I remember hearing that you shouldn't handle homeopathic remedies. They should go straight from bottle to mouth, right? I'm giving my babe teething tabs, but have to touch them to get them in her mouth. Are they still affective after I handle them?
It's possible you could have some sort or lotion or something else on your skin that could render them ineffective. Another reason you shouldn't touch them is that you can be dosed from absorbing some of the remedy through your skin. I've always just tried as hard as I could to administer w/o touching it (I usually pour it into the lid and open their mouth with one hand and pour with the other), but it's definitely not always possible with a squirmy babe.