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So as some of you may have seen I mentioned about being done with Michaela's teething and it disrupting her sleep and sparking off my insomnia again etc etc, and a friend on there recommended paregoric.
Heard of it? Know anything about it? Is it effective? Is it even still available?
We don't have Advil/Tylenol, we have Calpol which I think is similar to your Tylenol, we have tried Calpol for the teething pain but it doesn't seem to settle her. And at present we have Bonjela to rub on her gums but Bonjela is really a very gentle, sort of numbing treatment. I don't think it's cutting it for her at the moment. I will ask the pharmacist about it. If it's addictive and causes withdrawals I think I'd rather put up with the sleep disturbance.
The old wives tale is to rub whisky on the gums and for the mother to finish the remaining shot (and nursing the baby will help baby sleep supposedly). Honestly, one shot of whiskey isn't enough to get anything to the baby, so I have a hard time believing that part. But I do it anyways on bad nights.
I mainly rely on Hyland's teething tablets, arnica, and amber teething necklaces.
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Pearce's grandma has been suggesting whisky as a teething remedy for months. I don't think well do it but she did it for all of her kids and all of her grandkids (including Pearce).
I really prefer advil over tylonel because advil is an anti-inflamatory so it helps reduce the swelling which further helps to alleviate the teething pain, where as tylonel is mostly just a pain relief.
I've had plenty people tell me whiskey. I've contemplated it a few times but DH said absolutely not. Thankfully we're doing ok in the teething department, for now anyhow. What seemed to work the best for us we Infants Advil (Ibuprofen). We also used the Hylands Teething Tablets but I swear she was getting immune to them. I really hope you find something soon Sharron. I can empathize with you're sleep issues due to a poorly baby