We have more teeth in the TwinMomLife household. A’s two bottom front teeth are cutting through as of today.
She was very fussy at story time, so when we left I gave her a teething tablet and sure enough I felt two teeth. Two more tablets later and she was sleeping soundly.
There are two types of tablets available in our Target store. One is the Hyland brand, the other Orajel brand. I’ve had numerous older relatives give me the advice to use Orajel, but since I’ve read it isn’t a good idea in today’s day I haven’t. So, I figure the brand is trusted, and these tabs are all natural. Win-win. Oh, we also picked The Orajel tabs over Hyland because the Orajel advertises as belladonna free. I didn’t know anything about belladonna, but if one is excluding it I figured there was a reason. While Googling it at Target I found it was associated with opiates. No thanks. Today I found this article which talks about Hyland brand being recalled in 2010.
Funny story, I just had T go get the Hyland ones before I found that article. For extreme teething emergencies I will try them. L is still so fussy. That’s another post though. I think his fussiness is mostly due to teething pain. The Orajel tablets work for us, but I have to keep using them. I guess that’s better than using Tylenol all the time though.
We’ve been trying essential oils as I mentioned in my last post on teething. They are definitely helping with sleeping-falling asleep and reducing night wakings. I’ve been using Young Living Peace and Calming mixed with coconut oil on their feet, and YL lavender mixed with coconut oil on their jaw (outside, lower cheek). I borrowed them from a friend so I can test them out. I diffuse lavender as well in their bedroom about 30 minutes before bedtime. I just use my Vicks plug in diffuser with unscented diffuser pads from the natural store (Native Sun), and 5-10 drops of lavender on the pad. I use Aura Cacia brand for diffusing because it’s cheaper. I unplug it before I go to bed because those things can get very hot and I tend to worry. I’ve also diffused Thieves blend, and put it on their feet. The great thing about oils is that they smell good, so even if they don’t work, your baby and house will smell lovely. The negative is that they are pricey. I’ll purchase some Peace and Calming, Lavender, and Thieves from YL through my friend and go from there with the oil thing.
Do you use essential oils for teething? If so, please share which and how you use them. Do you use teething tablets? If so, which brand? As always, I’d love to hear what’s working for you when it comes to teething.