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This product will do absolutely nothing to ease your child's teething problems, apart from distract him/her with a new and different sensation. I am aghast at the number of reviews saying how great this product is, and mostly quoted as "Safe and side-effect free". There is a very good reason for this, you are not giving your child anything of substance. It is completely impossible for a child or anyone else to overdose on this product in exactly the same way as it's impossible to overdose on water. (Unless lactose intolerant of course!)
Another reviewer mentioned that the 6c dilution which is applied to this product equates to the product being diluted to 1 part in 60,000. They also gave a breakdown comparing it to a 5ml teaspoon of salt diluted into 3000 litres of water. He or she was on the right track in trying to highlight the ineffectiveness of this product, but the sums are quite a bit off! 6c equates to 1 part active ingredient diluted in a hundred parts water. 1 part of that extracted and diluted to 1 part in a hundred parts water. 1 part extracted.... and so on. 6 times. This does NOT equate to 1 part in 60,000. This equates to 1 part in 6 trillion. Or if you prefer zeroes, 1 part in 1,000,000,000,000.
To put it simply, the "active ingredient", chamomillia, is in no way present in the "medicine". The fact that they are charging what they are for this is quite literally daylight robbery. The entire idea of homeopathy as a medicine, is, as another reviewer put it, absolute quackery of the highest order. I know teething is a tough period to go through, but if your child is in pain, give them medicine. If your child needs distraction, try anything but please please please do NOT support this industry of lies.
well my little girl as starting teething very early on and i tried everything as she was in agony with her teeth cutting through at the bottom, this product is a absoloute god send it worked really well with my little one after it being recommended by a few friends, i tried everything with my little girl teething toys, bonjela even pain relief from the docter couldnt settle her, after trying this product she seemed an awful lot more comfortable and im sorry i did not try them any sooner, cheap reliable and would be my first choice every time now. I would recommend them anytime over any other teething products .It can get a little messy as these are granuales but isnt the same with any product where a baby is involved lol, hope this works for everyone else as it worked for me n my little one :) good luck and hope them teeth show soon.
My daughter has been teething on a off for a little while now. We have tried various products; calpol, bonjella, teething toys etc. One of my friends suggested trying Nelsons Teetha which is a type of teething granules. This is a homeopathic remedy for teething and the packaging states "soothing and calming relief of the symptoms of teething thus calming both baby and mother".
The product comes in a green box with the Nelsons logo and Teetha written in green letters down the side. You get 24 sachets in box. Each 300mg sachet contains 6c homeopathic potency of Chamomilla and also contains lactose, xylitol and starch.
You empty one sachet into your childs mouth every 2 hours for up to 6 doses. You do not get a spoon or anything to administer the granules with and this for me was the one and only drawback. We use a spoon however it can take a few attempts to get my daughter to have all of the granules especially if she is screaming and unhappy.
However we do find this product extremely effective for helping her with teething and she quietens and settles quite quickly after it has been given and normally only needs one dose, although of course there is the option of additional doses if required after 2 hours.
It also doesnt take up much room to pop a couple of sachets in our baby bag, and there is no danger of spilling like with liquid medicines. I also like the fact it a homespathic remedy.
The product can be brought in Boots, Superdrug etc. A box costs £4.99 on the Boots website.
We will most certainly be buying again, and suffice to say we certainly won't be running out, as it really has helped her. So far it is the most effective thing that we have tried.
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Nelson's Teetha, simply put is a lifesaver for anyone with a child, most notably a little girl, going through the fun and games of teething.
We first heard of Teetha through another mother, we had made countless trips to all the big supermarkets before hand and never once spotted it, generally it finds itself hidden on the lower shelves of the baby aisle's which is shameful for what it achieves. Once you do find it you can get put of by the price tag, £4.99 is a tad steep and is the one drawback of the powder, although once you buy it once you'll find yourself adding it to the weekly shopping list.
It comes as little sachets, one tiny sachet is just enough to subdue the pain of teething for a good while. Also the little sachets make giving your child the powder so much easier. Just flick it, open the top, wait for your child to open his or her mouth (sometimes no doubt waiting for them to cry as is usually the case with teething) and then let the powder drop into your child's mouth.
Most of the time they will instantly stop crying, moving their mouth and figuring out what this new object in their mouth is before settling rather quickly as the powder takes effect.
In total you are given 24 sachets', put together in sets of four, and you simply tear of a sachet when you need to use it, almost like a stamp being torn from a stamp book.
Due to the powder being a 'natural' remedy they cane be given it up to six times, every two hours, as oppose to waiting for four hours, three to four times a day when using Calpol or child 'bruofen.
If, like my wife, you worry about sugar and salt hidden in everything then you'll be pleased to know that the powder only contains a table sugar which contains lactose and occurs naturally in milk and as such is nothing to worry about. The powder works via Homeopathy explained like so, 'Homeopathy is a system of medicine which stimulates the body's own natural healing processes. It has been used for many years as a safe and side-effect free treatment, suitable for all the family at any age.'
Overall I would rate the powder as four stars out of five, almost five if not for what I would consider a slightly steep price tag. Despite this it can still be a god send as it's fast acting and healthy for your child, a perfect addition to your nappy/baby bags for the common on-set of teething that every child suffers sometimes for days on end.
For those who don't read my reviews often I have two daughters who have just turned 1 and 4. For my eldest daughter I used teething granules (the boots own make as they were slightly cheaper!) and this time around after giving my daughter Calpol and her STILL waking up crying I went to Boots to buy some granules!
-- Packaging --
The granules are neatly packaged in a green and white cardboard box saying Nelsons Teetha Teething Granules, with a picture of a baby chewing a towel (it looks like). It states on the front that they are teething pain relief and they soothe and calm. On the back of the box it explains in more detail that Nelsons 'is a homeopathic remedy specially designed for the soothing and calming relief of the symptoms of teething this calming both baby and mother.' It also states information about dosage, the names of the company and address details.
You get 24 Sachets in the box, they are joined together so you have to separate the sachets along the perforated lines.
-- Price and Availability --
I think these are available in some Supermarkets and Chemists. I bought mine in Boots for £4.99 per box.
-- Ease of Use --
These are very simple to use. I simply followed the instructions on the back of the box. 'Empty the contents of the sachet into your child's mouth every two hours for up to six does'. I haven't actually given my daughter a sachet every two hours, I normally give her one before she goes to bed or in the daytime if she is started to whine and whinge (normally while chewing on her finger).
-- Overall Summary --
I think these are quite expensive but in my opinion they do work. First of all my daughter wasn't keen but now it has got to the point when you'll hold up the sachet and she'll tip her head back and open her mouth. (She is 13 months). I would recommend these especially if you have tried the other alternatives like teething gel, calpol etc etc. For me these are something I am going to keep in the medicine cupboard. They do seem to calm her down too. Calmer baby = calmer, less stressed mummy!
Thanks for reading.
Nelsons have been around a long time. And their reputation is superb.
They make all sorts of wonderful things that are natural and healthy but I have a lot of experience in using these with my daughter.
When I had my daughter, I went for the whole lentil weavery experience ie home birth, breast fed, no formula (ever), home cooked veggie food etc etc and I used these little granules.
Of course there are times when you need to use pharma drugs such as calpol etc but many of the children's medicines are " sugar free" now and for that you may as well read " full of noxious chemical sweeteners".
These are easy to carry, store and get down a screeching baby. you can use a spoon, a syringe barrel and a bit of water or your finger (which is how I administered them most of the time)
These may not be suitable for a baby with a lactose intolerance as most homeopathic remedies use milk sugar.
The little sachets contain 300mg of homeopathic granules at a 6c potency of Chamomilla which is a traditional teething remedy for babies. It also seemed to help the associated issues with teething which are equally grim such as the hot flushed cheeks, upset stomach etc.
Lastly and this was important to me, homeopathic remedies do not interfere with other meds, nor do they upset the delicate virgin gut of a breastfed baby.
A box of 24 sachets costs £4.99, they are portable, easy to use, impossible to overdose on and do actually work.
My little bundle of joy started teething at 8 weeks old and boy have we been through every single teething remedy to try and bring back the quiet nights! She's 2 now and doesn't suffer with it as much but when it was very bad my friend suggested Nelsons Teetha as she'd had success with her son using it.
Basically Nelsons Teetha is a homeopathic remedy to teething pain (as in, it is made from plant extracts and contains no pharmaceutical painkiller). The idea is that it numbs the mouth causing the pain to be soothed so baby can get some peace (and sleep). The Nelsons Teetha comes in single use sachets, basically all you need to do is pour the sachets into baby's mouth and they will dissolve. It looks a lot like sweetener - white and very powdery and there is no smell to it.
I can't say I had a huge amount of success with Nelsons Teetha, I am glad I gave it a go, but as my little girl was breast fed, I found that she had trouble latching on when she'd had the powder (as basically her whole mouth was numb!) and the powder seemed to affect my nipple too (too much information I know but mummies need to know!!). She was too little to have calpol but for me I found Calgel or Bonjela more effective because it is applied directly to the problem area, can be kept in a fridge so it's nice and soothing, and baby can have a little gummy chew on your fingers as you apply it.
Each to their own and I know Nelsons Teetha worked really well for my friend, but as a breast feeding mummy I couldn't get on with feeding properly when she'd had the powders so it basically meant that after a few desperate tries of it (when my daughter was sobbing at 1am usually) we gave up and stuck to the teething gel. Overall I'll give it 3/5 as it's not really a fault with the powder more how my daughter and I took to it, and it is worth a try as every baby is different and it might work for you. But my advice would be to try gel solutions first especially if your baby is very young and being breast fed or slow flow bottle fed.
Nelsons Teetha isn't for us and I won't be trying it again with my next baby but everything is worth a try for first time parents and I'm glad I tried it but it's not compatible for us.
Teething is no fun for little ones and it's something my son is experiencing now. At night time I like to give him the gel based teething porducts as I find these easier to put on at night when he is calm and relaxed and it's become a bit of a ritual in the last couple of weeks/months to apply this before bedtime. However, during the day I like to give him something a bit more natural and without as much sugar and so I use these teething granules.
I had heard about teething granules from various other mums who all swore by them and so I decided to give them a try as even though I'm not an earth mother and believe in medicine and drugs to cure my kids, as this is something I have been giving my little boy lots of everyday I wanted to try something a bit more natural and good for him.
Nelsons teetha is a homeopathic remedy specially designed for the soothing and calming relief of the symptoms of teething, thus calming both baby and mother. According to an article I read, "Homeopathy is a system of medicine which stimulates the body's own natural healing processes. It has been used for many years as a safe and side-effect free treatment, suitable for all the family at any age."
I thought these would be a good way of helping his gums without always having to put medicine in his mouth, especially because at this time he needs the dosage every 2 hours or so because new teeth are sprouting all over the place.
The granules come in little paper and foil packets so they are individually wrapped for each dose which is nice meaning you don't need to measure out a certain amount or anything like that, it is all done for you. I like that they are in a foil pack too because this keeps them fresh and I like to store some in my nappy bag just to have some in case of emergencies. The granules are fairly small but are more granule like than sugar say, they are plain white and look a bit like drugs to me but, hey, they work. In order to use them you just need to tip the sachet out into your baby's mouth. This is a little easier said than done and it took a bit of getting used to but I try to make sure that I get some on my finger too so I can rub it about his gums and really get it to the places it needs to go.
I like that these granules target the whole mouth and not just a specific spot, that way I know with a lot of teeth coming at once he is fairly well treated. The little sachet contains 300mg of granules and this has 6c homeopathic potency of Chamomilla. The chamomilla is known to sooth and calm and these do work well on my little boy as a little while after using he no longer chews his finger or looks in as much pain as he has been so I think they are doing the job.
A box of 24 sachets costs £4.99 and I definitely recommend them if your little one is teething.
I bought these Nelsons teething granules for my son when he first started teething, after a friend of mine recommended them to me. I found them in Sainsbury's for £4.99, which I thought was expensive, but you do get 24 sachets.
My son's first tooth came through at 6 months, and for months before he would wake up in the night and throughout the day he would be in pain with his teeth. The sachets look like a little salt sachet you would get in a restaurant, and they are only filled about ¼ full. There is not much in them at all. The actual granules are like a salt consistency, and even look like salt. They are tiny granules, not big ones.
All you do is rip open the sachet and pour the granules into your babies mouth when needed. My son knows when I open a sachet now, he opens his mouth straight away, he loves them! When you pour them into their mouth, they sort of melt, and my baby just swallows it all. The granules do tend to get stuck in the packet though if it gets only a tiny bit wet from my babies mouth, so sometimes if I have got a spoon handy, I will pour them onto a spoon and give it to him that way so none is wasted.
You can give your baby these granules every two hours, but no more than 6 in 24 hours. I have never had to use this many, I find they work a good while when he has them. When he teeths during the day, they instantly calm him down so much as soon as they go in his mouth. He loves the taste of them, and he does settle for a while. He is still in some pain it is obvious, as his fingers and toys are still in his mouth, and his cheeks are red, but it definitely does take the edge off, as it always stops him crying about his teeth. These are so handy for when out and about, as I can fit them so easily into my pockets, purse, my bag, anywhere! They are so handy. When I buy a box of these, I always put loads in places I might need them! They are downstairs, upstairs, in my coat pockets, my car, even at my mums and in her car!
I have found these so handy at night time, sometimes my son wakes and cries in the night, and I just pour a sachet into his mouth, and he instantly settles and goes back to sleep without me even having to pick him up to settle him! These teething granules are a natural remedy designed to soothe and calm your baby, and they definitely do this. They definitely comfort him at night if he wakes with his teeth.
I have found these teething granules so useful over the past few months whilst my little man has been getting his teeth. He has his top two and bottom two now, and I hardly have to use these anymore, but when I do, they work every single time. They may not get rid of the pain completely, you can tell he is still teething, but they comfort and settle him so well, that he is able to cope with his teeth coming through, and I will definitely carry on using these, and use them on any more babies I may have in the future!
When my little boy was teething my husband went to purchase some ashton and parsons for him as it had been so effective with my other children but boots did not have any in stock and this was suggested to him for an alternative. This product is an all natural alternative to other teething products it is a white powder that dissolves on baby's tongue helping relax them and take away any pain they may be experiencing from teething.
**The sachet and applying**
In the box there were 24 little sachets of this powder they come in 4 rows of 6 packets which you need to detach from each other to use. I liked the way this is set out as rather than having to pull a small sachet from the box you can easily locate the larger group of sachets. They are very easy to detach and then you are ready to open it by ripping the top of the packet. Opening the packet is also very easy none of the contents gets spilled and it opens wide enough to allow the powder come out freely.
To use you simply tip the contents into little ones mouth which I do find a little difficult when my son was moving around and I would have to calm him down to try and get him to allow me to tip the contents into his mouth but after he realised that it helped with the pain he began willingly let me give him the teething powder.
The powder is white in appearance and after my son decided to take it freely I thought maybe it had a sweet taste and was curious so I tried a little on my tongue and it is not sweet and really it tasted a little like flour not very appealing so it must be the effect it has on his pain that makes him so willing.
This product can be used from four months plus if needed but we never used it on my son until he was around eight months and I was worried then about the choking hazard so I am not sure I would use it from the lower age recommendation to be honest. You can give little one 1 sachet every two hours and no more than six in twenty four hours but to be honest we have never needed to give him any more than three in that period.
I was a little worried my son might choke on the powder if I was just pouring it in his mouth and as the first couple of times I had to sit him right back it was worrying but this never happened once. As soon as I tip the powder into his mouth it seems like it begins to work instantly, he calms down and seems a lot happier and continues on with playing. After around 10 minutes the amount of spit coming from his mouth reduces and his checks become less red returning to his natural colour.
We find these to be effective for around four to five hours until I can see it is becoming painful again and he needs another dose and again the relief seems instant. We used this on and off for a few months while my son was teething and the effectiveness of the powder never seemed to decrease at all each time we gave my son a dose of the powder he was happy and the pain seemed to go away.
I do find I need to give my son a drink around 10 minutes he has had this as it is powdery and very drying I worry and he seems thankful for a drink so I do think this is a good idea once it has began to work its magic. I also find as it is tipped into the whole mouth it targets all the areas need without me needing to pinpoint the sorest part when applying other products which I think is fantastic.
What I like about this product is all the ingredients are natural so I feel a little better about giving it to my children. The active ingredient is Chamomilla and looking around apparently this is often a first choice remedy recommended by homeopaths for teething. It can be purchased at most chemists as well as supermarkets and for the twenty four sachets pack it costs around £5 which I think is great as you do not need to reapply it too often meaning they last well.
I was honestly was not sure if these would work when my husband brought them home but now ashton and parsons is becoming increasingly difficult to find this is our first choice and I will be using them again for my little girl when she begins teething.
My Mum recommended these to me when my son first started teething and they were very useful indeed. You can purchase a packet of 24 sachets for £4.89 at Boots.
Homeopathy is a system of medicine which stimulates the body's own natural healing processes. It has been used for many years as a safe and side-effect free treatment, suitable for all the family at any age.
Nelsons Teetha Teething Granules are for teething pain relief they soothe and calm your baby with each 300mg sachet contains 6c homeopathic potency of Chamomilla.
Teetha comes in an easy-to-administer form, basically they are a white powder placed into a folded up bit of paper, that you can tip into your babies mouth to help relieve the symptoms of teething naturally. They can be used every 2 hours for up to 6 doses in a 24 hour period. However, if your baby is in distress it is advised that you seek medical help.
My son never had bad teething problems, but he was on occasion in pain and I had tried Bongela, put he never seemed to like it and would get more upset when I tried to rub it on his gums, however the Nelson Teetha sachets, he really gone on with and would happily let me poor them into his mouth and he would lick his lips and mouth and seem contented for quite a while after I had given him one.
They are also easy to carry around with you when out and about and did not spill, though when using them I would have to be careful I did not spill them if my son was moving about a lot, and sometimes I would dab them onto his tongue using my finger to prevent this from happening.
Overall I would recommend the product to others as they are an effective natural product that works well in addition they are well priced and fairly easy to use.
My little ones seem to have been teething forever and with 40 teeth to cut between them we still have 14 to go! Over the past year or so they have suffered when teething a lot but in different ways. One of my girls tends to have short but painful periods of teething then a tooth or teeth appear, where as the other one it seems to be a long drawn out affair before a tooth pops through. When they are really suffering I give them baby ibuprofen as it's an anti-inflammatory and works well for them but I don't like to give this too often and so looked at other options. Teething gels worked for short periods but as they got more teeth the harder I found it to get the gel onto the gums. I found Ashton and Parsons herbal remedy powders helped them but when it became hard to find these available for sale I thought I would try these Nelsons Teething Granules which are a homoeopathic remedy.
What are they?
Teetha are teething granules, they come in a box containing 24 sachets. The sachets are in sheets of 4 and are perforated so easy to divide up. Each sachet contains 6c homeopathic potency of Chamomilla which just looks like a white powder. The box says they work by stimulating the body to heal itself, I like this approach for longer term use.
How do you give them?
These are really easy to give to your baby if they are co-operating! You rip the top of the sachet off, squeeze it gently so it's open and pour into your babies mouth. When they were younger we did sometimes have trouble getting them to keep their mouths open, now they love them and quite happily lay with their mouths open.
When do you give them?
They can be used every 2 hours for up to 6 doses. I tend to use them mainly at bedtime as they do seem to have a calming effect which helps baby to get to sleep.
Price and availability
They are widely available from places like Boots and Amazon. I usually get mine in Tesco and I paid £4.65 for my last box. I think this is a reasonable price and am happy to pay it because they help with teething pain.
Would I recommend?
Yes, they are a great addition to my collection of teething remedies! As they are homeopathic they may not work for all babies but well worth a try.
It's horrible to see your babies in pain from teething, why do they have to go through it with all 20 milk teeth? It seems as though once teething pain starts from the first tooth it stops then starts rapidly until all 20 teeth have appeared. Nelsons teething granules were not something I had heard of before until my health visitor recommended them at one of my daughters regular check ups. I went on search for some.
----- Information -----
When I was on the look out for some of these teething granules my first stop was Asda, I can usually find everything in there but they didn't stock these. I soon found them in Boots though, so I guess if you are on the look out for these, I would go to Boots first!
They costs around £5 for a packet containing 24 sachets.
----- Our experience -----
The packaging is quite simple, in mostly green colours, the product name and a cute picture of a happy baby on the front. Inside the cardboard box you'll find 6 strips of 4 individual sachets, 24 in total. These strips are easily ripped away from each other so you don't have to worry about ripping to fiercely and ripping into the adjoining sachet.
Administering the granules is quite tricky on younger babies. Shake the sachet so that all of the granules are at one end, then rip off the other end and open. You have to then, somehow, pour the granules directly into babies mouth. With a very distressed baby this can be very difficult and I had to try and hold my daughters mouth open and pour quite quickly to get it over and done with.
It's hard to understand how the granules actually work as its not like you are rubbing them over the gums and they are just poured in loosely so they are bound to get swallowed. But all that aside, they really do work. My daughter appeared more calm and contended after having just 1 sachet.
As the active ingredient in the teething granules is a herb called chamomilla, these sachets can be used every 2 hours, and babies can have up to 6 sachets in a day. They include lactose (please be aware if your baby is lactose intolerant!), so they aren't fully sugar free as lactose is found naturally in milk.
I'd definitely recommend Nelsons teething granules, although it does seem quite pricey at £5 for a 24 sachet box, the effect of the granules can be seen after just 1 sachet so they do last a while. They calm my daughter down quickly and turn her into the happy child she usually is.
Since I have 2 children one of which is still teething I have a fair amount of experience when it comes to teething products. I bought this product from my local Boots store and at £5.15 for 24 sachets it is certainly more expensive than the teething gels. When my eldest daughter was a baby there was the Ashton and Parsons teething powder and since that was so good I was hoping that this teething powder would be too.
The product comes in a small box approx 3 inches x 2 inches, the box is white at the top and fades through pale green down to dark green at the bottom of the box. The box shows a happy little baby on the front which I guess is showing you this is how your child could feel using this product, the name of the company and the name of the product is also on the front along with the information that this is a natural product and is to relieve teething pain as well as soothing and calming baby.
On the back of the box you have the following information,
"Nelsons Teetha is a homeopathic rememdy specially designed for the soothing and calming relief of the symptoms of teething, thus calming baby and mother"
Inside the box you find 6 strips each of 4 little white sachets of product, each sachet has perforations between it and the next to make it easy to use one at a time. To use a sachet you simply tear away from the strip and then I give it a little shake to ensure the powder is at the bottom of the sachet, tear off the top of the packet which would probably be better if it was perforated and then pinch the sides of the sachet to open it to the max. Now for the hard part you have to pour the powder from the sachet directly into your childs mouth which when they are unhappy is not the easiet of jobs, I have tried putting the powder on a spoon to administer it but then as soon as any saliva hits it the powder sticks to the spoon.
My daughter doesn't really like this and she pulls faces and you can see she is trying to move her tongue and swallow to get it out of her mouth however it does seem to work well. My daughter does calm down when we are using this and does seem more content after use. I don't actually quite understand how it works since you would expect the saliva would stop it sticking to your childs gums but it does work so I would recommend it. You can use one sachet every 2 hours up to a maximum of 6 sachets, we have found one sachet works well enough and she doesn't tend to need another in the same day. This product is quite expensive but our daughter is 17 months old and we are only on our second box so it is worth the money to make my little one feel better.
My five month old daughter is teething rather badly at the moment, and we are anxiously awaiting the first tooth to break through, sooner rather than later. A week or so ago, my daughter was so irritable and cranky, and continuing to pull at her ear, I began to worry there was something wrong, or that she had an ear infection, so took her to doctor who told me teeth were ready to erupt! His advice was to give calpol, which we have been doing when we see her uncomfortable. However, I wasn't particularly happy with the amount of calpol we were giving her, but at the same time I didn't want her in pain. It was after talking to a friend who had been through the joys of teething with her son several years ago, that the suggestion of these Nelsons teetha granules came up.
Nelsons Teetha was not a product I was ever aware of before, and to be honest, with the pretty bland colouring of the packaging, it didn't exactly stand out of the shelf. There were several big attractions of this product. Firstly, it is a homeopathic product, meaning that is a natural alternative to the likes of calpol but at the same time claims to offer the much needed relief to baby from sore gums, calming and soothing them. The second big attraction was the effectiveness of the product, according to my friend, who said that they found it to be the best thing for their son, moreso than calpol or nurofen.
After having a bad week with teething, we were willing to give anything and everything a go. As I said the calpol did help but I didn't want to be giving it all the time, so I went to Tesco and picked up a packet of these Nelsons Teetha teething granules which cost £3 for a box of 24 individual sachets, which I think is a fair price for the number of sachets in the box.
These granules which go directly into your baby's mouth contain the active ingredient Chamomilla, a herb traditionally associated with the relief of teething pains. Each tiny sachet contains a small dose of white coloured powder which you can either tip into you baby's mouth (good luck with a squirming or crying baby!) or what I did was poured it onto one of her shallow feeding spoons and let her take it off, meaning I was sure every bit of it went into her mouth. I wasn't sure initially what this product would taste like and therefore whether my daughter would accept a product into her mouth, but whatever is in it, it obviously tastes nice, as my daughter is perfectly happy to take the whole lot, and often seems to look for more on the spoon! As soon as the powder goes into the mouth, it dissolves.
In regards to the dosage, unlike calpol where you have to wait at least four hours before the next dose, this can be given every two hours up to a maximum of 6 in any 24 hour period. It is worth pointing out that if your baby has a lactose intolerance, this cannot be used, as it contains lactose.
When I first gave this to my daughter, she wasn't screaming in pain, but she was irritable and pulling at her ear again and I thought this would help to soothe the gums. I found it difficult to really measure whether it worked of not, since often after I gave it to her, it was around her nap time. However, it is today that I have really seen the benefits of it. Before my daughter went to bed tonight, she had already had two separate doses of this product, and I can honestly say that I have noticed a big difference after giving this product, particularly in terms of soothing and calming. My daughter was getting very very cranky at different points today, and it was very obvious that her gums were bothering her. After giving her these sachets, I did notice that within a short space of time, she had calmed a lot, and was much more settled, and didn't seem to be in such discomfort.
My daughter was also quite reluctant to take her bottle which I assumed is because of sore gums again, so on the second occasion when giving this sachet today, I gave it before her bedtime bottle, and I felt that she drunk it much better than any other bottle today.
All in all, you really have nothing to lose by trying this product. Any parent of a teething baby who is in obvious pain and discomfort, will be willing to try anything, and the fact that this product is homeopathic, you need not fear you are giving your baby more and more medicine. I really did notice the positive calming and soothing effects of this products today, on a particularly bad teething day, so I will certainly continue to use this alongside calpol when things get tough! Roll on the teeth!
Nelsons Teetha is a homoeopathic remedy specifically designed to bring gentle, soothing relief to the painful symptoms of teething, thus calming both mother and baby. Teetha comes in an easy-to-administer granule form.