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      30.09.2013 21:48
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      More than worth their higher price tag! Must have for all parents!

      When my son was teething I did a lot of research on what was the best treatment, I'm not a huge fan of giving 'calpol' on a regular basis, prefer to leave it as a last resort. I'm part of a large parenting forum where I found out about these teething powders and natural baltic amber for pain relief, worn as a necklace or anklet that releases natural pain killers. Initially I was pretty sceptical about the amber so poped down to my local chemist to purchase a packet of these!

      They come in little paper packets that remind me of the little (long and thin) sugar packets you get in a cafe! As they are all individually wrapped I found this invaluable for sticking a few in my changing bag when out and about. The powder is more of a granule texture similar to brown sugar rather than a powder. The idea is to dispense the powder around the mouth for optimum effect, as any parent knows this is sometimes easier said than done! I actually got a good knack of this after a few goes! I basically divided it between each side of his mouth.

      I found these powders to have an almost instant effect on my little boys mood! They seemed to calm him in minutes! The instructions say you can give them throughout the day but I only ever needed one dose when I could tell his teeth were bothering him.

      I did eventually buy an amber necklace for him for the many benefits but still used these powders on a regular basis along side the necklace.

      I must point out that these are not the cheapest of teething product around but seeing how quick my sons mood changed was more than enough to make up for the price tag!

      I should also point out that you only use half the sachet if your baby is under 6 months so if you've got an early teether you'll get better value for money!!

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      23.09.2013 18:20
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      Over the years we have with our children tried lots of different teething remedies from the basic teethers you freeze to all the medicines available and I have to say that this is the best I have tried by far.

      I brought a box of these from boots one day just to give them a try, they come in a card box as pictured above which is rather old fashioned looking and plain but who cares about the packaging, it was the stuff inside that I wanted to be good not the box.

      Unlike teething treatments I had used in the past that had all been gels this one was a powder in small individual sachets inside the box. At £5.35 a box it was far from being the cheapes teething treatment on the market but was a price I was willing to pay in my search for something to ease my daughters discomfort and as far as I am concerned you cant put a price on happiness.

      In the box there are 20 sachets, for a child under 6 months you only need to use half a sachet and a full sachet for children over six months old. The way they are wrapped makes it really easy to tip this straight onto your childs tongue which is how you administer this medicine so it coats the whole of there mouth once mixed with there saliver.

      The direction for giving these is to give them morning and night and then when ever your child became fretfull during the day but I found that just using them when my daughter became restful worked for us without giving them at other times.

      As they are herbal I was reassured that they would not hurt my child and prefer this to anything medical but my favorite claims from these were that they would help with the other symptoms of teething such as the upset stomachs that are associated with it as well which other medicines do not.

      I was really pleased with the results from these, my daughter stopped being so fretful with in minutes of me giving her this powder and the results for us used to last for hours but this will vary from child to child. I would recomend these to every mother and will be the only teething treatment I buy for our new baby.

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      18.04.2013 13:53
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      A must have to anyone with a teething baby

      A good friend told me about this powder when my son was teething and I have used it for both of my children and will definitely be using it with my baby this time.

      When I was first told about this herbal powder I didn't hold out much hope I really didn't think it would work but had tried just about everything else so had nothing to lose! The powder is made to sooth and relieve the pains of teething.

      When I first bought the powder I thought the box looked like something out of the olden days the box is very plain and simple and looks like nothing special.

      Each box comes with 20 sachets of teething powder. You literally just pour the powder into the baby's mouth and that's it - Job done!

      When I first used the powders I was really impressed. My son was teething and we had tried a lot of other things before and nothing seemed to stop the pain but as soon as I used the powder within about 10mins he was asleep.

      I continued to use these powders with the same result I would definitely recommend them. They work and have the benefit of knowing that you are not pumping your child full of medicines as these are herbal.

      When I had my daughter 4 years later I used the powders again when teething started and saw the same good results.

      The powders are available in lots of pharmacies and some herbal stores too they are around £3 for the pack of 20. Grab some for when your baby is teething I think you will be pleased with the results.

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        26.10.2011 13:36

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        Number 1 cure for teething

        Ashton & Parsons Infant's Powders - For Teething with a Smile. Well I've got to say for me that is true. This is what it says on the packaging for Ashton & Parsons. It is a small white box with blue writing on it. It states that it is "a herbal product" and it is used for the "symptomatic relief of the pain and stomach upset associated with teething". The powders themselves come in little white packets (they are folded up pieces of paper with the powder contained in the middle) There is not a lot of powder in one sachet so you do need to be careful when opening them so that you don't lose any. The dosage requirement is if baby is under six months then half a powder and if above six months one powder that is applied straight onto the tongue morning and night.
        My daughter started cutting her teeth quite early and I was advised to try Ashton and Parsons. I looked everywhere for it but couldn't track it down so I persevered with Calpol. I began to think they didn't make it anymore! Then one time I was at Asda I thought on the off chance I would ask in the pharmacy there and lone behold they had it. The next time my daughter was a bit sore and restless with her teeth I gave her it and it was like magic, I would say within fifteen minutes she had calmed down and she wasn't as aggitated and chewing everything. I have used them with her since and we've had no problems, they are such a great thing to have and I panic when I run out because I know they help her! They are also reasonably priced at £2-£3 depending where you buy them.

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        14.07.2011 20:35
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        Teething Relief

        When my baby started teething recently, I was recommended Ashton & Parsons powders by several other mums so I decided that they would be worth a try. My baby was suffering with some of the typical signs of teething - excessive dribbling, broken nights, red cheeks and was in obvious discomfort. Then there were the particularly unpleasant nappies......I was told these powders would sort all of that out!

        I eventually purchased a box of these powders at Boots, for just over £2 for a box of 20 powders. It took a visit to three Boots stores to locate these as I was told that there was a problem with the manufacture of them and they were hard to get hold of - my persistence paid off eventually! The box is really small, fitting easily into the palm of your hand, and quite plain to look at - white cardboard with blue writing as per the dooyoo picture.

        Inside the box were 20 powders - each contained in folded paper rather than a sachet as I had expected. Each is labelled with a batch number. I found this way of packaging the powders quite odd and not very practical at all - unfolding the paper often led to the spillage of some of the powder. The powder is very fine and white in colour - much like caster sugar. As my baby is under 6 months he can have half a powder in the morning and half at night (babies over six month can have one powder at each time).

        You apply the powder dry directly onto baby's tongue - I do so using my finger. Application is easy enough, but again can lead to some powder loss! My baby didn't seem too bothered by this, unlike some medications with a stronger flavour. I gave my baby this for three days in a row and his teething symptoms cleared up and he seemed generally happier too. For me, the biggest and most rapid improvement was in his nappies, he didn't seem to suffer from such an upset stomache. Of course, his teething symptoms could have just cleared up on their own, but as with all medications there is no way of knowing this. The powder certainly gave me peace of mind and allowed me to think that, as a mother, I was doing everything I could to make my little boy more comfortable again. I'll certainly be keeping this little box within reach over the next few months!

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          26.08.2010 08:41
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          Would highly recomend good remedy!

          When my daughter started teething I was advised by our health visitor to get a powder rather than a gel as the gel only works the specific area you have put it on, but the powder when placed on the tongue works the whole mouth, and also you can give them calpol when they have had the powder.

          I went to our local lloyds chemist and was shocked to see how many different powders there was! The shop assistant strongly recommended Ashton & Parsons, she said it is an old remedy and they constantly sell out of these because they are so popular. The packet looked a bit basic and old fashioned but decided to give it a go!

          The powder is a herbal remedy and contains nothing harmful.

          The powders come in little sachets but be careful when you unfold as the powder can easily come out.

          The dose is half a sachet for under 6 months and a full sachet for over 6 months. My daughter is under 6 months and trying to only give half a sachet is a bit of a nightmare! I think they could do with selling packs for under six months with smaller sachets seperately so the dosage can be easier to give.

          Once you have managed to give them the powder it works wonders! She stops crying within 10 minutes, the upset stomach settles down and she calms down! I have tried one other brand which didn't have as good effect so I soon returned to Ashton & Parsons.

          You are looking at about £2-3 for a pack so it is not expensive at all!

          Would highly recommend this product as I'm sure all you other mothers out there know how much a nightmare teething can be!

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          25.08.2010 00:32
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          Worth trying during the teething process

          Ashton & Parsons Infants Powders are something that have been going strong for many years, used by mums from years gone by and recommended by todays modern yummy mummies too.

          The little sachets of teething powders contain the herbal ingredient Matricaria, which is known to be beneficial and has anti inflammatory properties. It did at first seem an odd way to cope with teething problems, but it does seem to be of benefit once you get used to developing your own way to administer the powders.

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          It may seem incredible that something as simple as a sachet of powder could be of any benefit to a teething baby, but having tried the Ashton & Parsons Infants Powders out, I can say that they do work with some children and are worth trying. The Matricaria within the powders, is used as it can help with both teething pains and the tummy upsets that seem to come with them.

          The Ashton & Parsons Infants Powders come in a simple little white box with a mid blue written panel on the pack. They would be easily missed if you didn't know what to look for as they are in no way fancy or over packaged in the way that some modern products are. The powders within the box, are simply wrapped as a little sachet, so you do need to be careful when administering the contents, as its very easily spilled.

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          We have found these in Boots and other well known chemist stores. They come as a small box of 20 sachets and they can be bought for £2 to £2.75 per pack. They retail for £2.53 in Boots.

          They can be used for babies under 6 months, but you need to use just half the contents of a sachet in this case, which can be awkward to judge and means you end up wasting the other half of the contents very often. After 6 months of age the powders can be given as one whole sachet.

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          The Ashton & Parsons Infants Powders are exactly that, a white powder that dissolves on the tongue easily. They don't need to be given with water and you do need to find the way that best suits your baby to use the powders.

          We did try just pouring direct from the sachet, but found that very messy with a wriggling baby. We also tried pouring the powder onto a small feeding spoon, which seems easier, but is not an ideal way to use the product. We did find that we could dip a soother/ dummy into boiled water then when wet dip that in turn into the powders. Thats seemed to work reasonably well.

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          One thing we noticed was that although the powders did give a soothing effect, the effect didn't last all that long. As the product doesn't contain other painkillers, you can still use Calpol or Ibuprofen suspensions if needed. We found this dual pronged powders and suspension combo to work fairly well, although obviously we didn't give both things at the same time, we used the powders first.

          The advised dosage for the powders seemed to be one sachet at night and one in the morning, although it also states that during periods of prolonged teething you can give a powder every 1 to 3 hours if needed. As we didn't use the powders as often as that I cannot comment on what the full effects of that may have been. But its not something we would have considered, as used no more than 4 sachets per day.

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          To give a rating to the Ashton & Parsons Infants Powders you do need to consider the possible benefits of the product as a whole. They can be used with paracetamol or ibuprofen suspensions which is helpful and they do seem to work well for short periods.

          It doesn't take long for your baby to become accustomed to the taste and feel of the powders and ours seemed to react well to them. They can be messy to use, so you do need to think about how best to administer them, but other than that we have had no problems with them. With all that in mind a rating of 4 stars seems about right. They are not miracle powders but they do work rather well.

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            12.08.2010 21:44
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            An alternative to your brand names we are used to

            After my little man started teething at 4 and a half months old I was not sure where to start when it came to teething products.

            My sister suggested Ashton & Parsons powder to me and said that it worked great on my niece and with our other sister's children too.

            The packaging suggests it is an older product and is also fully recyclable. It didn't find it until I went to a chemist rather than my local supermarket.

            For an younger baby who won't keep his tongue out for medicine I found it hard to administer as any time his tongue touched the paper the powder just clumped to it.

            I started off using this without other things such as bonjela. I didn't really notice a change in the symptoms my son had. The plus side with this is you can give this in much more frequantly than other medicated products.

            Once I had finished the first box I must say I was not driven to buy another one. I much prefer dentinox and calpol, and I find that my son responds much better to these. I have friends whos children reacted well to the teething powder but have yet to witness it myself.

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            18.07.2010 21:47
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            We were recommended to use Ashton and Parsons Infant Powder by our friends when our little girl started to teeth. I explained to them that I had been giving her Calpol but was reluctant to give her too much. Ashton and Parsons Infants Powder is just that. It comes in a small box which is full of folded papers which each contain the correct dose of the powders. The box and papers seem quite old fashioned to me, and quite charming.

            Once the papers are opened there isn't too much powder. The box suggests that the powder is put onto the childs tongue dry. This was a nightmare for us to try and put this on. We ended up having to wet a finger dip it into the powder and then our daughter would willingly take it into her mouth. Trying to tip it onto her tongue from the paper resulted in her closing her mouth around the paper making it wet and therefore the powder stuck to the paper.

            The powder itself is a herbal remedy that is used to relieve other symptoms of teething such as stomach upsets, and restlessness. Each powder contains 0.002 ml of lactose base and is mainly made from parts of the plant, Matricaria. Due to the fact that there is nothing harmful in these powders the dose can be repeated hourly if needed. Personally we have not needed to use more than one powder in a day. We use this at bed time to allow our daughter to get a good nights rest as teething really does take it out of her. The powders seem to work well for her and I will be buy another packet once this one has been used up. There are 20 powders in the box and so they do last quite a while.

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              17.07.2010 20:13
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              A MORE GENTLE APPROACH TO TEETHING PAIN.

              When my children were babies, I had awful problems when they were teething. The sleepless nights, the constant crying and red and hot cheeks were a sure sign that they were indeed suffering from a great deal of pain with the their teeth coming through.

              I am not a great fan of using lots of medicine on youngsters. Unless of course it is vital. I would personally prefer to use more alternative remedies and methods.

              Ashton and Parsons offered me a helping hand at this particularly stressful time. They have a product called Infant powders which is basically made up of herbal powders that are very effective in easing the discomfort associated with teething.

              Each portion of powder is wrapped individually in folded grease proof paper. It is so easy to administer this to your child as you just tip the paper up into a cone shape and drop into the baby's mouth. I used to find that a quick drop of cool boiled water would make the powder be swallowed with no fuss at all.

              The dosage of these powders are written clearly on the reverse side of the box. There is also a good leaflet regarding this product and any possible side effects you should look for. Also listed are the ingredients which will help you to decide if this is a product you will be happy to use. There are no harsh chemicals in this powder, just gentle herbal ingredients which are known to hold pain relieving powers. I also noted when giving these powders to my babies , that it seemed to calm them down some what and settle them into a more restful sleep.

              These Ashton and Parson powders are widely available from most chemists. They are not particularly expensive. They are certainly more cost effective than a bottle of medicine. Also worth remembering that these powders contain no artificial sweetners. There are around 10 sachets in each packet.

              I found in my experience, that these Ashton and Parsons worked very well in helping to control my baby's pain associated with teething. However, it did nothing to reduce a temperature which meant that sometimes I would have to combine this powder with another medicine to lower their temperature. Looking back, it may have been more convenient and beneficial to just use one variety of medication that would have tackled all the symptoms.

              I like Ashton and Parsons. I feel they offer a gentle and effective alternative. They seem to exude the attitude that they are very caring and in turn always made me feel that this is a very high quality product.

              I also love the packaging of the Ashton and Parsons infant powders. It is very simplistic and I feel it reflects the simple and natural ingredients that this brand use. I love the way that this packaging does not rely on sharp graphics and strong coloured packaging in order to sell their product. Relying on their age old reputation to sell their produce.

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              14.07.2010 22:33
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              Real Must Have for the younger children!

              Ashtons & Parsons Infants' Powders.

              My second daughter (now 10 months) seems to get one illness after another now that she is teething and on top of them illness' is the pain from teething aswell and due to this I have developed quite a medicine cabinet including Ashton & Parsons (which incidentally was the only product that I used with my first daughter for teething as I found them more than satisfactory).

              Ashton & Parsons are a herbal remedy in powder form for the use of relieving teething aches and pains and in my opinion are very sucessful in what they are meant to do.

              The powders themselves are in a rather, in my opinion, 'Old Fashioned' box, which can distract from buying them as you are more drawn to the more modern colourful displays presented to you on the shelves in you local shop.
              The box is white with blue text on it, the name of the product, a picture of a baby lying at the top and a blue border, rather monochrome.

              The box contains 20 pieces of greaseproof paper folded into smaller squares each containing the teething powder. The paper is folded to allow on opening to be made into a 'cone' for the powder to be poured into the infants mouth.

              Dosages for these are stated at half powder morning and night for under 6 months rising to a whole powder morning and night for over 6 months which can be repeated every hour if needed.

              I find that these powders do not offer a miracle which other medicines designed for this ailment do but they do work equally as well and the peace of mind knowing that you are not dosing up your child with medicines, as these are herbal, is worth a lot more.

              Ashtons & Parsons Infants' Powders can be picked up in most pharmacies and are usually priced at around £2.50 - £3.00 for a pack of 20.

              BARGAIN!!!

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              30.05.2010 22:57
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              Definately worth a try

              These powders consist of "tincture of Matricaria 0.002 ml in a lactose base", and are "a herbal product traditionally used in infants for the symptomatic relief of the pain and stomach upset associated with teething." I did some research and discovered that Matricaria is in fact Chamomile! This product comes in a small box (the design of which is anything but ostentatious), and the doses are each wrapped in a piece of greaseproof paper that has the dosage instructions printed on it.

              These paper folds are a little fiddly to work with, especially if you are intending to give them to a baby of less than 6 months as they need a half dose each time instead of a full one. I have found the best way to deal with this is to open out the paper flat, tear one of the flaps from the box and use it as a tool to gather the powder together to the middle of the paper, and then divide it in two. Next (with varying degrees of success), I scrape one half of the powder towards one end of the paper, and re-fold it so that there is a crease between each of my half-doses. With the half-doses separated, I proceed to tip the powder into my baby's mouth (or up his nose, or over his chin - depending on how frantically he is wriggling by then). Giving him the second of the half-doses is always more successful; perhaps I ought to split them all somehow when I get a new box.

              Although I cannot comment on the effectiveness of this product in calming teething-associated nappy-rash, my baby seems to love the taste, and the powder does appear to calm him down after a couple of minutes, even when he has been having a screaming fit. Although it hasn't worked this evening as my husband is currently taking a long drive around the block in an attempt to get him off to sleep!

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                22.03.2010 16:12
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                A great product for teething but a pain to administer

                I came across this powder on a parenting forum that I am part of and many people had said how wonderful it was. A friend of mine then bought it and gave me a few sachets to try before going out to buy my own.

                The powder comes in small paper folds with 20 folds in a box, I have only ever found them in Boots and they retail at around £2.50. Babies under 6 months need half a sachet and babies over 6 months a full sachet. It can be given morning and at night but if baby is really fretful then you can give another dose if required. The instructions aren't really clear as to how many extra doses so I have only ever given one.

                As the product is a herbal medicine then it can be given alongside Calpol, Nurofen or Basic Paracetamol.

                The paper folds can be an absolute nightmare when administarting the powder, especially when you have failing arms trying to knock it out of your hands. We usually ended up with half the dose in his mouth and the rest all over his face! I really can't imagine trying to administer this on a windy day, it was bad enough at night before bed. I also had one box that had about 6 empty sachets in as it had all disappeared out if the sachet before I had opened it. It has been mentioned to try administering it on a spoon but its not something we have tried yet.

                The first night I tried them Jack slept through with no grumbles or crying in his sleep! Amazing! Whenever Jack was teething I popped a sachet in his mouth before bed and generally he slept well. I have only had cause to give him a dose during the day and it did calm him down quite alot.
                I haven't used this product recently as we don't appear to have any teeth coming through - the previous bouts of teething were just teeth moving around. I would have no hesitation in using this product when it's needed again.

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                17.03.2010 21:12
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                Well worth trying to see if it helps your baby, but I'm not sure it really worked for us.

                I have gathered quite an array of teething products, as my son's pearly whites have gradually made their miserable appearance. We've tried teething rings, gels, pain killers and Ashton & Parsons Infant Powders. We were recommended this herbal remedy by another Mum, who swore by it. This was a good enough recommendation to send me off to Boots, where you can buy a small box of 20 powders for £2.53.

                If you are looking for something modern and medical, you are very unlikely to pick up this small unassuming box. The packaging looks like it hasn't been updated since the 1950s, and some of the language used is rather old fashioned. Each of the powders is simply wrapped in a piece of grease proof like paper, which also outlines the directions for use.

                The powders contain a "tincture of Matricaria 0.002 ml in a lactose base". The powders are described as "a herbal product traditionally used in infants for the symptomatic relief of the pain and stomach upset associated with teething." For babies under 6 months the dose is half a powder morning and night. For babies over 6 months, this increases to a whole powder. However, you can repeat the dose every hour if your child is particularly restless.

                My son clearly likes the flavour of these powders. He has started opening his mouth when he sees the wrapper in my hand! This makes it pretty easy for me to pour the powder on to his tongue. However, it would probably be a nightmare trying to get one of these into the mouth of a protesting baby. The paper wrappers also make it difficult to take this product out with you. I slipped a couple into my bag on one occasion, but when I came to use them, I found that all of the powder had leaked out.

                I would love to say that these powders proved to be our miracle cure for teething pain, but in truth I don't actually know whether they worked or not. My son certainly seems to like them, and he does seem calmer after he has had one. However, I get the same reaction from him if he has had a dose of calpol.

                Would I recommend them? Yes, I would. I have heared others rave about the miracle properties of these powders. When you have a grumpy, teething baby £2.53 is a small price to pay to try something that may turn out to be a miracle cure.

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                  29.12.2009 22:27
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                  get them ready!

                  this powder is amazing! if you have ever been near a teething baby then you will understand how traumatic it can be for all involved! I used these on my son when he first started teething and half a sachet was enough to ease the pain for him. the sachets are doses of the powder wrapped in a folded paper tube so all you need to do us unfold and pour them directly onto his or her tongue. Because the sachets literally unfold to a piece of paper you do have to be careful that the powder doesnt fall out or blow away (not the easiest thing when struggling with a screaming baby) also its very easy to pour the powder all over babys face but as with all things when you get the hang of it its quick and easy to use. these powders are available in most chemists and i would definately suggest having a packet in your medicine cupboard/baby bag!

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                Powder for teething