Teething can be a nightmare. Though some babies cruise through the teething stage with no problems at all, many experience intense symptoms (screaming ALL. NIGHT. LONG.) that force caregivers to shout in desperation, “Where is the magic pill to make it all go away?!”
Enter Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets.
I first discovered these tiny wonders through the recommendation of a friend and, although skeptical at first, I have been won over by their effectiveness and efficiency in helping our baby (now nine months old) make it through his first several teeth.
Here are a few things I like about Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets:
They are homeopathic and 100% natural. This is what made me skeptical at first but, hey, they work. For me, their homeopathic nature makes them a good go-to product if I’m not totally sure whether my baby’s fussiness is due to teething. Babies scream about so many different things when they’re little that sometimes it’s hard to tell exactly what the cause is. After ruling out other causes (like hunger, fatigue, gas pain, or reflux), I go for these teething tablets to see if they will help in that particular instance. If they do, then great, I identified the cause and now he feels better. If not, at least I didn’t give him an unnecessary dose of liquid pain reliever.
They are easy to administer when baby is fussing and screaming. Hyland’s Teething Tablets are tiny and dissolve instantly in baby’s mouth (under the tongue, in the side of the cheek, or wherever you can get it in there), which makes them super easy to administer. We are currently in the process of cutting two teeth in our household and, let me tell you, it is practically impossible to squirt liquid pain reliever into the mouth of a screaming, thrashing, arching baby who is suffering from teething pain. If you’ve ever tried it, you know what I mean. Plus, if you do get it in his mouth, he ends up either choking on it or letting it fall out of his mouth as he continues to scream, leaving you, your clothes, and your furniture with a hard-to-remove sticky residue. I much prefer the dissolving tablets.
They begin to work in less than 60 seconds. Again, I was skeptical about how effective these natural tablets would be. But when you see your screaming baby calm down less than a minute after dissolving them in his mouth, your skepticism begins to fade. We experienced this very event last night around 3am and it was incredible to see how, after 45 minutes of him fussing and us trying to get him back to sleep, our baby was finally able to relax and fall asleep almost instantly after taking the tablets. Works every time (if their pain is actually caused by teething, that is).
They aren’t sticky or messy. As mentioned previously, these tablets make pain relief hassle-free due to the lack of sticky mess involved, unlike liquid pain relievers. That’s a huge selling point for me.
They are widely available and can be found in most drug stores. I picked up my bottle of Hyland’s Teething Tablets at my local CVS Pharmacy. I suggest calling your drug store of choice or using the store locator on Hyland’s website to find out where they are available near you. These teething tablets have been around for over 85 years and, although Hyland’s did pull their product off the shelves during a voluntary recall back in 2010 (read here under “The Return of Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets”), they are now back on the market with changes such as a child-resistant cap and an improved formula to ensure safety. This means these tablets are expected to be sold in even more stores throughout the country by the fall of 2012.
As with any product, do your research and make an informed decision before purchasing and administering to your baby. Read and follow the instructions on the bottle. Learn more about Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets by visiting their website: www.hylandsteething.com. Read the product labels and, if your baby is allergic to any ingredient in this product, don’t give it to him or her (duh).
I highly encourage caregivers of teething infants to give Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets a try! I have recommended them to parents of teething kiddos I work with and they have yet to let us down. It won’t hurt to try them and, if you don’t like them, you can always pass them along to someone who swears by them (trust me, we’re out there!).
Best of luck with those tough teething days and nights ahead!
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