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Do you believe in putting rum on your child/ren's gums?

I personally don't. I get this is probably to the extreme, but if I said putting just a dab of rat poison on your childs gums helps relieve pain...would you?

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Asked by sheenathefat at 1:27 AM on Aug. 27, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • I would not use rum. there are natural alternatives out there.

    Answer by motherwanting6 at 1:28 AM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • Nope no rum or rat poison

    Answer by beyondhopes at 1:28 AM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • No.

    Answer by truthteller0722 at 1:29 AM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • My MIL always does stuff like this, "this is how they did it in the olden days". Or she will give a 1 year old a sip of her alchoholic beverage and then laugh hahahah, "he likes it." I think she's an idiot.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:30 AM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • No.. I am strongly against it.

    Answer by midnight11287 at 1:30 AM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • Nope. I won't even do Orajel.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 1:32 AM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • NOOO. My 60-sum neighbor said that about my baby and I about had a heart attack! lol. Then he said I should raise my kids like 'real mothers use too. ' totally offended me but I did a smile and nod.. Thinking he must not realize how that hurt a little. =( oh well. Non-the-less I won't do it.

    Answer by Amelia512 at 1:34 AM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • No thats what I buy teething tablets for.

    Answer by HisLove18 at 2:11 AM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • there is a huge difference between a harmless drop of rum that won't hurt the kid and rat poison which would harm the kid

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:15 AM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • Nope I do not see any reason. There are many alternatives out there that do not involve alcohol.

    Answer by Melbornj at 4:53 AM on Aug. 27, 2010

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