Are Teething Medicines Unsafe For Infants?
Teething medicines unsafe for infants?
As a parent, we’ve all been through the everlasting teething stage. We’ve turned into zombies on those endless, sleepless nights trying to comfort our babies through their teething pain. We’ve sung all the lullabies a mom can think of and have tried every home remedy in the book. Sometimes, to reach the calming stage, we turn to teething medicines to help subside any pain. Because let’s face it, hearing our little ones cry in pain is the worst! Toofers are the cutest, yet one of the hardest stages to go through during your child’s first two years.
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Just recently, Federal health officials warned parents about the dangers of teething medicines that contain a popular numbing ingredient, Benzocaine. They have just asked manufacturers to stop selling their products intended for babies and toddlers. One of the most popular medicines containing Benzocaine is Orajel. The Food and Drug Administration stated that gels and creams containing benzocaine can cause rare but deadly side effects in children, especially those 2 years and younger. As a result, teething medicines containing Benzocaine are finally being taken off the market.
Here are our top 3 recommended Benzocaine-free and vegan-friendly teething products:
- Babyganics Teething Gel Pods: Contains ONLY Clove oil and stevia.
- Earth’s Best Teething Gel: Made with calming ingredients such as peppermint oil, licorice, fennel, vanilla, and chamomile.
- Punkin butt Teething Oil: Contains sunflower oil, chamomile, peppermint, and clove.
We hope these natural products can help you and your little one gets some rest and have a pain-free teething stage.
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