E.B. asks from Lindon, UT on January 30, 2009
T.L. answers from Denver on February 02, 2009
Yes, yes, yes. I am not a homeopathic person at all, but my sister gave me Hyland's homeopathic teething tablets nine years ago when I had my first baby. They really did work for all three of my kids. Try them.
M.B. answers from Pocatello on January 31, 2009
Teething Tablets are great. I have used them for years. My oldest is now 11. They are harmless too. My niece accidently got into them in the diaper bag. There was half a bottle left. She ate them all. They called Poison control and they told her that it won't harm her. All it will do is relax her and she may fall asleep. Because it has cammomile in it. You will really like them. Give them a try.
S.M. answers from Fort Collins on January 31, 2009
I LOVE the teething tabs! I even sometimes combined them with advil for the really hard days. but the ingredients are (in lamens terms):
in a pleasant lactose N.F (milk and sugar) base.
B.T. answers from Fort Collins on January 31, 2009
There may be several different kinds of teething tablets available. Some may be herbally-based, some homeopathic. Homeopathic teething tablets are basically just sugar pills with the "essence" of the original ingredient still there.
If you're concerned about safety, homeopathic is always safer than herbs. Homeopathic medicines are so diluted that sometimes there isn't even one molecule of the original substance remaining in the final product.
But those of us who use homeopathics know they do work! In fact, homeopathy is well-accepted in Europe and well-researched.
As far as giving it to your infant, I believe it's safer and gentler than any other medicine. With my four kids, homeopathic remedies were always first choice, especially when they were small.
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D.W. answers from Boise on January 31, 2009
I am more leary about medications that doctors prescribe because they are man-made and always have horrible side effects. Homeopathic derives from natural things, which I believe God put here for a purpose. I will always try the homeopathic way before I take a prescription or have surgery.
Teething tablets are wonderful! Orajel just makes the gums even harder for the teeth to come through plus it tastes bad and is very temporary.
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N.S. answers from Great Falls on January 31, 2009
Actually, Genesa only has part of the truth. There ARE certain homeopathic medicines that can cause counter reaction. However, Lavender, most mints, and chammomile don't react with other medicines.
Just remember, most of your prescription drugs have a homeopathis beginning. Heart meds, are derived from Foxglove (digitalis).
If you don't want to go the route of the teething tablets, you can buy some Chammomile tea (Celestial Seasonings makes a good one, or go to a health food store and buy bulk) brew the tea and soak a washcloth in it. Twist it up (without wringing out too much) and freeze it and when the little one is having issues give her the washcloth to chew on. It also absorbs drool too, so no constant face wiping.
Good Luck, and remember......teething only lasts a little while.
J.P. answers from Colorado Springs on January 31, 2009
Oh my gosh...buy those things! With my first two daughters I used Oragel. That just makes babies mad. Think about that...sure, it might take some pain away but it's got to be annoying. You can't feel anything in your mouth and you're drooling even more. Ew. Not to mention that it wears off pretty fast. Just put some in your mouth and see if you like it...not good. Ew, again. I learned about the teething tablets when I had my last daughter. Oh man, I wish I would have known about those with my first two. It says on the package not to be alarmed if your baby falls asleep. It's because they can finally relax not being in pain. It's is the chamomile. We drink chamomile tea and it's soothing. Putting the tablets under the tongue is what helps to make it so effective. It gets in to the system much faster. So it goes like this (and every time)...the baby is crying and panicking, your searching everywhere, "where did I put those things?!". You finally find them them, put them under their tongue, baby SIGHS in relieve, baby stops crying, baby might fall asleep. If no sleep, baby is happy again. Once, I got called out of church to the nursery because my daughter was hysterical. She was about 4 months old and already cutting teeth...she got this one just a few days after this incident. I immediately knew this was a teething cry, you just know, put her in her car seat and drove the two miles home with a screaming baby. Rushed inside the house, gave her teething tablets, there's the sigh, viola, done crying! The point is, they work and they ARE safe! I did run it by my her pediatrician before using them. Most would probably tell you they don't work, but I have never heard anyone say they weren't safe. Those who don't think they work probably haven't had a teething infant that they have given them to. I would keep those things on hand! You have to consider that to get the same effect you would have to keep your baby loaded on Tylenol 24/7 and we all know that you can't do that. These are a great solution and they really take the pain out of teething for babies and the stress and heartache away for the parents watching the pain that comes with teething! YAY for teething tablets!!
K.C. answers from Denver on February 02, 2009
E., I have twin boys that are 4 1/2 and when they were teething I used oraljel, the homeopathic teething tablets and infantes tylenol. When they fused about the taste of orajel I used the tablets. I don't remember what was in them but it did help take the edge off their pain. I think it was just a pain med. If they are having a lot of pain try giving a half dose of infantes tylenol, that worked for me as well. Good luck and hope your little one is feeling bette soon. Sleep is a terrible thing to loose.
C.C. answers from Salt Lake City on January 31, 2009
I like the other mom's have also used the teething tablets and loved them. They dissolved very quickly in their mouths so their is no risk of choking. They are mostly chamomile, so they are very safe. Also my daughter happened to find the entire bottle and eat them all, I of course freaked and called poison control. She could not possible over dose on any of the ingredients, and it didn't even give her a stomach ache. You really will see an immediate difference if you give them to your child in how fast it calms their mood. Good Luck. BTW, they also have sleeping tablets called Calm's Forte. My little one was too resistant to fall asleep to them, but those are also highly recommended.
H.F. answers from Pocatello on February 01, 2009
A friend of mine offered some homeopathic teeting tablets to me when my first was a teething baby, she bought them from Wal-Mart, I can not remember the brand name. I read the label because I wanted to know just what I was giving my baby, and I discovered that one of the ingredients was tea! The last thing that my cranky child needed was caffine! So I too would be wary of giving your child anything that you do not know the ingredients of.
S.O. answers from Salt Lake City on January 31, 2009
Love them, used them last night in fact however I do not think you can replace IB with them. I used them together alternativing between the two. My son thinks their tasty so he will usually take them right away without fighting me. They seems to do the trick to calm him down especially in the middle of the night when he fights taking IB.