L.M. asks from San Bruno, CA on March 30, 2007
Teething - San Bruno, CA
I have a little girl she is 6 months old now. she already has two little teeth. I think two more starting to come in... I mention this to someone today at my son's school and to my suprise she recommend to use Voka instead of Baby Oragel. The diretions were to put some Voka on my finger tip and rub it all over her gums, just the same way the I would do it with the Baby Oragel. Hmmm .. Then other mother join in and she said she use whiskey when her little girl was teething. Wow Hmmm.. They both said it better than using Oragel and the affect it faster and better.
My question is I have never hear of this before not even from my gran mother. I would like to know if any of you have done this? Has it worked for you? Will this affect the baby is since it alcohol?
Curious Mom ;-)
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S.H. answers from Los Angeles on April 03, 2007
My husband used to do that to my step son and he was fine with it. I think that it would be good to do. Just a little bit and it is fine.
A.D. answers from Los Angeles on April 02, 2007
Hi, there. I have heard of people using those methods before and some people say it works really well. i have tried the oragel before and I didn't like it because it numbs the pain for a very little amount of time. my pediatrician recommend to give my little one tylenol or motrin, and give my baby a teething ring. that's what i have been doing and seems to be working pretty well.
S.H. answers from Los Angeles on April 01, 2007
I think using alcohol was more acceptable back when we were babies, fortunately for us now, there are alternatives. My son just turned 1 and has 7 teeth, I swear by the Hylands Teething Tablets. You can pick them up at any super market. You just let a couple dissolve in their mouth and it offers almost instant relief! Of course when it got really bad and he was getting 3 teeth all at once, a dose of infants tylenol or motirn came in pretty handy too! Hope my advice is helpful to you....have a great day!
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K.B. answers from Sacramento on April 01, 2007
well i didn't think people still did this. But no dont do it. My mom told me about it my grandma did to. I kind of laughed it off. the main thing is alcohol has sugar in it. so your applying sugar to there teeth. I used teething tablets they worked very well. my wisdom teeth have been growing in for like 5 years now and for me oral gel does not work at all because me spit would always wash it away i can imagine it does the same for a baby.
C.B. answers from Los Angeles on April 01, 2007
This is what women did in the "old days". I'm surprised that your Grandma never heard of it. It does effect the baby- alcohol is a poison. As for Orajel, I tried it with my first baby & he hated it, so I tried it in my mouth & found out why- it tastes horrible & causes an uncomfortable tingling sensation. I highly recommend Hyland's Homeopathic Teething Tablets. They worked very well for both my sons, are made from 100% natural ingredients, and cause no side effects. I get them from the baby aisle at Vons, but have also found them at other markets in the natural products aisle.
R.M. answers from Fresno on April 01, 2007
My daughter had a very, very hard time with her second tooth and the only thing that worked was tylenol before bed, or a nap otherwise we just tried to keep her occupied so she didn't think about the pain and that actually worked the best. Be careful with the hyland as it does contain lactose and your child may be lactose intolerent. We tried that with our daughter but she would get ill and puke every time we did. I would suggest talking to your doctor before trying any drug weather it's orajel, teething tablets or tylenol.
S.G. answers from Los Angeles on April 01, 2007
Hi L.! I wouldn't give your baby any alcohol!! That's such an "old way" of doing things. my parents swore on it, but it's not safe. My kids didn't have too much of a hard time with teething, but on the days that were worse I gave them childrens tylenol (especially before bedtime). My kids also liked to suck on ice chips. Make sure you don't give big pieces though because they could choke. I would crush the ice very well (kinda like shaved ice). It would pretty much melt the instant it hit their mouths, but it felt great! Someone earlier mentioned a frozen washcloth, that's great too. good luck and let us know how you're doing!! :o)
M.B. answers from Austin on April 01, 2007
I havn't heard about the vodka thing, but I also recommend an amber teething necklace and hyland's teething tablets. My baby hasn't needed the tablets since getting her the necklace tho. Teething doesn't seem to bother her much anymore. :)
J.T. answers from San Diego on April 02, 2007
I have used whiskey, that was what my grandma and mom said to use. I used it on my 6 year old and my 6 month old. There hasn't been any problems.
T.C. answers from San Francisco on March 31, 2007
Dont do it.My friend and mother both have done it.It does affect the baby a small amount.i think thats the worst advice you can give someone.My friends baby grew older and likes the taste of wiskey.I'm not saying all babies will grow up and like it but my friends baby does.She actually cries when she sees my friend drinking it...and she is only 5yrs old.My mom gave me some for my teeth and to put me to sleep..I dont know anywaz its up to you..but I perfer to give oragel..you can also freeze fruit and let them suck on it..or my personal fav freeze a wash cloth and let them suck on that.my son loved it..I ended up with freezer full of frozen washcloths..good luck