Teething Products - Topic Overview
Do not use teething gels for children younger than 2. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns against using teething gels that contain the medicine benzocaine because it can harm your child.
Do not use teething powder or aspirin on your baby's gums. Inhaling small particles of teething powder or aspirin can cause lung problems. Also, aspirin should not be given to anyone younger than 20, because it has been linked with Reye syndrome.
Do not give your baby any alcohol. Check medicine labels carefully. Avoid buying those that list alcohol as one of the first few ingredients. Alcoholic beverages, including fruit-flavored brandy or wine, can be harmful to your baby in any amount.