Teething and fluids

Nav - posted on 06/08/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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Any ideas on how to get your baby to take fluids, I''m having one hell of a job of trying at the moment?

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Lynlee - posted on 06/12/2009

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How about putting some fluids in with the food? Some breastmilk or formula in sith mashed banana or other fruit works quite well.

Do'Che - posted on 06/10/2009

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i kept offering the fluids to my daughters they eventually started drinking them or use the baby numbing gel for their teeth

Dawn - posted on 06/10/2009

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try frozen juice pops, soothes the gums and gets fluids in at the same time, a real life saver when each of my kids were teething.

Nav - posted on 06/09/2009

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Thanks for all your help ladies I found a way to get the little bugger to drink via distraction of his favourite toys for now, but I will defo look into the net bag thing that looks like a bit of a winner for general use. My Health Visitor advised against the tablets too and I have been giving the little one some calpol, I'm getting there I think :D

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hiya i very recently had this problem with my daughter eleri....she had refused water, juice anything apart from formula milk since i weaned her frm the breast at 6 months (she's now 10 and a half months)..i was told to keep offering it to her and eventually she would take it ha....well she did last week just all of a sudden i gave her a bottle of hipp juice mixed with tepid boiled water and she drank like she'd been doing it all this time!...they will take it when they are ready i supose it's just perserverance with the fluids. teething i just give calpol when she has a temperature or nurofen for infants is fab also and teething rings the harder the better she finds them. I was lucky tho so far as eleri hasnt really had a problem with her teeth we have 6 so far she has been no trouble whatsoever! i count my blessings every day :)....goodluck if they are thirsty they'll take it but if the fluid id slightly warmer for the first couple of times they are more able to take to it! hope this helps....and dont worry....i got worried too and it probably transferred to her and stopped her taking it earlier....so relax try it a little after feeding normally in between feeds is a good time and dont force the issue and one day they just turn around and drink the lot! goodluck :) x

T_cjones108 - posted on 06/08/2009

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Quoting Kathleen:

my ped told me just to keep offering it to my son. He quit eating some things and didn't want to drink as often. He never got dehydrated though....probably because I kept offering it to him. Giving him frozen or cold things is a good idea. Washclothes in the freezer, teethers that go in the freezers. Ummm even use the mesh thing with 100% fruit juce frozen in ice trays :D
I was told not to use the teething tablets. I wasn't sure why. I looked at the ingredients and the one of the two my drug store had, had belladonna in it...didn't want to give that to my son. So we just stick to the freezie stuff and Tylenol and Motrin. Seems to be working.



i was worried about the tablets too but here is some info:









An Internet post has come to our attention stating that a child had a reaction to the Belladonna in Hyland’s Teething Tablets. While we do not have the details of the incident, we want to provide you the following information.



Hyland’s is a reputable manufacturer of homeopathic drugs since 1903. In the more than 60 years that Hyland’s Teething Tablets have been on the market, we have received no significant adverse events reports related to the product. In addition, the American Association of Poison Control Centers has told Hyland’s that it has received no report of a serious adverse reaction to Teething Tablets.



Our #1 priority as a company has always been providing safe, effective healthcare to our consumers, especially the children that we serve. Our pharmacist is available 24/7 at 1-800-624-9659 to provide emergency information to consumers and the medical community. As an FDA-regulated drug manufacturer, we adhere to all mandated standards and practices to ensure the highest quality product. Please feel free to contact us at the same number with any concerns. More information on Hyland’s Teething Tablets is available in the document below.



 





FACT SHEET



Contact: Mary C. Borneman: Hyland’s Inc., 800/624-9659



Hyland's Teething Tablets Safety Information



December 19, 2007





As a manufacturer of homeopathic medicines, and as parents ourselves, we want to share with you how Hyland’s Teething Tablets are made and what they contain to effectively and safely alleviate your child’s teething aches and pains.



First and foremost, homeopathic medicines are regulated as drugs by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as required in the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. The production of Hyland’s homeopathic medicines occurs within a validated process, as with any FDA-regulated drug, to ensure an accepted level of consistency in product output.



Hyland’s Teething Tablets contain homeopathically prepared forms of Calcarea Phosphorica, Chamomilla, Coffea Cruda, and Belladonna. These ingredients are all prepared in accordance with the Homeopathic Pharmacopœia of the United States (HPUS). HPUS has been recognized by the FDA since 1938 as the official compendium (or formula book) for homeopathic medicine in the U.S. When homeopathically prepared, active ingredients are diluted to the point that the risk of toxicity is extremely low (see specific details below).



Calcarea Phosphorica is included in Hyland’s Teething Tablets for its ability to support teeth formation. Chamomilla is included in the Tablets for its actions on irritability commonly associated with teething pain. Coffea Cruda is included in the Tablets for its actions on wakefulness and increased urination.



Belladonna is included in the Tablets to ease the redness, inflammation and discomfort of the child’s gum that often occurs during the teething process. Belladonna 3X HPUS is manufactured from the whole plant, of which a small portion is Belladonna alkaloids (the component sometimes associated with side effects). Each Teething Tablet (which weighs about 65 mg) is composed of 0.0003% Belladonna alkaloids as stated on the label. This means that each complete teething tablet contains only approximately 0.0002 mg of Belladonna alkaloids.



The amount of Belladonna alkaloids in teething tablets is minuscule, especially when compared to conventional medicine. Conventional medicines typically use 0.2 to 5 mg of Belladonna alkaloids per tablet as an anti-spasmodic – roughly 1,000 to 25,000 times larger than the quantities used in Hyland’s Teething Tablets. The side effects sometimes caused by conventional medicines delivering more than 0.2 mg of Belladonna alkaloids – such as dry mouth, blurred vision and urinary retention – are not associated with homeopathic medicines because of their minute dosage.



To put homeopathic dosages in perspective, typically a 10-pound child would need to ingest 1,000 Hyland’s Teething Tablets (at least 6 bottles of 125 tablets) to exhibit even the first possible side effect of Belladonna.



Hyland’s Teething Tablets have been safely used by millions of children since being introduced to the U.S. market in 1945!



We care about your child and our consumers’ safety is our #1 priority. For that reason, we have pharmacists available around the clock (24 hours per day, 7 days per week) to provide emergency information related to any of our products. You can contact us at 1-800-624-9659 (number also available on all packaging). We are confident that our pharmacist can help parents and their doctors reach informed conclusions regarding our products.



Please keep in mind that even if a child ate an entire bottle of homeopathic medicine, the minute amount of active ingredients renders an overdose unlikely. Nonetheless, we understand that parents are rightfully cautious about their own child so feel free to call us anytime if you are concerned.



While adverse symptoms that may be attributed to an overdose of Belladonna alkaloids are well documented in the literature, the concentration necessary would require the ingestion of multiple bottles of Teething Tablets. As this is very unlikely, such symptoms could be due to any of a number of other causes ().



We at Hyland’s, Inc. greatly value our relationship with the consumers who make up our Hyland’s family. Please do not hesitate to call 1-800-624-9659 and ask for our on-staff pharmacist to receive any additional information.



Iris R. Bell, MD PhD



Director of Scientific Affairs



Kathleen - posted on 06/08/2009

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my ped told me just to keep offering it to my son. He quit eating some things and didn't want to drink as often. He never got dehydrated though....probably because I kept offering it to him. Giving him frozen or cold things is a good idea. Washclothes in the freezer, teethers that go in the freezers. Ummm even use the mesh thing with 100% fruit juce frozen in ice trays :D
I was told not to use the teething tablets. I wasn't sure why. I looked at the ingredients and the one of the two my drug store had, had belladonna in it...didn't want to give that to my son. So we just stick to the freezie stuff and Tylenol and Motrin. Seems to be working.

Nav - posted on 06/08/2009

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He is 7 months, I've been using Dentinox and letting him have a little bit of calpol, but he just doesn't want fluids, he'll eat food well though. I keep on trying formula milk and juices he just wails the house down. I've tried cup feeding too!! I've just about ran out of ideas, itseems like mornings are the only times I can get fluids in him.

T_cjones108 - posted on 06/08/2009

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for the teething pain i use hylands teething tablets! they are the cats meow :D lol also u can buy this netbag thing and u put cold fruits and veggies in it and they just get the juice from it so babes wont choke! i know what ur going through just keep offering formula or BM even try cold water just dont replace the feedings with the water! how old is ur baby??

T_cjones108 - posted on 06/08/2009

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for the teething pain i use hylands teething tablets! they are the cats meow :D lol also u can buy this netbag thing and u put cold fruits and veggies in it and they just get the juice from it so babes wont choke! i know what ur going through just keep offering formula or BM even try cold water just dont replace the feedings with the water! how old is ur baby??

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