Homeopathic Teething Tablets Safe or Not? Are the homeopathic teething tablets being sold on CVS, Hyland’s, and other stores safe? Do they really work? What are its side effects? Should you buy one for your baby?
Our two friends had an argument over this matter. Thankfully, they are mature about it and are still friends despite the kinda testy disagreement.
Because they don’t like us to mention their names, let’s call our first friend Marie and the second one Elena. Marie is a young mom who really cares about her baby and wants everything good for his development. Elena, meanwhile, is an older mom whose two kids are now in elementary (Grade 6) and high school.
Two months ago, Marie bought homeopathic teething tablets for his son because he is teething. When Elena saw Marie give a tablet to the boy, she discouraged the new mom from doing so and announced that she “didn’t have to use no homeopathic teething tablets or gels for her own kids”. Like every mother would, Marie got offended and kinda shot back saying things she did not mean to say.
The two asked me what I think about the matter and, because I still have no child yet, I told them — at that time — that I have no clue and don’t they dare put me in the middle of their argument. Haha. Don’t worry, the three of us are cool as ever.
However, the Food and Drug Administration has recently released a statement on the safety of homeopathic teething tablets. Here’s part of what the agency says:
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers that homeopathic teething tablets and gels may pose a risk to infants and children. The FDA recommends that consumers stop using these products and dispose of any in their possession.
So, sorry Marie. We now are gonna side with Elena on this one. Thankfully for the three of us, this is now water under the bridge since baby Tom is no longer teething.
Homeopathic Teething Tablets Safe? Here’s what the FDA says about that:
Consumers should seek medical care immediately if their child experiences seizures, difficulty breathing, lethargy, excessive sleepiness, muscle weakness, skin flushing, constipation, difficulty urinating, or agitation after using homeopathic teething tablets or gels.
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