The Food and Drug Administration has officially asked manufacturers to stop selling products that include the popular numbing agent, benzocaine.
This is major. Big name brands like Orajel and Anbesol include benzocaine in their products.
Benzocaine can cause some serious injury and even death in children, especially children ages 2 and under. THAT IS SCARY! That means trusting parents who simply bought products to ease teething discomfort for their baby have been putting harmful ingredients in their baby’s mouth–unbeknownst to them.
The FDA will be taking action against companies that don’t voluntarily pull products for younger children off of the shelf. They will also be calling for warnings on adult products as well.
Over the years there have been lots of warnings about benzocaine but deaths have continued. And now it’s time for some action.
Why Cool Gums Teething Gel Is Different
Please rest assured that our Cool Gums Teething Gel DOES NOT INCLUDE BENZOCAINE. It also doesn’t include belladonna, which is another terrible ingredient common in other numbing gels.
All of our ingredients are backed up with clinical studies. All-natural and drug-free.
Our teething gel is a “cooling” gel, not numbing. Benzocaine is used in other teething products to numb the gums. Even though you want to protect your baby from pain, you never want to numb their mouth. That can cause choking.
For more information on teething and our Cool Gums Teething Gel, check out this blog post, here.
Wink Naturals Promise To You
This FDA Announcement is simply sad. It’s sad that there are products out there that cannot be trusted. Especially products that are made for babies.
As parents, we wake up every day and do everything in our power to take care of our kids. To prevent them from pain, sickness, and to help them to be happy and healthy.
It’s sad that we now have to do hours of research for every single product that we buy to ensure that our babies are safe.
But we want to make you a promise. We promise that we will do all the research, we will only create the best products. All-natural, drug-free, backed up by clinical studies. We will only make products that we would give to our own babies.
That is our promise to you.