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Toddler hooked on calpol?!

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GadaboutTheGreat Sat 30-Mar-13 22:46:42

Well, not really wink but DD (2.6) seems to ask for it most nights now. She has apparently been teething (back molars) for a while but I've still to see any toothy evidence.

I don't want to deny her pain relief if she needs it, but I'm not convinced she does need it each night. She seems to just like taking it strange child . confused

piprabbit Sat 30-Mar-13 22:48:48

It tastes like strawberry sweeties - what's not to like if you are 2yo?

Could you try her on some baby Bonjela for a change? Just to break the cycle?

GadaboutTheGreat Sat 30-Mar-13 22:56:12


Haven't tried bonjela for ages but yes good idea to break the cycle and see if she really needs it

MeerkatMerkin Sat 30-Mar-13 23:19:03

My DS asks for Calpol loads if he's had it over a few days for teething.

I'd just leave it, if she seems genuinely in pain give her some. If she's just trying her luck then she'll forget about it after a while.

Jakeyblueblue Sun 31-Mar-13 09:13:21

Obviously if she doesn't really need it it would be best not to have it, but when my ds was cutting his last molars, I had to give him calpol most nights for ages. I asked the dr and she said it was fine so try not to worry if its needed. Won't do any harm.

seeker Sun 31-Mar-13 09:14:36

Hang on, you give a 2 year old calpol because she asks for it? Have I got that right?

Sirzy Sun 31-Mar-13 09:26:25

Unless you think that their is something physically wrong don't give it. Just say no or give some teething gel instead.

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