Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Baby Orajel Review & Giveaway

I've turned to orajel when both of my boys were teething.  They have been around for 40 years, so of course I feel like I can trust their products.  Rowan is working on his eye teeth, which I think are the worst of them all.  3 of them have finally broken through, but we are still waiting for the last one.  Orajel has a new teething gel out - cooling cucumber teething gel.  I was anxious to give it a try and see if it gave Rowan and relief.


Pros:  Orajel uses Benzocaine which is a local topical anesthetic.  It works by blocking nerve signals in the body, thus creating the numbing feeling.  Click here to learn more about Benzocaine.  Orajel has that signature taste.  If you've ever used orajel, you know what I am talking about.  Both of my boys cringe when they use normal orajel, and with good reason.  Although the product works well, it doesn't exactly taste good.  This new cooling cucumber gel tastes so much better.  It has a nice melon flavor, and tastes actually very good. (Yes, I would know because it was mommy tested :) )  Rowan actually opens his mouth when he sees it coming because he knows it tastes good.  It's always nice to give your child medicine that they don't fight you on.  
There is a suggestion to keep it in the refrigerator for extra cooling.  I really like this suggestion because we all know that cold things feel good on sore gums.  
The gel includes cucumber extract which also helps to soothe the gums.  
I really think a little goes a long way too, which means you have to buy the product less often.  
It is the #1 pediatrician  recommended teething pain reliever because it allows your baby instant relief.  It has really helped Rowan calm right down when he is having teething pain, which I love.  It definitely works well.

Cons:  Sometimes the consistency doesn't stay the same.  I may squeeze the tube and get a gel out that is more firm, and then all of a sudden it seems to be straight liquid, which can sometimes make a mess.  I notice the consistency is somewhat better when refrigerated.  I'm also not hugely fond of having to cut the tip of the tube. The first time I bought orajel, I cut it way to far down, and the gel starting oozing out everywhere.  I'm sure not to make that mistake now, and make sure I cut it towards the top.  Just a tip for those using or wanting to buy orajel!

The Bottom Line:  Wonderful new teething gel, great taste, works well.

Price:  $5.99 for .33 ounces

Where to Buy:  All major grocers and retailers.  For a location near you, visit baby orajel.

Rating:  Excellent

Baby Orajel sent me 5 extra tubes to give away!  That means 5 winners.

Here's how to enter to win a tube:

Have you ever used orajel?  If so, what is your favorite feature? - 1 entry

You can enter this contest unlimited times, as long as your comments are centered around teething or Baby Orajel.  Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

Contest ends May 5th at 11:59 MST.  Open to US residents only, winners have 3 days to contact me after winning.

86 comments:

Dee said...

This would be great! Can you believe that I never used it with my first?? He did really well with teething...but I know many dont and now I have another on the way!

vboackle said...

i used oragel on my kids years ago and now i would like this for a grandchild.it always seemed to ease the pain so they could eat and sleep.

Sara and Alex said...

My daughter is currently teething and we have not tried orajel. I think she could really use it though she seems so sore!

Christine said...

We used orajel with Belle in conjuction with tylenol. It made it nice during the night to put some on for instant relief, then give her tylenol for lasting relief. But now with the links between tylenol and asthma, we probably won't use tylenol as much with Sophie, so it's a good thing we still have orajel around! :) I hope I win!!

The Bluths said...

Sa-weet! maybe I'll actually win something this time :)

Gavin is teething right now so it would be perfect!

The Bluths said...

Gavin is 13 months and his 2nd tooth is just now starting to pop through. I need this!

The Bluths said...

Can you tell I want this?
You said I could enter as many times as I want.

I used the pink baby oragel before. Boy that stuff tastes nasty! no wonder Logan didn't like it. Maybe this cucumber stuff tastes better?

Liz said...

I haven't needed it yet but Our little guy only has 5 teeth.

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

love that it works fast and safe for the kids- wish they had a safe top that just bent off- I have squirted half the tube out by misholding and cutting when half asleep

mverno said...

it works fast is the best thing mverno@roadrunner.com

Beautiful For Thee Administrator said...

We love orajel because it helps to numb the pain for my daughter and calms her down for a little bit. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Rachael
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Tj and Amy said...

I have used the nightime orajel and I love it. my daughter could eat it she loves the taste. amsbolda@hotmail.com

Tj and Amy said...

I really love the numbing affect. amsbolda@hotmail.com

beth said...

Thank you for a great giveaway! I love how it is almost instant relief for my little ones. Thank you
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Deborah Wellenstein said...

My baby grandson is teething; he was in a lot of pain-we used baby orajel on his gums, and he stopped crying immediately. Great stuff!

oceanrena said...

I am pregnant with my first due oct.

ktgonyea said...

Count me in :)

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Joel & Lila said...

I have been using the nighttime oragel for Calvin. Once it kicks in, he relaxes right away...I love it!

Joel & Lila said...

I like that you can carry the tubes around with you anywhere you go because you never know when those teeth are going to push through and cause pain.

Janaca said...

I haven't used orajel before and would like to try it with Jackson!

Janaca said...

I used the teething tablets with Jordan and they didn't seem to work very well. Not sure why I didn't try this product!

Janaca said...

Jordan didn't start getting teeth until he was a year old, but I'm guessing Jackson will get his sooner since he seems a lot bigger and more developed already at 5 weeks! I'll definitely be trying this stuff when that happens so I'd like to win! :)

Couture Lady said...

I have used Orajel before I liek that they make a nightime formula.

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Couture Lady said...

I have put a pea size amount on a wash rag and it soothes my nephew.

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Couture Lady said...

It even works to put it on the tip of the pacifier.

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our5bunch said...

I used Orajel when my kids were babies now I am using it for my grandkids. It helps with my grandchilds discomfort but makes him drool like a monster.

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Theresa said...

This would be awesome. We're in teething hell right now, all four top incisors at once.

Theresa said...

I have used the single use applicators before, but it seems like I can't get it all out and I'm not sure how much is really getting on her gums.

Theresa said...

Benzocaine is the ingredient in most oral pain meds and I'm pretty sure the baby orajel contains the same strength as the adult orajel. I wonder if my husband would like the taste also. Being a man and all, he doesn't do well with pain and gets canker sores a lot.

Theresa said...

And one more. I had my mil tell me that they never used orajel, they just used whiskey. Riiight. Don't think I'll be trying that.

icefairy said...

I've never used orajel, but I'd love to try it on my son. Thanks for the giveaway!
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icefairy said...

The teething pain kept my son awake and fuzzy at night. I hope to find an effective way to soothe him.

ktgonyea said...

Great :)

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The Bluths said...

Gavin is having a rough day with teething.

Can't this giveaway be over so I can win it already?! :)

Tylenol is working for now, I was something more immediate.

MAC Mom said...

I love to use Orajel on my teething little monster. I liek that their product is super fast acting.
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MAC Mom said...

I also give my son a pacifier designed for teething to minimize his discomfort.
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MAC Mom said...

My son also likes to chew on warm washclothes.
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MAC Mom said...

I have seen some neat teething toys that are Organic Towels with Maple Wood Rings. I was thinking of purchasing one for my son.
I could dab a little Orajel on the ring for him.

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MAC Mom said...

I love using Orajel on my son, but it also creates a little drooler. I will have to change his clothes a few times a day because his teething has him drooling a whole lot.
jesskaufman at hotmail dot com

MAC Mom said...

So far my little guy has two bottom teeth that have come in. Oh boy, I have a whole lot more chompers to come in.

I could use some more Orajel.

jesskaufman at hotmail dot com

Barbara said...

My granddaughter is just about to start teething - goodness knows she's drooling like a maniac! I'd love to have the baby orajel handy, ready as needed.

ktgonyea said...

Wonderful :)

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jceko77 said...

my fave feature is the easy to squirt tube
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jceko77 said...

I love how it works instantly
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rbailey1958 said...

It seems 2 work fast most of the time
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ktgonyea said...

Great prize :)

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CAmom04 said...

I have never used Orajel before, but I have a cranky, drooling 5 1/2 month old little girl that I swear has started teething and this would be perfect to try out on her! I would be very grateful to be picked as a winner in this one!

MAC Mom said...

My son is still a teethng drooler. TOday he is chewing on his bibs to ease his discomfort.

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Terra H. said...

I've never used Orajel before but would like to give it a try. Thanks.

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mel said...

It seemed to help with my son but my daughter hated it anywhere near her! It does work if you can get it in their mouth!

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masonsgranny59 said...

Orajel rocks:)

Candie said...

I used orajel when the babies were kids. The look they give you when you first put it on them is priceless. Thank ou.

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Lentil said...

I haven't used oragel yet because my baby is young but she may start teething soon.

Lentil said...

This weekend we were out and baby was drooling and fussing, and I mentioned that maybe she'll start teething soon. A more experienced mom said "have you tried Oragel? It works wonders!"

Lentil said...

I'd love to win a tube so I have some on hand when we need it

Lentil said...

Is there a lower age limit for its usage? My girl is 3 months.

ktgonyea said...

This would be wonderful :)

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Kelly F said...

I have never used orajel before. After reading your review, I want to give it a try (anything to help teething along).

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Xenia said...

My 2-year-old never had any problems with teething, she would just wake up and smile the next morning and we would see a new tooth sticking out! She was quite a drooler to start with and the only teething sign we saw was a little extra drool... so I never had to use any Orajel but I definitely know people that did.

Thanks!
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Xenia said...

I didn't know there was cucumber Orajel, I was interested to learn that the cucumber extract helps cool and soothe painful irritated gums.

Thanks!
xpsundell(at)gmail(dot)com

Xenia said...

It's also smart that the gel is specially formulated to be placed in the refrigerator to provide additional cooling and soothing for baby's sore gums. Makes sense!

Thanks!
xpsundell(at)gmail(dot)com

Xenia said...

My 4-month-old has been teething for a little while now and she is having more issues with it than my older daughter. She is constantly pulling at her mouth and chewing on her fingers and even if I try to give her things to chew on (toys, cold towels, etc) it doesn't seem to help her much. Lately it's been waking her up at night too, so I can't wait for it to pass!

Thanks!
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Xenia said...

It's been difficult to give my 4-month-old things to chew on to ease her teething pain because she doesn't quite have the coordination to get them into her mouth. Maybe that's why babies typically get teeth closer to 6 months!

Thanks!
xpsundell(at)gmail(dot)com

Xenia said...

I've tried some teething tablets on my little girl but I'm not convinced that they help or work as instantly as Orajel so I would definitely love to try some! Plus, pushing the tablets in under her tongue to get them to dissolve is always a little dicey, particularly during the night.

Thanks!
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Xenia said...

So far it seems like my daughter's favorite thing to chew on is my finger when it's covered with her burp cloth. During the day this works fine, but I'd love to try the Orajel to ease her pain at night!

Thanks!
xpsundell(at)gmail(dot)com

Xenia said...

One in 2,000 babies is born with milk teeth, which seems like it would be a really weird sight to see!

Thanks!
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Xenia said...

Can you tell I would really love to win some Orajel? I just want some sleep!

I read that even though the teething process lasts about two years, after the first few teeth come in the process tends to be much less painful. So I just need to make it through these first teeth and then hopefully life will get easier around here!

Thanks!
xpsundell(at)gmail(dot)com

The Bluths said...

One more comment otta do it! I want this gel I want it!!

Xenia said...

I think it's great that Orajel is gluten and casein free and doesn't contain any egg or dairy products. Although my daughter doesn't seem to have any allergies, some of my friends' children do and I'm sure it would be very disappointing if they weren't about to use medicine because of the ingredients.

Thanks!
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Xenia said...

I searched the Orajel website looking to see how long the numbing lasts before it wears off and baby's gums start to hurt again but couldn't find any information. Hopefully long enough to get me some sleep! :)

Thanks!
xpsundell(at)gmail(dot)com

kathy pease said...

i love how it works pretty quickly..i have used it on my own gums when i have a toothache :)

Xenia said...

I've heard that some people don't use Orajel because it could get in the baby's mouth and throat and numb everything but does that mean that they just put too much in there? I'm still willing to give it a try!

Thanks!
xpsundell(at)gmail(dot)com

Xenia said...

I heard a story about a woman using Orajel on a bee sting because it numbed the area and stopped the child from hurting. Sounds like there are multiple uses for Orajel!

Thanks!
xpsundell(at)gmail(dot)com

kcatlin said...

My son is only a month and a few days old, but when he starts cutting his teeth, I plan on using Baby Orajel.

Feed the moose said...

I've never used it (first baby due in August) but orajel is on my registry!

Xenia said...

I've read that often the final week before a tooth surfaces can be the most painful... can you tell that my daughter is nearing that final week? :)

Thanks!
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Xenia said...

My sister-in-law attributed all of my nephew's crabbiness to teething starting from when he was about 3 months old... but then he didn't actually get any teeth until at least 7 or 8 months and now she finally admits that he was just a crabby baby.

Thanks!
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Xenia said...

I think I'm about out of Orajel and teething things to talk about... I sure hope to hear that I get to benefit from Orajel's immediate soothing relief soon!

Thanks for the giveaway!
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Gianna said...

I've never tried it before but I would like to. I have two twins teething now.. they each have 2 bottom teeth coming in.

Donna said...

My children have used it. It really works.

Donna said...

My so just lost another tooth.

Donna said...

It really helps when babies are fussy when teething.

Donna said...

I want to try some of the adult orajel products.

Donna said...

This would be a good gift for when the baby is teething.

mom2boys said...

Baby orajel has been a life saver for me.It was about the only thing that could help my little guy. I would a chance to win! : )


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mom2boys said...

I love that it works almost instantly. I still use this my son it still teething. : )


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