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Dentinox Infant Colic Drops
My daughter was a greedy baby and constantly craved attention and feeding! She also suffered from colic, poor little thing and along the way we tried probably almost every possible remedy going to try and solve the problem. This review is for Dentinox Infant Colic Drops:
Colic is a tricky one to diagnose and treat, naturally the GP presented with a screaming uncomfortable baby and a worried frantic mother needs to do the best they can to try and diagnose the problem. In my daughters case we went through a catalogue of trials to establish the cause for her obvious discomfort. Colic seems to be diagnosed when the medical professionals cannot prove it is anything else.
The cause of colic is not certain; possible causes though are eating too much, eating too fast or most likely in a baby swallowing too much air whilst eating/suckling.
We used to spend hours burping her, often with no success and were keen to try and ease her discomfort.
One sign of colic is when a baby cries loudly, roughly at the same time of day and nothing you can do will comfort them. As a horse keeper and former veterinary nurse I know another sign is similar to the tell tale sign in horses! That is when the baby pulls their feet up into the body towards the stomach and also clenches their fists in obvious discomfort and frustration.
Babies can get colic regardless of whether they are breast fed, bottle fed or a combination or the two. To be the parent of a baby in obvious pain is in itself a painful distressing experience and in common with most remedies something that works for one may or may not work for another.
PLEASE - IF YOU ARE READING THIS REVIEW BECAUSE YOUR BABY IS IN DISCOMFORT SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE PRIOR TO TRYING ANY OVER THE COUNTER MEDICINES
As mentioned my daughter was diagnosed as a colic sufferer and we were advised to try the over the counter remedies from the pharmacist Dentinox was one the products we tried. The idea is you give your baby 2.5ml after feeding so that it settles the tummy. To start with it didn't seem to make much difference, but by the middle of day two it seemed that it did help a little, she was still grisly, but nothing like the obvious pain for as long. However a downfall is that you should only give 6 doses a day, so with a greedy baby like mine, it was necessary to work out when to give the medicine and when to leave it out. I tried to work out if the colic symptoms were caused by pain from the last meal or maybe an earlier feed in the day.
The Dentinox did seem to be helping and it peeked at about day 6 of use when she was almost colic free, however, the bad colic returned and I wonder if whatever caused it was building up an immunity to the medicine. I found the best course of action was to change product frequently to help soothe and settle her tummy.
The Dentinox is supplied in a green and white coloured rectangular cardboard box that stands around 10-11 cm tall and is 5 cm wide/deep. On the front is the product name Dentinox Infant Colic Drops and a picture of a small baby and mums face, at the bottom is the text in green stating "Effective pain relief from colic from birth onwards."
The information on the back of the box is the directions for use:
"Give baby Dentinox Infant Colic Drops with or after each feed.
Shake bottle before use.
Use one measured 2.5ml dose.
There are 2 ways to give the drops, directly from the syringe or by adding it to baby's bottle.
After use, rinse the syringe with warm water and dry.
Do not give more than 6 doses a day.
You can use the drops from birth onwards.
If symptoms persist speak to your health visitor, pharmacist or doctor"
On one side the box has the active ingredients list: "Activated dimethicone 21mg per 2.5ml dose, carbomer, sucrose, sodium hydroxide, E214, E216, E218, dill oil and water."
Inside the box is the bottle that also carries the colour scheme and usage instructions and a syringe with the 2.5ml mark clearly shown for accurate dosing. The liquid is accessed via a child proof cap.
Dentinox is a white minty liquid and does seem a little chalky although it is quite a runny consistency. It smells nice and reminds me of mint sweets.
"Dentinox Infant Colic Drops:
* Gently disperses trapped air
* Pleasant tasting & alcohol free
* Add to baby's bottle or use the handy syringe
* Suitable from birth"
Price and Availability:
From Pharmacies and a quick check on-line shows it is available from Netdoctor and Chemists Direct as well. Priced at around £2.00 for 100ml.
This was one of the products I used for my daughter that seemed to help ease her discomfort of colic. My daughter now uses it for her own children and I am happy to say it is worth a try. But please do seek a medical diagnoses.
Stars: 2.5 out of 5. So round up to 3 because anything that helps babies cannot be bad.
Thank you for reading and I hope you found it useful.
Both my little boy suffered with wind pains as very young babies. I probably wouldn't go as far as to say it was colic as the crying was never constant for hours as you would expect with colic - but it was pretty bad. With my first son, we tried pretty much everything to help and with my second, we stuck to what we knew had worked first time round. For us, these Dentinox drops had not worked with my eldest son so I hadn't used them with my youngest one until my usual remedy (infacol) was sold out in our local supermarket. I decided something was better than nothing and that different children may respond in different ways so it was worth giving them another try.
Colic, for those unfamiliar, is a build up of gas in a baby's digestive system (usually from the intake of air when feeding) which causes distressing pain and crying. These drops work by gently dispersing that trapped air.
The drops come in a 100ml bottle which is inside a cardboard box. The box contains basic product labelling, instructions and a picture of a mum and a (happy) baby. Inside, you are also provided with a plastic measuring syringe (which can also be used to give the drops to your baby). Each dose is 2.5ml and can either be added to your baby's bottle or given directly after a feed from the syringe. As I combination fed both my sons, I used both methods of giving the drops. The liquid is a cloudy white colour and quite thick in consistency. They are alcohol free and contain activated dimeticone. They are said to be 'pleasant tasting' but, having tasted them myself, I am not sure I agree. They do not really taste of anything as such but I found it quite unpleasant - especially compared to the orangey taste of Infacol. They are suitable for use from birth.
The drops are easy to administer - especially if using bottles - and the syringe provided is a nice size. When applying directly rather than in the bottle, both my sons would swallow but didn't exactly look like they were enjoying it! They didn't seem to notice it's presence in their bottles though. With both boys, however, I did not find them to provide much noticeable relief from the wind pains that they were suffering. Certainly no loud burps after a feed like Infacol or gripe water can produce. There was no real reduction in the griping pains that I witnessed or in the evening's crying. Therefore, I do not think that these were very effective at all for us and I cannot recommend them as we have certainly found better remedies.
I first found out about dentinox when my young daughter seemed to be suffering with colic. I bought the product from my local Asda store it was around £3.
The product comes in a 100ml bottle with a syringe so that you can easily get the drops out.
I found that using the syringe and giving the drops to my baby was very easy. You can administer the medicine either by putting the drops directly into the baby's mouth from the syringe or you can give the product via a bottle. I didnt every try giving the drops in a bottle but it does advise you to shake the bottle very well after adding the drops so that they mix in.
I found that it was just easiest to give the drops from a syringe but this was because it didn't seem to bother my little one so I suppose it will depend how your little one reacts to how you decide best to do this.
My experience of using the drops is a positive one. From been about 6 weeks old my daughter normally had real trouble getting her wind up which resulted in her getting bad stomach pains which would make her scream for hours, this only seemed to be a problem in the evening (not sure why) but it caused us and her a lot of upset and I would have done anything to take away the pain. The doctor suggested we try these drops. They are available in chemists aswell as supermarkets.
The drops definitely made a difference to her ability to bring up wind. The first few times we used them she brought wind up within about 10 mins and much more than we had ever managed before she burped at least 10 times!
I continued to use these drops just at the night feed as this seemed to be the one that caused her problems, we did this right until we began to wean her and I think it was really beneficial and seemed to reduce her pain. After we had weaned her she did not seem to get the colic (which is what the doctor had advised) so we stopped using the drops.
I would really recommend these drops to anyone who has a 'windy baby' or problems getting wind up and stomach ache.
From around 2 weeks old, to what seemed like 8 months old, my daughter suffered with really bad colic. We had been using some different colic drops but they just didn't seem to be working, the main reason was they I found it really hard to squirt into Lauren's mouth as she just used to spit it back out. A friend then recommended we tried Dentinox as you can add this straight to the baby's bottle.
The medicine is suitable from birth and you can give up to 6 doses per day, although at times Lauren was drinking more bottles than this, it didn't cause an issue as she tended to suffer more in the afternoon/evening with colic. The medicine is clear and quite runny meaning we didn't have any blockage problems when placing in her bottles. You also get a syringe which has measurements up the side so you know who much you are using. I used to use the syringe when adding to Lauren's bottle rather than measuring with the spoon as I found it easier and more reliable.
The cost is around £2.50 for a 100ml bottle, I found it was widely available in most supermarkets and chemists, I think I even spotted this in Home Bargains. I ended up using the drops on a regular basis, I think I was more scared that if I did stop, the crying and pain would start and for £2.50, the bottle lasted for quite a long time.
The first time we used, I did try the more traditional method of administering straight into Lauren's mouth after her feed, unfortunately, the same thing happened with previous brands and this came straight back out, I was scared of giving her some more in case she had ingested some so we had left it on that feed. When it came to Lauren's next bottle, I added 2.5ml to the milk, gave it a good shake and then let Lauren drink her milk. As soon as she had finished and I started to pat and rub her back, her wind seemed to come up a lot quicker and louder (much to my other halves amusement!). I also found that when I added it to her bottle, she seemed to settle a lot quicker and the constant pulling up of her knees seemed to ease, especially during the night time feeds.
Overall, I would recommend this, I could definitely tell a difference in the amount of wind Lauren would bring up when I used to when I didn't and although it didn't completely eradicate the problem, it really did help so I would give 5 out of 5 stars.
Thanks for reading
It comes in a 100 ml bottle that simply has a lid you pull completely off the top and it opens to the wide neck of the bottle. You also receive a syringe with this product for ease of use which you then place in the top of the bottle which has plenty of room to allow you to pick the product up without struggling. I have never tasted this but it says it has a pleasant taste on the bottle to be honest from my son's reaction when we tried to give him the medicine and from the really horrible smell that comes from this product I doubt that very much.
Taking the product
There are two ways to give little one this medicine you can either give them the product directly in their mouth after they have had a feed or add the solution to their bottle of milk so it goes down the same time. We have tried both ways and not only is it easier to add it to their bottle as you are not fighting to give them medicine which can be messy and distressing to little one but we also received the best effects from the medicine by applying it to his bottle.
The medicine itself is a clear substance and very running it would be very difficult to try and give it to little one on the spoon as it would just run off so I guess that is why you get a syringe supplied with it in the box. Once you add it to the milk you are advised to give it a shake and it seems to disappear within the milk and my son is happy to take the milk so I guess there is no obvious taste once it has been mixed.
Well for the first few times of use this was a wonder product my son had been suffering with colic in the evening and no matter what we did he just screamed and could not settle. You could tell by his cry it was really hurting him so we took him to the doctor who confirmed it was colic. We stopped at the pharmacy on the way home and picked this up and used it after his next feed. Within 15 minutes Logan had burped 13 times not great huge ones like we were finding before but small ones that seemed to build up it was if the medicine was having an effect slowly but yet very effectively.
Then we continued to use it in his milk for the next week but each day the results seemed to decrease it would still help him bring up small amounts of wind but these decreased each time we used it. As he was a few weeks older we decided to give him a chance without any medicine but the problem slowly came back so after a few days we tried again with the medicine and again it seemed to help him a little but to only a small extent.
We then switched to infacol and this seemed to help him with his colic but after a few weeks he began to feel a lot better and the problem disappeared so no more sleepless nights for little man and that meant no more medicine.
It can be used from birth onwards and a 2.5ml dosage with each feed can be used and no more than 6 dosages a day.
This product does work well at first and helps ease little one while they are distressed by bringing up their wind. The problem is it seems to become less effective the more you use it which is no good for a consisting problem. Thankfully Logan only had colic for around a month and then it seemed to disappear so we did not need to continue use for much longer. I would recommend this product for short time use only but it still works. It costs around £2 for a 100 ml bottle which lasted us the whole time we used it so not bank breaking either.
I wrote a review previously on Infacol, which we had started to use within a few weeks of our baby daughter being born, as she suffers a lot from trapped wind. At first we felt the Infacol worked great, but as time went on, even with double the dose, we felt that the effects wore off a bit, and she wasn't bringing up the same amount of wind, as she has when we first used the product, and so I felt I needed to try something else.
Gripe water was an obvious choice, and I had heard many people mention it, however it is not suitable for babies under 1 month, and at that time my daughter was still below this age. After a little research online, my attention was drawn to this product Dentinox Colic Drops. Dentinox is a company that many may know in relation to teething, but it is these Infact Colic Drops that I am reviewing. A bottle of this product can cost anywhere between £2.50 and £3.50, with the supermarkets being significantly cheaper than the likes of Boots.
These drops are able to be given to a baby from birth, and on the front of the box, it claims that they provide 'effective pain relief from colic from birth onwards'. These drops are given to your baby using the syringe that is included and has the dosage of 2.5ml measured out, making it a very easy product to use, especially in the middle of the night, when I am not usually too awake.
There are two ways of giving your baby this product, either orally into the mouth using the syringe, or by putting it into your baby's bottle, assuming they are bottle fed. We chose the latter options, as we knew with the Infacol that it can be pretty tricky at times getting something, other than a bottle, into a baby's mouth. You are only allowed to give up to 6 doses in a day, which suited us fine as with four hourly feeding, this meant she would be getting 6 doses within that time frame.
Unlike the INfacol, which has an orange taste, which my daughter seemed to love, I don't think this product has a taste, and my daughter certainly doesn't seem to dislike taking it in her bottle, and guzzles it as usual. The only slight difficulty with adding it to her bottle, is that to get the maximum benefit from the product, she really needs to drink her entire bottle, which she doesn't always do.
We used this product for well over a week, and we certainly found that she did bring up some burps, but there was no consistency, in that she didn't necessarily bring up a good amount of wind at every feed, and so she continued to have problems with trapped wind and griping pains, that made for a good half hour screaming at times, with very little that my husband or I could do to help relieve her.
I have since started using Gripe Water, however, whilst out for the day recently, I forgot to pack the Gripe water, and having a bottle of Dentinox still in my changing bag, I had to use it, to at least try and get some wind up. THis is when I really noticed a difference. Yes, there were a few odd burps but what I did notice was that she was much more irritable that day, and cried with windy pains, something which she has done much less of since taking the gripe water. However, that said, I am still monitoring the gripe water to see if its effects wear off as well, but I really don't think that Dentinox made enough difference to my daughter to rate it highly. I think with a lot of colic products, it is a matter of trial and error, with some suiting some babies better than others. IN this case, I don't think that Dentinox is the product for us, as yes there were a few burps but not enough to give my daughter relief.
I normally use Infacol, but after I had run out this was the only alternative in Asda. You can get this from the baby isle and it costs £3.11 for a bottle which contains 100ml. You also get a syringe to dispense it easily.
Dentinox contain an ingredient called activated dimethicone that gently disperses trapped air bubbles. So it works in the same way as Infacol. It is suitable for use from birth. This is easy to use you simply use the syringe to draw up 2.5ml and then you either give directly to your baby directly from the syringe or you can add it to your babies feed if you bottle feed. You can give this before or after each feed. The medicine itself is white and it states on the box it has a pleasant taste, I can't varify this though as I haven't tried it!
My daughter has been suffering from colic and wind since she has been born and no matter how much we try to wind her she refuses to bring it up! I found this really good, during pauses in feeding my daughter brings up wind easily. The only problem I found with this as the dose is higher than Infacol it was difficult to get my daughter to take the whole 2.5ml without spitting any out! She didn't like the taste as much either!
I would give this 3 out of 5 stars because I prefer Infacol it is much easier to dispense.
When my daughter was a couple of weeks old we really started to suffer with her wind. She would take a bottle well enough but would get full of wind and therefore end up in pain a few hours later. Its heartbreaking to listen to them crying in pain so I sent my husband off to the chemist to get something to help. He came back with Dentinox Colic drops. It can be purchased in most supermarkets and chemists and is around £3.
It came in a green and white box, and inside was a white bottle with a syringe to assist in giving to the baby. The syringe was really useful as trying to give a crying baby medicine on a spoon usually ended up very messy!
My first experience of giving it to my daughter was not a good one, she clearly didn't like the taste and spat it out straight away. I then put it in her bottle. She turned her nose up at that too, but I eventually got her to take it. I cant say I blame her - I tasted it and thought it was awful!
We tried it for just over a week as the packaging says to allow a few days before it will work. Unfortunately it just did not seem to work for my daughter. However I know other friends who say it works really well for them, at only £3 a bottle it is definitely worth trying!
Anything is worth trying when you have a screaming baby!
my first choice for baby was infacol but when needed it wasnt available at the shop, and i have to say that i would buy again.
it does include a syringe which is very helpful as giving a young baby medicine from a spoon can be very messy.
each dose was twice as much as the gripe water and my baby hated the taste and took a lot of incouragement to take the dose. it is also very sticky and messy but it did do the job and relieve my baby of her pain.
i have to say after using it for a few days, i was straight down the shop to get some more infacol and i would pick that over the dentino version any day. simply because my baby hated the taste and i had to give her twice as much.
dentinox helps to bring wind up for your baby and can be given before, after or during their feed.
I got this product after trying many others on the market its as the cheaper end of all of them.
In my opinion it worked great for my son.He had very bad wind all the time.i would put it in his bottle the only thing was when he was sick it would come out very gloppy and sticky.
it has a 'anti-foaming agent'in it which is ment to reduce the amount of trapped wind in the gut. The medicine is ment to help to relieve the abdominal pain which did for my son,he used to bring his knees up high to his chest and cry a very high pitch noise.
The medicine can be added to the babys bottle or given directly into their mouth with the spoon or oral syringe provided with the medicine.
I dint really like the syringe as , when the last bit came out it did it with quite a force even if you pushed very gently thus startling my son or making him choke so i would allways do it in to the side of his cheek.
The drops come in an outer card box featuring the picture of a happy baby(dont we all wish i children was like thisall the time), it is primarily green, white and yellow
I bought this in my local tescos for £2.70.
In all i would use this product again if i was to have another child with colic and would recomend it along with gripe water :)
Dentinox infant colic drops are yet another product on the market which is claimed to provide effective pain relief from colic from birth onwards. I purchased these in Tesco at the price of £2.89, so they are relatively cheap compared to some others.
The drops come in a white bottle which contains100ml, it has Dentinox infant colic drops written on the front in green. The box is also mainly green with the name on the top of it in white and there is a picture of a mother and baby on the front.
The drops come with a handy syringe which I have to say is a god send when trying to give medicine to a crying baby, sometimes getting them to take medicine from a spoon is a nightmare in itself!!! The dosage to give you child is one 2.5ml dose (the syringe measures this exactly for you) with or after each feed. There are 2 ways to give the drops, either directly into your baby's mouth from the syringe or you can add the drops to the baby's bottle. I found that my son hated the taste of these and just spat them out, therefore I added it to his bottles. You can not give any more than 6 doses in one day.
They do advise that it takes a few days for this to get into your baby's system and start working, so you are recommended to persevere with it for at least 3 days.
Unfortunately these drops didn't help to ease my son's colic, but I have heard good reports about them, so again, these may work for you as every baby is different.
When my son was a baby he suffered terrible colic, we tried gripe water and Infacol but neither helped him. We guessed they might not be strong enough and so tried another product-Dentinox Colic Drops, my mum had mentioned them and with all else failing I decided to follow her advice. They weren't easy to find to begin with and we were only able to get them from a pharmacy, some supermarkets do sell them but not mine. It made an instant difference and we stuck with Dentinox until my son grew out of his colic.
The cause of colic is not known although, pain from a spasm of the intestines may be caused by:
Excess gas from swallowing air without burping
Feeding too fast
Symptoms of colic are shrill, piercing crying which can continue for several hours, especially in the early evening. Baby seems tense, stomach may be slightly distended. Knees are drawn up to the stomach. Rumbling tummy, red face. Trouble going to sleep followed by disturbed sleep, frequent waking and crying.
Action: All babies with colic should be checked over by a doctor at least once. It usually disappears by the time baby is 3 - 4 months old, but colic drops can be very helpful. Ask your health visitor's advice.
-information courtesy of Dentinox.co.uk
Colic can be a very distressing condition for both parents and their babies, Dentinox colic drops is just one product aimed at easing the pain suffered by the baby.
WHAT THEY CLAIM-
"Dentinox® Infant Colic Drops contain an ingredient called activated dimethicone that gently disperses trapped air bubbles. It is pleasant tasting and can be given to babies from birth onwards."
DENTINOX COLIC DROPS-
The drops come in an outer card box featuring the picture of a happy mummy and baby, it is primarily green, white and yellow. It is available from £2.70 for 100mls at pharmacies, some supermarkets and online.
The bottle is clear brown plastic/glass with a white screw on lid (I have heard of Dentinox colic drops coming white plastic bottles but did not experience one) the lid is easy to remove and the bottle of the neck is easy to get the syringe in. The labels feature the logo as well as instructions for use.
You are supplied with a plastic syringe with a mark for 2.5mls (the maximum dose) it is made of clear and green plastic mirroring the companies trademark colours. The clear section allows you to be sure you've got the correct amount of fluid.
Dentinox colic drops are a thick cloudy white liquid, which is slow pouring. Being thick it can be quite difficult to draw up the syringe.
Dentinox Colic Drops contain Dimethicone, this works by bringing together all the small bubbles of gas that are trapped among the stomach contents when a baby swallows air. This forms large bubbles that are more easily expelled by burping or passing wind. The medicine works in the gut and is not absorbed into the baby's bloodstream.
Activated dimethicone 21mg per 2.5ml dose
E214, E216, E218
Dentinox colic drops does not contain Lactose, Aspartame and is gluten free. It also contains no ingredients derived from animals(great for the vegetarians)
There are 0.4g sugar per 2ml dose
As with most medicines(and ingredient lists in general) most of the ingredients mean little to me, it is best to check that your little one is not allergic to any of the ingredients before using the product. There are no known side effects from taking Dentinox Colic drops.
Dentinox colic drops come supplied with a small plastic syringe, draw up the required dosage of 2.5 ml and either mix it in with your babies feed or give it to the child directly(after a feed) you could use a medicine spoon if you are unhappy to give the medicine orally via the syringe.
Do not give Dentinox Colic drops than six times in a 24 hour period. Try and work out the times your little ones suffers his/her colic worse and use the drops at these times. Dentinox colic drops can be used over a long period of time, however as with all conditions if symptoms persist you should contact a medical professional.
I switched my son to Dentinox after the Infacol we were using stopped working. I noticed an instant change by giving him the drops after his feed, he was much more settled and a far happier baby, it was easier to wind him which would naturally relieve some of his pain. I actually got to see his cute chubby face not crying for once, sleep became a lot easier too, a dose after his night time feed and he was settled for the night.
The drops didn't seem to effect him in any other way, there were no unpleasant nappies (well no more unpleasant then normal nappies are!) tummy upsets or adverse reactions, not even from switching directy from one treatment to another.
It wasnt so effective by mixing it with his bottle though, while I never tasted the drops I can imagine it would flavour the milk and I found my little one was less likely to finish his bottle when the drops were mixed with his milk which is far from helpful as you end up with a baby who has colic and is hungry, not a good combination.
I found it easiest to use the syringe both when giving directly or via the feed, it is more accurate then pouring from the bottle or a spoon and you can get the syringe right to the back of the throat, minimising the chances of it being spat out.
My little one did eventually grow out of his colic but these drops made life easier while he was still suffering, anything that could ease his pain was a blessing. I highly recommend this product to everyone, it helped my little boy and saved my sanity! I would use it again without question.
For the gentle relief of wind and griping pains in infants caused by the accumulation of ingested air / 2.5ml with or after each feed / May be added to baby' s bottle or given direct by oral syringe / Maximum six doses a day / Emulsified aqueous suspension containing antifoam activated dimeticone 21mg per 2.5ml.