Have You Tried Whiskey for Teething?

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whiskey for teething, my baby is teething

Would you give your

teething baby whiskey?

My friend's baby is teething and she's looking for advice on how to alleviate his pain. Her pediatrician recommended dipping a damp washcloth in whiskey, wringing it out, and then letting her son chew on it. There was a discussion on using whiskey for teething in the Stay at Home Moms group, and a majority of the moms said they wouldn't use whiskey for teething.

 

"I did do it when my baby's were teething. But I used tequila and applied it with a Q-tip." — cam9lak

"Nothing would help my daughter when she was teething—it was hell. I did rub whiskey on her gums and it seemed to help a lot. I know that there are a lot of people that would say that this is bad, but my mom did it for me and I turned out fine." — brandiragsdale

"No, there are better ways to deal with teething for infants." — MommaJesi

"It's not going to hurt an infant to have a little on the gums, there is alcohol in Orajel as well." —RheaF

"I could understand back in the day when there was no other option, however, we've got so many other options—Orajel, teething tablets, teething rings—that you would have to want to give your child alcohol to do this." — hot_momma88

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Do you think it's okay to rub whiskey on a teething baby's gums?

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