I know that I missed my posts this last week, but it was a rough one. My son started cutting more teeth, so he was waking up in the middle of the night not wanting to go back to sleep. He would be awake for 2 hours, and then somehow just go back to sleep. My aunt had told me about the Hyland's Teething Tablets and said that she used them on her 4 daughters when they were little (the youngest is now 11). I found these at my local Walmart store. There are 135 tablets in the bottle that I got. It's a pretty small bottle, so I thought the tablets must be very small.
When I got home from the store, I made sure to read the box carefully (more than I had read at the store). I opened the box, took out the bottle and information sheet, and opened the bottle. If anybody remembers Life Savers Holes candy, or if anyone has seen the mini version of Altoids mints, that is what the tablets remind me of. When my son started chewing on his binky (which is a way of him showing his teeth are bothering him), I got out the bottle and gave him 2 of the tablets.
According to the directions, you can either just put them in the child's mouth and they will dissolve, or you can dissolve the tablets in a spoonful of water and give it to the child that way. I have done it both ways. First I dissolved it in a spoonful of water because I am always afraid of giving my son something that small with the fear that he will choke on it. The tablets dissolved right away. My son thought that he was getting some food, so he readily opened his mouth to ingest the tablets. He didn't make a face like they tasted bad, so i'm assuming they taste ok. During one of the nights that he woke up, I didn't have the heart to lay him in the crib safely while I went dissolving tablets in water, so I just gave them to him one at a time. The tablet dissolved within seconds of putting it in his mouth.
All in all, these tablets have worked wonders. As of two nights ago, he is sleeping through the night again (with the exception of some loud thunder last night, which woke him up). So mama is happy to get some of her sleep back, at least until the next tooth starts making its way through the gums.
Disclaimer: I received no compensation for my review of this product.