Tag Archives: teething

Teething medications to avoid…

Teething medication .  It sounds like a good idea. . . to make the mouth numb.  But, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the topical pain relievers are not effective because they wash out of the child’s … Continue reading

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Let’s discuss ANOTHER old wives’ tale. . . “Brandy soothes teething pain”

That may be true, but no amount of alcohol is safe for infants or children. Teething rings available at stores (many of which can be frozen in the freezer and reused countless times) are best.  For an inexpensive option I’d … Continue reading

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“Hot” off the press! Change in teething care.

For all of you who care for  young children . . . the FDA has issued a warning to NOT give over  the counter teething medication to children under age 2.  Here is why. . . benzocaine products, such as Anbesol and … Continue reading

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