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My 8 month old is teething : I use Hylands teething tablets like are going out of style... but someone told me to try clove oil...I read on the internet to mix 3-5 parts olive oil to 1 drop of clove oil. I'm just wondering if anyone else has used any, how you used it and any other suggestions.
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I used clove oil myself when I had a bad toothache and couldn't get in to the dentist for a couple days. It is really potent and tastes horrible, even when diluted. I hated it and only used it because I was in terrible pain...I definitely wouldn't recommend it for a baby.
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I used it for myself, and loved the taste. LOL
It worked great for me also. You never know. If you already have some , I would try it.

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Use it on yourself too make sure it is diluted enough first and then on your little one.
I like the taste too!
But it works awesome.

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Yeah, I wouldn't do it, either. Only because it's REALLY strong and, in my experience, the baby will not like it.

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I used it on my ds for his 1st couple teeth..he was having such a hard time w/them! He didn't seem to mind the taste..I had it quite diluted & it worked great. His breath smelled awesome as well
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No way would I use it on a baby, I've used it on myself and it BURNS anything it touches and the skin on my mouth cracked and peeled badly where it touched.

Seriously?
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thanks everyone.....minmoto2 what did you dilute with and how much?
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I used olive oil, about 1/2-1tsp oil to 1-2 drops clove oil. Try it on yourself first
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Rather than using clove oil, we bought whole cloves in the spice section of the grocery store and soaked them in olive oil. that's what our ped recommended. So it's clove-y, but not too strong. My LO loooves it and seems to help soothe him!
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Rather than using clove oil, we bought whole cloves in the spice section of the grocery store and soaked them in olive oil. that's what our ped recommended. So it's clove-y, but not too strong. My LO loooves it and seems to help soothe him!

What a great idea! I'll have to try that!
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No way would I use it on a baby, I've used it on myself and it BURNS anything it touches and the skin on my mouth cracked and peeled badly where it touched.
Is it like that for everyone? or did you just have a bad reaction to it? I may being using it soon, but would love to avoid that.
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I used it for myself, and loved the taste. LOL
It worked great for me also. You never know. If you already have some , I would try it.
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Use it on yourself too make sure it is diluted enough first and then on your little one.
I like the taste too!
But it works awesome.
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I used it on my ds for his 1st couple teeth..he was having such a hard time w/them! He didn't seem to mind the taste..I had it quite diluted & it worked great. His breath smelled awesome as well
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I used olive oil, about 1/2-1tsp oil to 1-2 drops clove oil. Try it on yourself first
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Rather than using clove oil, we bought whole cloves in the spice section of the grocery store and soaked them in olive oil. that's what our ped recommended. So it's clove-y, but not too strong. My LO loooves it and seems to help soothe him!
It works great!
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Rather than using clove oil, we bought whole cloves in the spice section of the grocery store and soaked them in olive oil. that's what our ped recommended. So it's clove-y, but not too strong. My LO loooves it and seems to help soothe him!

I would recommend this over straight clove oil. Clove oil is very strong and burns whatever it touches. Given an 8-month's old tendency to put their hands in their mouth a lot, I'd rather go with something that won't burn if she rubs it in her eye.
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thank u ladies....i will try the cloves in olive oil
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+1 on the whole cloves. I use to use this countless times in the past...works like a charm!
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