

I suppose if you never had any issues with teething thats why you were able to prescribe cucumber and the like ;)

In an ideal world.....


Getting them to chew on one of these???:confused:

http://di105.shoppingshadow.com/imag...49x149-0-0.jpg

Nickers 24.06.2011 14:46

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Quote:

Originally Posted by MusicChick (Post 1239818)
No, just was told by my ped that the only meds a kiddo should use in case of fever, that would be paracethamol. You can get that in pharmacy, Panadol worked quite ok. But aside of that, mechanical help, gnawing on things, will make it bad for a day or two, when the gums cut, but it will speed it up, rather than have the gums cut tiny bit by tiny bit. Maybe it's too old school...I was surprised to see all the gels/necklaces people were using in the GB and here. I guess we were lucky, didn't even noticed, I had to check with the spoon if the tooth was there or not.

I wish i was a perfect mother with a perfect child like you MC ;)

I'm bad as I have medicated!

mimi1981 24.06.2011 14:48

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Nicky (Post 1239825)
I wish i was a perfect mother with a perfect child like you MC ;)

I'm bad as I have medicated!

Perfect schmerfect. No such thing. ;)

MusicChick 24.06.2011 14:49

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Nicky (Post 1239825)
I wish i was a perfect mother with a perfect child like you MC ;)

I'm bad as I have medicated!

Hahaha...naw.

I don't know anyone who cares less about perfection. Guess I haven't been here long enough, hope I get infected a tiny bit asap..:D

Nickers 24.06.2011 14:51

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I use the OSA homeopathic gel, can't see that being a problem, non medicated, the amber necklaces? non medicated? It seems switzerland have less medicated options than elsewhere. I'd rather pop some herbal cooling teething gel on his gums than just give him a carrot :confused:

mimi1981 24.06.2011 14:55

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Nicky (Post 1239836)
I use the OSA homeopathic gel, can't see that being a problem, non medicated, the amber necklaces? non medicated? It seems switzerland have less medicated options than elsewhere. I'd rather pop some herbal cooling teething gel on his gums than just give him a carrot :confused:

I used paracetamol, bonjela gel, herbal powders, teething rings and was a fraction away from dumping whiskey in her bottle. ;)

mirfield 24.06.2011 14:55

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Nickers 24.06.2011 14:57

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Quote:

Originally Posted by mimi1981 (Post 1239846)
I used paracetamol, bonjela gel, herbal powders, teething rings and was a fraction away from dumping whiskey in her bottle. ;)

tsk tsk mimi bad mummy

I have been told on numerous occasions to rub whisky on his gums, figured it can't harm it's natural :D

mimi1981 24.06.2011 14:57

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Must. Resist. Lolcat. Must. Resist...

http://images.icanhascheezburger.com...2779012340.jpg

mimi1981 24.06.2011 14:59

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Originally Posted by Nicky (Post 1239849)
tsk tsk mimi bad mummy

I have been told on numerous occasions to rub whisky on his gums, figured it can't harm it's natural :D

Ah well I was thinking more along the lines of making her a whisky milk punch :msnblush:

http://www.cocktailmaking.co.uk/disp...key-Milk-Punch


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