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Bonjela Teething Gel $3.50 (RRP $9.49) + Delivery ($0 with Prime/ $39 Spend) @ Amazon AU

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As a new parent I came across this deal.
Handy for when bubs teeth start coming through.
Additional 10% discount for Prime members brings it down to $3.18.
Looks like it’s a maximum of 5 per customer.
Don’t forget Cash Rewards / Shopback.

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  • Good deal. But please use as little as possible.

    Bonjela does contain a toxic ingredient called ‘salicylate’. This can cause serious side effects even at close to the recommended dose, even death. It is banned for this reason in the UK.

    https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/teething-gel-danger-for-in...

    https://www.kidspot.com.au/news/mum-warns-about-popular-teet...

    • Read all about this and initially avoided it but was recommended by a doctor… As long as you follow the recommended dosage, it's fine… We only use it 2-3 times a day and it makes a big difference for teething in babies.

      • It can accumulate with ongoing use using it every day. Some people 2-3 times might be using a bigger amount than yourself also. I'm not saying it should be avoided all together, some things as teething rings, soothing etc can just be as effective. But when people are using say 2-3 tubes in 2-4 days there has been cases of toxicity.

      • initially avoided it but was recommended by a doctor

        Twenty years ago I was in front of a doctor who was explaining to me that prescription opiates (addictive and potentially lethal drugs) were the solution to my problems …

        … ten years later the same doctor explained to me that opiates no longer worked.

        Five years ago he was explaining that cannabis is terrible and doesn't do anything …

        … I wonder what he'll be saying about that in another five years now that doctors are allowed to prescribe it.

        • Don't know why you're getting down voted - it's accurate.

          Look at thalidomide & the birth defects from that after thousands of doctors prescribed a sleeping pill…

          I still love Bonjela though.

    • Of course with any medication use esp in little ones it’s following the directions with dosing. Interesting reading the cases of overuse…will use sparingly.

    • As a parent you quickly find out that everyone is a medical expert and everything is bad for your child.

      The UK ban was based on a theory that it may cause Reyes syndrome.

      This stuff is stocked at every super market in the country and has been for years. You'd think a correlation would have been found huh?

    • Also don't use together with Nurofen as they both contain anti inflammatory medication. Call the poisons hotline for confirmation and advice if you happen to do this. Quite an easy mistake to be made.
      Having said that we stopped using bonjela and any kind of pain relief medication for our toddler as they really only have limit effect and nothing a cuddle won't help address anyway.

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        Nurofen? you mean ibuprofen. Nurofen is just a brand.

    • https://www.nhs.uk/news/pregnancy-and-child/bonjela-child-ad...

      It seems that this product does not contain salicylate.
      (The regular product does)

    • Yes aspirin has a chance of causing Reye's syndrome but the chance is so low. I just finished my stint at the Royal Children's and on the cardiology ward at least 90% of children are on aspirin. The chances (according to the published literature) are less than 1 in a million. You know what, I'd take those chances. My kid or not. We send patients home at far higher risk than that.

      Any kid that walks in with query Kawasaki's gets aspirin. Their LFTs are not actively monitored for the potential of Reye's.

      Speaking to multiple pediatric cardiologists, most of them were convinced it was due to some sort of metabolic disorder that was previously undiagnosed.

      And finally the dose in these are ridiculously low even if the kid chewed through the entire tube. Of course, common sense prevails. If your kid seems unwell, breathing incorrectly etc. then seek medical attention.

  • My dentist told me not to use bonjela for kids as well

  • This stuff tastes amazing

  • Good price. Grabbed one. These mouth ulcer jel too expensive at RRP

  • I have been told SM-33. It's got a numbing ingredient and stronger that bonjella

  • This stuff really isn't dangerous. Don't use a mega dose and your baby will be fine.

    • This is the right comment.

      Unfortunately the government and companies need to look after the lowest common denominator. Common sense would tell me that smearing a medicated gel 10 times an hour for 2 days will result in some bad effects. The problem is people either don’t read the instructions or think they know best - then when something goes wrong there is an uproar.

      Having worked in the medical field and seen grown adults taking panadol every 1-2 hours for pain - because they didn’t know any better - makes me shudder for some parts of society sometimes. We should try and take some responsibility to look after ourselves.

      • Ongoing use is an issue too. Not just the amount of times in a day. There needs to be something to tell parents not use it everyday. It just says every 3 hours, no more than 6 doses in 24 hours. (https://www.woolworths.com.au/shop/productdetails/79384/bonj...) But the issue is it doesn't say when to stop using it.

      • Hey, I had to do this recently for 3 days… it was the only way to bear the back pain so I could breathe. Well, 1 ibuprofen pill every two hours for 1 day, then panadeine, then back ibuprofen again. I can finally put my pants on again without the aid of BBQ tongs.

  • Congratulations on your baby!

  • Never needed for my first child, most probably not gonna need it for my newborn.

  • Great if you've had too many pingers and chewed your cheeks out.

  • Any deals for cheap babies?

  • what's it for?It doesn’t look like it’s only for babies. Am I missing something?

    • It's an anti inflammatory gel. It's for teething toddlers but technically could be used to anything probably poorly because of the dose.

      Cheap arthritis gel etc

  • https://www.google.com/amp/s/7news.com.au/lifestyle/health-w...

    Although not from Bonjela, just because medication is available off the shelf doesn't mean it's safe for everyone. This woman's blood turned blue after using numbing gel on her gums.

  • Have try this, but not as good as Panadol or Adelaide hospital teething gel. Then again some stupid parents starting to over doze their kids.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-05-21/sa-health-discontinue...

  • I had no teeth, then I used bonjela teething gel and they started coming out. Ahhh bonjela, you did it again.

  • Worst lube I have ever used.

  • Good timing op , for summer ulcers

  • This stuff is AMAZING if you have braces. You definitely look weird buying it as a pimply teenager but my god I wouldn't ahve survived my teen years without using it to curb the pain from ulcers from braces.

  • Forget the baby… Get it for yourself. Years ago I had trouble with wisdom teeth making my gums raw and sore, and used this stuff. They finally stopped causing grief years later, then one got a cavity against the next tooth, so had to be pulled - after they finally stopped hurting a few years earlier, after the awful pain before that to keep them!

  • Used this when I had a really bad gum infection, short acting but quite useful

  • Ride the lightning of sleepless nights and avoid this if you can. Paracetamol and patience!

    • I always felt like i was giving way to much panadol with 1 dose before bed every night as well. See how i feel about it the 2nd time around.

  • Bonjela didn't do much for my little one. What DID help though, apart from the teething rings, was him having his milk straight out of the fridge cold, not warmed up. We also gave him cold milk each time he woke up crying and it soothed him right down. Coming into the warmer season this should be less of an issue for you if you'd like to try it out. It helped us out greatly! Passing the info along so it may help you too :)

    • Thanks for the top tip. We're going through teething now and whilst our bub loves her warm milk, cold milk sounds like a good solution.

  • Guys, the reason this is so cheap is because the expiry is less than 6 months away. Please be aware.