Need advice on hylands teething tablets

Daisy - posted on 05/29/2010 ( 103 moms have responded )

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Are they safe?? although i know what the bottle reads i am a little weary of this and worried it could cause any side effects for my son. He is 8 months and teething hard...

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Chrissy - posted on 06/14/2010

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I asked my doc about them and he said they wouldn't hurt. I was giving them to my daughter 2pills a dose once a day and she was fine. one day she was teething hard and really fussy so I did the 2 an hour like they recommend on the bottle. she ended up taking 6 pills in three hours and it was working. then at bedtime i noticed she started getting a rash on her cheek and around her ear. it looked a little like hives and i started to worry it was an allergic reaction though i cant say for sure. it could have been anything. anyways i didnt give her any more and the rash was gone by the morning. she hasn't needed them since so i haven't tried to give her any more. I think i will use them again in the future but will be watching out for the rash to see if it really did cause it or not. i thought maybe it happened because of the amount i gave her but who knows she could have just rubbed up against something irritating.

Kate - posted on 03/29/2012

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I have been using them for my son who is now 20 months and just cut the worst teeth of all......his eye teeth. Hylands Tablets have helped alot along with his teething necklace. I just love the natural teething remedies (anything to avoid dosing them up on paracetamol all the time). Try a teething necklace too - you will notice the difference! http://www.milestonesamber.com.au All the best. xx

Heather - posted on 06/15/2010

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I TOTALLY LOVE THEM! I used them for both of my kids. I cant remember how old my son was, but I started giving them to my daughter when she was 4 month old. She didnt actually cut any teeth until months later. She started doing that "grit your teeth" face & slobber alot more, so I'd give her a couple of them, which seemed to make her much more content! One other suggestion is let your baby gnaw on a strip of Velcro. I'm sure that sounds odd, but my kids loved it! Be sure it's the kind with soft edges, not the sharper"melted" type edge. It's awesome in several ways, like: it's soft, can be washed & cleaned easily, it makes a cool noise when its taken apart, it has different textures which feel good your baby's new teeth & gums! So good luck & I hope this helps.
Sincerely, Heather

Paige - posted on 06/12/2010

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I am sorry that i just got back to you on this ...I have used them with all my kids ages7,5,3,and my now 6month old. who is now trying to wake up to eat but I love them don't get me wrong I still use the oral jel and the oral jel Qtips for immediate relief andwith my first 3 tylenol infants and motrin infants for fever also my 6month old is having just as haed of a time as my oldest did whenshe was a baby 7 yrs ago...hope this helps ..let me know

Jessica - posted on 06/10/2010

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I use them for my 3 month old who is teething already. They do make her sleepy.

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Brandy - posted on 06/12/2010

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I used teething tablets for my daughter (she is now 6years old) and for my son (now 2 years old) and there were never any side effects.

Kim - posted on 06/12/2010

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At 8 months, if he is eating cheerios, I would give him frozen peas. It helps soothe the gums and it is good nutrition.

Stephanie - posted on 06/11/2010

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My son was teething for 4 months before one cut through and I didn't think they worked at all. Tylenol was our best bet for him and I used some baby orajel which people don't like using but the night time one really seemed to help at night and he would sleep all night with it.

Karen - posted on 06/11/2010

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I never noticed any side effects, but I can also say that they never did any good for my daughter. I tried them and she didn't get the relief from them that she did from the orajel. I think that orajel works much better than the hylands. I just don't think that they have the necessary ingredients to help a toddler get through the terrible pain of teething. Again, this is my opinion! And judging by my daughter, hers as well!! She really got no relief from them!

Robin - posted on 06/11/2010

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we used hylands teething tablets when my boys were babies. No side effects that I noticed, and they did help. The relief may be short lasting, but I think it worked enough to help them relax and sleep!

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We love them. My daughter is a terrible teether, she cringes with pain and they seem to work because she calms down right away. Also loves to take them.

Helen - posted on 06/11/2010

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I used them with my Daughter heaps and recommended them to everyone I knew. Fabulous stuff with NO side effects for us.

Julie - posted on 06/10/2010

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I used the hylands teething tablets and they worked for my daughter. I guess you should do what you think is best.

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I give it to my daughter only when she is having pain and its time for her nap or bedtime. It works wonders and she is able to get to sleep without too much trouble. Let's just say I love it and it's made my life a bit easier.

Erin - posted on 06/10/2010

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I called my son's dr before using them and they advised us to avoid them. They are not FDA approved and have ingredients that cause drowsiness. We never used them. Teething was very difficult, but always remember it's harder on your baby than you (even though it feels unbearable for us at times as well!).

Kimberly - posted on 06/10/2010

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My daughter is 8 months and we use them for her and have been for a few weeks. i would highly recommend them!!

Brandee - posted on 06/10/2010

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they work good but if you are worried, to to a healthfood store they have them there too. cant remember the kind but they are all natural and work well. I never had any trouble with either

Jennifer - posted on 06/10/2010

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I have used them with my last two children... I LOVE THEM for helping my babies feel better & get to sleep! Just follow the directions and you should be good to go. :-)

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I googled bella donna and it is a plant that is only poisonous when used in excess. It is found in many medicines. It is considered safe in that environment.

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No side effects. Yes, they help and they are great. I was worried about them, too, but if you do a little reading up on the homeopathic process, you'll feel a lot better. Just google it.

Vicki - posted on 06/09/2010

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My son used to take them ALL the time, and they were WONDERFUL. I don't know if I would have survived without them

Sarah - posted on 06/09/2010

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I got my son a baltic amber necklace. He was screamng for days b/4 I got it, and within 24 hours, he stopped! I don't think it works for everyone, but I'm sure glad we got ours!

Marie - posted on 06/09/2010

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What has worked best for us is the freezer teething rings filled ith sterile water and infant orajel rubbed on a binky.

Marie - posted on 06/09/2010

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My hubby's a pharmacist. I got these teething tablets for our BG and when my DH read the label he said NO WAY we were using them for Fiona. They contain bella donna which is a poison. He said he's totally outraged a company would put something poisonous in baby teething meds.

Kathy - posted on 06/09/2010

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I love teething tablets. they are all natural and safe I have used them on eight of my children. I tasted the teething tablets.

Kierstin - posted on 06/09/2010

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They did not work for my twins and I am not using them for our youngest either as our pediactrician does NOT recommend them. The tablets contain belladonna in them which is a member of the opium family. So if my ped doesn't recommend them then I do not feel comfortable using them.

Brandy - posted on 06/09/2010

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my son got his first 2 teeth 2 days apart, he was 2 months old when he started teething and they came in when he was 3 months old. I was very skeptical about giving him anything prescription or over the counter. My mom's boss (has been running a health food store for over 30 yrs) recommended them along with the Baby's Bliss Gripe Water. I love both products and recommend them to everyone. You can get the gripe water at cvs or walgreens. I don't remember which one carries it but since they are usually across from each other you could try both.

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These have all been wonderful tips! I have never heard of the vanilla and I didn't know about the tablets until the very end of my oldest son's teething experience. I will definitely keep these things in mind for when my baby starts teething. Which for some reason he has yet to show any signs of doing. He will be 3 months on Sunday.

Ann - posted on 06/08/2010

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Daisy, thank you so much for having such a good question on Circle of Mom's...I had never heard of or seen these Hylands teething tablet's before, I kinda feel stupid! But I guess I never acually took notice to them before...well, as soon as I saw your post, I got up and told my husband to get up and go out right now and look for this item, and sure enough he brought them home to me, gave them to my little 5 month old son who is alway's chewing on his hand's and not happy from teething, and he Just completely calmed down and I was like WOW!!! I couldn't believe how well they worked and took away his discomfort because oragel is Just awful...Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Daisy!!!! Good luck with your little guy, I Just wish he would break a tooth already! Does your little guy have ANY TEETH YET!!!???

Anna - posted on 06/08/2010

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I have a 9 month old who is breaking her 5th & 6th teeth. I use the teething tablets. My doc said to be careful though cause they're NOT regulated by the FDA. She said some bottles are a little stronger than others and my daughter might "trip out". So far I haven't had any issues, thank God. But just be careful.

Destiny - posted on 06/08/2010

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They are safe, I used them for my son and my sis n laws all used them and they seemed to work for us. But with my daughter who is 9 months old you cant tell I gave her anything so we dont use them anymore. Not because they are unsafe just because she is a rough teether and she needs stronger stuff!

Michelle - posted on 06/08/2010

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I liked them but my friend's little girl was allergic to them so it depends on your child. If not allergic to them then I like them better than the other stuff!

Courtney - posted on 06/08/2010

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I love those things and my kids loved them so much more than the orajel! no problems with any side effects as they are homeopathic!

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We used Hyland's teething tablets for my daughter and never had any side effects. They worked well at easing the teething pain.

Rosie - posted on 06/08/2010

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I used them and i was so supried that they worked! i even give them to my 2 yr old when he is acting crazy!

Santi - posted on 06/08/2010

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Hello I started using the tablets on my baby since he was 3 mths, he started teething he is know 5mths but no teeth yet. But I did notice a huge difference once i started using the tablets than anything else. Also I used the tablets for colics and they worked wonders as well. Along with some chamamile tea. That helped him a lot and he slept thru the whole night. Good luck.

Rebecca - posted on 06/08/2010

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Compared to the alternatives, I decided to go with Hylands ! If your weary of this, you have to wonder to yourself why arn't you weary about the other products on the market also ?

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My son has ONLY had homeopathics for teething & colds. I see a homeopath & these remedies are perfectly safe & effective.

Tiffany - posted on 06/07/2010

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personally, we prefer Hunphrey's teething tablets. You can get them at any pharmacy. . Hylands work well though, our son just loves the ones we use. and Humphreys have a great cherry taste too. They are worth trying!

Corey-Kym - posted on 06/06/2010

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I have used Hylands teething tablets with all my children and are still currently using them for my 19 month old. They are great and I reccomend them to everyone. They are homeopathic so they are completely safe with no side effects, pretty much all homeopathic formular's are safe, that is why they are great for kids and adults! There are no contra-indications and can be used with medication if it is needed also.
Have no fear in using them, they will be very helpful to you and bub!

Donna - posted on 06/06/2010

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i find they do work but they work even better in conjunction with a frozen teething ring as well. Have been using them for months now when she is teething and woks quite well most of the time.

Misti - posted on 06/05/2010

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My daughter turned 3 last month and I used them frequently thoughout her teething, they really seemed to help. I dosed as recommended on the bottle without side effects. I also learned about Amber Teething Necklaces while visiting Australia with my daughter when she was just over a year old. I purchased one and she wore it around the clock. All in all, i have to say her teething was not as bad as i imagine it could have been..using both natural methods at the same time, I can't give one credit over the other...I was happy with both choices I made...the necklaces are really cute and well made (safe for baby), she was always getting comments/compliments. Website for necklaces http://www.amberbebe.com/

Kristina - posted on 06/05/2010

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Perfectly safe. 100% natural and homeopathic. Safest thing you can do, they work better and last longer than Baby Orajel or anything else out that that I've found.
I put 2-3 tablets in my daughter's juice/formula/milk and shake it and they dissolve easily.
Shes 16months old and is cutting her molars, and this works wonders.

Amy - posted on 06/05/2010

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I highly recommend Hylands. They are all natural, safe and work well. I prefer homeopathic methods and have been very happy with it's effectiveness for both of my kids now 3 and 7. You can also get the teething gel from Hylands if your son has any lactose intolerance (a small amount of lactose is present in tablets) or just prefer not to take the tablets; however, the tablets worked better for my kids. The easiest way to give the tablets is to place the tablet under the tongue, hold it there for 2 - 5 seconds till dissolved and thats it. Good Luck and Happy Teething.

Carrie - posted on 06/05/2010

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I used the Hyland's teething gel on all 3 of my children who are now 10, 9 and 6 and it worked wonders!!

Danyelle - posted on 06/04/2010

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I used hyland's with all three of my children. They had not side effects, and they seemed to work well. I also made catnip tea and soaked the corner of a new clean washcloth in really cold catnip tea and let my kids chew on it - in my view for safety- this was really a great natural help with no side affects, soothing, and calmed their nerves. Good luck!

Lyndsy - posted on 06/04/2010

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My daughter is 11 mos and we have used them since she began having teething symptoms at around 3 mos. We have never had any problems and she seems to really like them! We started by adding a drop of water and rubbing the paste on her gums and then moved from 1 to 2 tablets before finally giving her the full dose of 3.

Amanda - posted on 06/04/2010

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Daisy those tablets are a god save!!! i used them for my daughter when she started teething (at only 4 or 5 months) the only side effect i noticed was it made her sleepy but that was fine just meant she needed to sleep. And yes they are safe. For my daughter nothing but those worked.

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i dont know anything about those but my sons loved to chew on frozen bananas ...its messy but it helped....thought i would share

Nadia - posted on 06/03/2010

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i have never heard of them so the best advice i can give is if your unsure or wary about something (even if someone has reccommended it to you) DO NOT USE IT! most of us have a little built in sensor that warns us when something is suitable for us or our children and if tested it turns out to be true! i have never doubted my natural instincts towards things and have benifited from this. follow your instincts and find a suitable alternative that you feel positive towards. teething gel works fine for most bubs and there are a few different brands out there to try. if all else fails and you dont mind using panadol/neorophen then do that instead. good luck, teething can be hard for both bubs and parents when you can treat it. lots of cuddles!

Rebecca - posted on 06/03/2010

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I used these tablets on both my children. My oldest is 7 and my youngest is 2. When the teething began I used them and they worked wonders, it ended crying almost immediately.
If you're worried about the baby being too young to chew them, dissolve them in a teaspoon with very little water and then slowly poor it onto the gums.

Joanne - posted on 06/02/2010

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What are the teeting tablets called please ??? My 9 month old baby is reallt teething at the mo, he cries alot in the night, and he constantly chewing his fingers, now starting to push his solid food away, im sure its coz he's teething.

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