Any parent who has tried in vain to soothe a child suffering from a painful ear infection or comfort a teething baby knows that feeling of… Hello ladies. My 9 month old is teething terribly and going through a sleep regression so it’s just fussy chaos all day and night! A friend recommended cbd…
Joint Warning Letter Targets CBD Claims Relating To Infant and Child Uses
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Any parent who has tried in vain to soothe a child suffering from a painful ear infection or comfort a teething baby knows that feeling of desperation when you may be willing to try just about anything to get the crying to stop. Both yours and the child’s…
It is just this issue that appears to have caught the attention of the FDA and FTC as the target for their most recent CBD enforcement. Similar to the three CBD companies previously targeted, Rooted Apothecary made allegedly unsubstantiated claims that its products could prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure serious diseases. Particularly concerning this time, however, was the fact that some of the claims targeted use on infants and children.
Some examples of the company’s claims included the following:
- “Instead of synthetic chemical[s] that can have safety concerns, this blend uses the best of nature to help calm the inflammation and pain of teething, while also promoting sleepiness for your little one.”
- “No matter what age, ear aches are a terrible, no good way to live each day! Our main priority was safety, effectiveness . . . as we formulated this for the entire family including our precious little ones. When the pain is bad, this roller goes to work for soothing pain, inflammation, and to battle against the bacterial/viral critters to blame.”
- “Increasing evidence suggests that CBD oil is a powerful option for pain . . . anxiety . . . and autism . . . It seems like an attractive and safe option for children.”
- “[P]ossible uses for CBD include helping with skin problems such as acne, autism, ADHD, and even cancer. It’s often used in conjunction with traditional treatments to provide extra help. Children can use high amounts of CBD safely and without any risk.”
Once again, CBD marketers should take a lesson from the rules that apply to conventional products, and not just as to claim substantiation. Product claims that target vulnerable populations, such as infants, children, or the elderly, are likely to receive greater scrutiny regardless of the product type. These populations (along with sleep-deprived parents of young children) may be more susceptible to believing outrageous claims and less likely or able to articulate it if a product is not working or is potentially causing harm. And that – more than the ear infection – is reason for concern.
Cbd oil for teething
Hello ladies. My 9 month old is teething terribly and going through a sleep regression so it’s just fussy chaos all day and night! A friend recommended cbd oil for the teething, have any of you ladies tried it? Thanks in advance!
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I wouldn’t risk giving CBD oil to a baby. There aren’t enough studies done that would make me feel confident that it isn’t doing some kind of harm or that it has any benefit at all. I also tend to think the whole CBD oil thing is a bunch of over-marketed hype anyway, but I’ve never used it.
Give baby some Tylenol or Motrin and let him chew on some cold teethers.
CBD oil is not recommended for children except for very specific seizure disorders.
Give your kid a cold teether and some tylenol. Your friend is a fucking idiot.
I wouldn’t risk giving CBD oil to a baby. There aren’t enough studi…
Cbd oil isn’t going to hurt your baby. Either it works or it doesn’t. It is worth the try. Tylenol and motrin is far worse for your baby. Green onions help relieve the discomfort of teething, let your baby chew on them
It isn’t regulated by the FDA like other medications so its difficult to say if you’re getting the actual dosage of CBD in the oil that’s listed.
Tylenol and Motrin ARE heavily regulated and you know the exact dosage listed is what you are getting because of this. There are plenty of studies done and in giving the proper dosage, it is extremely unlikely to get any adverse reactions in an otherwise healthy person.
No. No. And no again. There’s not anywhere close to enough research on giving CBD oil to babies and it’s not actually recommended for teething pain at all. Guessing there isn’t research because no one wants to sign their babies up for experiementation.