We have been using these as a friend bought us some after seeing how well they worked with their little girl and they are great. Not pain relief as such, but they calm them down. Personally i am not keen on going down the Calpol route unless its a last resort. Apparently Boots don't stock them any more, but if all else fails you can get them online. Good luck!
Yes! Teething! It may be related to his jaw aching, in connection with his teeth starting to come through. I know as my nephew grabs at his ears, and my DS also bashes his a bit, mainly at bedtime (poss as no other distractions?) HRH
DS is 15 weeks. In the last couple of weeks he's started scratching/circling around his ears when put down for naps/bed. He's made them bleed several times - cuts from his little fingernails which I've kept trimmed short, not from his ear drum or anything. He also rubs his eyes/scratches his face so it could be a sleepy/tired thing but I was also just wondering if it might be a mild earache due to teething or something made worse by being laid down?