Baby Teething Blues: Consider these safe and easy teething remedies
11/28/2016 08:15AM ● Published by Hood Magazine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently warned consumers to stop use of all homeopathic teething remedies. The FDA is stating these products contain a small level of a substance called ‘belladonna’. Belladonna is toxic at high levels and can cause symptoms such as: seizures, difficulty breathing, lethargy, excessive sleepiness, muscle weakness, skin flushing, constipation, difficulty urinating, or agitation. The problem with these over-the-counter remedies is that the levels of belladonna are inconsistent. Thinking about putting your precious baby at risk unintentionally is scary, especially when using a product that had been deemed safe.
Teething is a part of every childhood and fortunately there are safe and easy ways to make it more comfortable for them. If your child has swollen and tender gums, a gentle massage with your finger and offering a cool teething ring or a clean, wet and cool washcloth to chew on, can easily do the trick. Something as simple as a clean, cool washcloth from the freezer can be life changing for your child! Please throw away all homeopathic remedies and keep your baby safe!