Product Type: Nelsons baby products
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Member Name: northernlovely
Advantages: Handy, works for some
Disadvantages: Doesn't work well with BF
My little bundle of joy started teething at 8 weeks old and boy have we been through every single teething remedy to try and bring back the quiet nights! She's 2 now and doesn't suffer with it as much but when it was very bad my friend suggested Nelsons Teetha as she'd had success with her son using it.
Basically Nelsons Teetha is a homeopathic remedy to teething pain (as in, it is made from plant extracts and contains no pharmaceutical painkiller). The idea is that it numbs the mouth causing the pain to be soothed so baby can get some peace (and sleep). The Nelsons Teetha comes in single use sachets, basically all you need to do is pour the sachets into baby's mouth and they will dissolve. It looks a lot like sweetener - white and very powdery and there is no smell to it.
I can't say I had a huge amount of success with Nelsons Teetha, I am glad I gave it a go, but as my little girl was breast fed, I found that she had trouble latching on when she'd had the powder (as basically her whole mouth was numb!) and the powder seemed to affect my nipple too (too much information I know but mummies need to know!!). She was too little to have calpol but for me I found Calgel or Bonjela more effective because it is applied directly to the problem area, can be kept in a fridge so it's nice and soothing, and baby can have a little gummy chew on your fingers as you apply it.
Each to their own and I know Nelsons Teetha worked really well for my friend, but as a breast feeding mummy I couldn't get on with feeding properly when she'd had the powders so it basically meant that after a few desperate tries of it (when my daughter was sobbing at 1am usually) we gave up and stuck to the teething gel. Overall I'll give it 3/5 as it's not really a fault with the powder more how my daughter and I took to it, and it is worth a try as every baby is different and it might work for you. But my advice would be to try gel solutions first especially if your baby is very young and being breast fed or slow flow bottle fed.
Nelsons Teetha isn't for us and I won't be trying it again with my next baby but everything is worth a try for first time parents and I'm glad I tried it but it's not compatible for us.
Summary: Worth a try but each to their own
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