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Some Teething Medicines Unsafe For Babies

Teething, a normal part of childhood, doesn’t need a “cure” with prescription or over-the-counter medications, like benzocaine products, the FDA says.   Federal health officials are warning parents about the dangers of teething remedies that contain a popular numbing ingredient. The Food and Drug Administration is asking manufacturers to stop …

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Baby With Down Syndrome is Gerber Spokesbaby for 2018

Baby food brand Gerber has been running its annual Gerber baby contest since 2010, and its 2018 spokesbaby is still breaking new ground.. The brand announced Feb. 7 that its 2018 spokesbaby is one-year-old Lucas Warren, and he’s the first Gerber baby with Down syndrome. Lucas, who’s from Dalton, Ga., was chosen out of more 140,000 entries, …

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Mom Shares an Easy Teething Hack

Mum shares teething hack so simple, you'll wonder why you didn't think of it!

A mom shared an uncommon and apparently very soothing child teething hack and greater than 9 million individuals contemplated simply how useful it could be, and commenced a strong debate.   “Seriously a life-saver” Emelia Jackson posted her sore gums begone resolution on Facebook a few weeks in the past. The video hack options Emilia’s child sucking …

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Premature Baby Girl was Born the Size of a Soda Can

When a premature baby was born at lower than 22 weeks, she was simply the size of a Coke can. Her mother and father had been scared and anxious she wouldn’t survive. When the mom noticed her tiny child and the strong spirit her baby had, she didn’t hand over …

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Baby Antics as Twins Share Sink Bath

  It’s simple that siblings have a particular bond with each other. But twins? Their connection goes even deeper. Twins can end one another’s sentences and know what the opposite is pondering with out saying a single phrase. They additionally typically share a humorousness and know find out how to …

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Pregnant Model Hits Back At Body-Shamers

Women come in all shapes and sizes. Consequently, so do baby bumps. According to BBC, there are two main factors that determine how large or small a bump will be. The first factor is simply the size of the baby: bigger baby, bigger bump. The second is the way the …

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Some Teething Medicines Unsafe For Babies

Teething, a normal part of childhood, doesn’t need a “cure” with prescription or over-the-counter medications, like benzocaine products, the FDA says.

 

Federal health officials are warning parents about the dangers of teething remedies that contain a popular numbing ingredient.

The Food and Drug Administration is asking manufacturers to stop selling their products intended for babies and toddlers.

The agency said Wednesday that various gels containing the drug benzocaine can cause rare but deadly side effects in children, especially those 2 years and younger.

Benzocaine is found in popular brands used to treat mouth sores in adults, including Orajel and Anbesol. The agency said it will take action against companies that don’t voluntarily remove their products for young children. It is also asking for new warnings on adult products.

Regulators have issued multiple warnings about benzocaine but deaths have continued. It can cause a blood condition linked to breathing problems.

h/t: Written by Matthew Perrone