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It has to do with teeth... please move if it dose not go here.

My DD, 4 mo, is teething. All last night she had me up...
I do not trust that orajel gels, http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/pag...17&pageindex=1, and I was just looking up the Gentle Naturals (also by orajel),http://www.gentlenaturals.com/produc...hing_label.cfm, and it has Sodium benzoate, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodium_benzoate ,
:. I wish I had looked into this more when I had DS (I had used this with him), but there were bigger fish to fry at that time. Hyland's Teething Tablets, http://www.hylands.com/products/teething.php, and gels, http://www.hylands.com/products/teethinggel.php, has Belladonna I am unsure how I feel about this. I have heard good and bad about it. When I tried to give this to DS (When he was teething) he calmed down, then after a bit start freaking out, I believe he had a headache, but he was to little to tell me.
I tried clove oil, it did little. I I do not like giving baby Tylenol, or smiler things.

I am not sure were to go or what to try. Any ideas?
 

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We use Boiron's Camillia with good results, and Tylenol for the worst times, when the teeth are actually cutting through the gums and she is expressing serious hurt.

The Tylenol was a tough decision for us, but in the end it came down to this: when we are in pain, we can choose to process it mentally/emotionally and to not take medication to reduce the pain. Our wee babe does not have that choice. Once we have provided her with every tool, resource, and comfort available, and she is still screaming in pain, we decided that it was not to us to let our daughter continue to suffer. Were it 200 years ago, no doubt we or our neighbors would have had more herbal lore to help alleviate pain, but this is not the case.

We do give her Hylund's on occasion, but they seem to have limited effect. We were also hesitant about the belladonna, so gave her one and monitored closely for any potential reaction the first time.
 

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Try an amber teething necklace. It has worked wonders for my little guy, who's been in an extended teething rut for almost a month now. I got mine from Inspired by Finn. They're inexpensive, so if it doesn't work for you, you have a cute necklace and no harm done. Much better than drugs, IMO!
 

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I second the amber teething necklace, I would defineately avoid the powders with belladonna.
 

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Perhaps you could use cold temperatures if you're looking to directly numb and alleviate pain.
Wet wash cloths and put them in the fridge to cool, cold bottles or frozen breast milk ice cubes placed in a mesh feeder etc.

The problem with these is that they work well during the day but not well at night.

I've read about a study that showed sugar relieves pain in newborns as effectively as pain killers. Sugar water has been used for centuries to calm babies. Perhaps make up some sugar water and give it with one of those little applicators you get in baby panadol boxes as a substitute instead of paracetemol. Completely natural and safe. I dont trust oragels either.
 
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