Kids on a Plane

While it might not be nice to admit it, there are few worse things than finding your seat on a flight and realising you’re stuck next to a screaming baby! However, before you start to feel sorry for yourself, spare a thought for the poor mums! A recent Nelsons survey[i] revealed that almost a third of mums found a plane to be the most embarrassing place to have a screaming baby, something that could be caused by teething.

Along with planes, mums revealed that the supermarket (25%) or in a restaurant (22%) were among the most embarrassing places to have a screaming baby. So, next time you’re whinging about a screaming baby near your table or that baby that just won’t be quiet in the supermarket, take into consideration that these babies could be teething – a difficult, frustrating and sometimes embarrassing process for both mum and baby!

Teething can start as early as three months or as late, in some cases, as twelve months[ii]. The level of discomfort caused by teething can vary greatly, but it is a process that all infants go through which can leave them feeling out of sorts.

Common symptoms include swollen gums, drooling or dribbling, mood changes and feelings of irritability, crying, restless sleep at night and mild fever[iii], leaving both baby and mum exhausted. Teething tots and their parents will all need some help to provide relief from new and emerging teeth!

Nelsons New Teetha® Teething Gel is sugar free and contains a unique formulation of natural homeopathic active ingredients, Chamomilla 12c, Belladonna 12c and Aconite 12c. It is a homeopathic medicinal product used within the homeopathic tradition for the symptomatic relief of teething pain and the symptoms associated with teething, which are sore and tender gums, flushed cheeks and dribbling.

Within homeopathic tradition Chamomilla can help relieve teething pain, belladonna helps relieve flushed cheeks and dribbling and aconite can provide relief from sore and tender gums. Nelsons Teetha® is the only teething brand to offer consumers the choice of both granule and gel formats. Nelsons New Teetha Teething Gel has all the benefits of the Nelsons Teetha Granules® in a handy gel format. Always read the label, suitable for babies over 3 months.

Nelsons Teetha Teething Granules, a homeopathic remedy, is specially formulated for the soothing and calming relief of the symptoms of teething. It is ready-dosed in a convenient granule format that simply dissolves in a baby’s mouth to help provide teething pain relief. It contains a 6c homeopathic potency of natural Chamomilla. Always read the label.

Nelsons Teetha Teething Gel is priced at £4.95 and Nelsons Teetha Teething Granules costs £5.10 Available from Boots, Holland and Barrett, selected grocers, Lloyd’s pharmacies and all good independent healthfood and pharmacy stores.


*If you are concerned about any symptoms that your baby may have in particular if they have a fever please consult your doctor



[i] Nelsons Parenting Survey, November 2012 1,000 mothers with children under five completed the survey

[ii] Teething National health Service for England

[iii] The Teething Process Kids Health Portal