Trusted by generations for 150 years
With the help of our Teething Powders, Ashton & Parsons have been soothing the symptoms of teething pain for over 150 years. Life’s changed a lot since then – not least with the launch of our award-winning Teething Gel – but families everywhere still rely on Ashton & Parsons to relieve babies’ teething pain.
For decades, our powders were made the same way, on the same machinery. But when we became part of Alliance Pharmaceuticals Ltd in 2011, we realised that demand was outstripping our manufacturing ability, so we took the opportunity to improve things a little. With faster machinery and updated packaging – but still exactly the same ingredients in our powders – we soon got back to operating at full steam and were back on the shelves.
More recently we launched our local anaesthetic-free teething gel, with a specially-designed soft brush applicator to help gently massage the gel onto your baby’s gums. And while it might be a different product, it was driven by exactly the same purpose as when we started over 150 years ago: to help families soothe the symptoms of their baby’s teething pain.
Both the Gel and our Powders offer parents trusted remedies to keep handy, at home and on the move, for whenever and wherever teething pain strikes.
Find out more about our history below!
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Staff outside the Ashton & Parsons established premises at 17 Wormwood Street, Bishopsgate, London.
Ashton & Parsons is first advertised in the Liverpool Herald (NSW).
Baby’s notebook was issued by Ashton & Parsons containing useful hints and suggestions to aid a baby’s well-being.
During WW1, it was difficult to deliver medicines to the front line. Ashton & Parsons employee, Henry Victor Hayward designed a cabinet to dry medicines into tablets so they became smaller, more easily managed and conveyable to the front line.
Sir Herbert Parsons in his De Dion Bouton 4 ½ hp car outside the Ashton & Parsons offices in London.
Ashton & Parsons new machine ‘Kikki’ is installed, named after the Number 1 hit by Elton John and Kikki Dee.
Alliance Pharmaceuticals Ltd acquired Ashton & Parsons Teething Powders from Reckitt Benckiser/SSL.
Ashton & Parsons Teething Powders are re-categorised as a Traditional Herbal Remedy (THR). Alliance Pharmaceuticals Ltd became a member of the British Herbal Medicines Society (BHMA) in 2013.
Launch of the first Ashton & Parsons website was developed along with social media channels, based on the heritage of generations of mums. Connect with us through Instagram and Facebook and share your teething tips.
Ashton & Parsons Teething Powders became so popular new machinery was needed. Packaging was improved for storage in baby changing bags.
Ashton & Parsons Teething Powders are now widely available at all major supermarkets and your local pharmacy.
Launch of our Ashton & Parsons Teething Gel, which goes on to win two awards at the 2019 Made For Mums awards, including a Gold for Innovation of the Year.