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Family Central: Natural Teething Help

After being absent from the shelves for one year, Hyland’s Homeopathic Teething Tablets are back! This product is considered by many parents as the best natural remedy for teething pain in infants and very young children.

Hylands is a useful alternative to other commercial teething aids that utilize benzocaine. The FDA has warned against the use of benzocaine teething gels in children under 2 years.

Not only do the Hyland’s tablets contain no benzocaine, they are super-easy to administer. You simply give your baby a couple of tiny tablets that dissolves right in the mouth. The tablets contain miniscule doses of homeopathic ingredients that ease pain and irritability, allowing your baby to relax, stop fussing and maybe even fall asleep.

These tablets contain small amounts of Calcarea Phosphorica, Chamomilla, Cruda and Belladonna. According to Hyland’s, which has been making these teething aids for more than 80 years, the product helps in this way:

  • Calcarea Phosphorica supports teeth formation.
  • Chamomilla helps with irritability associated with teething pain.
  • Cruda works on wakefulness and increased urination.
  • Belladonna is included  to help ease redness, inflammation and discomfort of the child’s gums.

The company that has makes the teething aids, Standard Homeopathic Co., voluntarily pulled the tabs from the market last year when the FDA reviewed its manufacturing process. But after the company reviewed its formulas and manufacturing process, and added child-proof packaging, they are back in stores. It’s important to note that the recall was not linked to any child illnesses or deaths. In fact, for any adverse effects to occur, a child would have to ingest at least 1,000 pills, according to the medical director of Hyland’s.

For parents dealing with a baby’s intense teething pain, I recommend this as a more natural, and effective, remedy to try!