Teething Tablets

Marisa - posted on 04/29/2010 ( 24 moms have responded )

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Has anyone used teething tablets?? i have read a few scary things about them . just wanted to see what everyone thinks

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Carrie - posted on 05/05/2010

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I have 3 boys and used teething tablets for all of them. As far as the belladonna goes it's used in pharmacys today. It is an old drug, but very safe. I was a pharmacy technician for 7 years and I can assure that people take belladonna all the time. In fact the teething tablets were the only thing that worked for my boys. Make sure if you use them don't touch them. Pour them into the lid and then in your babys mouth. You'll contaminate them if you touch them. If you're worried about the belladonna just ask your doctor or pharmacist.

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I have used Hyland's teething tablets before and didn't notice a difference, now I use Hyland's Chamomilla 30X tablets for teething and for irritability when they aren't teething. That stuff I love.

Joanna - posted on 05/02/2010

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I tried them a few times, and honestly didn't see any difference, so I stopped using them. I have many friends that swear by them though, and never heard anything of any side effects from using them.

Dana - posted on 05/02/2010

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I used the Hylands for my son. He had no problems with them, actually they worked wonders!

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Leslie - posted on 06/29/2012

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I use them and my daughter is just fine. her teeth don't bother her rarly and I just give her two.

Nichole - posted on 06/29/2012

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Our dentist told us to absolutely NEVER use Orajel or the like. It hardens the gums and actually will make teething more painful because the teeth will have a harder time breaking through.

And as far as teething tablets, I'm with you - the organic/natural ones contain belladonna - which is a poison!

The dentist said the best thing you can do is just give them frozen washcloths and tylenol. And just remember - it will pass.

Dot - posted on 06/24/2012

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My son ate that stuff by the bottle and he turns 10 in two weeks, so I'm not terribly worried lol
I love them. They were the only thing that calmed my almost-10-year-old when he was teething. Tylenol did nothing, motrin did nothing. Hylands knocked him out (or calmed him after his cry fests and let him sleep)

Lynelle - posted on 05/08/2010

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I always use a dose of tylenol and 3 teething tablets because the tylenol lasts for a long time and helps him sleep and the teething tablets provide instant relief. I put that baby orajel on my own gums and I didn't like it so I just couldn't use it on my kid. There are lots of otc and prescription medicines that use small doses of poison to work and fungus and all kinds of things from nature so I don't see why the belladonna is such a big deal.

Mandy - posted on 05/05/2010

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I used Hyland's teething tablets for my son who is now 6 and am using on my 10 month old daughter. I swear by them to provide drug-free relief...The relief is instant..They really are magic.

Tiana - posted on 05/05/2010

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I used teething tablets with my kids and they worked wonders! As with any product, it is the improper use that causes any issues or problems. Just follow the directions and enjoy the benefits!

Lanisha - posted on 05/05/2010

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I have used teething tablets.Actually I am still using them for my daughter. She is almost two and only has about 6 teeth. She is still getting her teeth and there is nothing else that will sooth her gums except for the teething tablets and a freeze pop. They work for my little one

Dora - posted on 05/04/2010

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I thought the Hylan's were great until my pediatrician filled me in on why she doesn't recommend them. They have an ingredient called Belladonna which is a narcotic. No wonder why they worked so fast. Once I found this out I threw them out right away.

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I really find that Camilia Teething Relief works. It is homeopathic, so you don't have to feel bad about using it. It is easy to give them in a prepackaged dose that you just squirt in their mouth. It takes the edge off. You can buy it at Whole Foods.

Dana - posted on 05/02/2010

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I personally am aware that they have belladonna in them, it's a very, very small amount.

Iridescent - posted on 05/02/2010

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http://www.hylands.com/news/teethinginfo... - Hyland's own webpage, which includes a letter at the top stating how "safe" they are.
"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."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atropa_bell...
"There is currently insufficient scientific evidence to recommend the use of A. belladonna in its natural form for any condition,"
http://www.naturalstandard.com/index-abs...
"There is extensive literature on the adverse effects and toxicity of belladonna, related principally to its known anticholinergic actions. Common adverse effects include dry mouth, urinary retention, flushing, papillary dilation, constipation, confusion and delirium. Many of these effects may occur at therapeutic doses."

Lore - posted on 04/30/2010

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this is my first baby and she is 18months now i used teething mixture thou not tablet and she is ok which even help why dont ask your Doctor or a health professional to recommend one take care both of you

Amanda - posted on 04/30/2010

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i didn't even know they existed until my 3rd child started teething. I looked over the ingredient list and asked lots of questions before i purchased however. Nowhere did it indicate belladonna, and here in canada they have to fully list ALL ingredients.

Marisa - posted on 04/30/2010

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I have heard that it has belladonan(sp) in it which is a posin. i have very mixed feeling about it. they say its "safe" "all natural" but has posin in it. even tho its a very small amount to me that like sayin it okay to give ur child a small amount of cocaine becaause its "all natural"

Iridescent - posted on 04/29/2010

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I won't allow them in my house. They contain belladonna, which is not safe in any amount. It's a poison regardless of how "safe" it is.

Cassie - posted on 04/29/2010

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im a new mom and my daughter is 8 months. and i use teething tablets all the time.. i dont know what you have heard but they are 100% safe.. there are NO side effects 100% natural and they dissolve instantly.. what i do is i put the tablet on her gums and then i move my finger around on her gums and then the pain goes away.. if you dont feel safe using the tablets get some baby orajel that works good too.. i sometimes take a wash cloth get it wet and put it in a zip lock baggy and put it in the freezer for about 5 mins then take it out of the bag and let her chew on it... hope my tips help ya out.. best of luck to ya..

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