Toss Homeopathic Teething Gels and Tablets for These Safe Home Remedies

baby-teeth-6485868Recently, the FDA released a warning against homeopathic teething tablets and gels. According to their September 30 report, these products, sold by the likes of CVS and Hyland’s, may cause a risk to infants and children. Seizures, difficulty breathing, lethargy, excessive sleepiness, muscle weakness, constipation, and other issues are some of the problems the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research have discovered. The FDA will continue investigating the issue and reporting on the results, but in the meantime, please toss any homeopathic teething tablets or gels you may have at home.

If your child is teething, there are many ways to soothe their discomfort without such over-the-counter remedies. Here are some that we recommend:

  • Keep a soft, cotton washcloth on hand to wipe baby’s drool. This will help prevent rashes from forming around the baby’s mouth and neck as a result of having consistently damp skin.
  • Offer baby a clean washcloth cooled with running water to teeth on.
  • Pop the teething ring in the freezer for a few minutes before offering to baby. Keep a lookout for potential leaks.
  • Gently rub your baby’s gums with your finger.
  • Watch carefully for broken-off pieces as baby munches on a chilled carrot or cucumber.
  • Raise the baby’s head with a crib wedge to help prevent gagging when excess saliva enters the back of the baby’s throat during naps or bedtime.

When will your baby get his first tooth or fill up with baby teeth? Read our article, Baby’s Teething Timeline, to get the answers to common questions about teething.

 

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