I know a woman who uses plaintain tincture on her babes gums. It works so well for them that he actually gets excited about using it! Perhaps you could try that.
post #21 of 38
9/26/05 at 2:24pm
Originally Posted by kbridi
Am I nuts? Am I cruel? DH says I'm cruel for not giving ds these things that would make him feel better.
|Keep in mind that there have been previous reports of serious reactions being caused by ibuprofen. In one study that found an association between ibuprofen and acute vanishing bile duct syndrome, a liver disorder, the author concluded that 'because this drug is currently widely prescribed in the pediatric population and has potentially very severe adverse events, even in the absence of overdose, it should remain a second-line treatment for fever and pain' after acetaminophen. But because acetaminophen (Tylenol) doesn't reduce inflammation and may not always control your child's fever or pain, avoiding ibuprofen (Motrin) altogether may not be practical though.|
Originally Posted by Yo Becca
I probably wouldn't use orajel b/c it feels weird to me, but I would definitely use tylenol before night and naps and Hylands teething tablets otherwise. I do think that if you have the power to reduce or prevent pain for your infant, who can't do this him/herself, and you don't do it, it's for selfish reasons - most moms I've seen making these posts (NOT saying htis about you, just what I've observed) want to be able to say that they wouldn't give their baby xyz (a pacifier, tylenol, whatever it is they have a philisophical problem with) - but if your baby needs it, and you don't give it so you can be in the Cool Kids Club who refuse to do anything that isn't "all natural" or "AP" or whatever, that's ridiculous and selfish. NOT trying to flame you = just being honest in response to your question. I get so mad when I read posts like "my baby is in pain but I don't want to give pain medication" or "my baby wants to suck but I hate pacifiers" -- It's not about what YOU want, it's about what the baby NEEDS. And yes, Tylenol is not "all natural" but it is very safe and harmless. SInce when did a logical, sane use of science become our enemy?
Certainly, try the natural rememdies. But don't deny your baby comfort just so you can wear the "no Tylenol" badge.
Originally Posted by Avena
* Boirion Homeopathics : "CAMILIA" for teething Liquid drops THEY WORK MUCH BETTER THEN HYLANDS!