As one of the youngest members in my family, I didn’t grow up with a lot of little babes around. So I never really paid too much attention to the issue of teething. Sure, I heard the occasional “he must be teething” or “she didn’t have any pain at all” at certain social functions, but it wasn’t until I had a little dude of my own that I really got it—I finally understood all the fuss over teething.
A rough time
Unlike the blissful appearance of pearly whites in the child of my friend above, my son’s first teeth caused him agonizing pain. Even before they broke through the gum, he was up every hour (12 a.m., 1 a.m., 2 a.m., 3 a.m. … ) screaming in a way that I had never heard before. My husband and I both took time away from work to figure out the best way to comfort him. The poor little buddy wouldn’t eat or sleep, and the best we could do to soothe him was to rock him steadily until his tiny moans drifted him off for a short bit of slumber. The fact that we couldn’t do much to help was heart wrenching and we felt extremely out of control.
To ease his pains, we found out that cold teethers didn’t work for him and a wet washcloth, though it did help break the teeth through the gum, did little to ease his sore mouth. We knew we needed something more powerful so we looked into gel treatments. Thankfully, we were able to find Baby OrajelTM Naturals, a homeopathic (and benzocaine, dye and paraben-free) gel that uses the soothing effects of chamomile, a natural anti-inflammatory. As soon as we used it, the results were obvious. Not long after we applied the gel to his swollen gums, my little guy was able to eat a full bottle and finally lie down to rest. The entire teething ordeal lasted from 7 to 10 days and I can honestly say that Baby OrajelTM Naturals was a welcomed relief that made a huge difference for our family.
The rest of the story
Luckily, my guy’s second set of teeth came in a whole lot smoother than the first and we only had to use the gel for a day or two. I still carry a tube in his diaper bag for school, as well as, have a tube in our medicine cabinet at home just in case any of his new teeth decide to come in with a vengeance. It’s also good to know that the maker of Baby OrajelTM also makes teething tablets that are fast-acting and natural (free of benzocaine, dyes, parabens and belladonna) which may be the perfect solution for your family.
When the time comes for your little noodle to start the teething process or if your tot already started and can’t seem to be soothed, you’ll definitely want to try a Baby OrajelTM Naturals product. For this mom, it’s nice to know that there is a product out there that’s as safe as it is effective.
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