I did receive an invitation from BzzAgent for the CALPOL Teeth Campaign, as I have a 16 month old who still only has 7 teeth I thought I would give it a try. I received my BzzKit which included;
- My campaign leaflets with some hints and tips about teething
- A beautiful purple dribble bib
- A CALPOL chalkboard
I gave my son the chalkboard and some chalks to play with while I read through the leaflet, he thoroughly enjoyed being able to scribble and make his mark on the board. I absolutely adored the bib, it was so soft and made to a really good standard considering it was free. Unfortunately it was the wrong kind of purple, I would definitely say this is a girly bib and to be honest I'm pretty lax when it comes to bibs, I cant remember the last time I put a bib on my 16 month old...It is just so much faffing and totally spoils his outfits!!
Anyway....having had 3 children, I have gone through teething numerous times, I thought I was a pro but as it happens I don't think I have ever actually thought about using CALPOL. Its such an obvious thing that I have never thought about, yes I have used it for immunisations and if my boys aren't well and its like a magic potion as it is like they were never poorly but never have I thought to use it for teething! You always see mummies on forum sites and groups on Facebook asking for advice and there are loads of suggestions that pop up from teething powders to gels and liquids and then the good old teething rings. I have even tried biscuits specifically designed for teething but they were no good. So when my baby decided to grow so more teeth and if they cause him discomfort I will definitely be reaching for the CALPOL.
I have tried chemist and stores own paracetamol before but I don't think they are nearly as good as CAPOL, so I'm more than happy to pay that extra to have the CALPOL brand. I'm a bugger for buying stores own to save money but when it comes down to my boys I will sacrifice for them.
Here is a picture of my littlest one with his chalkboard #DroolisCool
So next time you are pulling your hair out with a screaming teething baby just reach for the CALPOL because it is a magic potion ☺